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.
*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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Art To-Go Bag #1 – Rustic Barn Drawing.
Art To-Go Bag #2 – Holiday Card Making.
Fall Leaf Watercolors
Art to Go Bags (Please have $3 or $5 in an envelope for pick up at the Owosso Senior Center)
#1 – “Learn the basic principles of perspective while drawing a rustic barn, set in a rural autumn landscape.” This bag will include the tan paper, colored pencils and directions. It will also have a youtube video to access if the internet is available, but it can be done with just the directions, as well. We will need an email address to send the link, to click on. It can be watched over and over! Philip Ruehle, Instructor
#2 – Holiday Card Making – Packet of three cards to create, all put together by Dar Gibbs. It will also have a youtube video to access if the internet is available, but it can be done with just the directions, as well. We will need an email address to send the link, to click on. It can be watched over and over! Dar Gibbs, Instructor
SAC: Class Schedule
November in person SMARTS classes at Shiawassee Arts Center (located at 206 Curwood Castle Drive in Owosso). Please call 989-723-8354 to reserve your spot
November 9, 10am & 1pm – Watercolor Techniques – Painting with a Fall Flair – Julie Penfold, Instructor. Practice brush control and create different textures as we paint bright fall leaves.
Please wear a mask. It is not always easy to remain six feet apart!