Introducing the Oxbow 夏天 Art Institute

Applications for 夏天 2024 are open on a rolling basis. 现在就申请一个与众不同的夏天吧!

Interested families are encouraged to complete their applications by our early summer application priority date of January 1st. Students that complete by this date are in the best standing for early acceptance and the largest need and merit-based scholarships. 在优先权日之后, Oxbow begins rolling admissions and will continue to accept students until the program is fully enrolled.

The 2024 Oxbow 夏天 Art Institute will run from 2024年6月23日- 8月4日.

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以学期课程为蓝本, students who participate in the Oxbow 夏天 Art Institute will have the opportunity to have the social, 知识, and art experience that Oxbow is so well known for! The immersive visual arts residency program invites young artists to engage a creative course of studio practice rooted in deep 知识 inquiry. 与工作中的艺术家合作, students will create work towards an art portfolio and conclude the program with a capstone final project. Participating artists have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make art in our well-equipped studios among like-minded peers overlooking the Napa River. Students work in a variety of media spanning: drawing, 绘画, 雕塑, 版画, 摄影, 和动画. 除了广泛的艺术创作, students have opportunities to explore the sublime landscape that defines Northern California. They also have access to contemporary work on exhibition at local museums and galleries around the Bay Area.

This 6-week summer-term is open to rising sophomores, 初中, and seniors as well as those taking a gap year after high school. Students will receive an entire year’s worth of studio art credit with an official high school transcript from Oxbow. This unique residency program is grounded in the philosophy that there is no limit to what adolescents can create when provided an open-minded environment with high-level instruction, 个人和集体责任, 和支持. They return home having developed their art practice and sense of self.

Applications for 夏天 2024 are open on a rolling basis. 现在就申请一个与众不同的夏天吧!

请联系 有问题吗?!


2024年6月23日- 8月4日



$16,000 - Includes room and board, activities, and all supplies needed. Limited scholarships are available, please contact the admissions team for more information at


Students work in a variety of media of their choosing, 如:

  • 绘画
  • 雕塑
  • 版画
  • 摄影
  • 制造 & 安装
  • 动画 & Video

In addition to the four core Oxbow studios (绘画, 新媒体, 版画, and 雕塑) students also have the opportunity to select and engage in technique-focused elective courses throughout the summer, 如:

  • 陶瓷
  • 胶片摄影
  • 油画
  • 自然界的观察绘画
  • 图雕刻 & 解剖学
  • 动画概论
  • 首饰制作
  • 社会实践
  • 声音制作概论
  • 创意写作 & 诗歌
  • 艺术的商业
  • 被媒体
  • 表演艺术
  • 骑自行车

At Oxbow, teens’ creativity is nurtured and explored. Students come away from the program inspired by what they've seen and learned. They develop enhanced art skills, life-long friendships, and personally significant artwork.


谁有资格参加? 不断上升的二年级的学生, 初中, seniors and post-grad students are welcome to attend the Oxbow 夏天 Art Institute.

I have heard a lot about the “Final Project.“还会有最后一集吗?? 是的! All students will have an opportunity to pursue a topic in depth working in a medium of their choice at the conclusion of the program. Students will collaborate with the faculty to execute their vision and install the work in a gallery style format.

How do I apply for the 夏天 Art Institute? 所有感兴趣的学生将完成 第一部分 of our application and designate 夏天 in the selected field. 作为暑期申请的一部分, 我们需要一份学生问卷, 父母声明, and a Self Portrait in any medium material or style. We have limited need and merit-based scholarships available for this program.

Can you describe what a typical 夏天 day will look like? We strive to include simplicity, mindfulness, and intentionality into our everyday practice. 这不是典型的学校. Let’s celebrate the fact that it’s summer and summers are meant to be fun! 而你会得到鼓舞, 创新, and challenging instruction from experienced faculty, we value the time that comes from sleeping in, lounging on the lawn to read a good book, or heading into the woods for a day-long hike.

A day in the life of a 夏天 Oxbow student might look like:

  • 9:00am 早餐
  • 10:00am Meet in small groups for elective programming
  • 12:30pm 一起在后甲板上吃午饭
  • 1:30pm 工作室里的艺术
  • 5:00pm 打破
  • 6:00pm 一起在后甲板上吃晚餐
  • 7:00pm 开放工作室的时间或预定的活动
  • 9:45pm 宿舍检查