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Virtual creative and cultural programs for Houston County youth and adults!
Partnership between Caledonia Library, MN Conservancy for the Arts, Friends of the Library, and Mainspring. 

The Caledonia Public Library, Minnesota Conservancy for the Arts, and Mainspring are all excited to announce NEW virtual programming for both youth and adults throughout June and July. Due to COVID-19, this collaborative group had to cancel in-person creative classes previously scheduled for spring and summer 2020. However, thanks to the dedication of funders and partners, we are excited to bring virtual creative and cultural classes to you at home!

We have a variety of programs available, many of which are available for you on your own schedule. Please read on for both youth and adult programming. 

These offerings are all free, thanks to our generous funders. A limited supply of pe-packaged materials for the art classes will be provided for free. By June 1st, you will receive an email with details for curbside pick-up or contact-free delivery. Registered participants will also receive links for yoga classes and activity book. 

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

Art Club
Day/Dates: Wednesdays, June 3-24
Time: 10-10:30am
Ages: Youth 5-10 years
Instructor: Lisa Douglas
FREE, but registration required. 15 participants max 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ART CLUB 

Do you love to paint, draw, & sculpt? Youth ages 5-10 are invited to flex their creativity muscles while creating and connecting with others virtually. Each week you will explore new artistic materials and concepts. This session will focus on explorations with oil pastels and drawing techniques. Each participant will receive their very own home art kit including oil pastels, an artist pencil, special paper and more.

Pre-packed materials for this class will be provided for free, thanks to our funders. Once registered, you will receive an email with details for curbside pick-up or delivery. 

Story Time
Day/Dates: June 2-23
Time: 10am Tuesdays
Ages: geared towards ages 0- 6 years
Instructor: Jessica Dienger
FREE, but registration required.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR STORY TIME  

Join the Caledonia Public Library and Miss Jess from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) of Winona during this special story time just for Houston County residents. Miss Jess will introduce fun dance and music based activities and read a special story each week that will invite young children and their  families to be active and creative along with familiar faces while also practicing social distancing.

Yoga for You
Each registered participant for the above class will gain access to a series of short 15-30 min youth yoga class videos. All classes are taught by certified yoga instructor Melissa Wray of Mainspring. These classes will be pre-recorded and available for viewing at your own leisure and schedule.

Houston County Activity Book – FREE Download for registered attendees
When families register for the above class, they will also receive a link to a FREE Houston County Activity Book, created by Mainspring. This fun, interactive book includes coloring pages, word searches, scavenger hunts, and more.

ADULT OPPORTUNITIES

Creating Houston County in Oil Pastels
Day/Dates: Fridays, June 5- 26
Time: 2:30-3:30pm 
Ages: AdultsInstructor: Lisa Douglas
FREE, but registration required. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS ADULT CLASS 

With beautiful bluffs, owls, and barn quilts, what’s not to love about Houston County? Now is your chance to create mini-pictures of your favorite spots and features of your home. You will learn how to play with color, blending, and design during this one-of-a-kind class. 

Pre-packaged materials for this class will be provided for free, thanks to our funders. Once registered, you will receive an email with details for curbside pick-up or delivery. 

Yoga for You
Each registered participant for the above class will gain access to a series of short 15-30 min adult mindful stretching and chair yoga class videos, all taught by certified yoga instructor Melissa Wray of Mainspring. These classes will be pre-recorded and available for viewing at your own leisure and schedule.

All programs will be free to participate, however pre-registration through the Eventbrite links above for the 8-week classes is requested due to limited class size. 

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

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