• Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 


Foundation Supply Kit

The Foundation Supply Kit (download here) is required of all Foundation students. Your Foundation Supply Kit provides many of the items you will use across several studio classes. The list has been compiled for efficiency — to help you buy supplies all at once, and for a preferred price.

Note: Please also see First Day Materials & Supplies for additional items you MUST bring to your first meeting of each class.

The supply kit will be available after August 1st at Graphaids, located at 3030 S. La Cienega Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232  Phone: 310-204-1212. Open Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:30PM, Saturday, 9AM-4PM.

Graphaids will be selling the kits on campus during O Week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8/22,8/23, and 8/25 from 9AM - 5PM.

The total cost of the Supply Kit, including tax, is $227.50.  List price for items purchased individually is substantially higher.  The kit is priced competitively.


Foundation Material and Supply Requirements in Addition to the Foundation Supply Kit

Your Foundation Supply Kit will provide many of the items you will use across several studio classes this year.  The list has been compiled for efficiency -- to help you buy supplies all at once, and for a preferred price.

The Foundation Supply Kit does not however constitute all of the tools, materials and/or supplies you will need throughout the year in Foundation.  On an ongoing basis, in each of your classes, various additional materials and supplies will be required.

It is estimated that on a monthly basis, you should plan for approximately $85.00 in expenses related to project requirements in your studio program.  Some months may require little or no new expense, while other months will require more than $85.00 in new expenses.

The best practice for maximizing your preparedness for success in studio classes and minimizing your expenses is to plan ahead, share materials and costs with classmates (when appropriate), shop in a group, and shop around for best prices and availability.

Your faculty will expect you to bring all materials and supplies to class when required.  Faculty will provide reasonable time and sufficient information for you when assigning any new material and/or supply requirements. 

You will also be required to purchase textbooks and course readers for many of your studio courses.  Readers will be available online from after you have registered for classes. You must purchase your textbooks and readers and bring them to the first class session.  The approximate cost for textbooks and readers for first semester studio courses only is $100.  Additional textbooks and supplies will be required by your Liberal Studies courses.