Program Finder

Located in northern Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts offers programs for student artists in grades 3-12, and adults of all ages.

High School Ballet Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

High School Modern Dance Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

High School Organ Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Monday, July 15, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Strings Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Vocal Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Arts Academy Boarding School: Harp Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student harpists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Harp students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Oboe Major: Arts Academy Boarding High School

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student oboists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Oboe students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level

Advanced Modern Dance Intensive (one week)

Summer Arts Camp Program

The advanced modern dance intensive is ideal for the preprofessional student of modern dance. It provides an opportunity to work with experienced instructors from the professional dance community in an inspiring and challenging atmosphere.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
Saturday, June 15, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019

Ballet Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

General Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019 to Saturday, August 3, 2019

Harp Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

High School Contemporary Musical Theatre Showcase

Summer Arts Camp Program

In the Contemporary Musical Theatre Showcase you will perform predominantly contemporary songs and scenes that focus on technique and styles.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

High School Jazz Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Spend three weeks immersed in the world of jazz.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019

High School Music Production and Engineering

Summer Arts Camp Program

In this intensive study of music and song production, students come to understand the artistic and technical aspects of working in a music studio.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

High School Musical Theatre Golden Age Revue Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

In this musical theatre revue program you will work with a team of theatre professionals on staging classics from the musical theatre genre.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

High School Screenwriting Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

High School Theatre Improvisation Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

This three week program is designed for students with a passion for creative spontaneity!

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019

High School Visual Arts Summer Program

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Jazz Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Spend three weeks immersed in the world of jazz.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019

Junior Choir

Summer Arts Camp Program

Singers, experience the joy of singing in an ensemble! Whether you have been in a choir before or not, this is your chance to join with others to rehearse, practice, and sing.

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
Saturday, July 21, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018

Organ Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Monday, July 15, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Piano Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019 to Saturday, August 3, 2019

Piano Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Pre-College Portfolio Intensive

Summer Arts Camp Program

This program puts aspiring artists in the best possible position to apply to, and prepare for the rigors of, college art programs.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Slam Poetry Institute (one week)

Summer Arts Camp Program

Create original pieces in several different styles and learn the basics of effective communication through voice and body language in conveying poems and spoken word.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
Saturday, June 15, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019

String Orchestra Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019 to Saturday, August 3, 2019

Summer Animation Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Summer Filmmaking Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019 to Saturday, August 3, 2019

Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

Summer Arts Camp Program

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Monday, August 5, 2019

Academy Clarinet Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student clarinetists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Clarinet students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Comparative Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Offered as a major course of study within the Arts Academy boarding high school, Comparative Arts is a college preparatory experience built into an arts-oriented curriculum that allows students to explore their own cross-disciplinary interests.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Dance Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Academy dance program helps dancers become proficient and well-rounded artists who are prepared for the challenges of dance at a professional level.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Motion Picture Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Motion Picture Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school provides students with a progressive interdisciplinary education through writing, critical studies, and hands-on curriculum. 

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Music Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Recognized as one of the finest pre-professional music schools in the world, Interlochen offers instrumental music, vocal music, music composition, jazz and singer-songwriter programs.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Theatre Arts

Academy Boarding School Major

The Theatre Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy is designed for young actors who are serious about their craft. Through challenging coursework and guidance from a faculty of actor-educators, students develop their skills in all aspects of acting and theatre.

Arts Academy Boarding High School: Visual Arts Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The Visual Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school develops a young artist's technical abilities and personal vision through the study of a variety of traditional and contemporary media.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Music Composition Major

Academy Boarding School Major

The music composition major encourages students to cultivate their own unique and creative expression, while becoming familiar with important trends in 20th and 21st century music.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Theatre Design and Production

Academy Boarding School Major

The design and production concentration of the Theatre Arts program gives students opportunities to study stagecraft and design in the classroom and use Interlochen's state-of-the-art facilities to make their ideas a reality.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Trumpet Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student trumpet players a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Trumpet students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Viola Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student violists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Viola students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

Arts Academy Boarding School: Voice Major

Academy Boarding School Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers voice students a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Voice students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

3-Hour Watercolor Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Through the exploration of small studies, access your creative side and develop two finished watercolor pieces. This class is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to brush up on their approach to watercolor.

Program dates: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018

Acrylics Workshop: Painting with Emotion

Adult Arts Program

In this studio-based workshop, participants will learn to explore imagery expressionistically (with emotion) using acrylic paint on paper and canvas. Subject matter will focus on still life, from floral to varied subject matter. This class is intended for intermediate students, however all skill levels are welcome.

Program dates:
Monday, August 13, 2018 to Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Adult Band Camp

Adult Arts Program

Join more than seventy adults from across the United States and around the globe for the 2018 Adult Band Camp and experience the joy of ensemble performance in a challenging, supportive, fun and friendly environment. 

Program dates:
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018

Adult Chamber Music Camp

Adult Arts Program

For more than 60 years, adult musicians have come to Interlochen to read, play and polish great works of chamber music together.

Program dates:
Monday, August 13, 2018 to Saturday, August 18, 2018

Adult Choir Camp

Adult Arts Program

Join adult singers from across the United States and around the world to experience the joy of choral singing in a challenging, supportive and friendly environment.

Program dates:
Monday, June 25, 2018 to Saturday, June 30, 2018

Beginning Drawing

Adult Arts Program

Experience the magic of learning how to draw from nationally-renowned artist and illustrator Glenn Wolff! In this course, first-time art students will learn the basic concepts and techniques needed to begin to draw. 

Program dates: Friday, May 18, 2018

Beginning Italic Calligraphy

Adult Arts Program

Italic calligraphy is a fluid and dynamic calligraphic style with a Renaissance tradition that has contemporary use in personal projects, weddings, and awards. The letter forms have traditional structures and forms, but also lend themselves to lively and diverse individual expression.

Program dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Beginning Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Learn how to knit and purl while working on a hat and scarf in this 6-hour introductory-level class taught by nationally known knitting instructor, Sarah Peasley. Discussions regarding knitting needles, yarns, notions, and gauge will introduce students to the world of knitting.

Program dates: Monday, July 16, 2018

Blocking Hand-Knitted Work

Adult Arts Program

Increase your knitting expertise by learning a variety of blocking techniques as well as how to properly care for your hand-knitted items in this half-day workshop with Sarah Peasley.

Program dates: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Blogging Bootcamp: 4-Week Online Course

Adult Arts Program

Join blogger and journalist Philip Hartigan for a 4-week online course that uses interactive learning to explore writing better blog posts, freshening up the look of your blog, and increasing your audience reach and page views.

Program dates:
Monday, February 12, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018

Blues Guitar

Adult Arts Program

Join award-winning multi-instrumentalist Drew Howard in this 2-day blues guitar workshop, for intermediate and advanced players. 

Program dates:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chapman Stick Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The Chapman Stick Workshop will include instruction for players of the Chapman Stick®, the two-handed tapping electric instrument popularized in the 1970s and 1980s by Tony Levin, who performed alongside artists including Peter Gabriel and King Crimson.

Program dates:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017

Choral Conducting Institute at Interlochen, Jerry Blackstone, Director

Adult Arts Program

Join Grammy-award winning conductor Jerry Blackstone for an intensive week of conducting, score study, master classes, rehearsals, and private lessons culminating in a participant-led performance.

Program dates:
Sunday, June 3, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018

Chords and Chord Progressions for Fretboard Instruments

Adult Arts Program

Join multi-instrumentalist and educator Alvin McGovern for this two-day workshop and learn all about chords and chord progressions, applicable to any fretboard instrument!

Program dates:
Saturday, November 10, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018

Classical Guitar Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The Interlochen Classical Guitar Workshop features an accomplished faculty dedicated to helping you enhance and refine your playing skills through master classes and hands-on workshops.

Program dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017

Collagraph Printmaking

Adult Arts Program

 In this two day class, you will learn how to collage your materials together to create realistic or abstract images.

Program dates:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to Thursday, June 14, 2018

Color Play: Dyeing and Weaving Hand-Painted Yarn

Adult Arts Program

Learn how to dye multi-colored skeins of yarn to then weave into a unique scarf with your choice of Ikat-like stripes or color blocks!

Program dates:
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018

Colored Pencil Drawing: Obtaining Dramatic Effects

Adult Arts Program

Work with instructor Barbara Hranilovich to develop your colored pencil toolbox for application to fine drawings, children's book illustration, handmade cards or other pursuits.

Program dates: Friday, June 22, 2018

Crafting Great Content: Best Blogging Practices for Artists and Writers

Adult Arts Program

Take your blog to the next level through hands-on writing exercises, group discussion, and feedback. Explore essential topics and best practices in blogging like managing your "idea flow," defining your audience, developing a conversational writing style and promoting your blog posts.

Program dates: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Creative Writing: Playing with Form

Adult Arts Program

Students will play with a variety of forms through creative in-class exercises intended to reinvigorate stories and take them in new directions.

Program dates:
Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

Deep Revision Retreat

Adult Arts Program

Join Anne-Marie Oomen for a week-long writing retreat focused on deep revision. This is a fully-immersive, facilitated writing residency that blends traditional instruction with self-guided writing time, with the end goal of revising a large portion of a full or partial manuscript.

Program dates:
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018

Double Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Double knitting is pure magic! Learn two different methods to create a small bag and a two-sided coaster, while practicing appropriate cast-on, bind-off, and chart-reading techniques.

Program dates: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Early Music Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Join fellow passionate early music musicians for the 2018 Early Music Workshop, which will draw on late Renaissance music inspired by springtime and nature. Period instruments including recorders, other early winds, viols, lutes, harpsichord and percussion are highlighted. Vocalists are also welcome. 

Program dates:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018

Easy Instrument Repair for the Band Teacher

Adult Arts Program

Join University of North Texas resident technician, Justin Cooper, in this one-day workshop geared toward woodwind and brass teachers. 

Program dates: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Encaustic Painting for Beginners and Intermediates

Adult Arts Program

Encaustic painting, or painting with hot wax, can produce beautiful and dramatic results. Learn basic encaustic techniques in this two-day workshop.
Program dates:
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

Entrelac Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Take some tilty squares and triangles, add a fancy French name, and you get a totally addicting stitch pattern! Join Sarah Peasley for this one-day workshop for experienced knitters.

Program dates: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fabric Dyeing Techniques for Cotton

Adult Arts Program

Join fiber artist Rita Petteys for a 2-day workshop and learn a variety of techniques for dyeing cotton fabric and other cellulose fibers (linen, bamboo, jute and hemp) to create unique designs.

Program dates:
Saturday, August 11, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018

Fiber Blending Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Revitalize your existing fiber roving or design your own colors and textural effects for a special project, while exploring the drum carder in this one day workshop. 

Program dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fiber Dyeing for Spinners

Adult Arts Program

In this workshop, we will dye fiber using a variety of techniques that will enable spinners to express their deep love of their favorite colors while learning new techniques to help finesse their results. 

Program dates: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop features an accomplished faculty to help energize your playing skills.

Program dates:
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018

Finishing Knitted Garments

Adult Arts Program

Learn to put a sweater together step by step with renowned handknitting instructor Sarah Peasley! One-day workshop for the advanced beginner to intermediate level knitter.

Program dates: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Flute Choir Camp

Adult Arts Program

Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow flutists while rehearsing in a flute choir, attending repertoire reading sessions, and collaborating with others in chamber music duos, trios and quartets.

Program dates:
Sunday, July 29, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018

Fundamentals of Screenwriting

Adult Arts Program

Do you have a story to tell and the desire to write it in the form of a screenplay? In this workshop, learn the basics of screenwriting including classic three-act structure, effective action lines, believable dialogue, character development, creating effective marketing tools, creativity and craft, and understanding the marketplace. 

Program dates:
Monday, July 9, 2018 to Thursday, July 12, 2018

Half-Day Poetry Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Do you intend to write more poetry this summer? Then join Holly Wren Spaulding for this generative workshop and leave with at least 2-3 new poems to work on independently!

Program dates: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Improv for Beginners

Adult Arts Program

Whether you want to try improvisation on the stage, become more spontaneous and a better communicator off-stage, or are just curious about how much fun improv can be, this workshop is a great place to start! 

Program dates: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Intarsia Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multi-colored fabric. Learn techniques to keep your intarsia knitting on track and master duplicate stitch in this one-day workshop!

Program dates: Friday, November 9, 2018

Intermediate Drawing

Adult Arts Program

This course is a continuation of the concepts and techniques covered in Beginning Drawing and/or is a course for those students who are looking to enhance their previously developed drawing skills. This class is intended for those who are looking for a more challenging experience.

Program dates:
Saturday, May 19, 2018 to Sunday, May 20, 2018

Intermediate Guitar

Adult Arts Program

Join award-winning multi-instrumentalist Drew Howard for a two-day guitar workshop geared for intermediate-level students. Players of acoustic and/or electric guitars welcome!

Program dates:
Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, November 4, 2018

Intermediate Watercolor: Painting Nature

Adult Arts Program

Join watercolor artist Susan Lingg for a full-day intermediate workshop, and take your painting to the next level by learning the intricacies of painting waterways and foliage.

Program dates: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Introduction to Acting

Adult Arts Program

No matter your age or experience level, professional actress and theatre educator Shelby Lewis will guide you through a fun, fast-paced day full of vocal and physical warm-up games, exploratory movement exercises, and basic text analysis. 

Program dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Introduction to Acting Shakespeare

Adult Arts Program

Ever wanted to try your hand at Shakespeare? Whether you're a veteran at verse or brand new to the Bard, work with professional actor and director Shelby Lewis to unlock the layers of Shakespeare's work.

Program dates: Friday, June 22, 2018

Introduction to Blogging for Artists and Writers

Adult Arts Program

If you are an artist, musician, writer or creative professional who wants to talk about your process and promote your work through a blog but you don't know how, then this one-day course will teach you everything you need to know to get started.
Program dates: Friday, July 13, 2018

Introduction to Digital Audio with Interlochen Public Radio

Adult Arts Program

Using practical, hand-on exercises, participants will be introduced to the world of online media using IPR’s audio recording equipment and will receive a behind the scenes look into the IPR studios.

Program dates:
Friday, May 18, 2018 to Sunday, May 20, 2018

Introduction to Drawing From Nature

Adult Arts Program

Join award-winning painter and illustrator Glenn Wolff in an exploration of drawing from nature and learn or renew drawing basics such as composition, line, shading and perspective. 

Program dates: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting

Adult Arts Program

The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can easily be learned within this 6-hour class taught by instructor Sarah Peasley.

Program dates: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Introduction to Figure Drawing

Adult Arts Program

Learn the basics of drawing the figure with accomplished artist and educator Glenn Wolff in this two-day workshop.

Program dates:
Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, November 4, 2018

Introduction to Hand Lettering

Adult Arts Program

Designed to introduce students to hand-rendered letterforms and their practical uses, this workshop will help students learn what to look for in letterforms, learn how to embellish them, and learn how to make the letterforms play well together.

Program dates: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Introduction to Knitting Cables

Adult Arts Program

If you think knitting cables is too difficult, think again! If you are comfortable knitting and purling, you can conquer cable knitting in this one-day workshop.

Program dates: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Introduction to Music Publishing

Adult Arts Program

Whether you are a songwriter, vocalist or just someone curious about the music industry, this workshop will provide you with an overview of copyright, exclusive rights, music publishing and how to get paid for your original work.

Program dates: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Introduction to Piano for Adults

Adult Arts Program

Whether you have very little familiarity with the piano keyboard, or no musical background at all, you will find a rewarding experience in this 3-day workshop with certified instructor and music educator Janice Derian.

Program dates:
Friday, April 27, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking: Beyond the Basics

Adult Arts Program

If you have already discovered the ancient Japanese printmaking process of moku hanga by taking an introductory class, and are ready to learn more complex techniques, this 5-day workshop is for you!

Program dates:
Monday, August 6, 2018 to Friday, August 10, 2018

Joining Yarn for Knitting

Adult Arts Program

What to do when your yarn runs out! Join respected hand-knitting instructor Sarah Peasley for this half-day workshop on a variety of techniques for joining yarns.

Program dates: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Journal and Sketchbook Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Co-taught by a visual artist and a writer, this workshop is geared toward writers and artists of all levels. Activities taught in this workshop will help you learn how visual note-taking, writing, and expressive mark-making can help you record memories, observations, imaginings, stories, and visual narratives.

Program dates: Friday, June 15, 2018

Knitting Socks from the Cuff Down

Adult Arts Program

Plain old vanilla socks may sound boring, but traditional, cuff-down, heel-flap socks are an excellent first sock project, for advanced beginners to intermediate-level knitters.

Program dates: Friday, April 13, 2018

Knitting Socks from the Toe Up

Adult Arts Program

Turn tradition on its head and use two circular needles to knit a sock from the toe up!

Program dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Learn to Read Music: Sight-Reading for Beginnners

Adult Arts Program

In this three-day workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of reading music as they explore the basics of rhythm, pitch, major and minor scales, key signatures, and musical terms.

Program dates:
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018

Learning Music Theory through the Fretboard

Adult Arts Program

Multi-instrumentalist and educator Alvin McGovern will introduce the fundamentals of music theory, using a fretboard instrument as a reference, in this 2-day workshop. Students simply need to bring a guitar, banjo, or mandolin; but do not need to know how to play it.

Program dates:
Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lecture: History of Music at Interlochen

Adult Arts Program

Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host, Amanda Sewell, for an exploration of  Interlochen’s musical history, traditions, people and events.

Program dates: Sunday, July 8, 2018

Making Story: Form and Structure in Fiction

Adult Arts Program

We all have stories to tell - the complicated part is figuring out how best to tell them. In this 2-day workshop we will study and attempt a variety of forms, from prose experiments to time-honored fictional structures. Join us!

Program dates:
Saturday, October 27, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018

Master Teacher Workshop for Flute

Adult Arts Program

Discover new perspectives on how to approach your flute playing with guest artist Patricia George and music director Jane Berkner at this year’s workshop. Perfect for flutists of all levels who seek new insights and for flute teachers in search of new ways to inspire others, this 2-day program will explore many specific flute playing topics.

Program dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Mixed Media Collage Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Collage is the art of creating an image by assembling different materials onto a two-dimensional surface. Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan will guide you through the process of selecting materials to design a compelling composition that is meaningful to you. 

Program dates:
Saturday, October 27, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018

Mountain Dulcimer Immersive Workshop

Adult Arts Program

The mountain dulcimer is a simple 3 or 4-stringed instrument with a unique fretboard that is easy for the novice to begin playing songs with just one lesson, and fun for all levels to explore its many possibilities. Meet new people, learn a new instrument, or reconnect with your dulcimer in this one-day workshop.

Program dates: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Tull Glazener

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Join mountain dulcimer performer/songwriter/recording artist and educator, Tull Glazener, in this afternoon workshop appropriate for players who are beyond beginner* to those at the level of intermediate or above.

Program dates: Friday, June 8, 2018

Mountain Dulcimer: Sweet Sounds for the Holidays

Adult Arts Program

Learn some festive and fun holiday music for mountain dulcimer in this half-day workshop and take home a generous packet of music from instructor Wanda Degen! Open to students with at least a little experience through intermediate-level players.


Program dates: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Mystery Writing Intensive

Adult Arts Program

Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive retreat that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing.

Program dates:
Monday, June 18, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

Painting Techniques in Acrylic and Mixed Media

Adult Arts Program

Join visual artist Jessica Kovan for this one-day workshop and discover how acrylic paint and mixed media can be used to effectively create layers and textures in your painting. 

Program dates: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Painting the Autumn Spectrum

Adult Arts Program

Explore the autumn palette in this 2-day painting workshop with accomplished artist/illustrator Barb Hranilovich, working in watercolor, gouache, pastels, acrylic paints, or mixed media.

Program dates:
Thursday, October 11, 2018 to Friday, October 12, 2018

Painting the Garden Palette

Adult Arts Program

Come play with vivid color as we explore the palette of gardens - both flower and vegetable! 

Program dates:
Friday, February 23, 2018 to Saturday, February 24, 2018

Piano Workshop for Adults

Adult Arts Program

If you are eager to refresh or build upon your fundamental understanding of piano, this 3-day workshop with certified instructor and music educator Janice Derian will provide a rewarding experience.

Program dates:
Friday, November 2, 2018 to Sunday, November 4, 2018

Plein Air Painting with Mark Mehaffey

Adult Arts Program

This workshop will begin with demonstrations in watercolor and acrylic paint and a crash course in the studio to review the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, and basic concepts.
Program dates:
Thursday, July 12, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

Poetry as Integrative Medicine

Adult Arts Program

Attention readers and writers, teachers, caregivers and others! Learn about poems that illuminate the healing properties of poetry in this seminar-style course with Holly Wren Spaulding. Activities include reading, discussion and writing exercises. All are welcome!

Program dates:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 2018

Poetry Writing Intensive: Birthing a Bigger Poem

Adult Arts Program

This course will look at some of the building blocks of what we'll call "bigger" poems, those pieces of writing that keep going, and manage to hold our attention as they develop their ideas and imagery.

Program dates:
Monday, April 9, 2018 to Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Poetry Writing Intensive: Short Poems

Adult Arts Program

 Study and practice the art of the short poem in this two-day, generative workshop, with inspiration from some of the masters of the form.

Program dates:
Monday, October 16, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Preventing and Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Adult Arts Program

Advanced beginner to intermediate knitters will learn how to correct a variety of common knitting mistakes in this half-day workshop with nationally renowned handknitting instructor Sarah Peasley!

Program dates: Monday, October 15, 2018

Principles of Photography with Monte Nagler

Adult Arts Program

Go from simply taking snapshots to making photographs. Learn about depth of field, filters, composition, how cameras work and more.

Program dates: Sunday, October 7, 2018

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

Adult Arts Program

Join us for the Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend and learn the history and basics of punch needle rug hooking by creating your very own “mug rug.” This fast and easy project will show you how much fun punch needle can be.

Program dates: Friday, October 27, 2017

Re-Vision Workshop for Poets

Adult Arts Program

In this hands-on workshop we'll address the challenge of deep revision, by looking closely at our work in progress, asking good questions of it, iterating new versions, and experimenting with new ways of seeing the potential in our unfinished drafts.

Program dates: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Reading Your Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Advanced beginner to intermediate knitters, become more confident in this morning workshop with nationally renowned handknitting instructor Sarah Peasley! She’ll help you understand the anatomy of a stitch while sharing techniques for keeping projects on track.


Program dates: Monday, October 15, 2018

Rigid Heddle Weaving Exploration

Adult Arts Program

This extended, two-day weaving class, is perfect for beginners as well as returning students and offers a rich learning opportunity

Program dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017 to Saturday, October 28, 2017

Shibori Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Join fiber artist Rita Petteys in this 3-day workshop to explore multi-color dyeing processes and learn three or more Japanese fiber arts techniques.

Program dates:
Monday, July 9, 2018 to Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sketching in Color Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Join acclaimed artist Sharon Griffes Tarr in this fun, two-day workshop ideal for all artists who wish to sketch quickly and cleanly in color using simple, portable materials.

Program dates:
Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Sunday, October 15, 2017

Soft Pastel Painting Workshop: Landscape

Adult Arts Program

Focus on creating a meaningful landscape painting while covering many aspects of working with pastel.
Program dates: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Soft Pastel Painting Workshop: Still Life

Adult Arts Program

Cultivate your skills and learn new techniques with award-winning pastel artist, Tom Tomasek in this one-day workshop focused on the still life.

Program dates: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Soft Pastel Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results with pastel painting techniques, color theory and color mixing.

Program dates:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018

Songwriting Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Immerse yourself in the beautiful world of songwriting with Interlochen music instructor, guitarist, and singer/songwriter Kyle Novy, while honing your craft in a fun, supportive and challenging environment in this 2-day workshop.

Program dates:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017

Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar

Adult Arts Program

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts' faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting one day workshop! 

Program dates: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Art of Handmade Books

Adult Arts Program

Learn the basics of how to create artful, handmade books in this one-day workshop with visual artist and educator, Philip Hartigan. 

Program dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Poetry of Attentiveness: Writing the Now

Adult Arts Program

Join poet and creative writer Jaime Delp and learn to write from the world around you, in the present moment. If you feel overwhelmed by daily deadlines and obligations, this 3-day workshop is the perfect opportunity to slow down be inspired - give yourself the luxury of time!

Program dates:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Practice of Poetry: 4-Week Online Course

Adult Arts Program

This online course offers an inspiring and practical exploration of the idea that an enduring writing practice will bring fulfillment in a way that completing individual poems rarely can.

Program dates:
Monday, February 5, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018

Transom.org Audio Narrative Short Course

Adult Arts Program

The Transom.org Audio Narrative Short Course will provide not just an introduction to the basics, but will delve intensely into advanced elements of radio story planning, structure, writing, fieldwork and digital audio editing.

Program dates:
Thursday, May 31, 2018 to Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Uketoberfest! Fall Ukulele Event

Adult Arts Program

Join us for Uketoberfest!, a one-day ukulele event on Saturday, October 6 featuring all things ukulele for all skill levels! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and to learn a new instrument or enhance your playing ability in the beautiful fall setting of Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

Program dates: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ukulele for Beginners and Confident Beginners Workshops

Adult Arts Program

The ukulele has become one of the most popular instruments in the country--it's easy to learn, portable, relatively inexpensive, and an enjoyable way to spend time singing and strumming by yourself or with friends. Learn how in these workshops!

Program dates: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Vocal Pedagogy Primer

Adult Arts Program

This course is geared towards the adult choir singer with little or no prior vocal training and a perfect warm-up for those interested in attending the Adult Choir Camp. 

Program dates:
Sunday, June 24, 2018 to Monday, June 25, 2018

Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

Adult Arts Program

With the end result resembling a refined watercolor painting on paper, this workshop will offer participants a rare insight into the ancient Japanese printmaking process known as moku hanga, as taught by an award-winning artist in the field.
Program dates:
Thursday, April 12, 2018 to Saturday, April 14, 2018

Woven Wall Hanging Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Learn to create the highly textured, woven wall hangings currently trending on internet idea boards in this one-day workshop! 

Program dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Writers Retreat

Adult Arts Program

Join us in 2018 to celebrate the 13th year of Interlochen’s Writers Retreat and spend four days writing new material in the course of your choice, attending presentations by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world.

Program dates:
Monday, June 11, 2018 to Thursday, June 14, 2018

Writers, Readers, and Story: A Prose Workshop for Work-in-Progress

Adult Arts Program

Led by Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ Writer-in-Residence Patricia Ann McNair, this workshop is designed for writers of narrative prose work-in-progress, fiction or nonfiction.

Program dates:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 to Sunday, July 15, 2018

Writing from Art

Adult Arts Program

Learn how to use the visual arts to inspire new writing, have fun with art, and enrich your revision process, in this afternoon workshop.

Program dates: Friday, October 26, 2018

Writing Meaningful Stories in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Adult Arts Program

Join us for this 2-day weekend workshop and learn methods for giving your work the emotional layering required to make it satisfying to both editors and readers.

Program dates:
Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Sunday, October 15, 2017

Writing the World: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Whether you are considering creative nonfiction for the first time or have a memoir in progress, this 3-day workshop will challenge you to ask the complex, real questions that inspire powerful narratives, and offer prompts and constructive feedback.

Program dates:
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018

Writing Workshop: Your Facts, Your Fiction

Adult Arts Program

In this one day, two part workshop, participants will explore the potential of their personal narratives to fuel their prose writing.

Program dates: Friday, June 15, 2018

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