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!*

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

  • 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.

Save the dates for May

    • Owosso Senior Center – May 7 & 21
    • Shiawassee Arts Center – May 13 & 20
    • Morrice Senior Center – May 1

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Owosso, MI 48867

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