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High School Ballet Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

High School Modern Dance Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

High School Organ Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

Strings Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

Vocal Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

3-Hour Watercolor Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Through the exploration of small studies, participants in this workshop will learn how to access their creative side and develop two finished watercolor pieces. 

Program dates: Monday, August 22, 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.

Adult Band Camp

Adult Arts Program

Experience the joy of ensemble performance in a challenging, supportive, fun and friendly environment.

Program dates:
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 to Sunday, August 14, 2016

Adult Chamber Music Camp

Adult Arts Program

For more than 60 years, adult musicians have come to Interlochen to read, play and polish great works of chamber music together.

Program dates:
Monday, August 15, 2016 to Sunday, August 21, 2016

Adult Choir Camp

Adult Arts Program

Join adult singers from across the United States and around the world to experience the joy of choral singing in a challenging, supportive and friendly environment.

Program dates:
Monday, June 27, 2016 to Saturday, July 2, 2016

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 18, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016

Advanced Vocal Techniques

Adult Arts Program

Designed for the singer who has basic vocal training and a working knowledge of vocal techniques, this class will be a further exploration into advanced studies.

Program dates:
Thursday, July 7, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016

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.

Autoharp for Basic II to Intermediate Level Players

Adult Arts Program

Led by award-winning autoharp musician Wanda Degen, students will explore spicing up their accompaniment strumming patterns, and will delve into learning to make the chord changes necessary for picking out melodies on the autoharp. 

Program dates: Friday, June 3, 2016

Autoharp for Beginners

Adult Arts Program

Join us for this fun autoharp workshop, taught by an award-winning autoharp musician and one of Michigan’s most active folk artists, Wanda Degen. 

Program dates: Friday, June 3, 2016

Ballet Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

Band Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 26, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016 to Saturday, August 6, 2016

Beginning Ukulele: From Zero to Sixty in One Day

Adult Arts Program

Here's an opportunity to bring a little bit of the Hawaiian "Aloha Spirit" to a cold Michigan winter! If you have always wanted to play music, but have been frustrated with the guitar or other instruments, the ukulele is for you!

Program dates: Saturday, February 6, 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: 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

Deep Revision Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Whether trying to revise a stand-alone chapter or considering the broader arc of your full manuscript, these techniques are graspable, effective, and empowering. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of your strengths as a nonfiction writer, as well as systematic tools to address areas for improvement. 

Program dates:
Saturday, February 27, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016

Dyeing and Painting on Silk Scarves for Advanced Skills

Adult Arts Program

Building on the lessons learned in the Dyeing and Painting on Silk Scarves for Intermediate Skills workshop, this course will elevate these concepts and will teach students about color choice and creating resists.

Program dates: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Dyeing and Painting on Silk Scarves for Beginners

Adult Arts Program

Learn how to work with dye on silk in a variety of methods: painting, immersion dyeing, using resists to create patterns, layering dye colors one over the other for different effects.

Program dates: Monday, July 11, 2016

Dyeing and Painting on Silk Scarves for Intermediates

Adult Arts Program

Gain confidence and facility with the properties of silk, weighing and mixing materials and dye, color mixing specific colors, layering color in two steps, and applying patterns via simple resists.

Program dates: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Early Music Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Join fellow passionate early music musicians and enthusiasts for the 2016 Early Music Workshop, which will draw on the historical repertoire of William Shakespeare in celebration of the 400th anniversary of his death. Period instruments including recorders, other early winds, viols, lutes, harpsichord and percussion are highlighted. Vocalists are also welcome.

Program dates:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop features an accomplished faculty to help energize your playing skills. Work intimately with guest artists, network with other guitarists, and enjoy the opportunity to play in a guitar ensemble, or show your stuff at an informal coffee-house jam. 2016 Featured Guest Artist Clinicians: John Knowles and Billy McLaughlin

Program dates:
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 to Saturday, July 30, 2016

Flute Choir Camp

Adult Arts Program

Challenge yourself in a fun and instructional week for players of all instruments in the flute family. 

Program dates:
Sunday, July 31, 2016 to Friday, August 5, 2016

Foundations of Tapestry Weaving

Adult Arts Program

Learn the basic skills necessary to create your own beautiful, woven tapestries!

Program dates:
Monday, July 11, 2016 to Wednesday, July 13, 2016

General Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 26, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016 to Saturday, August 6, 2016

Harp Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

High School Jazz Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

High School Screenwriting Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

High School Visual Arts Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

Hot Wax! Introduction to Encaustic Painting

Adult Arts Program

Discover the beauty of creating layered paintings with hot wax and pigment through this one-day exploration into encaustic.
Program dates: Thursday, June 9, 2016

Illustration Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Join award-winning artist, instructor, and career illustrator, Barbara Hranilovich, to learn that a picture really IS worth a thousand words!

Program dates:
Monday, June 6, 2016 to Wednesday, June 8, 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

Introduction to Blogging for Artists and Writers

Adult Arts Program

Are you an artist or writer who wants to talk about your process and promote your work? Have you always wanted to start a blog, but did not know how? Then this one day workshop is for you!
Program dates: Friday, July 8, 2016

Introduction to Double Knitting

Adult Arts Program

With the instruction of nationally renowned handknitting instructor Sarah Peasley, you will learn both methods to create a small bag and a two-sided coaster while practicing appropriate cast-on, bind-off, and chart-reading techniques.

Program dates: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting

Adult Arts Program

The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can easily be learned within this 6-hour class taught by instructor Sarah Peasley.

Program dates: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Introduction to Intarsia Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Learn the basics of Intarsia, which creates a single layer of multi-colored fabric.

Program dates: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Join visual artist and instructor, Philip Hartigan, for this two-day workshop and experience this easy-to-learn and versatile technique that allows you to make bold, poster-like prints, artistic images, or stamps that you can print on your own custom-made cards (or even fabric)! 

Program dates:
Monday, June 13, 2016 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Introduction to Music Theory for the Piano

Adult Arts Program

Whether you are a listener or performer, this workshop will introduce or refresh participants understanding of the fundamentals of music theory using an organized and sequential approach. 

Program dates:
Thursday, August 11, 2016 to Saturday, August 13, 2016

Life Drawing Institute

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
Saturday, June 18, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016

Literary Citizens in the Publishing World, An Interactive Talk

Adult Arts Program

This three hour interactive talk with award-winning author Patricia Ann McNair welcomes writers of all levels who are navigating the literary landscape with an eye toward future publication.

Program dates: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Live Your Art Retreat and Creativity Incubator

Adult Arts Program

Live Your Art is a think-space, laboratory and meeting point for creatives in all disciplines, including anyone troubled by unexpressed creative impulses.

Program dates:
Monday, June 20, 2016 to Wednesday, June 22, 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

Master Teacher Training Workshop for Flute

Adult Arts Program

This workshop is designed to inspire and organize both the flutist and the flute teacher while exploring specific flute playing topics for all skill levels. 

Program dates:
Saturday, July 30, 2016 to Sunday, July 31, 2016

Memoir Writing Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Open to all skill levels, this week long retreat examines the place of memoir writing in the genre of nonfiction and will help writers develop specific skills to tell their personal or family stories with a crafted sensibility.

Program dates:
Monday, August 8, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016

Mountain Dulcimer Immersive Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The mountain dulcimer is a simple 3 or 4-stringed instrument with a unique fretboard that is easy for the novice to begin playing songs with just one lesson, and fun for all levels to explore its many possibilities. Meet new people, learn a new instrument, or reconnect with your dulcimer in this one-day workshop.
Program dates: Saturday, June 4, 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.

Mystery Writing Intensive

Adult Arts Program

Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive retreat that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing.

Program dates:
Monday, June 20, 2016 to Thursday, June 23, 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

Office Hours for Writers with Patricia Ann McNair

Adult Arts Program

Seeking support and guidance for your work in progress? Sign-up for a 25-minute, one-on-one manuscript consultation with Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ Writer-in-Residence Patricia Ann McNair 

Program dates: Friday, April 15, 2016

Organ Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

Piano Pedagogy for Teachers Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Geared toward the pre-college piano teacher, this course will focus on pedagogical tools and information.

Program dates:
Sunday, August 14, 2016 to Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Piano Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 26, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016 to Saturday, August 6, 2016

Piano Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

Plein Air Painting with Mark Mehaffey

Adult Arts Program

Join nationally recognized, award-winning artist Mark Mehaffey for a two-day intensive in-studio boot camp and “open air” painting journey on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Program dates:
Thursday, July 7, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016

Protecting Your Creativity: Planning, Contracts and Copyright for Artists

Adult Arts Program

Calling all creative entrepreneurs! Join arts administrator and attorney-at-law, Kate Hude, to learn more about basic business entities, business planning and how financial considerations, copyright and contracts play a role in starting or managing your creative business.

Program dates: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Reduction Linocut Printmaking (Advanced Techniques)

Adult Arts Program

Building on the basic techniques of Linocut Printmaking, this three-day course explores more complex processes to develop even richer one-of-a-kind prints.

Program dates:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 to Friday, June 17, 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

String Orchestra Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 26, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016 to Saturday, August 6, 2016

Summer Filmmaking Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

Surface and Texture in Encaustic Painting

Adult Arts Program

In this workshop for all skill levels, you will quickly review basic encaustic techniques, tools and safety tips and then jump into how to control the medium by creating dynamic surfaces that bring your work to life. 

Program dates: Friday, June 10, 2016

Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar

Adult Arts Program

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts' faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting one day workshop! 

Program dates: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Art of Observation: Notebooking for Poets

Adult Arts Program

Behind good writing is a dedicated note-taking process and at the heart of any working writer’s notebook is the art of observation: paying attention to the things that move us, provoke curiosity, interrupt the ordinary, or demand further consideration. 

Program dates: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Transom.org Audio Narrative Short Course

Adult Arts Program

The Transom.org Audio Narrative Short Course at Interlochen will provide participants not just an introduction to the basics, but it delves intensely into some advanced elements of radio story planning, structure, writing, fieldwork and digital audio editing.

Program dates:
Sunday, June 5, 2016 to Saturday, June 11, 2016

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 26, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016 to Saturday, August 6, 2016

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016 to Monday, August 8, 2016

Vocal Pedagogy Primer

Adult Arts Program

This course is geared towards the adult choir singer with little or no prior vocal training. Topics covered include proper inspiration (both quick and slow), breath management, the importance of vowels, proper use of the articulators, consonants, eliminating inappropriate tension, and managing the vocal registers.

Program dates:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016 to Monday, June 27, 2016

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:
Monday, July 18, 2016 to Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Weaving Textures and Patterns: Rigid Heddle Loom

Adult Arts Program

Join fiber artist and weaving instructor, Nancy McRay, to learn how to add a pick-up stick or two to the rigid heddle loom and open up the possibilities in your weaving!

Program dates: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Winter Camp for Writers: Online Flash Fiction Course

Adult Arts Program

Join instructor and award-winning author Katey Schultz, for this four-week online course that will focus on flash fiction.

Program dates:
Monday, February 1, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016

Writers Retreat

Adult Arts Program

Join us in 2016 to celebrate the 11th year of Interlochen’s Writers Retreat and spend four days writing new material in the genre of your choice, attending craft talks by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world that will last for years to come.

Program dates:
Monday, June 13, 2016 to Thursday, June 16, 2016

Writers Retreat Practicum

Adult Arts Program

This one-day Writers Retreat Practicum is ideal for those curious about the publishing world and funding their writing lives.

Program dates: Friday, June 17, 2016

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, April 8, 2016 to Sunday, April 10, 2016

Yarn Dyeing for Beginners and Beyond

Adult Arts Program

Have you ever admired the beautiful multi-colored yarns available at your local yarn shop? Express your creativity through hand-painting and dyeing two skeins of superwash yarn with fiber artist, Rita Petteys!
Program dates: Sunday, July 10, 2016

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