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
Schedule listed below:
Sign Up for a Class
SAC: Class Schedule
Every other Monday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
RSVP to (989) 723-8354
April 8 – Shibori Silk Scarf Dyeing Using basic, ancient, Japanese techniques of tie-dye. Dress for mess! Sue Newcom, Instructor
April 22 – Cloud Scapes By request, learn tips and techniques for creating impressive skies in your paintings. Rich Tesner, Instructor
Owosso Senior Center: Class Schedule
Every other Tuesday 10 am- 11:30 am
RSVP to (989) 723-8875
April 2 – Colored Pencil Techniques II This was so popular in February at SAC. If you have colored pencils, you can bring them. Julie Penfold, Instructor
April 16 – Create two Spring, Easter or Birthday Greeting Cards with Dar Gibbs, Stamping Enthusiast/Instructor
April 30 – April Showers Shower your umbrellas with color, in oil pastel. Jennifer Ross, Instructor.
Morrice Senior Center: Class Schedule
First Wednesday of the Month 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
RSVP to (517) 625-4270
April 3 – 2019 is the Year of the Pig (in the Chinese New Year), so we will be glazing piggy banks that will be fired at the Arts Center and returned to Morrice for pick up at the next class.