Art on the Meadow is a grant funded community program that offers a variety of art-making and studio experiences through short-term workshops for families, teens, and adults on Ox-Bow’s campus. Community driven courses are taught by working artists from Western Michigan and the greater Chicago area. We work to provide an intergenerational and accessible space for artists to cultivate new work and ideas, while connecting them to lasting creative resources in a rich, natural environment. 


Teaching artists from the West Michigan and the greater Chicago area are encouraged to submit workshop proposals to teach summer workshops at Ox-Bow during Summer 2020. 

We are currently accepting proposals for the 2020 Summer Session. All proposals are due by December 1st. You will hear back from us about your course no later than February 2019.

Ox-bow has facilities to offer workshops in drawing, ceramics, papermaking, printmaking, metals, and glass, but will consider proposals in a variety of disciplines, including sound, fiber, collage, performance, sculpture, art history, photo, film, new media, writing, and interdisciplinary areas. To propose a workshop you will need the following information:

  • Faculty Name, email, phone number, website if available
  • CV, or Resume
  • Course Name
  • Preferred workshop dates
  • Length of workshop
  • Workshop Concepts and assignments 
  • Workshop Description (approximately 100 words)
  • 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 faculty and student work, may be in the following formats: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, jpg, gif, mp3, mp4, tiff, png, mov. If this is included, please note that the program will automatically alphabetize your files so please name them accordingly. Please provide a documentation list which indicates the artist (Self or Student), title if known, media, etc.