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  • Silke Otto-Knapp is a painter and associate professor of painting and drawing at UCLA. 
     
    She has had recent one-person exhibitions at Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin; the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive; Greengrassi, London; Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London; Kunstverein Munich, Germany; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; the Banff Centre, Canada; Modern Art Oxford, UK; and Tate Britain, London.
     
  • Sergej Jensen

    Mar 31| Lectures
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    Sergej Jensen’s work draws on a wide range of materials and formal references. Primarily known for his textile works, his lyrical compositions incorporate a variety of fabrics, from burlap and linen to silk and wool.
     
    He recently exhibited his work in the show "Classic" at Regen Projects, and his work is also included in LACMA's show "Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting.”
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  • Otis College of Art and Design Fine Arts Department presents the film collaborative from Berlin OJOBOCA.

     

    Thursday April 2nd, 2015
    7pm in Ahmanson Hall, lower-level screening room.
    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

  • Chen Tamir is a distinguished Israeli curator and art writer based in Tel Aviv, where she works at the Center for Contemporary Art. She was listed by Artslant as one of 15 curators to watch in 2015. Until recently she was based in New York working as an independent curator and also as Executive Director of Flux Factory, a non-profit arts center in Queens, NY, where she founded an acclaimed residency program and set up a thriving institution. Chen holds an M.A. from Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies, a B.A. in Anthropology, and a B.F.A. in Visual Art from York University.

  • Rea Tajiri

    Apr 07| Lectures
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    Rea Tajiri is a New York based filmmaker and educator who has written and directed an eclectic body of dramatic, experimental, and documentary films currently in commercial and educational distribution. She is also an Associate Professor at Temple University in the Film Media Arts Department.
     
    Learn more about the artist here.
     
  • Dusk to Dusk

    Apr 11| Exhibition
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    James Aldridge, The Gathering, 2010, Acrylic on canvas


    Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

    April 11 - July 26, 2015  |  Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5 / Thu 10-7 / Sat-Sun 12-4

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Foundation Studio Elective

Foundation Studio Elective
FNDT145

 

Overview

Foundation Elective courses are offered by the upper division programs within the College. Introductory courses in each of the major areas of undergraduate emphasis at Otis provide Foundation students access to upper division faculty, opportunities to bridge Foundation core studies with their intended area of emphasis, and specialized skills and information supportive of the transition into a chosen major. Foundation Electives are designed and taught by upper division faculty within each area. The 1 credit courses are 3 hour workshops, in which no homework is assigned.

 

Elective Course Descriptions

Note: Second semester studio elective offerings may change

 

Communication Arts: Design Solutions

FNDT145    1 credit

Graphic and advertising designers communicate visually and playfully using image and type, form and color, function and emotion and in this way create clear, engaging and enticing visual messages. Students learn to be open, responsive, collaborative and flexible in a lively studio setting. Taught by faculty engaged in the Design profession.

 

Communication Arts: Illustration

FNDT145    1 credit

Illustrators explore visual language and narrative skills through drawing, sketching, sequencing, researching, and observation for applications in entertainment illustration, animation, character development, concept illustration, publication and editorial illustration, advertising, and product illustration. Taught by faculty engaged in the Illustration profession.

 

Communication Arts: Printmaking

FNDT145    1 credit

An introduction to the fundamentals of printmaking, incorporating drawing, painting, and collage with methods of monotype, collograph, and drypoint engraving. Through technique and experimental processes students will produce multiples and work for an exchange portfolio. Taught by Communication Arts faculty.

 

Digital Media: Motion Graphics Essentials

FNDT145    1 credit

This course takes art and design to a different level by adding movement. Students refine skills through the use of today’s most sophisticated, yet easy to learn tools. Students explore compositing in After Effects, and Photoshop and use digital video, photography, and hand-made artwork to tell stories and create moving designs. Taught by Digital Media faculty.

 

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors: Designing Space

FNDT145   1 credit

Design the spaces where we live, work, and play. This course will introduce the full scope of spatial design fields: architecture (buildings), landscape (spaces between buildings), and interiors (spaces within buildings). Students will visit architecture, landscapes, and interiors in Los Angeles while designing their own building and landscape proposals. Taught by Architecture/Landscape/Interiors faculty.

 

Fashion Design: Introduction to Fashion Design and Illustration

FNDT145   1 credit

Introduces students to the fundamentals of designing and illustrating a small sportswear collection. Students will learn how to develop a fashion pose, research a theme for their collection, apply it to their designs, draw technical flats and simple sportswear on a figure. Additionally, students will design an “up-cycled” T-shirt.

 

Fine Arts: Painting Explorations

FNDT145    1 credit

A basic painting course introducing a variety of painting methods and materials, including color mixing, paletting, and paint application in oil and/or acrylic. Instruction will blend technical facility with the creative process within a studio environment supportive of risk-taking and the entertainment of possibilities. Traditional and contemporary modes of pictorial representation and abstraction will be explored. Taught by Fine Arts faculty.

 

Fine Arts: Photography/Sculpture

FNDT145    1 credit

This practice- based class examines photography’s connections to sculpture by establishing sculptural elements in relation to the photographic process. Students will examine how sculptural activities can apply before, during, and after the photographic process, and how such combinations affect perceptions of forms and ideas. Instruction will blend technical procedures with a process of self-directed investigation. Taught by Fine Arts faculty.

 

Product Design: Product Design Workshop

FNDT145    1 credit

An introductory overview course that teaches the basics of the Product Design Process applied to consumer items. Students engage in research and analysis, design thinking, ideation, and concept development as well as presentation skills. Drawing and making skills are developed through execution of multiple projects resulting in portfolio worthy objects. Taught by Product Design faculty.

 

Toy Design: Introduction to Toy Design

FNDT145    1 credit

An idea-driven workshop that introduces students to Adobe Photoshop as a primary tool for the manipulation of drawn and photographic images. Instruction will focus on Photoshop as a means of enhancing drawing skills in support of design activity and concept presentation in preparation for further study within the Toy Design major. Taught by Toy Design Faculty.

 

Paris Trip

FNDT145    1 credit

Students travel to Paris for 9 days in March for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit museums and historic sites with Foundation faculty for on-site lectures and focused field study. Please note: Otis College of Art and Design reserves the right to cancel scheduled foreign travel based on international travel conditions and/or safety concerns.

Course Descriptions Electives: Please note that second semester studio elective offerings may change. See department for course descriptions.