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.

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

Schedule listed below:

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SAC: Class Schedule

Every other Monday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

RSVP to (989) 723-8354

November 19Lace Tray in Clay – While others are tying on their aprons for holiday baking, we will be putting ours on to roll out clay with beautiful lace textures! You are welcome to bring your own scrap lace. Trays will be baked in our kiln and ready to glaze at the class on December 17. Marie Gougeon, Instructor

December 10Reflecting on Monet – Learn about the life and art of Monet and experiment with an Impressionism lesson using pastels, colored pencil and some paint if desired. Karreen Bird, Artist/Instructor

December 17 – Glaze the Lace Tray that was created at the November 19th Class. Trays will be fired, again and available to pick up on Friday, December 21. Marie Gougeon, Artist/Instructor

Owosso Senior Center: Class Schedule

Every other Tuesday 10 am- 11:30 am

RSVP to (989) 723-8875

November 13Fall Foliage – Lesson in Pointilism, with acrylic. Experiment with a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Serat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886. Jennifer Ross, Instructor

November 27Creating the Perfect Seasonal Card! –  Join us to paint with watercolor, scrap, stamp or embellish special, personalized cards for friends and family. Sue Newcom, Instructor

December 4Mini 4” x 4” Acrylic Painting – This will include a small display easel. Several samples will be available for ideas, but you may paint the subject matter of your choice. This could make a sweet gift! Jennifer Ross, Artist/Instructor

December 18Watercolor Snowman/winter Scene – Paint a winter scene with watercolor and learn a few new watercolor technique tips. Linda Van Cise, Artist/Instructor

Morrice Senior Center: Class Schedule

First Wednesday of the Month 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

RSVP to (517) 625-4270

November 7Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! – Paint a wood sign with an inspirational word or two for your Thanksgiving decor! Linda Van Cise, Instructor

December 5Creating the Perfect Seasonal Card! – Join us to paint with watercolor, scrap, stamp or embellish special, personalized cards for family and friends. Sue Newcom, Artist/Instructor

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Owosso, MI 48867

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Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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