Why Study Visual Arts at Interlochen

Refine your technique and artistic ideas in a creative, supportive environment. Find your personal vision with focused studio time, as you practice visual skills and experiment with different materials alongside other artists. 

Whether you're a camper in our summer programs, a student at our Arts Academy, a virtual student in Interlochen Online, or continuing your education at College of Creative Arts, Interlochen is the place to follow your creative passion.

Summer Arts Camp

Visual Arts Programs

Arts Boarding School

Visual Arts Major

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

Lifelong Learning

Visual Arts Workshops

Education as Creative Expression

No matter your age or the program you select, your experience at Interlochen will help you develop your creative process and grow as an artist.

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Become Part of a Community of Artists

Our renowned faculty and guest instructors provide personalized feedback, guidance, and encouragement to help you reflect and grow.

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Display Your Vision

In all our programs, you'll have the opportunity to exhibit your work in front of your peers, instructors, and the public. 

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Beauty Everywhere You Look

Our stunning Dow Center for the Visual Arts is equipped with both cutting-edge tools and exceptional views. Be inspired by nature as you learn how to master your medium.

Visual Arts News & Features

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Arts Camp students to share their talents with the community at “Collage”

An Interlochen favorite, this fast-paced interdisciplinary performance will feature music, theatre, and dance performances; live drawing and painting; and much more.

Students in the Music Center
What are the benefits of attending a performing arts high school?

Interlochen Arts Academy's admission staff, faculty, and students share the top six reasons performing arts high schools prepare students for college and beyond.

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Arts Academy students excel in the 2023 national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Twelve Arts Academy students received a total of 17 awards—including several top prizes—in the 100th year of the nation’s longest running and most prestigious award program for young creatives.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events

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Thesis Interactive Exhibition with Elaine Gurian and James Volkert

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 3:30 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required