High School Visual Arts Summer Program

In the three-week visual arts program, you will study with highly talented faculty and students from around the world. You'll be a part of a community focused on ideas, craftsmanship, and the exchange of artistic values. Courses are designed to help you build foundational skills and develop your creativity.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2020 to July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Tuition: $6,100
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.

Students participate in six hours of studio instruction per day. During this time, you will work to develop your technique and artistic expression in your two chosen concentrations. Studio class options may include:

You may also take one elective, which is a great opportunity to explore another arts area.

At the end of the three-week session, you will exhibit the work you have created throughout the Dow Center for Visual Arts.

If you would like to experience a greater variety of courses, you are encouraged to attend both three-week sessions.

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


Hartmut Austen

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Joseph Hans

Instructor of Drawing and Painting, Interlochen Arts Camp

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