Drawing and Painting Institute

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis.

Interlochen Arts Camp 2020 is pivoting this summer to Interlochen Online. Learn more about our interactive online summer arts series.

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.

How to Apply

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

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.

Additional Opportunities

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.

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.


Rita Obelleiro

Faculty, Interlochen Visual Arts Institutes