Propose a Course

Faculty from both SAIC and schools around the globe are encouraged to submit course proposals to teach at Ox-Bow for the summer and/or winter sessions. Ox-Bow's pedagogy provides a contemporary approach to traditional techniques, skills and media.  We encourage both concept-driven and technique-based course proposals, or a combination of the two. Courses can be derived from a version of one's studio practice and involve multidisciplinary approaches to making.


We accept proposals on a rolling basis

We are currently accepting proposals for the January 2018 Winter Interim Session and for the 2018 Summer Session. All proposals are due by May 1st, 2017. You will hear back from us about your course no later than October 2017.

Proposal Details

2018 Winter session: January 2018, 2 weeks

Winter session proposals must be for two week (3 credit) classes. In the winter we have a limited number of winterized studios. Classes can be held in the Haas Painting Studio, the Krehbiel Ceramics Studio and the Works on Paper Studio (which houses the Print Studio & the Clean Space). You can view a description of our studio facilities here.


2018 Summer session: June - August 2018

During the summer we offer both one (1 credit) and two week (3 credit) class proposals.  You can view a description of our studio facilities here. In the past we have offered classes in a variety of media including painting, drawing, ceramics, papermaking, printmaking, metals, glass, sound, fiber, performance, sculpture, art history, photo, film, new media, writing, visual and critical studies, and interdisciplinary areas.


Proposal Application

Proposals must be submitted online to be considered.

The following information will be required with your course proposal

  • Course Name
  • Session for which you are proposing
  • Length of course
  • Course Description (approximately 100 words)
  • CV, or Resume
  • Budget/Space/Equipment Information: Ox-Bow has limited technological resources; please submit a list of equipment needed for your course (if outside of standard equipment) and plans on how you might address those needs.
  • Not required but recommended—documentation of student work.