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Or call 248-207-8562 to register by phone.
Registration is open until classes are full.

Forms and Other Information for Download

2014 Scholarship application
Day student rules and information
Boarding student rules and information

Cranbrook Summer Art Institute Contact information

Christopher Schneider, Program Manager
39221 Woodward Ave
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303

Registration is open until classes are full.
Enrollment is guaranteed only when payment is received.


For the Fullest Cranbrook Experience

Students in the residential program enjoy an extended studio art experience as well as evening events and programs. Benefits include:

Extended studio time.  Residents have the option to return to the studios each evening for extra time to work on class or independent projects.

Fun Activities. Students can take advantage of the many programs and facilities on campus, including hikes through the natural wonders of the 330 acre campus, use of the swimming pool, tennis courts, sports fields and a gym, movie nights in the Academy’s screening room, and evening programming at the Cranbrook Institute of Science’s planetarium.

Field trips. Activities will vary, but they may include a trip to a Detroit Tigers baseball game, visits to the Detroit Zoo, The Detroit Institute of Art and The Henry Ford museums, and evenings out for the various cultural and entertaining events in and around suburban Detroit.

Meals. Meals are served on campus at the Cranbrook School’s dining hall and Science Institute’s Reflections Café. On occasion, meals are ordered from local restaurants or barbeques are organized on the campus grounds. Options for various dietary needs are always provided.

Friendships from all over. Last year the Summer Art Institute enrolled students from seventeen different states and seven countries as well as from throughout the Detroit metro-region.

Tuition includes the cost of a class, supplies, meals, boarding, evening and weekend events, and transfers to and from the airport. Transportation to Detroit must be booked separately. All group activities are included in tuition, but students may wish to bring extra pocket money. Boarding begins the Sunday evening before each session begins. Departure is the Saturday morning following the last class of each session.

Typical Day

Here is a typical day in the life of a boarding student. Each days' schedule will vary, but this is generally how it goes.

Morning—wake up, eat breakfast as a group, get ready for class
9:30am: Class begins
Noon: Hour for Lunch
3:30pm: Class ends
3:30 to 4:30pm: Free time
4:30 to 6:00pm: Outdoor group activity
6:00 to 7:00pm: Dinner as a group
7:00 to 8:00pm: Free time
8:00 to 10:30pm: Extended studio time or group activity
10:30pm: Wind down in dorms
12:00am: Lights out

Saturday and Sunday schedules are similar, but with a field trip in place of class time.

Boarding is offered in all three sessions.

Cost of tuition with boarding:
$3500 for three-week session (either session 1 or 2)
$2400 for two-week session (session 3)

$5300 for taking five weeks of boarding (sessions 2 and 3)
$6300 for taking six weeks of boarding (sessions 1 and 2)
$8000 for taking all eight weeks of boarding

*Students register for one class per session.

Specifics about arrival, departure, rules and more will be mailed to you after the registration process is complete. If you have further questions, please contact Christopher Schneider, program manager, at 248-207-8562 or