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:
July 11, 2021 to July 24, 2021
July 25, 2021 to August 7, 2021
Tuition: $4,000
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6. Must be 8 years old by start of program.

In the Junior Visual Arts Program, students take studio classes in Drawing and Painting as well as Ceramics and Material Explorations.

Drawing and Painting

This course introduces various two-dimensional media and techniques, such as graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and acrylic paints. You will have the opportunity to work from observation and explore your own personal expression.

Explorations in Ceramics

This course is about exploring materials and learning the process of handbuilt ceramic forms. Using their imaginations, students will create work that pushes the boundaries of form and function. We will learn from each other’s process and experimentation.

Students will learn clay handbuilding techniques such as: Slab, Coil and Pinch Pots. They will also learn how to apply slip, sgraffito, create stamps, and use a variety of clay carved and pressed textures. Students will explore surface decorations such as: stamping, brushing on underglaze, wax resist and stencils.

Material Explorations

This mixed-media course explores both two and three-dimensional materials. Students will investigate a wide variety of materials and approaches, both traditional and non-traditional, which may include drawing, painting, collage, fibers, sculpture, and collaborative installation.

At the end of the two-week session, you will have an opportunity to exhibit your artwork. 

Faculty appointments for Arts Camp 2021 will be finalized in spring.


Tamara Kaplan

Instructor of Visual Arts, Junior Ceramics, Interlochen Arts Camp