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 for minimal fees 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.

NEW! Printmaking Studio

Get ready to explore the art of printmaking and monotypes. You will have the opportunity to learn the step by step process used to make an edition of prints or collection of monoprints. Throughout the eight weeks, older adults and Riverway Learning Community High School students will work side by side and independently in this inter-generational setting. Participants and their families will be invited to celebrate their artwork on Nov. 19th, from 4:30- 6:30pm in MCA's Galleria Valencia.

Day/Dates:  Sept. 24-Nov. 12, exhibit opening Nov. 19

Times: 3-4:30 pm

Ages: Adults 55+

Instructor(s): B. Haupt

Cost: $18, includes all supplies*

Location: Classes will take place at Riverway Learning Community, 1733 Service Dr. Ste. 18, Winona, MN

*Discounted thanks to a Seeding vitality Arts MN initiative grant made possible through Aroha Philanthropies.

 

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. Past participants are welcome back.

Day/Time: Mondays, June 10- July 29, 10:00-11:30 am 

Location: Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

Ages: Adults 55+ years

Teaching Artist: Brianna Haupt

Price:  $18 includes all supplies (Discounted thanks to a Seeding Vitality Arts MN initiative Grant made possible through Aroha Philanthropies)

Register: 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.

   

Ways of Watercolor Exhibit

Ways of Watercolor Exhibit

Thanks to a generous grant from Aroha Philanthropies Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts was able to offer community members ages 55+ the opportunity to learn more about the ways watercolor paint during an 8-week course taught local teaching artist, Brianna Haupt. On Monday, Aug. 5, 5:00-6:00pm the community is invited to a celebration and opening of the exhibit at the in Galleria Valencia inside MN Conservatory for the Arts' home, The Valencia Arts Center. During the celebration the community will have the opportunity to meet and greet the artists, walk through the exhibit and enjoy treats. Visitors will love the variety of techniques represented from wet on wet to still life paintings. Community members unable to attend the open house can view the exhibit throughout the month of August during business hours and when ever programming is happening.
MCA 2019 Fall Open House

MCA 2019 Fall Open House

Summer is in full swing, but before we know it it will be time to start thinking about back to school and all of the wonderful programs fall will bring. We hope that you will join us on Saturday, August 24th, 10am- Noon for our annual open house which is fun, free and full of information.
LOCATION

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

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

OFFICE HOURS

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

Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m. - 12 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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