I graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 1992.
Back then, it was associated with Parsons. My degree actually says Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, a Division of the New School for Social Research. A mouthful.
But, lest we ever get too serious, every alma mater should have some photos like this in their closet.(From the L.A. Public Library, photo collection.)
I never, ever, thought I'd go to college. But Otis came to my rescue. (That really is a picture from Otis. Don't know the year. Need to take some clues from hair & shoe styles. Otis was established in 1918)
I never, ever, thought I'd be teaching. But here I am. I love it more than I can tell you.
I've been teaching drawing and portfolio development since 1995. I've also, over the years, taught art history, ceramics, painting, color and design, life drawing, and mask-making. I've taught (or am currently teaching) at Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA Extension, the Alhambra School District, Occidental College Alumni Services, and various homeschool groups. I teach ages 6 - 106, but I specialize in helping people prepare their portfolios (and their mindset) for art school admissions.
My grown-up son is a photographer. Yay!
My younger son (who was homeschooled until last year) is still deciding. Yay!
You can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org