Events
  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Richard Shelton Director of Creative Action an Integrated Learning Program, Otis College of Art and Design. For the past twenty years, Rich has been active working with community organizations such as: Junior Blind, The Republic of Palau, Homeboy Industries, Urban Compass in Watts, The Getty, Los Angeles Poverty Department, the Minnesota State and Federal Correction Facilities; Film in the Cities (video in the schools, animation with non-verbal students, conducting video workshops on Cass Lake/Leech Lake Ban of Ojibwe Native American Reservation); Open Arms; and Upward Bound.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour and Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Workshops and Schedule

Workshops
All Communication Arts students are required to pass three workshops prior to graduation. Passing the workshops counts toward their Practicum grades. Workshops vary in length; students work on a project or set of exercises along with the instructor in order to acquire specific software skills. See the schedule and workshop descriptions below for more information.

Still have questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page in the menu to the left.
Have an idea for a workshop you don’t see listed here. Email Tanya with your suggestion at trubbak@otis.edu.

FALL 2012 SCHEDULE
Here is the schedule and the descriptions of workshops for the fall semester. All workshops take place in the Learning Lab for Technology, Ahmanson Building, Room 501A.

Downloadable Schedule

Date/Time

 

Instructor

 

Workshop

 

 

Tuesday, 3:45 to 6:45 pm

 

Rebecca Chamlee

 

InDesign 2

 

SEPT 4, SEPT 11, SEPT 18, SEPT 25

 

 

 

 

Photoshop 2

 

OCT 2, OCT 9, OCT 16, OCT 23

 

 

 

 

Illustrator 2

 

OCT 30, NOV 13, NOV 20, NOV 27

Wednesday, 3:45 to 6:45 pm

 

Salvador Orara

 

Web 1

 

SEPT 12, SEPT 19, SEPT 26

 

 

 

 

Web 2

 

OCT 3, OCT 10, OCT 17

 

 

 

 

Web 1

 

OCT 24, OCT 31, NOV 7

 

 

 

 

Web 2

 

NOV 14, NOV 28, DEC 6

Thursday, 3:45 to 6:45 pm

 

Alex Maloutas

 

InDesign 1

 

SEPT 6, SEPT 13, SEPT 20, SEPT 27

 

 

 

 

Photoshop 1

 

OCT 4, OCT 11, OCT 18, OCT 25

 

 

 

 

Illustrator 1

 

NOV 1, NOV 8, NOV 15, NOV 29

 

Illustrator 1 • November 1–September 29 • instructor: Maloutas
This workshop is an introduction to Illustrator as a program best used to create and manipulate vector image files. We will cover in very simple terms the tools and windows you will need to navigate and use the program to create vector files as well as importing image files. From this 4 week workshop you will be able to create, manipulate and save vector objects and files for use in other software.

Illustrator 2 • October 20–November 27 • instructor: Chamlee
In this Intermediate Illustrator workshop you will learn advanced path manipulation and appearance controls. This workshop covers working with layers, color swatches, symbols, brushes, blends, masking techniques, the pen tool and step and repeat to create ornaments and seamless patterns.

InDesign 1 • September 6–September 27 • instructor: Maloutas
This workshop is an introduction to InDesign as a program best used for design layout of multiple page documents. We will cover in very simple terms the tools and windows you will need to navigate and use the program to execute design plans. From this 4 week workshop you will be able to use the program with basic knowledge of where the tools and information/selection windows are.

InDesign 2 • September 4–September 25 • instructor: Chamlee
In this four-week InDesign 2 workshop you will learn how to use InDesign as a publication tool. You will develop your typesetting and layout skills by creating a multiple page publication project. We will address character, paragraph and object styles, baseline grids, linked text boxes, columns, images and output.

Photoshop 1 • October 4–October 25 • instructor: Maloutas
This workshop is an introduction to Photoshop as a program best used to manipulate and create pixel based image files for further use in other applications. We will cover in very simple terms the tools and windows you will need to navigate and use the program. From this 4 week workshop you will be able to scan, manipulate and save files for use in other software.

Photoshop 2 • October 2–October 23 • instructor: Chamlee
In this intermediate level workshop you will get a better understanding of PhotoShop as an effective image making and production tool. While creating a complex multiple layer collage project you will be introduced to various advanced selection techniques including image manipulation, color effects and color adjustment techniques using layer masks, adjustment layers and batch processing, all non-destructively.

Rebel Web 1: Fundamentals Through Play • September 12–September 26  • instructor: Orara
Rebel Web 1: Fundamentals Through Play • October 24–November 7  • instructor: Orara
The Rebel Web 1 workshops will discover the fundamentals of web design in playful and experimental ways to develop familiarity, intuition, and a fearless attitude with the medium of the web and its syntax. Specifically tailored and constrained exercises involving: layout, color, typography, image, sound, video, etc., will be provided to inspire and challenge the student to be creative.

The students will develop a personal collection of simple web experiences which will be curated into an on-line open source gallery of fun experimental web work, and archived on a class drive.

Rebel Web 2: Breaking Is Making • October 3–October 17 • instructor: Orara
Rebel Web 2: Breaking Is Making • November 14–December 6 • instructor: Orara
The Rebel Web 2 workshops will take a look at the WordPress framework, Javascript/JQuery, HTML5/CSS3; and through a series of destructive exercises learn how they function and how to be creative within them. Part of this process will involve sharing and exploring personal workflows from practicing professionals ie. tips, tricks, trade secrets; expressing how the knack for breaking is a way of making.

Specifically constrained experiments and exercise topics will include: strange interactions, broken themes, unplugging plug-ins, Javascript/jQuery jamming, authorship and acknowledgment.

The student’s work will be curated into an on-line open source gallery of fun experimental web work, and archived on a class drive.

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