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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 43

Portfolio Preparation: 2D Animation

Develop traditional and computer animation techniques, by using 2D methods and Flash software on Wacom technology computer systems. In this course, students learn character animation skills including the basics of storyboarding, character development, staging, timing, weight, and anticipation. Students also view and analyze a variety of animated films to aid in developing technique and animation projects. This fun interactive course engages students to express their creativity and artistic skill while preparing them for college level animation courses.

First Class Materials: 9” x 12” drawing pad, set of graphite pencils (Faber Castell 9000 Design Pencil Tin Set or any comparable brand), eraser, set of colored pencils (Sargent Art 22-7224 24 Count Assorted Colored Pencils or any comparable brand), set of assorted color pens (Pentel color pen set, 36 assorted colors or any comparable brand), USB Drive Preferably 16GB, “Cartoon Animation” by Preston Blair.

• 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, Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement of Receipt, and Photo/Video Release Form prior to admittance into the classroom. Students will not be permitted to attend without this.

Course Details
Course Code: XPFP1171
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: NC
Section 1 Portfolio Preparation
Instructor: Luis Ruiz
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): January 30, 2016  -  April 09, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/26/16
Class Size: 15
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15437 $425 Add to Cart
14 of 15 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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