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Summer of Art

NEW DATES! Summer of Art 2015: July 6 - July 31

More info coming soon.  Check back mid-October.
Enroll early and receive a $100 discount.
 

Immerse yourself in a dynamic, creative environment with other students who are passionate about art and design. This summer, build and develop your creative and artistic skills while exploring a specific medium or aspect of art and design.


This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate. To receive a brochure please fill out the Rush Me Info form. Questions? Please call 310.665.6864, email soa@otis.edu, or contact us here.

Courses
Small classes ensure personalized, in-depth learning. Rigorous course work includes hands-on studio courses and labs in your chosen Specialization Course (three days per week) and/or a Foundation Studio Course (two days per week). Classes meet 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. (Some outside work is required.) 2 units of college credit for Specialization Courses and 1 unit of college credit for Foundation Studio Courses are awarded to eligible students upon successful completion of the program.

English Immersion courses are now available for English learners. The Otis Summer of Art English as a Second Language (ESL) Immersion program is designed to provide a creative environment to expand one’s competency of the English language while developing skills and knowledge of art and design. For more information check out the English Immersion Program.

Faculty
Summer of Art courses are taught by award-winning instructors who are practicing professionals, many of whom teach in Otis' undergraduate and graduate programs. Contact with these instructors provides a glimpse into the working lives of professional artists and designers and introduces you to many career choices in art, design, and related fields. See faculty bios.

Final Exhibition
On the last day of the program there is a final exhibition of student work. You and your instructors will select your best work for the exhibition. The work is displayed throughout the campus, giving you the experience of being part of a gallery show with your peers, while sharing your artwork with family and friends.

Housing Program
Optional student housing is available for an additional fee for students between 15-18 years, who are enrolled in the full 5-day per week program. Students reside in the new furnished Playa del Oro Apartments, only two blocks from Otis. A trained Resident Assistant resides in each apartment unit providing supervision for the Summer of Art residents. All resident students participate in organized evening and weekend activities such as beach trips, variety shows, museum visits, and dances.  See the Housing page for complete information.

 

Special thanks to the Surdna Foundation, the Vons Foundation, and Playa Vista/Brookfield Residential for their commitment to the Summer of Art program.