Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is thrilled to welcome John Paulson to our music faculty. MCA is now accepting registrations for private jazz improvisation lessons for musicians in middle school through adult who want to lean how or improve their ability to improvise. Please read on below for a course description and to learn more about Dr. John Paulson.
Art meets health in Mindful Journaling- February's Creative Aging course offered through Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. Visual arts instructor Briana Haupt has partnered with Winona's own Sarah Johnson, mental health professional and creative laureate, to create...
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) with the support of the Winona Fine Arts Commission and in partnership with the Winona County History Center, invites community members aged 6-106 to join a free virtual art class. The class live class will be delivered via Zoom on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2:00-3:00 pm. Free Vintage Valentine’s Day Kits can be picked up at The Winona County History Center Feb. 4 – Feb. 13 while supplies last. Visit The Winona County History Center’s website for hours.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that registration for all of our virtual only classes is now open and that registration for Winter 2021 session classes that will begin in-person on Jan. 25 will open at noon on Wed. Jan. 13th online.
Join Lisa Douglas and other MCA’s artist community virtually for live and interactive art sessions via Zoom. Doodle club offers a laid back atmosphere where artists of all stages meet each week on Wednesday nights Jan. 6- April 28 at 7:30pm to unwind from their day as they explore using shapes, lines and patterns to create new doodle designs.
Bricks and mortar theatres and performance venues may be closed, but that does not mean theatre has stopped. MCA is excited to announce a special opportunity for youth in grades 2nd-5th that can be safely executed from the comfort of their own home. Young actors will have the opportunity to perform in the premiere of an original play designed to be performed virtually. This theatre production is uniquely designed to use the arts to develop important theatre and life skills such as communication, self-confidence, creativity, as well as foster social connection.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is thrilled to be partnering once again with Elder Network to offer an art workshop suitable for all family members, care givers, and care receivers to spend an hour together in their home creatively. The class will be exploring oil pastels and will be interactive and run live through ZOOM. No art experience with oil pastels is needed, however for those that participated in Elder Network and MCA’s Intentional Doodle series will find this class a perfect next step in their artistic journey.
For the third consecutive year MCA is a registered Northstar Minnesota PTA unit in good standing and any area youth in Preschool-Twelfth Grade is able to submit a work into the Reflections program now- Jan. 15, 2021 through MCA. In 2019-20 three MCA students placed at the state level and one even received an award of merit at the national level. Since 1969, the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections program has encouraged students across the nation to explore their artistic talents. The PTA Reflections program is designed to promote cultural arts in schools, encouraging students to create works of art in visual arts, photography, literature, music, dance, film and special artist categories. The program is open to any area youth that has been an MCA student within the past year, as long as the student’s school does not have a PTA unit regardless if they attend a public, private, charter school or are home educated.
This December is looking different for most of us due to COVID-19, so we wanted to find a way to inspire you and your family to have a Cre-active December (yes we made up a word that combines Creative & Active). We have chosen four weekly themes: Explore, Create, Move, & Connect. Each week we will challenge you to interact with the arts in a new way, we will provide ideas, and anyone who submits a photo either themselves participating in the challenge or a sample artwork by the deadline will be entered into the weekly prize drawing. This week we challenge you to get your body moving in a new way.
Always wanted to learn an instrument, try your hand at painting, test out ballet shoes or perform on stage? Wish you’d tried the arts when you had a chance? You’re not too late. You are never too old to learn the arts.