Visual Arts


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.

visual arts at interlochen arts academy

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. 

visual arts at interlochen arts academy

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 Little Red Schoolhouse
Fostering creativity in unexpected places

From a small locker to a renovated schoolhouse, alternative gallery spaces on the Interlochen campus showcase visual art in new and innovative ways.

The Popular Music Ensemble in Corson Auditorium
Interlochen Arts Academy to present public performance of “Collage”

The school’s popular annual multidisciplinary showcase will take place Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Oaklee Thiele, a petite dark-haired woman, smiles as she sits cross-legged in front of several large, black-and-white banners.
Creating a more accessible world

An exhibition by Arts Academy alum Oaklee Thiele at the Grand Rapids Art Museum amplifies the voices of those who often feel forgotten or pushed aside by society.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events
Jan
28

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Juried Student Exhibition Opening and Awards

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6 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