This course explores traditional drawing and painting techniques in combination with contemporary processes. Students will be drawing from life, and will learn to understand proportion, value, perspective, and composition. Along with observational drawing and painting, students will develop their personal voice and subject matter through an exploration of contemporary painting and drawing processes. With a strong conceptual foundation and improved observational drawing skills, students will be prepared for the diverse curriculum of higher education art programs.
Drawing and Painting Institute
Resources and Facilities
The visual arts department is housed in the state-of-the-art Dow Center for Visual Arts. Its features include separate studio space for ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, metals, digital arts, photography, printmaking, and fibers. The most impressive facility of its kind at any secondary school in the country, it also includes a professional gallery space for exhibitions of work by students, faculty, and visiting artists.
We offer the following additional summer programs that may be of interest:
These programs begin right after the one-week Drawing and Painting Institute ends. Multiple session discounts are available.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a visual arts major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
Faculty, Interlochen Visual Arts Institutes