WINONA, Minn. — Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will offer two Watercolor Workshops for adults ages 55 and older:

  • Wednesday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 15, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

In these one-day workshops, participants will explore basic watercolor techniques, including masking and wet-on-wet application, and learn about various painting supplies while connecting with one another. Step-by-step instructions will lead to creating and finishing a floral piece participants can take home. Community members are invited to sign up for one or both sessions.

Each workshop will be taught by Faye Schoen and costs $24 (which includes supplies). Visit to register.

About the artist

Faye Schoen has taught art and craft classes for all ages from Girl Scout troops to nursing home residents and adult community education classes. As a special education teacher, she employed her art skills to motivate reluctant learners while challenging them to explore their creative side. She is a member of River Arts Alliance, Winona Art Center, and La Crosse Society of Arts and Crafts. In studying nature to paint or draw it, Schoen believes we learn to appreciate the beauty all around us and so reap the benefits (body, mind, and spirit) of making art.

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.

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