Bricks and mortar theatres and performance venues may be closed, but that does not mean theatre has stopped. MCA is excited to announce a variety of theatre related experiences for youth that can be safely executed from the comfort of their own home. These programs...
On Saturday, November 7 at 10am the community is invited to join Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and the artists of Playful Postcards: Artist Study for a Virtual Gallery Walk and Artist Celebration via Zoom. This event will highlight the work of eight talented community artists who participated in MCA’s Playful Postcards: Artist Study class throughout September and October.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) invites you to join us on Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 pm on our Facebook Page or You Tube Channel as we premiere our first ever virtual Music Division Concert. The concert will feature instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages and experience levels who participate in private music lessons. A couple of MCA instructors may even perform. We miss hearing the hallways of the Valencia Arts Center filled with the beautiful music from our students and faculty but we are happy that that our students are still growing as musicians and that we can still hear and celebrate our students in this unique way.
At Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) we believe that art is for everyone. Regardless of race, gender, age, ability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or economic circumstances everyone deserves access to arts education and experiences. Now thanks to the City of Winona Creative Laureate, Sarah Johnson a door on our bricks and mortar home, the Valencia Arts Center has a splash of color and reminds those passing by that “Art is for Everyone”. This public art project is part of the #Winonacolorproject intended to create more vibrant, welcoming spaces in the Winona community. This project was made possible by the Winona Fine Arts Commission and the Winona Community Foundation
Do you know a child aged 6-18 who would love to get mail? Do they need an excuse to get creative? If so then our You’ve Got Mail class is for them! They will receive blank postcards that will be come their canvas to create a unique artwork that will then be mailed to another classmate. Each week participants will be emailed a different art topic or element to inspire a postcard design. Students will interact though written word with classmates by sending and receiving one postcard per week, but participants create at time that works for them, no Zooming or other technology required! Each registration comes with 10 postcards, 8 postcard stamps, and lesson packet. Students can use any art materials they have on hand such as markers, colored pencils, or scrapbook paper.
Dancers in grades 6- University are invited to attend a Zoom meeting Friday, October 16 at 7:30 pm to learn more about National Honors Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA). MCA is home to three NHSDA chapers, Junior (grades 6-8), Secondary (grades 9-12) and Collegiate. NHSDA is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance.
It may be a little different than coming to the studio, however virtual classes still help students feel connected to a community and caring instructor, help foster creativity, confidence, and spacial awareness and can be executed from the comfort and safety of your own home. All of our Fall in-person classes in Intermediate-Advanced Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary and also be taken online, but click below for a list of our classes that are exclusively taught online in real-time through Zoom that begin the week of Sept. 14th and our Fall 2 Adult Fitness Classes beginning Oct. 5.
We know times are strange, but we also know that art can be a great way to help you get through these times. Whether you are a parent of a child who just needs some new art supplies to help spark their imagination or if you an adult who needs to make a little room in their schedule to relax while also learning something new, we have a kit for you. Kit details are below, both of our kits are designed to promote creativity, and provide experience with new mediums and tools. Both kits also come with access to a series of previously recorded visual art classes that can be watched on-demand at a time that works for you or your family. The class subjects range a great deal covering art techniques and materials ranging from creating landscapes oil pastels, perspective drawing, lettering techniques, creating with model magic and more.
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. Due to COVID-19, this collaborative group had to cancel in-person creative...
Join Miss. Lisa and other MCA community members virtually for a live, interactive drop in art session on Wednesday nights 7:30-8 pm, now through Dec. 16, 2020. Each week students will have a chance to unwind from their day as they explore using shapes, lines and patterns to create new doodle designs. Come create and even relax the mind with us.