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

A sculpture from Arts Academy student Quoc Bui’s Gold Key-winning entry, “Fite.”
Interlochen Arts Academy students shine in 2022 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Eighty-four students from all seven artistic disciplines received accolades in the West Central Michigan region of the prestigious national arts competition.

The 2022 Presidential Scholar nominees - Joshua Brown, Quoc Bui, and Jessica Kodsi
Three Interlochen Arts Academy students nominated for 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts award

Seniors Joshua Brown, Quoc Bui, and Jessica Kodsi are among the 60 students across the country nominated for the nation’s highest honor for young artists.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events
Jan
28

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Juried Student Exhibition

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. EST

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required

Mar
4

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts: Junior Pop-up Exhibition Opening

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

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required

Apr
8

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts: Thesis I Exhibition Opening

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 6 p.m. EST

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required