Winterlochen virtual arts academy this weekend

Creative fun with Interlochen Arts Academy faculty and students

LAKE COUNTY -- Winterlochen, the annual family-friendly festival brought to you by Interlochen Center for the Arts and featuring arts exploration and creative fun for children of all ages, will be held virtually this year for the first time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 27.

Free virtual programming will encompass live interactive sessions and pre-recorded offerings led by Interlochen Arts Academy faculty and students.

The program will include: pots-and-pans percussion, improv games, singalongs, an interactive conducting demonstration with the Arts Academy Band, character sketch and build-a-poem workshops, a tutorial in making your own thaumatrope, a live demonstration of making potato prints and rubbings from surfaces in your house, children's story readings, a live-streamed performance of Winter Dance by Arts Academy dancers, and more.

For a detailed schedule, visit Information is also available at Facebook event page: #winterlochen/ @interlochenarts.

Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation's premier arts boarding high school, where emerging artists from around the world transform passion and potential into purpose.

Guided by distinguished artists, students pursue pre-professional training in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, and film alongside a robust academic curriculum, preparing them to excel in the arts and beyond.

Nestled in scenic northwest Michigan, the Academy has been a leader in arts education since 1962 and has produced 46 Presidential Scholars in the Arts, more than any other high school in the country.