This summer, explore traditional and contemporary modes of artmaking on Ox-Bow’s historic 115-acre campus in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Ox-Bow’s one- and two-week courses are designed to offer professional artists the opportunity to work closely with respected faculty and visiting artists, while enjoying the focus and time to concentrate completely on projects and the process of artmaking. Ox-Bow offers a dynamic curriculum that bends genres into new formats, but also has deep roots in traditional, craft-based practices. Ox-Bow actively cultivates the ideal conditions for innovation, revelation, and the realization of true progress.
Work in any of their six main studio areas: Ceramics, Glass, Painting and Drawing, Papermaking, Print, and Sculpture. Ox-Bow also offers other courses including Art History, Film, Video and New Media, Fiber, Performance, Photography, and Science for Artists. With more than 100 acres of protected old-growth forests, dunes, and lagoon, and over 20 historic buildings, artists are also invited to interact, install, and investigate the physical landscape.
Over the last 103 years, Ox-Bow has provided a rich creative ground for artists testing new ideas. Notable alums Claes Oldenburg, Joan Mitchell, Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, and Michelle Grabner have benefited from the unique blend of rigor and repose, and helped define Ox-Bow’s environment as unpretentious while still avant-garde.