Visual Arts Programs for Adults

At Interlochen College of Creative Arts, artists of all skill levels can experience a variety of inspiring workshops and programs. We are located in beautiful northern Michigan, just south of Traverse City.

3-Hour Watercolor Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Through the exploration of small studies, access your creative side and develop two finished watercolor pieces. This class is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to brush up on their approach to watercolor.

Program dates: Monday, August 21, 2017

Fiber Dyeing for Spinners

Adult Arts Program

In this workshop, we will dye fiber using a variety of techniques that will enable spinners to express their deep love of their favorite colors while learning new techniques to help finesse their results. 

Program dates: Friday, October 27, 2017

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

Adult Arts Program

Join us for the Interlochen Fiber Arts Weekend and learn the history and basics of punch needle rug hooking by creating your very own “mug rug.” This fast and easy project will show you how much fun punch needle can be.

Program dates: Friday, October 27, 2017

Mixed Media Collage Workshop

Adult Arts Program

Collage is the art of creating an image by assembling different materials onto a two-dimensional surface. Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan will guide you through the process of selecting materials to design a compelling composition that is meaningful to you. 

Program dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Beginning Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Learn how to knit and purl while working on a hat and scarf in this 6-hour introductory-level class taught by nationally known knitting instructor, Sarah Peasley. Discussions regarding knitting needles, yarns, notions, and gauge will introduce students to the world of knitting.

Program dates: Friday, November 10, 2017

Beginning Italic Calligraphy

Adult Arts Program

Italic calligraphy is a fluid and dynamic calligraphic style with a Renaissance tradition that has contemporary use in personal projects, weddings, and awards. The letter forms have traditional structures and forms, but also lend themselves to lively and diverse individual expression.

Program dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Introduction to Hand Lettering

Adult Arts Program

Designed to introduce students to hand-rendered letterforms and their practical uses, this workshop will help students learn what to look for in letterforms, learn how to embellish them, and learn how to make the letterforms play well together.

Program dates: Sunday, November 12, 2017

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