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High School Ballet Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

High School Modern Dance Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

High School Organ Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Monday, July 17, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Strings Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Vocal Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

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

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Academy Boarding School Major

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 17, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017

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 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Beginning Guitar

Adult Arts Program

Learn beginning guitar from an accomplished professional musician in our day-long workshop! 

Program dates: Saturday, November 12, 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

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

Blues Guitar

Adult Arts Program

Join award-winning multi-instrumentalist Drew Howard in this day-long blues guitar workshop. 

Program dates: Sunday, November 13, 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

From Fragments: A Workshop for Poets and Writers

Adult Arts Program

In this multi-media writing and collaging workshop for storytellers, meaning-makers, archivists, poets, visual artists, and memoirists, we'll curate and craft a narrative document inspired by personal history, family lore, a specific experience, or question that needs answering.

Program dates:
Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

General Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Harp Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

High School Screenwriting Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

High School Visual Arts Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Immersion Dyeing

Adult Arts Program

Join us for Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend and experience the process of making local color on local yarn! 

Program dates: Saturday, October 15, 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

Introduction to Drawing From Nature

Adult Arts Program

Join award-winning painter and illustrator Glenn Wolff in an exploration of drawing from nature and learn or renew drawing basics such as composition, line, shading and perspective. 

Program dates: Saturday, October 29, 2016

Introduction to Figure Drawing

Adult Arts Program

Learn the basics of drawing the figure in this full day class with accomplished artist and teacher Glenn Wolff. 

Program dates: Sunday, October 30, 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

Kitchen Table Monoprinting

Adult Arts Program

Whether you are an experienced artist looking to experiment with new techniques, or an absolute beginner, this course will provide you with a crash course in producing unique imagery.

Program dates: Sunday, November 6, 2016

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, October 28, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016

Logan Arts Leadership Institute

Unpublished

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 days
Program dates:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015

Mountain Dulcimer Fall Intensive

Adult Arts Program

Mountain Dulcimer players of all levels are invited to study with instructors Wanda Degen and DeeDee Tibbits in a full-day exploration of this unique folk instrument. 

Program dates: Saturday, November 12, 2016

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.

Natural Indigo Vat Dyeing

Adult Arts Program

Join us for the Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend and learn the secrets of a completely natural indigo vat made using kitchen ingredients!

Program dates: Friday, October 14, 2016

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 24, 2017 to Monday, July 17, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Piano Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Piano Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

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

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 2, 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

Pushing the Story: A Fiction Writing Weekend

Adult Arts Program

Been working on your novel or your short stories? Eager to push something toward completion? Join award-winning author, Patricia Ann McNair for Pushing the Story, an intensive workshop experience for fiction writers. 

Program dates:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Soft Pastel Painting Workshop (Fall)

Adult Arts Program

Focus on creating a meaningful landscape painting while covering many aspects of working with pastel.
Program dates: Saturday, November 5, 2016

String Orchestra Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stuffed Shirt: Weaving with Recycled Clothing

Adult Arts Program

Join us for the Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend and prepare to raid your closet or a local thrift store for shirts and ties to make a color blended rag mat. Just wait until you see what we do with the buttons and button bands! 

Program dates: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Summer Filmmaking Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Support Spindles Big and Small

Adult Arts Program

Join us for Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend and learn how to spin on three types of support spindles: the Navajo spindle, the Russian spindle, and the Tahkli spindle. 

Program dates: Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Art of Handmade Books

Adult Arts Program

Learn the basics of how to create artful, handmade books in this one-day workshop. 

Program dates: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Travel Writing Workshop: Share Your Experiences

Adult Arts Program

Some of our most memorable and life-changing experiences occur when we travel and writing about them is a great way to share your stories with others. 

Program dates:
Friday, October 28, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016

Uketoberfest! Fall Ukulele Event

Adult Arts Program

Join us for Uketoberfest!, a one-day ukulele event on Saturday, October 1 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 1, 2016

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

Adult Arts Program

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:
Friday, November 11, 2016 to Sunday, November 13, 2016

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