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  • Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

  • Objects In Crisis is a series of two-person exhibitions by students in the Photography 3 class. 

     

    Exhbition 1--November 18-22:  Greg Toothacre and Lani De Soto

    Reception: Thursday, November 20 @ 6 pm

     

    Exhibition 2--December 2-6:  Allison Mogan and Tia Chen

    Reception:  Thursday, December 4 @ 6 pm

     

    Exhibition 3--December 8-12: Yijia Liu and Cara Friedman

  • Mary Alinder

    Dec 02| Lectures
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  • Professor Julia Czerniak is educated in both architecture and landscape architecture, and serves as Associate Dean at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. Through her own design practice, CLEAR, and most recently as the former inaugural Director of UPSTATE: Syracuse’s SOA’s Center for Design, Research and Real-Estate, Julia’s  research and practice draw on the intersection of landscape and architecture.

  • Alumni from Otis, Art Center, and CalArts are invited to celebrate the holidays at our second annual alumni holiday mixer. Eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy live music! Alumni are invited to bring a guest, but this event is closed to the public.

     

    RSVP by December 1

    www.CalArtsOtisArtCenter.eventbrite.com

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Fashion Design Radar

Nov 26, 2014
Fashion Design
ZaidAffas95-1Last week fashion designer Zaid Affas dropped by the senior class for a model fitting. Earlier in the semester, Affas had issued a direction to the students to create a collection for a strong, elegant, sophisticated woman whose professional lifestyle requires international travel. He also advised them to “be intellectual in your approach to design” [more]
Nov 21, 2014
Fashion Design
LaneBryant03During a model fitting this week,  the senior class presented their designs to a special guest, fashion designer Joe McCarty of Lane Bryant. As a mentor, McCarty issued a direction to students to create eight pieces that build 30 complete looks for the Pre-Spring 2016 season. According to his direction, the customer starts her day [more]
Nov 3, 2014
Fashion Design
Designer Bob Mackie issuing his direction to the senior classLast week, designer Bob Mackie visited the senior fashion design class to assign them a direction on a collection of “swoon-worthy” evening looks inspired by underwater sea life and landscapes. Mackie, who is best known for dressing entertainment icons such as Cher, Joan Rivers and Tina Turner, explained that “cover-ups, reveals and headdresses are important [more]
Oct 30, 2014
Fashion Design
Designer Trina Turk assigning fashion directionOn Wednesday, fashion designer Trina Turk visited the senior design class to give them a direction for designing a spring 2016 collection. Turk’s modern, California-inspired clothing line has garnered fans such as actress Mindy Kaling, who has worn Turk’s designs on her show The Mindy Project. Her direction for the class was to “create playful, [more]
Oct 27, 2014
Fashion Design
DSC_0283Last Wednesday, a senior fashion design class took a trip to the Morgan le Fay store in Santa Monica to present their sketches to the owner and designer Liliana Casabal. As a mentor, Casabal directed the students to create a collection for a modern woman “inspired by ocean creatures real and mystical.” In her direction, [more]
Oct 24, 2014
Fashion Design
Zaid Affas selecting student sketchesThis Wednesday a senior class in fashion design presented their sketches to designer Zaid Affas. He had given them a direction to create a collection for a modern, chic woman in a major world class city whose lifestyle requires a strong wardrobe for work, travel, and special events. In his guidelines, Affas recommended certain colors, [more]
Oct 20, 2014
Fashion Design
Designer Emily Fong and assistantLast Friday, the junior design class presented sketches to their mentor, Emily Fong, designer and CEO of Isobella & Chloe, a clothing line for young girls. Fong had issued a direction to the students to create “a girls’ swimwear collection inspired by a celebratory summer getaway and the ocean.” Fong and her assistant, Gloria Borpus, [more]
Mar 28, 2014
Fashion Design
OtisFashion_Toledo_#159AA21Mentor: Isabel and Ruben Toledo with Lane Bryant Direction: Design a fall collection for the Plus Customer that is technical, modern, joyful and inspired by the freedom of dress that women began to experience in the 1930s