Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, entrepreneurs, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney. Awards Otis College of Art and Design classes are offered in partnership with Vita Art CenterClasses are located at Vita Art Center in Ventura.
Adult classes are open to ages 16 & Up
Portfolio Preparation: Observational Drawing
Saturday, September 16 – November 18, 10 sessions, 9:30a – 12:30p
Instructor: Julianna Ostrovsky
Reg # 35521 – $325 / Noncredit (*)
Offered at Vita Art Center in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design. In this course, students draw from observation and develop perceptual and pictorial skills. Instruction covers drawing techniques and fundamental design principles. Student’s develop their creative and aesthetic sensibilities, establishing a foundation for all visual art pursuits. Assignments are geared towards portfolio requirements. Advice and direction is available for those students preparing a portfolio for art college admissions. Includes a guest lecture by a counselor from Otis’ Admissions Office who offers information on college requirements.
First class materials: 18″ x 24″ drawing board, 18″ x 24″ drawing pad (no newsprint, no bond paper), HB, 2B, and 4B drawing pencils, 2B and 4B charcoal pencils, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 Mars white eraser. List of additional materials may be provided at first meeting.
PLEIN AIRE PAINTING IN GOUACHE
Sunday, September 10 – November 12, 10 sessions, 1:30p – 4:30pm
Instructor: Sheryl Havered
Reg # 35514 – $435 / Noncredit
35515 – $475 / Certificate Credit
35516 – $1370 / College Credit
Offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, Plein Aire Painting in Gouache, derived from the French, en plein aire means “in open air.” This approach to painting is considered one of the best ways to develop an understanding of both color and light. Course explores use of color, composition, and value. Discussion, demonstration, and critique emphasize a realistic and representational approach to painting the natural landscape. Instructor works with students individually to ensure a strong understanding of the medium. Prerequisite: Drawing or painting experience
Sunday, September 10 – November 12, 10 sessions, 9:30a – 12:30p,
Instructor: Sheryl Havered
Reg # 35394 – $435 / Noncredit
35395 – $475 / Certificate Credit
35396 – $1370 / College Credit
Offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design this course is open to beginning through advanced students this course explores the techniques, styles, and materials, which are unique to watercolor painting. Course focuses on layering of color to create contrast and texture in a two-dimensional composition. Also examines characteristics of transparent pigment, color mixing, basic brushstroke, and painting techniques. Covers different weights and textures of paper, as well as the tools needed to complete the job. Course emphasizes the basic rules of good design. Projects are designed to expose students to various challenges specific to the medium.
First class materials: Transparent watercolors: ultramarine blue, winsor violet, winsor yellow, winsor red; #8 round watercolor brush (sable, sable mix, or synthetic,) pencil, kneaded eraser, paper towels, water bucket, palette (Robert Wood or one of similar size – round or rectangle,) 12″x16″ block of 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper or a single large sheet