Drawing & Painting Intensive

Drawing and painting are the foundations of all the visual arts. In this program, you will strengthen these core competencies and develop the technical and conceptual capacities you need to thrive in post-secondary art programs. Develop your own unique voice as you examine traditional and contemporary techniques.

What You'll Learn

In this one-week intensive, you will engage in a comprehensive survey of drawing and painting. Our expert faculty will guide you as you hone your technical skills, improve your conceptual foundation, and prepare for the diverse curriculum of higher-education programs. Topics and courses covered in this intensive may include: 

  • Proportion, perspective, value, and composition
  • Traditional drawing and painting techniques
  • Contemporary drawing and painting processes 
  • Finding your personal artistic voice
  • Life drawing
  • Observational drawing and painting


Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 17, 2023 to June 23, 2023
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Applications CLOSED

Meet the Faculty

Our incredible faculty have decades of experience as working artists and are dedicated to developing the next generation. They have taught at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary level and have had their work exhibited at galleries across the globe. Together, they bring decades of real-world and educational experience to their role as your instructors.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Johnson R Hunt

Johnson Hunt

Instructor of Visual Arts

Program Highlights

Dow Center for Visual Arts 

During your session, you will learn and create in the Dow Center for Visual Arts, one of the finest facilities dedicated to the study of the visual arts at the high school level. The 36,000 square-foot complex includes separate studios for drawing, painting, metalworking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, digital arts, and fibers, as well as a gallery for student, staff, and faculty exhibitions.

Additional Opportunities

Interested in continuing your journey at Interlochen? Add a program in Visual Arts, Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting, or Fashion. Interlochen is also home to Interlochen Arts Academy, a college preparatory arts high school that offers a visual arts major for grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.

A way to get new and different ideas

Hear from other Interlochen Arts Camp students and faculty to learn more about the Visual Arts Division.