Focusing exclusively on painting materials and techniques, the three-week advanced painting intensive is an excellent summer opportunity for serious high school artists. During your time here, you will explore composition, color theory, processes, materials, and the elements of painting and contemporary design.
This program is designed for students in grades 9-12 who have previous drawing or painting experience and established skills. You will have six hours of intensive coursework each day, complemented by a daily studio seminar. You will be introduced to contemporary art practices and ideas, and have the opportunity to create self-directed work. The program curriculum includes:
- Painting techniques
- Color theory
- Use of water- and oil-based media
- Visiting artist lectures, college presentations, and workshops
- Participation in the weekly evening figure-painting studio is encouraged
- Evening open studio tutorials twice a week.
At the end of this three-week session, you will exhibit the work you have created throughout the Dow Center for Visual Arts.
While students in the advanced painting intensive do not take elective classes, they are encouraged to take advantage of the creative vitality of Interlochen and enjoy student, faculty, and guest artist presentations in music, theatre, visual art, dance, film, and creative writing.