The SMARTS Program (Shiawassee Mobile ARTS for Seniors) provides hands-on experience in artistic creation to dozens of Shiawassee County seniors each month. This program allows them to express themselves, includes them in the community, and improves their quality of life. By way of professional artists/instructors, this program also extends opportunities for the kinds of creative experiences that can help seniors grow, further their well-being, and enrich their lives.
For more information about the SMARTS Program and schedule of classes call the Shiawassee Arts Center (989) 723-8354.
All classes are $3 for seniors and $5 for family or friends under age 60 who are accompanying a senior.
*New – if you bring a new participant to the class, you both will receive a free class that day!*
*Also, seniors can receive one free class during their birthday month!*
Shiawassee Arts Center: Every other Monday, 1 pm – 2:30 pm | RSVP: (989) 723-8354
Owosso Senior Center: Every other Tuesday, 10 am – 11:30 am | RSVP: (989) 723-8875
Morrice Senior Center: First Wednesday of the Month, 12:30 – 2 pm | RSVP: (517) 625-4270
Durand Senior Center: Third Monday of the Month, 10 – 11:30 am | RSVP: (989) 288-4122
Schedule listed below:
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Winter Landscape Scratch Art by Kathryn Gehrs-Pahl, Instructor
SAC: Class Schedule
Mondays at SAC are now every other week. Consult schedule or verify date when calling to register. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
RSVP to (989) 723-8354
February 10 – Glazing Pottery created on Jan 13. Clay pieces will be fired again and ready at the next SAC class. *10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm. – Marie Gougeon, Instructor
February 24 – Monotype – Water soluble block printing inks will be used with an acrylic printing plate and mono indicates one print will be pulled from the printing plate. *10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm As always…Dress for Mess! – Jann Lardie, Instructor
Owosso Senior Center: Class Schedule
Tuesdays at Owosso Senior Center are now every other week. Consult schedule or verify date when calling to register. 10 am- 11:30 am
RSVP to (989) 723-8875
February 4 – Memory Wire Bracelet Beautiful beads, plus easy to put on and take off! – Debbie Gilbert, Instructor
February 18 – Winter Landscape Scratch Art. This may be something new to try your hand at! – Kathryn Gehrs-Pahl, Instructor
Morrice Senior Center: Class Schedule
First Wednesday of the Month 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
RSVP to (517) 625-4270
February 5 – Valentine & Birthday Card Making. When you receive a personal, handmade greeting card, it becomes a gift in itself and is a warm reflection of the giver. Come and experiment with different ways to make unique cards for those special people in your life! – Dar Gibbs, Instructor
Durand Senior Center: Class Schedule
Third Monday of the Month 10 – 11:30am
RSVP to (989) 288-4122
February 17 – Let it Snow! Watercolor Snowflake Painting, using both salt and misket resist techniques. All snowflakes are unique and we might as well embrace them! – Julie Penfold, Instructor.