The Visual Arts program at Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school develops a young artist's technical abilities and personal vision through the study of a variety of traditional and contemporary media. Creative problem solving, critical thinking and a broad range of experiences build the foundation for deeper understanding, advanced learning, and innovation within the various media.
The visual arts faculty includes full-time teachers and visiting artists-in-residence who are working artists with graduate degrees and college-level teaching experience. Collectively, they bring decades of experience as artists, curators and educators. As full-time arts educators, they are dedicated to helping high school visual artists achieve their potential. Each year, the faculty help students find contests and opportunities to showcase their work and earn awards, recognition and scholarships. They also have in-depth knowledge of visual arts colleges and post-secondary programs and help guide students toward opportunities that are best suited for their goals.