Cranbrook Summer Arts Institute (teens)

Registration for 2017 Programs is now open!

2017 Cranbrook Summer Art Institute

Summer Art Institute course offerings mirror the Cranbrook Academy of Art’s 10 individual Departments. Our Teaching Artists, all working artists, Academy students or recent graduates, excel in providing individual attention and innovative instruction – accommodating students of all levels.

Those just beginning in the arts, as well as students who have had multiple years of high school art, will find courses and curricula to fit their needs. Summer Art Institute emphasizes creative expression, studio time, and experimentation – for students planning to apply to art school, this is an opportunity to develop work in a variety of media, suitable for use in a college portfolio.

Individual development is emphasized through one-on-one instruction.

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Questions? Contact Associate Curator of Education Sarah Doty at or 248-645-3313.

Individual class listings for each three-week session

Tuition rates, scholarship information, and online registration

The important stuff - forms, transportation information, and student safety

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