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:

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In Person ClassMonday, July 12 – Card Making with Dar Gibbs

SMARTS outdoor, in person classes at Shiawassee Arts Center –  $3 for Shiawassee County Seniors/$5 for those not age 60 or out of county. Call (989) 723-8354 to register.


  • Monday, July 12, 10am – 11:30am & 1pm – 2:30pm – Card Making with Dar Gibbs.  Each senior may create three cards if time permits. Stamping, punching, colored pencils and lots of fun!  Birthday, Thinking of you, Sympathy, Anniversary or blank message cards with envelopes will be available. This class will be held in the large gallery at SAC.
  • Monday, July19, 10am – 11:30am & 1pm – 2:30pm – Watercolor Landscape Plein Air Painting – Outdoors at the Arts Center.  Lisabeth Curnow,  award winning Artist/Instructor. All materials will be supplied.  Bring a water bottle!


  • Monday, August 9, The Wave – Framed Crushed Glass Collage – Dorothy Neaton, Instructor
    10am – 11:30am & 1pm – 2:30pm
  • Monday, August 30, Clay Owl Vase – Marie Gougeon, Instructor
    10am – 11:30am & 1pm – 2:30pm (Glazing class to finish owl, tentatively scheduled for Monday,
    September 13, same times) Seniors who were signed up for this cancelled class from March 2020 will be called
    about signing up first.
Art Bag To-Go- Available at SCOA, Durand Senior Center, Perry Senior Center, and Shiawassee Arts Center. $3 for Shiawassee County residents or $5 out of county or under 60 years of age. 

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