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Pre-College Program: Landscape Drawing


  • Ox-Bow 3435 Rupprecht Way Saugatuck, MI, 49453 (map)

DRAWING 407 001, 1 week, 1 credit hour (for-credit only)

Drawing upon the natural terrain of Ox-Bow, students explore drawing, design, composition and creativity. A wide variety of drawing materials are used. Slide lectures, critiques, and meetings with visiting artists are included each evening.

Note to parents/guardians: All Pre-College students are required to reside on campus during the course. Students are chaperoned and rules and regulations are strictly enforced. An adult chaperone is housed with Pre-College students throughout the week. Students must provide their own transportation to and from Ox-Bow. Pre-College students are not allowed to have vehicles on campus.


Pablo's Owl in Landscape, ink on paper, 33" x 26", 2012

Pablo's Owl in Landscape, ink on paper, 33" x 26", 2012

E.W. Ross is an artist based in Chicago. He has taught at SAIC, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, Atlanta College of Art, Western Michigan University and the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. Previously, he served as the Program Director at Ox-Bow and the Dean of Continuing Studies at SAIC. He has had solo exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center; Cajarc, France; Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI; Chicago Firehouse and earned the Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship; Chicago Council of Fine Arts; Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art Grant; School of the Art Institute Faculty Enrichment Grants; and IAC Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant.

Blue, ink and gouache on paper, 52” x 144”, 2015

Blue, ink and gouache on paper, 52” x 144”, 2015

Olivia Petrides has exhibited in galleries and museums in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Her works are in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Park Service, the Field Museum, the Illinois State Museum, Openlands Preservation Association, and Iceland’s Hafnarborg Institute of Art, among others. She has received a Fulbright Grant, American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants, Margaret Phillips Klimek Fellowship, Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program grant, an Illinois Arts Council Governor’s International Exchange Award and an Illinois Arts Council Special Projects Award. She has been awarded residencies at the Reykjavik Municipal Museum and the Gil-society in Iceland, the Faroe Islands Museum of Natural History, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, Catwalk, Yellowstone National Park, and the Ragdale Foundation. Petrides received her MFA from SAIC, where she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Painting & Drawing Department and the Visual Communications Department.

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Multi-Level Glassblowing
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