Upcoming 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.

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: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Traveling Sketchbook

Adult Arts Program

Join artist Philip Hartigan for this one-day workshop and learn how your sketchbook can become the ideal travel companion as well as a tool for experimentation and a visual diary!

Program dates: Monday, May 13, 2019

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: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Double Knitting

Adult Arts Program

Double knitting is pure magic! Learn two different methods to create a small bag and a two-sided coaster, while practicing appropriate cast-on, bind-off, and chart-reading techniques.

Program dates: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Live Your Art Retreat

Adult Arts Program

This retreat will balance independent work time with inspiring group sessions, to move you along the path toward living your art more fully. Ideal for artists and makers who have a genuine desire to turn up the heat on their creative process.

Program dates:
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019

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:
Monday, June 10, 2019 to Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Collagraph Printmaking

Adult Arts Program

Join artist Philip Hartigan for this two-day class and learn how to collage your materials together to create realistic or abstract images and make direct prints.

Program dates:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 2019

Successful Knitting Techniques

Adult Arts Program

Advanced beginner to intermediate knitters, become more confident in this one-day workshop with nationally renowned handknitting instructor Sarah Peasley! She’ll help you understand the anatomy of a stitch and how to correct a variety of common knitting mistakes.

Program dates: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Acrylics Workshop: Painting with Emotion

Adult Arts Program

In this studio-based workshop, participants will learn to explore imagery expressionistically (with emotion) using acrylic paint on paper and canvas. Subject matter will focus on still life, from floral to varied subject matter. This class is intended for intermediate students, however all skill levels are welcome.

Program dates:
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to Thursday, August 8, 2019

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