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.

Fiber Dyeing for Spinners

Adult Arts Program

In this workshop, we will dye fiber using a variety of techniques that will enable spinners to express their deep love of their favorite colors while learning new techniques to help finesse their results. 

Program dates: Saturday, April 22, 2017

3-Hour Watercolor Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Through the exploration of small studies, access your creative side and develop two finished watercolor pieces. This class is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to brush up on their approach to watercolor.

Program dates: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Monday, August 21, 2017

Intermediate Acrylic Resist Etching

Adult Arts Program

Explore the classic art of copper plate etching with printmaker Philip Hartigan, who in recent years has replaced the traditional toxic studio materials with acrylic materials that are safe for users, better for the environment, and capable of producing beautiful prints. 

Program dates:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

Incubate Your Creative Life

Adult Arts Program

Are you struggling with where your creative work fits within your current lifestyle? This workshop is designed to provide heat and promote development through a three-day process of incubation. 

Program dates:
Monday, June 19, 2017 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beginning Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Learn how to knit and purl while working on a hat and scarf in this 6-hour introductory-level class taught by nationally known knitting instructor, Sarah Peasley. Discussions regarding knitting needles, yarns, notions, and gauge will introduce students to the world of knitting.

Program dates: Monday, July 10, 2017

Beginning Drawing

Adult Arts Program

Experience the magic of learning how to draw from nationally-renowned artist and illustrator Glenn Wolff! In this course, first-time art students will learn the basic concepts and techniques needed to begin to draw. 

Program dates:
Monday, July 31, 2017 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Intermediate Drawing

Adult Arts Program

This course is a continuation of the concepts and techniques covered in Beginning Drawing and/or is a course for those students who are looking to enhance their previously developed drawing skills. This class is intended for those who are looking for a more challenging experience.

Program dates:
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017

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 16, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017

3-Hour Watercolor Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Through the exploration of small studies, access your creative side and develop two finished watercolor pieces. This class is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to brush up on their approach to watercolor.

Program dates: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Monday, August 21, 2017

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