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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Word magic: Interlochen’s Director of Creative Writing Karyna McGlynn shares her passion for poetry with students

McGlynn forged her unique poetic voice in slam poetry competitions. She shares her story and gives advice to young writers.

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Only at Interlochen: Student creates immersive art hotel room on Interlochen’s campus

Interlochen’s Stone Hotel is set to feature an installation by visual arts student Leo Cohen.

2022 Presidential Scholar Finalists at Interlochen Arts Academy
Two Interlochen Arts Academy students named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

Actor Joshua Brown and visual artist Quoc Bui are the 49th and 50th Arts Academy students to receive the prestigious designation.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events
Oct
21

Visual Arts, Guest Artist

Thesis Interactive Exhibition with Elaine Gurian

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required

Nov
11

Visual Arts, Guest Artist

Visual Arts: Guest Artist Exhibition

Friday, November 11, 2022 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required

Feb
3

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts: Juried Student Exhibition

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required