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 Camps

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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Sculpting Edmonia’s story: Academy Visual Arts department gears up for special displays and an attention-grabbing centerpiece

Instructor Patty Smith and three of her students reveal how they’ll be supporting Dr. Bill Banfield’s new opera at Interlochen this May.

Two students in long skirts smile at each other as they hold hands.
An inside look at "Edmonia": A conversation with co-director Laura Osgood Brown

Brown shares about the exciting new set pieces, challenging music, and groundbreaking collaborations that will make this premiere a performance to remember.

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Arts Academy students commended in 2024 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

57 students from the Academy’s creative writing, interdisciplinary arts, and visual arts divisions received accolades in one of the nation’s most prestigious national competitions for young artists.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts Festival Exhibition Opening

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required


Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts Exhibition on View

Friday, May 24, 2024 - 9 a.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required


Visual Arts, Camp Student

Visual Arts Intensives: Visual Arts Showcase

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required

See what you can experience at Interlochen.

Come to a place where creatives thrive—and see how your unique journey unfolds. Plan your visit, request more information, or apply to/register for an Interlochen Center for the Arts program today.