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  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • Sunday, September 27, 2pm, Free
    Symposium: Centered on Clay

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Butterly
    East Los Angeles College | Rosco C Ingalls Auditorium | 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 | 323.265.8650


    A symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty
    September 26 – December 6, 2015

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Christian Mounger: 2006 TLC Technology Grant Report


Report:

In May 2006 I received a Technology Grant to make three video learning objects. These videos supplement course work in Color and Design and Connections through Color and Design, a two-semester Foundation/Integrated Learning course.

The videos provide basic information on handling traditional graphic materials, and may be accessed by the students outside class time via YouTube. The three short videos present the following:

In addition two of the videos include a brief introduction to the history of pigments.

I began working on this project in May 2006 writing scripts, photographing imagery, and creating original digital graphics. I worked with Kathleen Forrest and Sarah Morton shooting all three videos over two different sessions. Their input and dedication were most valuable in completing the grant, and I estimate I devoted over150 hours to the project, including preparatory work, editing, and voice over recording.

Upon completion of the second video, I conducted a written survey of student responses. These responses were overwhelmingly positive. I look forward to using the videos during the first week of classes next fall and next spring.

The TLC provided a context to evaluate and refine my teaching skills, while making the videos helped me formalize routine introductory lessons. These three learning objects are short and succinct resources for students to use outside class. Over the summer months, I plan to consider which other demonstrations might be useful to video in the future.

--Christian Mounger
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