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Glass Beadmaking
Aug
14
to Aug 15

Glass Beadmaking

with Jessica Bohus

$190 per 2-day workshop, lunch included. May be taken individually or alongside the August 12 + 13 workshop.

Using a Hot Head torch, learn the basics of making, shaping, and decorating unique flame worked glass beads. Explore in-depth techniques through demonstration, hands-on classroom time, and personalized instruction. Beginning students will learn how to make many shapes of beads, as well as pull stringers and decorative cane. Advanced students can focus on decorative surface techniques, sculptural beads or individual projects.


Jessica Bohus has her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at Fiasco glass, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Ox-Bow, and Water Street Glassworks. She has exhibited at The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, IN; The Holland Area Arts Council, MI; The Indianapolis Art Center, IN; Beacon Street Gallery in Chicago; Torpedo Factory, MD; Kalamazoo Institute of Art, MI; and Good Goods, MI. You can learn more about Jessica at blueroanstudio.com.

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Glass Beadmaking
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Glass Beadmaking

with Jessica Bohus

$190 per 2-day workshop, lunch included. May be taken individually or alongside the August 14 + 15 workshop.

Using a Hot Head torch, learn the basics of making, shaping, and decorating unique flame worked glass beads. Explore in-depth techniques through demonstration, hands-on classroom time, and personalized instruction. Beginning students will learn how to make many shapes of beads, as well as pull stringers and decorative cane. Advanced students can focus on decorative surface techniques, sculptural beads or individual projects.


Jessica Bohus has her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at Fiasco glass, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Ox-Bow, and Water Street Glassworks. She has exhibited at The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, IN; The Holland Area Arts Council, MI; The Indianapolis Art Center, IN; Beacon Street Gallery in Chicago; Torpedo Factory, MD; Kalamazoo Institute of Art, MI; and Good Goods, MI. You can learn more about Jessica at blueroanstudio.com.

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Ox-Bow Walkabout
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Ox-Bow Walkabout

with David Baker

$100, lunch included

Come on a guided sketching tour of the historic Ox-Bow campus. In the morning students will tour the grounds and sketch in their desired location. As an alternative, students may compose and shoot photos. In the afternoon, we will work in the meadow and make a finished color drawing of your favorite sketch. All supplies will be provided.


David Baker is a visual artist who specializes in poetic landscape painting, much of it done en plein air. His studio pieces are often reinterpretations of paintings done outdoors. His principle media are watercolor, oil, and charcoal. David is a lifelong artist/teacher. He recently retired as art professor Emeritus from Southwestern Michigan College. He earned his MFA degree from Indiana State University. Over the years he has mounted more than four dozen solo exhibits. David has taught at Ox-Bow since 2000 and is represented by Aveline Gallery in Benton Harbor and Rising Phoenix Gallery in Michigan City.

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Master the Mash: Beer Brewing the All-Grain Way
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Master the Mash: Beer Brewing the All-Grain Way

with Mikey Henderberg

$100, Lunch included, 21+

In this one-day workshop you’ll learn what you need to brew better, cheaper beer at home in your own kitchen. We will brew an all-grain batch from start to finish. We’ll also discuss ingredients, designing recipes, fermenting, bottling, and even taste some homebrew.


Mikey Henderberg received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. He first learned the fermentation process in his college botany class and has been brewing beer, mead, fruit wines and brandies ever since. Mikey focuses on traditional and unusual beers and fresh, in-season fruit meads. He is a practicing artist and worked at Ox-Bow for 20 years. Mikey now operates a small organic farm called Hinterland Farm and Kitchen and started Mikey's Hot Sauce business in West Michigan.




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Coast to Coast: Cooking Fresh Seafood
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Coast to Coast: Cooking Fresh Seafood

with Sue Chaitin

$100

The coast of Maine boasts some of the best seafood in the country. Michigan also provides the most amazing freshwater fish from our lakes and streams. Maine native Sue Chaitin and now Saugatuck/Douglas local and owner of the Mermaid Bar and grill will demonstrate several seafood and fish dishes from Maine to Michigan. In this demonstration-style class you can expect to learn and be entertained as Sue cooks up a storm. Each dish will be presented in front of you with generous sample portions and a perfectly paired beer or wine. There will be plenty of time for Q+A and participation if you choose. An example of the following dishes will be prepared: Lobster Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Mussels Provencal, Citrus Ceviche with Baby Scallops, Cedar Planked Salmon.


Sue Chaitin grew up in the State of Maine and moved to Michigan over 30 years ago. She developed a love for the culinary arts and began a career as a personal chef in 2001. Over the years she honed her skills and also began a cooking school and her own consulting business called “Sue Chef”. A cookbook, television show and spice line followed. Now Sue and her husband Eric Chaitin are the owners of several successful restaurants starting with the Ottawa Beach Inn in Holland, Matchbox Dinner and Drinks in Grand Rapids and the Mermaid Bar and Grill right here in Saugatuck.


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Solar Flare
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Solar Flare

with Tegan Brace

$60 per family  

Cyanotype is a photographic process that uses sun or other forms of UV light to process a resist image. In this workshop, participants will to scour the oxbow grounds and their own belongings to create a time based print that is representative of discovery and fun in the sun at Ox-Bow. Images can be abstract or literal. Students are encouraged to engage their bodies in this most physical process. We will discuss as a team how the form will affect our final image. Work is processed on site in the meadow and hung to dry. Students may work with paper or fabric. We will create one collaborative print with our bodies.


Tegan Brace is a Chicago-based artist with a BFA from Appalachian State University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has one foot in materiality, one foot in installation, and a third foot (3 feet!) in performance. With cyanotype Tegan creates Cyanotans that consider work, relaxation, and performative process in public spaces.

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Monotype and Chine Collé
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Monotype and Chine Collé

with Ashley Pastore

Tuesday, July 23 (may be taken individually or paired with the Monday, July 22 course)

$120 per day, lunch included

Monotype and chine colle printing provide an opportunity for endless exploration. In this class we will scratch the surface of the many possibilities that come with printing with water based inks and various drawing tools. We will explore stencils and the addition of collaged elements through chine colle. Students will be asked to bring in material they would like to work with in a collaborative print. Monotype printing is a very useful printmaking skill for those who do not always have access to traditional printmaking equipment.


Ashley Pastore received her Masters of Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelors of Fine Art at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has had a residency at Zygote Printshop and internships at Redmoon Theater, The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria and Slugfest Printshop. Her work has been shown at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Erie Art Museum, as well as Hedge Gallery in Cleveland and Silent Funny in Chicago. Her work is permanently displayed in Playhouse Square in Cleveland, the Downtown Hilton Hotel in Cleveland and Chicago’s Union Station. Ashley has recently moved back to Erie, PA, her hometown and site of future printmaking shop.

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Monotype and Chine Collé
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Monotype and Chine Collé

with Ashley Pastore

Monday, July 22 (may be taken individually or paired with the Tuesday, July 23 course)

$120 per day, lunch included

Monotype and chine colle printing provide an opportunity for endless exploration. In this class we will scratch the surface of the many possibilities that come with printing with water based inks and various drawing tools. We will explore stencils and the addition of collaged elements through chine colle. Students will be asked to bring in material they would like to work with in a collaborative print. Monotype printing is a very useful printmaking skill for those who do not always have access to traditional printmaking equipment.


Ashley Pastore received her Masters of Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelors of Fine Art at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has had a residency at Zygote Printshop and internships at Redmoon Theater, The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria and Slugfest Printshop. Her work has been shown at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Erie Art Museum, as well as Hedge Gallery in Cleveland and Silent Funny in Chicago. Her work is permanently displayed in Playhouse Square in Cleveland, the Downtown Hilton Hotel in Cleveland and Chicago’s Union Station. Ashley has recently moved back to Erie, PA, her hometown and site of future printmaking shop.




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Seasonal Improvisation
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Seasonal Improvisation

with Erin Chapla

(Optional 9am trip to the Holland Farmer’s Market)

$80

Who hasn’t been seduced into buying a wagonload of beautiful produce at a farmer’s market…but what to do with it all once you get it home? Following an optional visit to the Holland Farmer’s Market, we’ll examine what we’ve gathered, discussing the attributes and creative uses of our various market finds. We’ll learn some loose recipes and how to improvise within them throughout the changing seasons, and touch on how locally grown produce points us in the direction of making healthier dietary choices for ourselves and the planet, and supports our local economies.  And of course, we’ll assemble or morning’s bounty into a fresh, delicious lunch to be enjoyed overlooking the Ox-Bow lagoon.


Erin Chapla is a chef and artist, currently serving as Ox-Bow’s head chef, where she has been working for the past 13 years. Erin spent many years traveling and honed her skills cooking throughout Southeast Asia. She lives with her family on their homestead in Allegan, MI where she tends a prolific vegetable garden and cares for a multitude of chickens and a notoriously cranky rooster.

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Landscape Painting
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Landscape Painting

with James Brandess

Saturdays: July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3

$60 each (can be taken individually or in multiples}

In these multi-level oil painting workshops, participants will paint outdoors in the historic Ox-Bow landscape. Students will study the relationships in size, shape, color, and value of elements in this natural environment. Instruction will focus on recognizing and then painting what we actually see. Through this process of learning to see, we will create paintings that have veracity and strength. The workshop will include discussion on the tools and materials needed to set-up and paint in any landscape you choose. Participants may sign up for one or all four of these three-hour morning painting workshops on the meadow alongside the lagoon. A supply list will be provided.


James Brandess is is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He maintains his studio in Saugatuck, MI, where he also conducts painting workshops for adults and children.

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Color // Play
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Color // Play

with Ryan Shrum

$120, lunch included

This introductory level fabric dyeing workshop will explore experimental techniques for adding (and removing) color and pattern to plain white cloth. Students are encouraged to play with found objects, simple sewing tricks and mark making methods to produce functional textile objects. We will cover traditional techniques as well as learn about safety, color theory, and discuss the history of textiles. This class will supply the artist with skills to dye and create functional objects in any space with an emphasis on the "at home" maker. Students must have a collaborative spirit and must be eager to play and get a bit messy.


Ryan Shrum is a Chicago-based maker whose work focuses primarily on the interactions between objects and their existence within the domestic space. He earned his BFA in Fiber from The Kansas City Art Institute in 2014. Shrum served as the Works on Paper Studio Manager at Ox-Bow from 2015-2017 and now works as a display artist at Anthropologie in Chicago. Recent projects include designing and creating a ceiling based installation at the Ace Hotel in Chicago's West Loop and building a vinyl "listening space" for The Smart Museum at the University of Chicago for the exhibition "The Time is Now!". His biggest source of inspiration comes from his home in which he carefully arranges a collection of unique artifacts to create an ever-changing, balanced and harmonious setting to live and dream.

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Kimchi Clinic
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Kimchi Clinic

with Eric May

$100

Eric’s Kimchi Clinic is a three hour workshop exploring the intense, spicy joys of the cornerstone of Korean cuisine, kimchi. Kimchi and Korean food, in general, are hot these days, but can be a bit hard to approach. Like other fermented foods, kimchi takes some time and patience to prepare, but through the magic of lacto-fermenting (right on your countertop) you will be enjoying the fruits of your labor in less than a week. And it’s safe and easy to pull off with little more than a clean glass jar and things you already have in your kitchen! We will be preparing a big batch of kimchi as a class and each participant will take home a quart to ferment at home. With the class’ help, Eric will demonstrate the preparation of two straightforward dishes with already-fermented kimchi. The evening will culminate with a Korean feast featuring the dishes everyone helped prepare!


Eric May is a Chicago-based dad, chef, recovering artist, and director of Roots & Culture, a nonprofit visual arts center in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood (est. 2006.) He was chef at the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck Michigan for 15 years. Eric ran an experimental pop-up supper club, the Piranha Club, collaborating with chefs from the food and art worlds alike, but now mostly caters for cool clients under his Easy Eats brand.





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Personal Mythologies Writing Workshop
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Personal Mythologies Writing Workshop

with Jack Ridl

$100, Lunch included

In this writing workshop we will have fun, have a good time, make your day meaningful. We will work/play with your personal experiences and explore many ways to merge them with a range of connections to the historical, off-beat to surprising juxtapositions, information from other sources, to the mundane in ways anything but mundane, settings, the past, the future, to personal mythology, to what on the surface appears unrelated, to whatever!


Jack Ridl's latest collection is Saint Peter and the Goldfinch. His last three books received national poetry book of the year awards, and his collection Against Elegies was selected by then Poet Laureate of the U.S. Billy Collins for the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Award. Winner of the Gary Gildner Prize for Poetry, Jack was honored by the Literacy Society of West Michigan for his "lifetime of work for poetry literacy," and the Poetry Society of Michigan named him "Honorary Chancellor," only the second poet so honored. Jack and his wife Julie founded the Visiting Writers Series at Hope College. More than ninety of his former students are now published authors, several having won national first book awards. Naomi Shihab Nye has written that Jack "is a superstar in the realm of compassionate, transporting, life-changing poetry." and National Book Award recipient Terrance Hayes wrote, "Ridl never fails to illuminate."

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Roll Your Own
Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Roll Your Own

with Erin Chapla

$80

Take your dish-to-pass game to the next level in this hands-on workshop, where we’ll learn techniques for hand-rolled appetizers including dolmas, spring rolls, and sushi.  We’ll meet our edible wrappers: grape leaves, rice paper, and nori; discuss and prepare fillings both traditional and improvisational, and talk about how to incorporate our creations into broader menus which reflect their respective cultural traditions. We’ll also sample a few tasty sauces to pair with them. Then we’ll get down to business and practice, practice—the goal is to give you the confidence to make these impressive morsels your next dinner party go-to. And we eat our mistakes!


Erin Chapla is a chef and artist, currently serving as Ox-Bow’s head chef, where she has been working for the past 13 years. Erin spent many years traveling and honed her skills cooking throughout Southeast Asia. She lives with her family on their homestead in Allegan, MI where she tends a prolific vegetable garden and cares for a multitude of chickens and a notoriously cranky rooster.


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