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 2020 Winter Session and for 2020 Summer Session. Proposals are due on June 1, 2019 to be considered for the coming year.

Proposal Details

Winter session: January 2020, 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.


Summer session: June - August 2020

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 concepts and assignments (for further information, see the course proposal guidelines here)

  • a condensed course description that would be included in the program catalog(approximately 100 words)

  • CV, or Resume and website

  • 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.