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  • Michael Joyce

    Sep 17| Lectures

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Twentieth-Century Man by Michael Joyce. Starting with a disappearance, Twentieth-Century Man contemplates issues imbedded in aging, memory, language, family, and even life and death, covering and uncovering many profound mysteries.

  • Alice Konitz

    Sep 18| Lectures

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Alice Konitz.

    Thursday, September 18th 11:115am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

    Image from alicekonitz.com


  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures

    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures

    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures

    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.




Welcome Faculty to Fall Semester 2014

We offer a wide selection of open workshops and scheduled workshops for faculty, staff and students in the classroom.


  • JOIN an open workshop for faculty/staff (no need to sign up).
  • SUBMIT a REQUEST to schedule a workshop for your class.


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  • All Workshops located in Room 306C (TLC)
  • Facilitaed by JM Venturini (unless otherwise noted)


Don't see a workshop listed that you are interested in?

Feel free to request a topic!

Use our TLC workshop request form to schedule a one-on-one session at a day + time that works best for you! 


Start the Semester Like a Pro!

Drop by the TLC (306C) for support.
We can help you with syllabi, DID, email, O-Space, and the upgraded smart classrooms.



Grammarly @ EDU

Join us to learn about a new web tool to support student writing in any class. Grammarly provides automated grammar tutorials, text-revision assistance as well as citation audit tools.


Monday, September 8th @ 11:15am
Tuesday, September 9th @ 11:15am
Thursday, September 11th @ 11:15am
Friday, September 12th @ 11:15am - CANCELLED





Everything ePortfolios

We will focus on innovative ways to use the O-Space ePortfolio as a teaching tool for presenting dynamic course content and as a tool for displaying professional work. We will also discuss Learning ePortfolios maintained by students throughout their years at Otis. The ePortfolio is a customizable web-based platform perfect for archiving, sharing and reflecting.


Monday, September 15th @ 11:15am - CANCELLED
Tuesday, September 16th @ 11:15am - CANCELLED
Thursday, September 18th @ 11:15am
Friday, September 19th @ 11:15am




Student Motivation in the Classroom

This workshop and discussion will focus on strategies and techniques for keeping students engaged and motivated to get it done! We will explore intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations and ways faculty can transform the classroom. 


Monday, September 22nd @ 11:15am
Tuesday, September 23rd @ 11:15am
Thursday, September 25th @ 11:15am
Friday, September 26th @ 11:15am










  • offered throughout the year available by request


  • TBA