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!*

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:

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“Van Gogh to Go” Puzzle of Vincent Van Gogh’s beautiful Twelve Flowers.

Garden Fairy Ornaments.

Altered Altoid Tins.

Scrabble Inspirational Word Picture Frame.

Art to Go Bags (Please have $3 or $5 in an envelope for pick up at the Owosso Senior Center)

  • #1 “Van Gogh to Go” Puzzle of Vincent Van Gogh’s beautiful Twelve Flowers + Crossword Puzzle to learn a few facts on this very famous artist! You may want to Mod Podge your puzzle to keep as an art piece.  It’s about the size of a place mat.
  • #2  Scrabble Inspirational Word Picture Frame – This is a wood flower frame that can be painted or left in the natural wood if preferred.  You can pick the sack by the Inspirational word that is enclosed.  Glue dots are also enclosed for attaching letters.  This would make a sweet gift.  Paint is not included, but any acrylic craft paint would work well, using a very small brush.

SAC: Class Schedule

SMARTS Outdoor, Art Class under the Port Cochere at Shiawassee Arts Center

RSVP to (989) 723-8354

  • July 13, 10am & 1pm – Garden Fairy Ornaments. This is an indoor or patio ornament.  Julie Penfold, Instructor

  • July 27 – 10 am & 1pm – Altered Altoid Tins – A small, but charming mixed media project.  A fun method to transform an everyday item into a tiny suitcase, perfect for showcasing your favorite things! It can be decorative and also functional. We will have items to use, but you may also want to bring miniatures items or favorite scraping paper for a certain theme.  Dorothy Neaton, Instructor

Call the Arts Center at (989) 723-8354 for the outdoor classes.  Please wear a mask.  It is not always easy to remain six feet apart!

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Owosso, MI 48867

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Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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