school of art and artists’ residency, has served as a haven for visual
artists since 1910. Founded on the shores of Lake Michigan as an escape
from the city, Ox-Bow’s campus encompasses 115-acres of pristine
natural forests, dunes, a lagoon, and historic buildings. It is both
defined and protected by the landscape that inspires the artists who
live and work here.
As much as Ox-Bow is a place, it is also an
experience. Through its affiliation with the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow offers one and two-week courses for credit
and non-credit for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in 6
main studio areas—Ceramics, Glass, Painting and Drawing, Papermaking,
Print, and Metals. Ox-Bow’s courses are diverse, ranging in focus from
the functional to the sculptural; from traditional to contemporary; and
from representational to conceptual.