SMARTS

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. This Program is possible due to the generous support of the Shiawassee Council on Aging and the Cook Family Foundation.

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.

*Seniors can receive one free class during their birthday month!*


Multi-Media Classes


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:




Sign Up for a Class


SMARTS Classes –  $3 for Shiawassee County Seniors/$5 for those not age 60 or out of county. 

November

Shiawassee Arts Center
206 Curwood Castle Drive RSVP 989-723-8354
Mondays, 10am – 11:30 am & 1pm – 2:30pm
  • November 14  – Some Like it Hot!  Create two glass fused pendants or one ornament.  *10am – 11am, 11:30am – 12:30pm, 1pm – 2pm & 2:30pm – 3:30pm These times are for this class only. Pendants will be kiln fired, a bail attached, and then available at the next class at SAC .  Linda Ruehle, SAC Staff/Artist/Instructor
  • November 28 –Painting Out of the Ordinary!  Experimenting with Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper.  Sue Newcom, Artist/Instructor
Durand Senior Center
8618 E Lansing Rd
Monday, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-288-4122
  • November  7 – Designed by Nature!   Look to Nature for a colorful scratch off sunflower art design. .   Dorothy Neaton, Artist/Instructor
  • November 21 – Whimsical Painting with Acrylic on 5 x 7 inch  Barn Wood. Dorothy Neaton, Artist/Instructor
Owosso Senior Center
300 N Washington Street
Tuesdays, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-723-8875
  • November 8  –Whimsical Painting with Acrylic on a 5 x 7 inch  Barn Wood.  Linda Van Cise, Artist/Instructor
  • November 29 -Create Two Special Christmas/Holiday Cards with Dar Gibbs, Stamping Extraordinaire! Students will stamp & assemble 
Morrice Senior Center
101 W Mason
Wednesday 12:30pm – 2pm RSVP 517-625-4270
(Twice on Wednesdays starting in October!)
  • November 9Four Seasons Acrylic Painting –  Linda Justice, Artist/Instructor
  • November 30 –Whimsical Painting with Acrylic on  5 x 7 inch Barn Wood Linda Justice, Artist/Instructo

December

Shiawassee Arts Center
206 Curwood Castle Drive RSVP 989-723-8354
Mondays, 10am – 11:30 am & 1pm – 2:30pm
  • December 5Making the Ordinary Look Extraordinary!
    Learn how to create beautiful images wherever you are with whatever camera you have.  Pooh will help you see the possibilities in everyday objects and scenes, to get you excited about Photography!
    Pooh Stevenson, Photographer/Instructor
  • December 19 – Festive Colors & Flowers – Celebrate the holiday season while creating an oil pastel drawing of richly colored Poinsettias.  Students will learn several drawing techniques  and color theory. Philip Ruehle, Artist/Instructor
Durand Senior Center
8618 E Lansing Rd
Monday, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-288-4122
  • December 12 – Trio of Tart Tin Ornaments – Embellish some unique finds by Dorothy, for your tree or for holiday gifting. Dorothy Neaton, Artist/Instructor
  • December 19 – Art Rocks!  Creating Pebble art scenes from the smallest treasures!
    Dorothy Neaton, Artist/Instructor
Owosso Senior Center
300 N Washington Street
Tuesdays, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-723-8875
  • December 13 – Celebrating National Hot Cocoa Day!   Come celebrate this fun day by illustrating cozy mug pictures with watercolor and ink, using Micron pens.   Learn the steps to create an 8 x 10 piece that will keep you warm through the chilly season. Kaci is a new artist at SAC and currently exhibiting in the Holiday Along the River Exhibit.
    Kaci Schwenk, Artist/Instructor
  • December 20 –   Peaceful – Watercolor Winter, Mystical Trees.
    Linda Van Cise, Artist/Instructor
Morrice Senior Center
101 W Mason
Wednesday 12:30pm – 2pm RSVP 517-625-4270
(Twice on Wednesdays starting in October!)
  • December 14 – Painted Glass Ornaments – These could be holiday designs or other occasions and personalized!  Please bring a box to safely transport your ornaments home!
    Linda Justice, Artist/Instructor
  • December 28 – Winter Watercolor and Mixed Media – Experiment with textured paper, ink and decorative stamping.  Watercolor is beautiful on its own, but sometimes it’s fun to add a little something else to the painting with a new approach! Linda Justice, Artist/Instructor
JANUARY SAVE THE DATES
Owosso Senior Center (Tues) Jan.17 & 31
Shiawassee Arts Center (Mon) Jan. 9 & 23
Morrice Senior Center (Wed) Jan.11 & 25
Durand Senior Center (Mon) Jan. 9 & 30

All  supplies are furnished.

Seniors can receive one Free Class during their birthday month!

Pre-registration at the appropriate location is required




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Owosso, MI 48867
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