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High School Ballet Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

High School Modern Dance Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

High School Organ Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Monday, July 16, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

Strings Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

Vocal Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

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Academy Clarinet Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student clarinetists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Clarinet students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Advanced Modern Dance Intensive (one week)

Summer Arts Camp Program

The advanced modern dance intensive is ideal for the preprofessional student of modern dance. It provides an opportunity to work with experienced instructors from the professional dance community in an inspiring and challenging atmosphere.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
Saturday, June 16, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Comparative Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Offered as a major course of study within the Arts Academy boarding high school, Comparative Arts is a college preparatory experience built into an arts-oriented curriculum that allows students to explore their own cross-disciplinary interests.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Dance Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Academy dance program helps dancers become proficient and well-rounded artists who are prepared for the challenges of dance at a professional level.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Motion Picture Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Motion Picture Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school provides students with a progressive interdisciplinary education through writing, critical studies, and hands-on curriculum. 

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Music Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Recognized as one of the finest pre-professional music schools in the world, Interlochen offers instrumental music, vocal music, music composition, jazz and singer-songwriter programs.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Theatre Arts

Academy Boarding School Major

The Theatre Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy is designed for young actors who are serious about their craft. Through challenging coursework and guidance from a faculty of actor-educators, students develop their skills in all aspects of acting and theatre.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Visual Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Visual Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school develops a young artist's technical abilities and personal vision through the study of a variety of traditional and contemporary media.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Harp Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student harpists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Harp students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Music Composition Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The music composition major encourages students to cultivate their own unique and creative expression, while becoming familiar with important trends in 20th and 21st century music.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Theatre Design and Production

Academy Boarding School Major

The design and production concentration of the Theatre Arts program gives students opportunities to study stagecraft and design in the classroom and use Interlochen's state-of-the-art facilities to make their ideas a reality.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Trumpet Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student trumpet players a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Trumpet students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Viola Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student violists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Viola students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Voice Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers voice students a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Voice students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Ballet Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

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, November 11, 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: Friday, November 10, 2017

Blues Guitar

Adult Arts Program

Join award-winning multi-instrumentalist Drew Howard in this 2-day blues guitar workshop, for intermediate and advanced players. 

Program dates:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017

Classical Guitar Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The Interlochen Classical Guitar Workshop features an accomplished faculty dedicated to helping you enhance and refine your playing skills through master classes and hands-on workshops.

Program dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017

Colored Pencil Drawing: Obtaining Dramatic Effects

Adult Arts Program

Work with instructor Barbara Hranilovich to develop your colored pencil toolbox for application to fine drawings, children's book illustration, handmade cards or other pursuits.

Program dates: Friday, June 15, 2018

Fiber Blending Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Revitalize your existing fiber roving or design your own colors and textural effects for a special project, while exploring the drum carder in this one day workshop. 

Program dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017

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: Friday, October 27, 2017

General Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 to Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018 to Saturday, August 4, 2018

Harp Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

High School Screenwriting Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

High School Visual Arts Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

Introduction to Acting Shakespeare

Adult Arts Program

Ever wanted to try your hand at Shakespeare? Whether you're a veteran at verse or brand new to the Bard, work with professional actor and director Shelby Lewis to unlock the playfulness of the rich classical text, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Program dates: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Introduction to Figure Drawing

Adult Arts Program

Learn the basics of drawing the figure with accomplished artist and educator Glenn Wolff in this two-day workshop.

Program dates:
Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

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, November 12, 2017

Journal and Sketchbook Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Taught by visual artist and writer Philip Hartigan, this workshop is geared toward writers and artists of all levels. This pairing and interplay of text and image is a time-honored artistic tradition, useful for all manners of creative expression.

Program dates: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Learn to Read Music: Sight-Reading for Beginnners

Adult Arts Program

In this three-day workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of reading music as they explore the basics of rhythm, pitch, major and minor scales, key signatures, and musical terms.

Program dates:
Friday, November 3, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017

Learning Music Theory through the Fretboard

Adult Arts Program

Multi-instrumentalist and educator Alvin McGovern will introduce the fundamentals of music theory, using a fretboard instrument as a reference, in this 2-day workshop. Students simply need to bring a guitar, banjo, or mandolin; but do not need to know how to play it.

Program dates:
Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mixed Media Collage Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Collage is the art of creating an image by assembling different materials onto a two-dimensional surface. Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan will guide you through the process of selecting materials to design a compelling composition that is meaningful to you. 

Program dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Music Conservatory Program

Academy Boarding School Major

The Conservatory Program in Music at Interlochen Arts Academy is a one-year, fully immersive artistic experience for recent high school graduates seeking a college-level music program on a vibrant campus of creative artists.

Oboe Major: Arts Academy Boarding High School

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student oboists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Oboe students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level

Organ Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Monday, July 16, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

Painting Techniques in Acrylic and Mixed Media

Adult Arts Program

Join visual artist Jessica Kovan for this one-day workshop and discover how acrylic paint and mixed media can be used to effectively create layers and textures in your painting. 

Program dates: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Piano Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 to Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018 to Saturday, August 4, 2018

Piano Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

Poetry Writing Intensive: Short Poems

Adult Arts Program

 Study and practice the art of the short poem in this two-day, generative workshop, with inspiration from some of the masters of the form.

Program dates:
Monday, October 16, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Principles of Photography with Monte Nagler

Adult Arts Program

Go from simply taking snapshots to making photographs. Learn about depth of field, filters, composition, how cameras work and more.

Program dates: Sunday, October 8, 2017

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 27, 2017

Rigid Heddle Weaving Exploration

Adult Arts Program

This extended, two-day weaving class, is perfect for beginners as well as returning students and offers a rich learning opportunity

Program dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017 to Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sketching in Color Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Join acclaimed artist Sharon Griffes Tarr in this fun, two-day workshop ideal for all artists who wish to sketch quickly and cleanly in color using simple, portable materials.

Program dates:
Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Sunday, October 15, 2017

Soft Pastel Painting Workshop: Landscape

Adult Arts Program

Focus on creating a meaningful landscape painting while covering many aspects of working with pastel.
Program dates: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Soft Pastel Painting Workshop: Still Life

Adult Arts Program

Cultivate your skills and learn new techniques with award-winning pastel artist, Tom Tomasek in this one-day workshop focused on the still life.

Program dates: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Songwriting Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Immerse yourself in the beautiful world of songwriting with Interlochen music instructor, guitarist, and singer/songwriter Kyle Novy, while honing your craft in a fun, supportive and challenging environment in this 2-day workshop.

Program dates:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017

String Orchestra Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 to Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018 to Saturday, August 4, 2018

Summer Filmmaking Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

Uketoberfest! Fall Ukulele Event

Adult Arts Program

Join us for Uketoberfest!, a one-day ukulele event on Saturday, October 7 featuring all things ukulele for all skill levels! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and to learn a new instrument or enhance your playing ability in the beautiful fall setting of Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

Program dates: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 to Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018 to Saturday, August 4, 2018

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

Adult Arts Program

With the end result resembling a refined watercolor painting on paper, this workshop will offer participants a rare insight into the ancient Japanese printmaking process known as moku hanga, as taught by an award-winning artist in the field.
Program dates:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to Friday, November 10, 2017

Woven Wall Hanging Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Learn to create the highly textured, woven wall hangings currently trending on internet idea boards in this one-day workshop! 

Program dates: Friday, November 10, 2017

Writers, Readers, and Story: A Prose Workshop for Work-in-Progress

Adult Arts Program

Led by Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ Writer-in-Residence Patricia Ann McNair, this workshop is designed for writers of narrative prose work-in-progress, fiction or nonfiction.

Program dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017

Writing Meaningful Stories in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Adult Arts Program

Join us for this 2-day weekend workshop and learn methods for giving your work the emotional layering required to make it satisfying to both editors and readers.

Program dates:
Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Sunday, October 15, 2017

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