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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Ron Athey.  Read more about the artist here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42

Portfolio Preparation: Advanced Drawing/Introduction to the Figure

This course further develops skills of observation, spatial analysis, and compositional organization. Traditional and experimental drawing activities allow the student to develop their problem solving skills by exploring conceptual challenges in a variety of media. A portion of the class meetings are devoted to figure drawing from a live nude model. Proportion and structure as well as gesture and expressive qualities of the figure are introduced. Advice and direction is provided to those students preparing a portfolio for Otis or other college art programs. Includes a guest lecture by a counselor from Otis’ Admissions Office who offers information on college requirements.

Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience

First class materials: 18" x 24" drawing board, 18" x 24" white bond paper pad, 18" x 24" newsprint pad, 2 charcoal pencils soft or ex-soft, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 white eraser, 1 X-acto knife, 24 color box of oil pastels (no soft or chalk pastels), 2 sheets of Canson Mi-Teintes brand felt grey or steel grey colored paper.

• All students attending courses on the Goldsmith Campus must check in with Continuing Education staff in the lobby of the Ahmanson Building.
• All Portfolio Preparation students are required to submit a completed Pre-College Programs Emergency Contact Information Form and Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement of Receipt (last page) prior to admittance into the classroom. Students will not be permitted to attend without this.

Course Details
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: NC
Section 1 Portfolio Preparation
Instructor: Jeanie Frias
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 12, 2015  -  November 14, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 20
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35440 $285  
8 of 20 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
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