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  • 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.

  • 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

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Current Courses

Continuing Education - Current Courses

Pursue your artistic and professional development, as well as your personal and intellectual growth.

Imagine/Create/Connect! Contact 310-665-6850 or otisce@otis.edu for information. Summer 2015 courses will start on May 30th. Visit the open house prior to the start of each session to learn more, and sign up with the early bird discount.

You can now register and pay on line with our secure system. Browse from the courses below, check availability, and add to your cart!

Continuing Education offers a wide range of beginning, intermediate, and advanced art and design courses for all ages, including children and teens. Pursue your artistic and professional development, as well as your personal and intellectual growth. Also offering Certificate Programs (Computer Graphics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Textile Surface Design, Fine Arts, and Photography), Children's Courses, Portfolio Preparation, and Summer of Art. Otis also offers full-time BFA and MFA degree programs.

Register online or download a PDF version of the Registration Form. Contact us at (310) 665-6850 or otisce@otis.edu  for information.

Download the Otis Continuing Education Summer 2015 Course Catalog (pdf, 8mb).

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Art Education
Art Education

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Art History

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College Preparation

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Otis Art Tours
OTIS ART TOURS

Photography
Photography

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Professional Development

Writing
Writing

Young Artist Workshops and Summer Camps
Young Artist Workshops and Summer Camps