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MCA offers online summer camps and more

June 9, 2020

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Lydia Wang, age 11, shows off an oil pastel rendition of Sugar Loaf she created during MCA’s May “Creating Winona with Oil Pastels” online class.

WINONA, Minn. — Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is continuing to offer online programming through at least July 31. Camps and classes for children ages 2 and older through adults are available and designed to inspire creativity and provide opportunities for community members to connect.

Inspired by a community survey, MCA has designed special youth summer camps to teach arts, foster creativity, carefully reinforce literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) skills, encourage exploration of the world, and promote physical activity. June camps include Where Nature meets Art, Journey Around the World, and Hero Camp. July will include a Summer Dance Intensive and other creative arts camps. Each creative arts camp registrant receives an at-home kit that promotes learning and creativity during the camp and after.

To learn more about MCA’s online programs, visit

Since offering online programming in March, MCA has reached more than 300 people from Winona and beyond. MCA will continue to monitor the situation and recommendations from Saint Mary’s University and public health officials to determine the earliest and safest time to return to regular programming.

About MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a nonprofit community arts school offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for students of all ages from birth through older adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information about MCA or Galleria Valéncia, visit, email, or call 507-453-5500.