Visual Arts Summer Program for Grades 3-6

The junior visual arts program is a great opportunity for younger artists to develop creativity and fundamental art skills. You will live and learn with other students from all over the world, as you study different techniques and media.

Program length: 2 weeks
Program dates:
June 23, 2019 to July 6, 2019
July 7, 2019 to July 20, 2019
July 21, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Tuition: $4,260
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6

At the heart of the junior visual arts program is the global arts studio. You'll learn about world cultures by studying different art techniques from a variety of points across the globe. Activities may include working with fibers, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and painting.

After enrollment, you will choose one of the following visual arts electives:

Explore clay as a medium of expression. In ceramics class, you'll learn basic skills and the creative aspects of working with clay in a variety of hand-building techniques.

This class will introduce a variety of media and techniques. You will have the opportunity to work from observation, and explore your own personal expression.

In this introduction to printmaking, you'll develop your drawing skills and explore a variety of printmaking processes, such as etching, linocut printing, rubber stamping, and monoprinting.

Learn to draw, paint, and have fun developing new characters and creative creatures. Create stories full of action and suspense by building a story arc with a beginning, middle, and end. We'll also explore narrative elements, such as point of view, character expressions, and environments.

Digital Photography
You will be introduced to the basics of digital photography. Learn how to operate a basic digital camera, and how to transfer to the images to a Mac computer for organization and editing. Experimentation, composition, lighting, and subject matter will be discussed throughout the course. Digital cameras will be provided to use during class, but students must bring their own portable storage device (such as a thumb drive).

Additionally, you will choose two more elective classes, either from the list above or in another area, including music, theatre, dance, and recreation (view list). Electives are chosen after enrollment, and are based on schedule availability.

The two-week session culminates with a public exhibition of student work.

How to Apply

This program does not require a portfolio for admission. It enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis, so early application is advised. Start your online application


Tamara Kaplan

Instructor of Visual Arts, Junior Ceramics, Interlochen Arts Camp