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.

Creative Journaling

Take time out of your day to channel your inner artist in written and visual expression. This process-based approach to creating will allow attendees to learn techniques in drawing, painting, and mixed media while using a journal format. Your intuition will guide you as you fill the pages.

What to expect:

-Guided lessons on multiple techniques

-Open-ended work time to experiment in each session

-Access to materials of interest

-Welcoming environment conducive for artistic growth

Day/Time: Mondays, April 1-May 20, 4:45-6:15 pm

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.

   

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- Aug. 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.

   

Registration Open for New 55+ Art Classes

Thanks to a second year of generous grant support from Aroha Philanthropies, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will offer 3 unique 8-week workshops for older adults ages 55+ for only $18. The workshops will be focused on creative journaling, watercolor painting, and a special intergenerational printmaking program which will welcome older adults and area youth to participate together. These workshops will take place April 2018- November 2018. Registration is now open for our first two workshops.

2019 Spring & Summer Fun

On March 11th, 2019, registration for our Spring/ Summer session opens and we hope you are excited as we are about our new offerings and the popular camps and classes that are returning. Below is a little peek at some of our new and or improved programs to look forward to, also don’t forget that you can save big bucks on our summer camps if you register by May 1. All of the dates and descriptions are up on our website, our paper and digital catalog will be out soon.

Christopher Mechell to give benefit concert

Dr. Christopher Mechell will present a classical piano benefit concert for the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Saturday, March 9th at 6pm inside the Academy Theatre at MCA’s home, The Valencia Arts Center. The community is invited to enjoy the works of Grieg, Liszt, and Brahms.

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 - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday
9 a.m. - 3 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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