We offer 3-week summer classes to teenagers serious about art. All abilities welcome! Classes include video, photography, architecture, sculpture and zine-making
Cranbrook, which combines some of the country’s greatest artistic and architectural treasures on a campus of remarkable beauty, is the ideal place for your summer studies. Now in our tenth year, the Summer Art Institute simulates the college experience by utilizing the rich resources available at Cranbrook Academy of Art-- one of the most innovative graduate schools in the United States for fine art, design and architecture. A broad selection of courses taught by Academy artists and alumni offers the perfect opportunity to explore the studio arts for serious college-bound students as well as those who want to explore their creative sides.
We specialize in providing individual attention and innovative instruction, accommodating students of all levels from beginning to very advanced. Each three-week course meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Classes take place in the Academy’s art studios, featuring demonstrations and instruction by practicing artists and designers. Students may enroll anywhere from one to nine weeks. Every three weeks we offer a public exhibition of student work in the Forum Gallery at Cranbrook Academy of Art.