Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is excited to announce a second session of virtual programming for both youth and adults in collaboration with Caledonia Public Library and Mainspring.These programs will run through out July and August.

Due to COVID-19, this collaborative group had to cancel in-person creative classes previously scheduled for spring and summer 2020. However, thanks to the dedication of funders and partners, we are excited to bring virtual creative and cultural classes to you at home! All of these events are FREE to Houston County residents, but registration is required.

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

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Course Descriptions and Details

 
Houston County Youth Art Club: Exploring Birds
Do you love to paint, draw, & sculpt? Youth ages 5-10 are invited to flex their creativity muscles while creating and connecting with others virtually. Each week you will explore new artistic materials and concepts. This session will focus on sculpting and drawing techniques.
 

Each participant will receive their very own home art kit including model magic, colored pencils, DIY binoculars, and more. Pre-packaged materials for this class will be provided for free, thanks to our funders. Once registered, you will receive an email with details for curbside pick-up or delivery. Registrants also receive a series of short downloadable youth yoga classes and Houston County Activity Book created by Mainspring.

 
Day/Date: Wednesdays, July 8-August 12
Time: 10-11am
Ages: 5-10
Fee: FREE for Houston County Residents, but registration required
Instructors: Lisa Douglas
 
Houston County Storytime
Join the Caledonia Public Library and Instructors from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) of Winona during this special story time just for Houston County residents. Miss Jess will introduce fun dance and music based activities and read a special story each week that will invite young children and their families to be active and creative along with familiar faces while also practicing social distancing.

Registrants also receive a series of short downloadable youth yoga classes and Houston County Activity Book created by Mainspring.

 
Day and Dates: Tuesdays, July 7- Aug. 11
Time: 10- 10:30 am
Ages: geared towards ages 0- 6 years
Fee: FREE for Houston County Residents, but registration required
 
Houston County Adult Art Class: Doodling and Beyond
Join together with other Houston County residents virtually each week for a live and interactive art class. Students explore using shapes, lines and patterns to create artwork and even relax your mind. Students will receive an at-home art kit to help them explore doodling and drawing techniques on fun surfaces including bookmarks and postcards using fun materials such as gel pens and sharpies.
 
Pre-packaged materials for this class will be provided for free, thanks to our funders. Once registered, you will receive an email with details for curbside pick-up or delivery. Each registered participant will also receive access to a series of short adult mindful stretching and chair yoga videos created by Mainspring to enjoy at home.
 
Day and Dates: Fridays, July 10- Aug.14
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages: Adults
Instructor: Lisa Douglas
Fee: FREE for Houston County residents, but registration required
 
This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

Check these recordings of our Houston County Youth Oil Pastels Class and a doodle tutorial by Miss. Lisa.