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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.


Form & Space I/II

Form & Space I/II

Form and Space

Form & Space I                                                      

FNDT110   2 credits

Focused compositional study of organizing principles in form provides a basis for understanding the three-dimensional world. Line, plane, and volume are studied both in primary forms and in more complex compositions. Sequenced instruction fosters mastery of compositional fundamentals involving the invention and construction of forms in space using readily available tools and materials.


Form & Space II

FNDT111   2 credits

Students transfer acquired skills to the further study of three-dimensional composition through sequenced instruction and problem finding. The basis for design expands to encompass the construction of meaning, and the human body. Aspects of media, process, and source information expand as students engage more complex issues of form and space.

Prerequisite: FNDT110 Form & Space I