55+ Adults at MCA

Seeding Vitality Arts MN Workshops

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is so excited to be one of fifteen organizations in the state of Minnesota that is a part of the the Seeding Vitality Arts MN initiative. Thanks to generous funding from Aroha Philanthropies MCA teaching artists and administrative staff received training and support to create unique workshops that will offered free in 2018-2019 to Winona area community members who are 55 years or older. No prior experience is required for any of these workshops and all supplies are provided. Just come ready to join this  fun learning community!

 

Why Arts?
The Vitality Arts programs are designed to improve the health, well-being, and renewed sense of purpose for older adults. Research from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) – and others – found that social isolation constitutes a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality, especially in older adults. Research has also shown that loneliness may have a physical as well as an emotional impact. For example, people who are lonely frequently have elevated systolic blood pressure.  
In addition to these workshops, MCA welcomes Older Adults to explore other opportunities to engage in and observe art through our wide array of classes, exhibits, and performances. MCA can help you re-discover your love for an instrument or start learning one for the first time or just help brighten up a chilly evening by taking in a performance by our Jazz Combos or Dance Repertory Company.

Stories that Move

This is a movement based workshop that will guide each participant through the choreographic process.  Each session will consist of a warm-up, community building exercises, dance composition basics and a cool down.  Community members with and without dance backgrounds are encouraged to join us as we explore a favorite childhood memory and bring it to life through movement.

Day/Time:  Wednesdays, April 11- May 30, 12:00-1:30pm (April 4th Start day was moved due to inclement weather) 

Location: Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

Ages: Adults 55+ years

Teaching Artist: Jennifer Taber-O'Neill

Price: Free thanks to a Seeding Vitality Arts MN initiative Grant made possible through Aroha Philanthropies.

Register: Though this workshop is free, participation is limited. Please register today through MCA's Online System or return this Paper Registration Form to the MCA office or the office of our partner's at the Winona Friendship Center.

 

Multi-generational Collage

In this intergenerational workshop older adults and youth ages 7-12 will be invited to explore a variety of collage techniques through group and individual instruction. Within the eight sessions, will experience artistic decision-making first hand and gain understanding of the creative process. Instruction will include terminology and techniques that will be used to create final pieces out of cut paper and found objects. A culminating exhibit will take place to showcase final projects.

Day/Time: Wednesdays, June 6-August 1, 12:00-1:30pm , Exhibit at MCA

Location: Winona Friendship Center, 251 Main St. Winona, MN 55987

Ages: Adults 55+ years, this workshop also welcomes kids ages 7-12 to register for an opportunity to hone their arts kills and interact with a different generation.

Teaching Artist: Brianna Haupt

Price: Free thanks to a Seeding Vitality Arts MN initiative Grant made possible through Aroha Philanthropies.

Register: Though this workshop is free, participation is limited. Please register today through MCA's Online System or return this Paper Registration Form to the MCA office or the office of our partner's at the Winona Friendship Center.

 

The Ways of Watercolor

Come and immerse yourself in the ways of watercolor painting and color mixing. In this 8-session workshop you will engage with peers through artistic expression and observation. Through group and individual instruction, terminology and techniques will be taught to create final pieces based on themes of your choice.

Day/Time: Wednesdays, Sept. 5- Oct.24, 4:30-6pm , Exhibit at Winona Friendship Center

Location: Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

Ages: Adults 55+ years

Teaching Artist: Brianna Haupt

Price: Free thanks to a Seeding Vitality Arts MN initiative Grant made possible through Aroha Philanthropies. 

Register: Though this workshop is free, participation is limited. Please register today through MCA's Online System or return this Paper Registration Form to the MCA office or the office of our partner's at the Winona Friendship Center.

   

MCA Teams up with BetterYou Health & Fitness App

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is excited to be partnering with BetterYou Health & Fitness. BetterYou Health and Fitness is an App created right here in Winona which helps create a BetterYou by rewarding you for living holistically and discovering hidden gems/events in the community.

What’s New this Spring & Summer at MCA

Looking to improve your health, happiness and well being? Lucky for you and your family we have plenty of options for you to engage in the arts. On March 15th, 2018, registration for our Spring/ Summer session opens and we hope you are excited as we are about our new offerings and the popular camps and classes that are returning. Below is a little peek at some of our new and or improved programs to look forward to, also don’t forget that you can save big bucks on our summer camps if you register by May 1.

Registration Open for New 55+ Programs

Thanks to a generous grant from Aroha Philanthropies, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will offer 3 unique 8-week workshops for older adults ages 55+ in collaboration with the Winona Friendship Center. The workshops will be focused on painting, dance and a special intergenerational program in mulit-media art will welcome older adults and area youth to participate together. These free workshops will take place April 2018- November 2018.

LOCATION

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507

HOURS OF OPERATION

The MCA offices will be closed March 30-April 2nd, 2018

Monday - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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