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  • Design Week 2016

    Otis will host international talent, for its 5th annual Design Week, a series of week-long intensive design workshops with students, faculty, and visiting artists and designers.

    Theme: “GAME ON!”

    June 12 – 17, 2016.
    Public Lecture:

    June 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
    Goldsmith Campus

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Free Admission and Parking

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  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Continuing Education Course



Quick Sketch Techniques


This beginning/intermediate course focuses on quick sketch methods used by artists and animators for the purpose of conceptual design, capturing motion, visual documentation, and creative expression. Students use a variety of techniques and drawing media including line drawing, pen/ink, scribble lines, minimalism, and gesture drawing to communicate the physical descriptions of both animate and inanimate objects. Also covers perspective, line quality, and tone. Students engage in artistic exercises aimed at enhancing eye-hand coordination such as ambidextrous drawing and blind drawing.

Prerequisite: XDWG1001 Drawing & Composition; XDWG1014 Life Drawing

First class materials: TBD


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XILU5020
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
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