Workshops and Classes

Otis Street Arts Project Fall 2020 Workshops

Courtesy of Otis Street Arts Project.

Otis Street Arts Project is pleased to join the Phillips Collection for the second iteration of their “Hands On” virtual workshop series.

The Phillips Collection is America’s first modern art museum, located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The museum is partnering with local artists and arts organizations to host a slate of virtual artist-led workshops. “Hands On with Otis Street Arts Project” will be held every other Saturday beginng October 10 and through February 2021.

In each session, participants will learn about an artist and their process, practice a new artmaking skill, and engage with a virtual community. Take a deep dive into the minds of our artists, make something new, and have fun. These won’t be your ordinary workshops.

Collection Crossovers aka “A Cacophany of Comics Catharsis” with Artist Eric Gordon

October 24, 2020, 12-2:30 pm (EDT)
Online via Zoom
RSVP at:
https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2020-10-24-workshop
Use your intuitive problem solving and active listening skills, fast reflexes, and graphic paneling to create quick narrative portraits. Perfect for life drawing artists, illustrators, and artists who like to work fast and furious, and those who love to puzzle solve. You will make small format masterpieces that merge elements of pop culture, Renaissance techniques, gesture drawing, portraiture, and the language of graphic comics. Stretch your artistic versatility to brand new heights! Be prepared to make a lot of “mistakes” which you then transform into happy accidents. These projects are a powerful way to unlock doors in your mind, allowing new pathways towards creative and personal closure.

Courtesy of Otis Street Arts Project.

Calling All Visual Artist!

View instruction video at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqLnRY6NPi4

Quick, fun and no pressure. “hello world” is a collection of artists’ greetings (30 seconds or less) to connect one another during this time of COVID. All visual artists are welcome to submit a video to info@otisstreetarts.org. The videos must be 30 seconds or less, you have to start by waving at the camera and say “hello world” in any language, you need to say your name, where you’re from and what medium you work in. Also (optionally) send a description with your video describing you, your work, website or any other information you want uploaded to our YouTube channel. That’s it. This is a great way through a quick introduction to learn more about other artists and to leave positive feedback. At the end, when we’re able to great one another in person we’ll put all the videos into one. Be sure to check in regularly to view new videos.

New YouTube Channel and more news!

Due to the ongoing pandemic and an abundance of caution, Otis Street Arts Project has decided to remain closed to the public until they feel safe again. Their artists are there and working hard. They’ve been developing workshops, participating in virtual exhibitions and developing new work they can’t wait to show you.

As a way to stay engaged with the public they started a YouTube channel last August to coincide with Gateways Virtual Open Studios. The full event is archived on their website with links to the Gateway Arts District archived live event. You can find their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiCgqicCzCbKc6gLWaKzycw. Please subscribe to their YouTube channel to keep up with the “hello world” project and to see other videos their artists are making.

Otis Street Arts Project artist Kirsty Little currently has a solo exhibition at the Honfleur Gallery. The show titled “Hope” runs through November 7, 2020. To schedule an in person appointment and more information contact the Honfleur Gallery at honfleurgallery.com