We are excited to announce that in addition to weekly classes during the month of June we have three unique week long camps in June to help keep kids active, creative and connected. All three of these camps come with an at-home pack with art supplies and or props to hopefully keep kids entertained even beyond the virtual meetings.
This gallery showcases just a taste of what our MCA artist community of all ages has been doing and creating during COVID-19. If you are a member of the MCA community, don’t forget to share your photos with firstname.lastname@example.org to help us highlight the amazing creativity and resiliency that we have.
In honor of National Tap Dance Day, join MCA instructor Christine Martin, among others, as we celebrate this historic event on Sunday, May 31st at 6:30 pm. Our virtual celebration from home will include dancing the Shim Sham Shimmy on screen together, a mini Tap jam with improvisation, and Tap trivia with prizes!
MCA is so excited to be continuing to offer unique programs geared towards adults ages 55+. During this home based class, each participant will get a package of supplies to create with over the 8-week period as well as guided lesson plans. However, unlike other DIY (Do-it-Yourself) art kits, students be sending and receiving postcards from other area residents and receiving check-ins by the instructor. Registrations can expect to learn new artistic techniques, be encouraged to set aside time to be creative, and feel more connected to others during this challenging time. Please see the description below for class details.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) invites you to join us on Friday, May 29th at 6:30 pm on our Facebook Page or You Tube Channel as we premiere our first ever virtual Music Division Concert. The concert will feature instrumentals and vocalist of all ages who have studied music at MCA since Fall 2019. A couple of MCA instructors will even perform.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is excited to announce NEW virtual programming for both youth and adults in collaboration with Caledonia Public Library and Mainspring in June. 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.
Calling actors ages 9-15 years old… You are invited to combine their acting, singing, and dancing skills as you perform in a completely virtual musical, “The Show Must Go Online”! Each actor will receive a scene/song to rehearse and record at home. The cast will meet once a week online to rehearse together, and each actor will have a private online lesson with the director to work on their scene.
We are sad that we had to cancel our in-person Friends of MCA meeting in March, but we hope you will grab the drink of your choice and meet us online via Zoom on Thursday, April 23 at 6:15pm. We are excited to see all of the familiar faces to check in on how everyone is doing and discuss what is happening at MCA, how online programs have been going and future plans.
The doors to our brick and mortar home, the Valencia Arts Center may be closed, however our dedicated staff and faculty are working hard to bring the arts, routine, and community right into your living room (or fill in the blank space in your dwelling). We hope that until we can meet again in-person that you will join us online.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has made the decision to suspend face-to-face classes and large gathering for the near future due to the public health issue created by COVID-19. As an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of MN, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts has been directed to follow suit to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. At this time all lessons, classes, and performances will be put on hold through May 8, 2020.