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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.

student portfolio review at interlochen arts academy

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

Oaklee Thiele, a petite dark-haired woman, smiles as she sits cross-legged in front of several large, black-and-white banners.
Creating a more accessible world

An exhibition by Arts Academy alum Oaklee Thiele at the Grand Rapids Art Museum amplifies the voices of those who often feel forgotten or pushed aside by society.

John Church at Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen mourns the passing of longtime faculty member John Church

A creative force and dedicated teacher, Church taught metalsmithing and jewelry making at Interlochen Arts Academy for 30 years.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards logo
Interlochen Arts Academy students earn National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Creative writing, visual arts, and interdisciplinary arts students received 18 awards, including an American Voices Medal and $3,000 in scholarship funds.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events
Oct
23

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts: Thesis Pop-Up Exhibition Opening

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 6 p.m.

Dow Center for Visual Arts

Jan
28

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Juried Student Exhibition Opening and Awards

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6 p.m.

Dow Center for Visual Arts

Mar
4

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts: Junior Pop-up Exhibition Opening

Friday, March 4, 2022 - 6 p.m.

Dow Center for Visual Arts