E.W. Ross and Olivia Petrides
DRAWING 407 001
1 credit hour, 1 week
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.
- E.W. Ross -
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.
- Olivia Petrides -
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 Rekjavik 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, New York; Yellowstone National Park; and the Ragdale Foundation. Petrides received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Painting & Drawing Department and the Visual Communications Department.