Interlochen Online Intermediate (grades 6-9) Programs

Work with world-class instructors, meet passionate peers from around the world, and enjoy the fun of a traditional summer camp in an immersive online experience.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 28, 2020 to July 19, 2020
Tuition: $2,950
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Deadline: 
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Interlochen Online’s intermediate programs provide rigorous and rewarding artistic training in 11 different areas of study.

Each week, you’ll enjoy a 50-minute private coaching with one of our world-class faculty, who will guide you as you develop your artistic voice and prepare your works for competitions, performances, and auditions. You’ll also enjoy weekly “real life” sessions featuring working artists in your chosen field.

Daily classes will help you hone your technical skills alongside like-minded peers from around the world. Unwind after class with crafts, snacks, and games in your virtual cabin.

Please see the drop down below for our upcoming schedule of Live Q&A Sessions, hosted by Interlochen Online admission and faculty representatives.

Creative Writing

Explore assigned and in-class readings from some of the most vibrant voices in contemporary writing. Daily freewrite prompts will provide the tools you need to work toward a longer story or essay and a group of poems that will be workshopped by the class.

What Will I Learn?

  • The fundamentals of fiction and poetry, deploying literary terminology in group discussion of assigned and in-class literary models
  • Contemporary forms and technique in freewrite prompts and workshop submissions
  • To revise your own work with an understanding of writing as a process
  • The etiquette of the workshop space, successfully giving and receiving feedback with classmates on a story and one or more poems
  • To contribute a print or online anthology at the end of the session and participate in a final group reading
  • To progress into future projects and classes with a sense of inspiration, collegiality, risk-taking, and a sense of what's possible in a truly immersive creative environment

Courses Include

  • Fiction: Learn the fundamentals of narrative craft in addition to cutting-edge experimental techniques being used by contemporary fiction writers.
  • Poetry: You will learn the fundamentals of poetic craft and a variety of traditional forms and contemporary techniques, with intensive attention given to imagery, voice, setting, and narrative.
  • Project Creation and Review: You will have a weekly one-on-one coaching session focused on your writing projects as well as your portfolio.
  • Real Life: Engage in a series of discussions with working professional writers, as well as leaders in the publishing industry.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

Joe Sacksteder

Director of Creative Writing, Interlochen Center for the Arts; Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen Arts Camp

Dance

Study classical ballet and contemporary dance with an emphasis on pre-professional and higher education dance preparation. You will study with the Interlochen faculty as well as with guest instructors from nationally and internationally renowned dance companies, schools, and university programs. Expand your dance industry knowledge through a professional seminar that features leading professionals.

What Will I Learn?

  • Improve technical proficiency in classical ballet
  • Master new skills in contemporary dance
  • Synthesize tools and strategies to help dancers stay strong and healthy
  • Create an original dance project to present as a culminating experience
  • Develop skills for auditions and competitions

Courses Include

  • Classical Ballet Technique: Master carefully crafted center exercises designed to be completed in a standard home setting. Methodologies stem from the Vaganova system of training.
  • Contemporary Dance Technique: Rooted in the Merce Cunningham and other established contemporary styles of dance technique, you will participate in exercises to develop isolation, strength, and coordination.
  • Private one-on-one coaching session: You will have a weekly, 50-minute, one-on-one lesson and coaching session focused on your personal projects, including college audition and contest preparation.
  • Real Life: Engage in conversation with various dance industry professionals. Guests artists will include nationally renowned professionals as well as leaders of college dance programs.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Program Requirements

  • Students should have a cleared space at home that allows movement. 
  • There should be a chair or kitchen counter to hold for the “barre” portion of ballet class. 
  • This program is conducive to any floor type but preferably not concrete, if possible. 
  • A pilates or yoga mat (or a towel) is recommended.

Students should also have appropriate dance attire:

  • Females: Leotard (any color); pink tights; pink ballet shoes; pointe shoes; jazz shoes
  • Males: Plain short sleeve t-shirt (any color); black tights; thin white socks (if wearing white ballet shoes); white or black ballet shoes; jazz shoes

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

Joseph Morrissey

Director of Dance, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Filmmaking

Work with professional instructors and notable guest artists, who share their experience and insights into filmmaking and the movie industry. They will help you develop the skills you need to express yourself through film.

What Will I Learn?

  • Translate your creative ideas into visual writing and original screenplays
  • Evaluate notable masterwork films for key aspects of communication of visual story
  • Practice pre-production, visual organization with shotlist and storyboarding
  • Use camera placement, movement, and cinematic lens techniques to shoot your own short films
  • Understand key roles on a film set and how to use them to better collaborate
  • Perform effective sound recording and microphone techniques
  • Explore a variety of editing techniques, colliding/sequencing of images
  • Enhance images with resourceful lighting and exposure techniques

Courses Include

  • Visual Storytelling: Explore visual storytelling, screenwriting, and editing techniques. You will learn about the relationship between word and picture and focus on methods to communicate emotion in the visual medium and potential collaboration with peers.
  • Film Production Techniques:  You will learn effective camera techniques, placement, and movement. Develop pre-production and visual organization skills. You will also learn key aspects of crew roles and begin to explore directing and organizational methods.
  • One-on-One Coaching: You will have a weekly, 50-minute, one-on-one coaching session focused on your individual film projects, as well as your portfolio.
  • Real Life: Engage in a series of discussions with working film and media professionals.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Required Technology

To be supplied by students:

  • Camera (preferably a digital DSLR—focusable and able to select exposure. Alternatively, a phone camera could be used)
  • External hard drive for your media/footage
  • Editing software (preferably Adobe Premiere)
  • Sound recording device (a phone will work)
  • Professional headphones, such as Audio Technica ATH-M50X or equivalent, but earbuds are fine

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

Michael Mittelstaedt

Director and Instructor of Film and New Media, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Digital Filmmaking, Interlochen Arts Camp

Music: Classical Performance and Composition

This program is ideal for classical instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and pianists. Faculty will work with you on individual development and enrichment, with a special focus on building healthy practice habits, improving performance skills, and learning to be a part of a global community of young artists.

What Will I Learn?

  • Develop artistically and musically
  • Improve performance technique
  • Learn new repertoire
  • Improve audition skills
  • Gain listening skills and musicality

Courses Include

  • Technique & Repertoire: Each instrumental class begins with warm-ups and practice strategies. You will then study and perform selected repertoire.
  • Ensemble Experience: You will study ensemble repertoire with Interlochen’s distinguished faculty, play along with faculty, and listen to a faculty performance. Professional chamber ensembles will also join with students to perform, talk about their careers, and answer questions. Singers will study acting, diction, and vocal physiology to improve each and every performance. Pianists will engage with collaborative playing and keyboard skills. Composers will study orchestration and how to score for various ensembles.
  • Private Lessons: You will have a weekly 50-minute private lesson, which will help you develop technique, master repertoire, and learn one-on-one from a master teacher.
  • Real Life: Each week, internationally recognized Interlochen Arts Camp guest artists will join students to share their experiences, lead master classes, discuss the classical music industry today, and more.
  • Elective: Musician Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Instrument and Program Information

Sample Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.


Music: Jazz Performance & Improvisation

Develop your jazz skills as an improviser and stylist. You'll learn the art of listening and critique as you hear your peers perform, analyze the constructive feedback provided by faculty, and learn to respond to each other both musically and with verbal feedback.

Courses Include

  • Theory, Scales, Chords, and More: You will present and review chord and scale relationships through guided drills in a call-and-response format. You will also focus on jazz improvisation skills, practicing individually and in small groups.
  • Jazz Styles: You will develop jazz phrasing, articulation, rhythm, and style. Explore a variety of approaches including transcription study, jazz etudes, and common phrases.
  • Private Lessons: You will have a weekly 50-minute private lesson, an opportunity for focused work on your instrument.
  • Real Life: Engage with active working professionals in the jazz, songwriting, commercial audio, and music industry.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Required Technology

To be supplied by students:

  • iReal Pro App with Jazz 1350 Songpack
  • Bluetooth or some other external microphone
  • Bluetooth or some other external speaker
  • GarageBand app on computer or iPad/iPhone
  • Manuscript notebook

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

Bill Sears

Director of Jazz Studies, Instructor of Saxophone, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Music: Production & Engineering

Learn how current musicians are leveraging the most powerful tools in the industry—and how you can use these tools to create professional-quality recordings.

What Will I Learn?

  • Create portfolio-ready songs and music for distribution
  • Produce professional-quality recordings, utilizing a digital audio workstation (DAW)
  • Analyze production techniques from seminal musical works
  • Integrate music technology workflows in the music-making process

Courses Include

  • Technology for Producers: Learn the basics of digital audio, microphones, signal flow, effects processing, mixing, critical listening, and mastering.
  • Remote Music Production: Learn all about virtual instruments, comping in playlists/vocal production, beatmaking, creative effects and aesthetics, and collaborating with others in the music-making process.
  • One-on-One Coaching Session: You will have a 50-minute, one-on-one coaching session, an opportunity for focused work on unique projects.
  • Real Life: Engage with active working professionals in the songwriting, commercial audio, and music industry.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Required Technology

To be supplied by students:

  • Apple computer (for recording on the DAW Logic) (A PC is possible; we will provide different software)
  • MIDI controller recommended, such as USB MIDI keyboard, preferably with faders/knobs (e.g. Akai MPK61)
  • USB microphone or audio interface with XLR microphone (e.g. Shure SM58, Audio Technica AT2020)
  • Professional headphones (e.g. Audio Technical ATH-M50X or equivalent)

To be supplied by Interlochen:

  • Logic digital audio workstation software (or other recording DAW)

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

Marc Lacuesta

Director of Music Production and Engineering, Interlochen Arts Academy

Music: Singer-Songwriter

Explore how lyrics, melody, and harmony combine to convey emotion, tell a story, and move an audience. Learn audio recording using Logic Digital Audio Workstation, and music business seminars, taught by industry professionals, will help you prepare for the real world as you learn about booking gigs, touring, and financing for the working musician.

What Will I Learn?

  • Analyze writing habits and patterns and evaluate effectiveness
  • Comprehend differences between well-written and well-performed and produced songs
  • Explore new methods of writing to give voice to something outside your own experience
  • Provide meaningful feedback to others
  • Apply feedback from others to improve your work
  • Explore the relationship among lyrics, melody, and harmony

Courses Include

  • Songwriting Techniques: Learn to write stronger lyrics, using imagery, leveraging rhyme schemes, and understanding song forms. Explore melody and harmony, learning to write a good hook, and how melody can make a lyric memorable. In addition, you will learn to use chords to support and emphasize lyrics.
  • Song Translation: Learn how to make songs you have written work on stage and in recording through exploring the key, arranging, finding harmonies, and production techniques. You will learn to use Logic to record and craft songs. You will also explore best practices in creating videos for social media use.
  • Private Lessons: You will have a weekly, 50-minute private lesson in songwriting, which is an opportunity for focused work on your songs.
  • Real Life: Engage with active working professionals in the songwriting, commercial audio, and music industry.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Required Technology

To be supplied by students:

  • Apple computer (for recording on the DAW Logic) (A PC is possible; we will work with you on providing something different)
  • See our list of suggested bundle packages for additional required technology

To be supplied by Interlochen:

  • Logic digital audio workstation software (or other recording DAW)

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

Courtney Kaiser-Sandler

Chair of Contemporary Music; Instructor, Singer-Songwriter Program, Interlochen Arts Academy

Theatre Arts: Acting

Develop the key tools needed by young actors—the body, the voice, and the imagination. Through a series of well-designed exercises and structured classes, you will expand their abilities and discover their potential.

What Will I Learn?

  • Perform a monologue that demonstrates your growth and progress
  • Develop your physical presence and awareness
  • Better utilize your vocal instrument
  • Discover a reliable and consistent acting technique

Courses Include

  • Voice and Movement: Explore the relationship of the body to the voice. Complete exercises designed to expand physicality and increase the power of the vocal instrument.
  • Acting Technique: You will learn fundamental acting theory and exercises based on the pursuit of inner truth. You will also explore best practices in enacting various techniques, characters, and emotions.
  • One-on-One Monologue Coaching: You will have a weekly, 50-minute, one-on-one coaching experience to help them maximize your unique potential.
  • Real Life: This is a series of discussions with actors and other professionals from the world of theatre.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

William Church

Director of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts; Artistic Director, Interlochen Shakespeare Festival

Theatre Arts: Design & Production

Begin to understand the larger world of design in the theatre—sets, costumes, lighting, projections, and sound—working together to reflect a singular perspective, emotion, and narrative. You will also generate a professional portfolio appropriate for submission to the top theatre colleges in the country.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the role of the theatre designer
  • Synthesize the tools and materials of theatre design and production
  • Create production materials informed by emotional and empathetic reactions
  • Apply multiple design media within the theatre, or in visual and performing arts
  • Complete a culminating design work, which will include an emotional response image, a research image, a design statement, and a completed SketchUp 3D for Schools model for a theatre title to be determined

Courses Include

  • Designing for the Stage: You will focus on script analysis, emotional reactions in a visual medium, and collaboration with co-designers in various design mediums.
  • Drafting/3D Modeling for the Stage: Apply SketchUp 3D for Schools to bring your designs to life via digital 3D modeling with special attention to both the classically defined elements and principles of design.
  • One-on-One Coaching & Portfolio Creation and Review: You will have a weekly one-on-one coaching session focused on sharpening your portfolio and professional branding material, including a resume, CV, cover letter, and artist statement.
  • Real Life: Engage in a series of discussions with working theatre professionals from multiple design and production competencies.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.



Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre

This program focuses on all the key skills needed by young performers. With classes in Acting a Song, Song & Dance Lab, and Private Voice, you will discover new techniques to help you advance your craft to an even higher level.

What Will I Learn?

  • Perform a song that demonstrates your growth and progress
  • Expand your vocal skills and musicality
  • Develop musical theatre dance skills while gaining strength and flexibility
  • Discover reliable and consistent acting technique

Courses Include

  • Song & Dance Lab: Explore the two main areas required in musical theatre—singing and dancing.
  • Acting a Song: Learn fundamental acting theory and exercises based on the pursuit of inner truth with an emphasis on song interpretation.
  • Private Voice Lessons: You will have a weekly, 50-minute, one-on-one lesson to help you improve vocal production and performance skills.
  • Real Life: Engage with actors and other professionals from the world of theatre.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

William Church

Director of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts; Artistic Director, Interlochen Shakespeare Festival

Visual Arts

For artists at all levels, you will develop your technical skills and enhance your artistic expression, style, and visual vocabulary. For your final project, you will create a digital portfolio that can be used in professional pursuits.

What Will I Learn?

  • Refine your technical skills and use of two-dimensional media
  • Apply a variety of materials and processes to creative problem-solving
  • Analyze the meaning behind material, use of color, composition, space, and placement
  • Exhibit cognitive awareness of the formal or visual qualities of art and vocabulary, i.e. the elements and principles of design
  • Learn how to document your body of work and create a digital platform to promote yourself and your work
  • Take initiative over your artistic practice and be resourceful in finding appropriate materials

Courses Includes

  • Drawing Techniques: You will focus exclusively on drawing materials and techniques, as you refine their observational skills and study composition, proportion, perspective, and value.
  • Material Exploration: In this mixed-media course, you will explore everyday home materials and transform them into one-of-a-kind works of art. You will develop resourcefulness, creativity, and problem-solving skills by utilizing what is available in your own home.
  • Portfolio Creation and Review: You will have a weekly one-on-one coaching session focused on refining your techniques, developing ideas, and assembling a portfolio.
  • Real Life: Engage with various guest artists and faculty discussing topics like careers in the art world, how to prepare for a college portfolio review, how to develop a thesis or concentration topic and special material, and more.
  • Elective: Citizen Artistry OR Sustainability (see Electives dropdown).

Required Material

To be supplied by students:

  • Computer with image editing software. 
  • An easel or a flat drawing surface
  • A camera, preferably a DSLR Camera, but a basic point and shoot camera or or high quality phone camera is adequate. 
  • Sketchbook, preferably 8” x 10”, but any size is acceptable
  • Sharp scissors
  • An 18” ruler
  • 18” x 24” pad of drawing paper, 20 sheet. Link to example
  • Drawing Pencil Set (includes: Includes 6 graphite pencils, 3 charcoal pencils, 1 sketch stick, 4 charcoal sticks, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 charcoal sharpener, 1 kneaded eraser and 1 white plastic eraser). Link to example
  • 8oz of white glue
  • Ball of twine or strong string

Schedule

Classes meet daily Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Electives are scheduled Monday-Friday from 4-5 p.m. One-on-one private lessons/coachings are scheduled on an individual basis meeting the needs of the student's time zone. Please see "Sample Schedule" below for more details.

Classes are taught synchronously (meeting as a group, live over video-conferencing.) Classes are also recorded for students who are unable to attend a scheduled class or desire the flexibility to study asynchronously on their own time.

Faculty

Melinda Zacher Ronayne

Director of Visual Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Free Fitness Add-Ons

In addition to the core Interlochen Online programs and electives, we also have free fitness opportunities available for all students. There will be a variety of videos and other resources in our Student Hub in Canvas, including:

  • Strength training and agility
  • "Couch to 5K" conditioning
  • Stretching
  • Nutrition
  • And more!

Students and families are welcome to access these resources on-demand to best fit your schedule.

Electives

Citizen Artistry (Enrollment Closed - Waitlist)

You will learn about best practices and helpful tools to spark positive community change. Through a series of hands-on activities, you will have the opportunity to develop a potential campaign for your home community. Focal points will include:

  • Identifying Problems: Using skills of observation and empathetic listening, how can you identify what problems face a community?
  • Crafting a Compelling Narrative: Once you’ve identified a problem, how do you get people to care enough about it to take action?
  • Finding Allies: How do you find helpers and pull together effective teams of fellow advocates?
  • Putting Plans into Actions: How will you and your team of advocates take your plans and put them into action in the real world to promote positive change?
  • Reflection: What worked and what didn’t? What will you try again and what will you try differently next time?

College Prep Bootcamp (Enrollment Closed - Waitlist)

Taught by Interlochen Arts Academy college counselors and faculty, you will learn:

  • Strategies for evaluating and selecting the best college or university for you.
  • To develop a college application strategy and appropriate timeline, including how to organize college applications, teacher recommendations, and essays, and learn all the other necessary requirements for applications. 
  • To brainstorm and develop ideas for your college essay. 
  • College behaviors of time-management, self-advocacy, organization, staying healthy, and more.

All students will receive individual feedback and support from experienced college counselors and faculty. You and your family also have the opportunity to work one-on-one and in small groups with the college counseling staff.

Musician Artistry (Enrollment Closed - Waitlist)

(This elective is full for Summer 2020)
For Music students, you'll explore musical aesthetics and artistry through discussion of style and composers, as well as examination of classical and commercial artists. You will also learn music theory essential to performance.

Sustainability (Enrollment Closed - Availability)

Explore ideas and practices of sustainability for families, communities, and the planet. Based in the R.B. Annis Botanical Laboratory on the Interlochen Center for the Arts campus, you will learn to:

  • Grow your own plants
  • Make your own food 
  • Celebrate sustainability with imaginative, collaborative arts projects

The final project consists of creating and sharing a family dinner.

Sample Schedule

Faculty

William Church

Director of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts; Artistic Director, Interlochen Shakespeare Festival

Stephen John

 Director, Theatre Design & Production, Interlochen Arts Academy

Instructor of Design & Production, Interlochen Arts Camp

Marc Lacuesta

Director of Music Production and Engineering, Interlochen Arts Academy

Michael Mittelstaedt

Director and Instructor of Film and New Media, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Digital Filmmaking, Interlochen Arts Camp

Joe Sacksteder

Director of Creative Writing, Interlochen Center for the Arts; Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen Arts Camp

Bill Sears

Director of Jazz Studies, Instructor of Saxophone, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Clyde Sheets

Director, Interdisciplinary Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy

Dr. Eric Stomberg

Director of Music, Interlochen Arts Camp; Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Academy

Instructor of Bassoon, University of Kansas