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.

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: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Crafting Great Content: Best Blogging Practices for Artists and Writers

Adult Arts Program

Now that you have a blog, what do you write? And, how do you write it in a way that attracts readers? This workshop is for those who already have a blog but are seeking best practices in developing the right titles, managing your "idea flow," defining your audience, developing a conversational writing style, and promoting your blog posts.

Program dates: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Soft Pastel Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Participants will work with design elements and learn to divide the format to create balance and visual excitement to lead the viewer into the composition. Pastel techniques, color theory and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results.

Program dates:
Thursday, July 14, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016

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