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

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards logo
Interlochen Arts Academy students and graduates excel in the 2024 national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Academy-affiliated artists and writers received a total of 16 awards in the nation’s most prestigious recognition program for young creatives.

A group of students celebrate Day of the Dead.
Nicaraguan student overcomes adversity to make her arts education dreams come true

Solangel Álvarez worked hard to attend Interlochen Arts Academy. Now, she’s reimagining her artistic style and sharing her culture with other students.

A gray sculpted torso mold sits on a wooden table.
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.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events

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


Visual Arts, Camp Student

Junior Visual Arts Exhibition

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required


Visual Arts, Camp Student

Intermediate & High School Visual Art Exhibition

Thursday, July 11, 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.