Visual Arts Programs for Adults

At Interlochen College of Creative Arts, artists of all skill levels can experience a variety of inspiring workshops and programs. We are located in beautiful northern Michigan, just south of Traverse City.

Intermediate Acrylic Painting Workshop

Adult Arts Program

In this studio-based workshop, participants will learn to explore imagery expressionistically (with emotion) using acrylic paint on paper and canvas. Subject matter will focus on still life, from floral to varied subject matter. This class is intended for intermediate students, however all skill levels are welcome.

Program dates:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 to Friday, August 19, 2016

Beginning Italic Calligraphy

Adult Arts Program

Italic calligraphy is a fluid and dynamic calligraphic style with a Renaissance tradition that has contemporary use in personal projects, weddings, and awards. The letter forms have traditional structures and forms, but also lend themselves to lively and diverse individual expression.

Program dates: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Introduction to Hand Lettering

Adult Arts Program

Designed to introduce students to hand-rendered letterforms and their practical uses, this workshop will help students learn what to look for in letterforms, learn how to embellish them, and learn how to make the letterforms play well together.

Program dates: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jewelry Beadweaving: Beginning Peyote Stitch

Adult Arts Program

From the Egyptians to the Native Americans, many cultures from around the world have used peyote stitch to create beautiful woven beadwork designs. Participants will learn about this beautiful off-loom weaving technique from award-winning fiber artist and professional beadweaver, Jenny Schu. This class is intended for beginners, however, all skill levels are welcome.
Program dates: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Principles of Painting Using Acrylics

Adult Arts Program

Get to know how to handle and appreciate the wonderful range of acrylics. While exploring your options with the paint, you’ll be provided with a series of painting principles that will give you better control of your outcomes and a compass for starting your work on the right foot.

Program dates:
Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend

Adult Arts Program

Playing off the popularity of the “farm to table” concept, the 2016 Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend will feature a la carte courses and well as a film and panel discussion focused on exploring Michigan’s growing fibershed--or “fleece to fabric”--movement. 

Program dates:
Friday, October 14, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

Adult Arts Program

Join us for the Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend and learn the history and basics of punch needle rug hooking by creating your very own “mug rug.” This fast and easy project will show you how much fun punch needle can be.

Program dates: Friday, October 14, 2016

Eco Printing

Adult Arts Program

Join us for the Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend and explore the process that contact prints plant colors and shapes onto cloth. Amazing things can happen!

Program dates: Saturday, October 15, 2016

3-Hour Additional Techniques in Coil Basketry

Adult Arts Program

This course is a continuation of the concepts and techniques covered in the 3-Hour Introduction to Coil Basketry workshop and/or is a course for those students who are looking to enhance their previously developed coil basketry skills. Further guidance and additional concepts will be provided by the instructor. All supplies will be provided.

Program dates: Sunday, October 30, 2016

Beginning Weaving: Rigid Heddle Loom

Adult Arts Program

New to weaving but always wanted to try? Learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom in this full day workshop. Inexpensive and portable, the rigid heddle loom is the equivalent of a 2-harness loom and provides a great introduction to weaving simple, light fabric pieces such as placemats, table runners, scarves and shawls. All skill levels are welcome.

Program dates: Sunday, November 13, 2016

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