Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

In the three-week visual arts program, you will study fundamental art skills and develop your artistic expression, style, and visual vocabulary. Through group and individual critiques, art history discussions, and guest artist lectures and workshops, you'll build a foundation and be well-prepared for further visual arts study.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 24, 2017 to July 15, 2017
July 16, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Tuition: $5,657
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2017 program.

During your time here, you will have the opportunity to explore multiple media. After enrollment, you'll chose two two-hour visual art studios, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Morning studios include:

  • Drawing and Painting
  • Sculptural Forms
  • Black and White Film Photography
  • Printmaking Techniques

Afternoon studios:

  • Metals
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Figure Drawing

You will also choose one elective class from another arts area, or one of the following one-hour visual art electives:

  • Drawing Techniques
  • Drawing Nature
  • 2D Mixed Media
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Arts
  • Fibers: 3D Soft Construction
  • Artists' Books
  • Jewelry Design

All visual art students participate in the studio seminar, which allows students to choose from a wide range of workshops that they sign up for during the first week of classes. There are also open studio tutorials offered two evenings a week.

At the end of this three-week session, you will exhibit the work you have created throughout the Dow Center for Visual Arts.

If you would like to experience a wider variety of courses, you are welcome to attend both three-week sessions, and will receive a multiple session discount. This program does not require a portfolio for admission. It enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis, so your early application is advised.

Additional Opportunities

Photo Galleries

  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo