The advanced drawing and painting program is for students in grades 6-9 with previous drawing experience and established skills. Students take a core 'Advanced Drawing and Painting' studio class that focuses exclusively on drawing and painting materials and techniques. Students will explore composition, proportion, perspective and value while continuing to build their observational skills. They will also be introduced to contemporary art practice and ideas, and have the opportunity to create self-directed creative work.
Students will participate in a two-hour afternoon Advanced Drawing and Painting studio focusing on drawing foundations and techniques, including graphite, ink, charcoal and conté. Emphasis will be placed on various approaches to drawing and painting from observation through still lifes, perspective and portraiture.
Students will take three additional hours of instruction by combining two to three of the following classes:
- Sculptural Forms
- Black and White Film Photography (new)
- Printmaking Techniques (new)
- Experimental Fashion (new)
- Drawing Techniques
- Drawing Nature
- 2D Mixed Media (new)
- Digital Arts
- Fibers: 3D Soft Construction
- Artists' Books
- Jewelry Design
One-hour electives in other arts areas: view list.
All Visual Art students participate in the Visual Arts Studio Seminar.
Participation in the weekly evening figure-drawing studio is encouraged and there are open studio tutorials offered two evenings a week.
Students will choose their courses after the enrollment process.
A portfolio that shows established skill in drawing, particularly from observation. Students returning to the Intermediate Visual Arts program are highly encouraged to apply for this program, as it will build on the foundational skills they developed in a previous summer.
How to Apply
- Complete the online application.
- Prepare the materials listed below, and upload them to https://app.decisiondesk.com/clients/interlochenarts/apply.
- Prepare a minimum of five images that represent your highest quality of work. Three pieces must be made from direct observation (drawn or painted from life, not copied from a photograph). The portfolio may be in any medium but evidence of some color experience is preferred (paint, colored pencil, pastel, etc.) Applicants who submit a portfolio to the Advanced Drawing and Painting program may be considered for the Intermediate Visual Arts program.