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In the Studios

Youth Strike for Climate Justice


OS41 students created a strong message in their video to promote and prepare for the Global Climate Strike. On Friday, September 20th of the global climate strike, all Oxbow students and staff will walk out of school at 2pm here in Napa to protest for laws to be put in place to get to zero carbon emissions by 2030. Two Oxbow students (Carter Dettmer and Zwena Gray) will speak at the protest alongside students from local high schools, community members, and political figures here in the city. After the strike, Oxbow students will participate in the rest of the climate week activities and are hosting a community art event. Youth are not only the face of this powerful movement, but also the voice, as we fight for our future.

In the Studios

Alex Keilty - Environmental Science



We are glad to welcome Alex Keilty to Oxbow as our new Environmental Science teacher. Alex is bringing his experience in the classroom and on production farms to Oxbow's teaching gardens. He can be seen walking the campus and neighborhood eating all manner of California treats from trees and bushes.

In the Studios

Oxbow's Facebook Page, Blog and online Gallery


Pizzeria in the Garden

Curious to see what students do in the studios, in the garden, in class and on field trips? Check out Oxbow's Facebook page and This Week at Oxbow our weekly blog (inactive over the summer and will resume in late August when Fall semester begins).

OS30 Final Projects and papers will be up on the website Gallery soon! To view OS23-OS29 Final Projects - just click the "MENU" button at the top right of the Gallery screen to select the Oxbow semester you want to view.

In the Studios

Henry David, Resident Philosopher



Henry David was rescued from the streets of Oakland in 2012. While he splits his time between Napa and Alameda he considers himself "mayor" of both communities and is a dedicated member of the Oxbow staff. Henry is a well-respected philosopher, therapist, spiritual guru, canin model, party animal and, most important, lover. He is an avid connoisseur of figs peaches and Pupperoni. Henry David is particularly adept at making friends (human or otherwise), coercing unsuspecting strangers into giving belly-rubs, and playing the "cute card" when found guilty of things he shouldn't be doing. His primary mission at Oxbow is to offer emotional support and guidance to all.

In the Studios

Spring & Fall 2013 Teaching Assistant Laura Brentrup



It is such a joy to return to Napa and once again be part of the incredible program that is Oxbow! I attended Oxbow my junior year, as part of OS16 in the spring of 2007. I then went on in pursuit of a BA degree in Art from Elon University in North Carolina. I graduated this past spring and packed up more boxes of ceramic artwork than I did anything else! I am interested in going into art education at the high school/college level and see this as a wonderful opportunity to observe and engage in an unique model of teaching and learning. These talented students are at such an enthusiastic and creative age, I look forward to being inspired by them while at the same time sharing my passion for art and teaching over this transformative semester. To view samples of my work, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/laurabrentrup/.

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