55+ Adults at MCASeeding 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!
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.
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.
Looking to experience the arts this summer or want to sample what Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) has to offer without having to commit to a whole class or camp? You are in luck, below is a list of performances you are invited to attend and community events that we will be a part of.
A celebration of creativity and community will be held at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts on June 3rd, 5-6pm. The community is invited to view sample creations and visit with artists of MCA’s Creative Journaling class, as well as enjoy tasty treats.