Pre-College Program 

Ox-Bow’s Pre-College program is a one-week intensive landscape drawing class designed for advanced high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are considering pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Students are given the opportunity to evaluate and strengthen their commitment to the study of art, receive college level instruction, and receive 1 college credit through The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Other Ox-Bow classes run concurrently with these courses, providing Pre-College students with a sense of community as they interact with other artists taking classes. To learn more about life on campus, visit our information page.

Summer 2019 course and registration information will be available beginning January 1, 2019.

Summer 2018 Course

Faculty: E.W. Ross and Olivia Petrides, 1 week, July 1-7, 2018

The Pre-College Landscape Drawing class draws upon the natural terrain of Ox-Bow. In this class, students use a wide variety of media to explore drawing, design, composition and creativity. Students also participate in slide lectures, critiques, and meetings with visiting artists. For more information about tuition, room and board fees, visit our Pre-College Tuition page.


Pre-College Class Registration

All students must register for the class, regardless of whether you are submitting a scholarship application. Class registration is on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not an automated process; the registrar will email you to confirm your class enrollment. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email.