MCA launches new homeschool arts enrichment program


After last year’s successful homeschool visual art show in Galleria Valéncia and fall’s theater classes just for homeschoolers, MCA is launching a new Homeschool Arts Enrichment Program. Homeschool families who want to incorporate the arts into their school day should look no further than daytime classes at MCA specifically designed for homeschool students. With a special focus on collaboration and artistry, homeschool classes and daytime performances are the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum.

During the fall and winter sessions a variety of homeschool programs in dance, music, theater, and visual art topics will be offered. Students will gain knowledge of the arts, build confidence, and form friendships. Families with multiple children enrolled can take advantage of MCA’s family discounts.

Below is a glance at our winter 2016 homeschool student offerings:

Second Annual Homeschool Visual Arts Show in Galleria Valéncia
Art drop-off dates are Dec. 15 to Dec. 21 for youth 18 and younger. The exhibit will be up throughout January and is free and open to the public.

Homeschooler Storybook Theatre
Mondays, Jan. 25 through Feb. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m., for youth ages five to seven. The instructor is S. Heaver, and the price is $25 for six classes.

Homeschooler Dance Sampler
Mondays, Jan. 11 through March 14, from 10 to 11 a.m., for youth ages eight to 12. The instructor is J. Taber-O’Neill, and the price is $42 for 10 classes.

Homeschooler Arts Night
Jan. 23 with a 2 p.m. mandatory rehearsal for all participants and the 6 p.m. event. Children ages five and older are invited at $5 per participant. Attendance to the performance is free and open to the public in MCA’s Academy Theatre.

Words in Motion Dance Repertory Company Spring Dance Concert
April 14 at 10 a.m. at the Page Theatre on the Saint Mary’s University campus. Admission is $3.

These activities are 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.

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University, a nonprofit organization, offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theater. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for youth ages 18 months and older through adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information, visit, email, or call 507-453-5500.


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