SMARTS

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:




Sign Up for a Class


SMARTS Classes –  $3 for Shiawassee County Seniors/$5 for those not age 60 or out of county. 

JUNE

Shiawassee Arts Center
206 Curwood Castle Drive RSVP 989-723-8354
Mondays, 10am – 11:30 am & 1pm – 2:30pm
  • June 13 – Altered Vintage Book Art – Recycle/recreate! Dorothy Neaton, Artist/Instructor
  • June 27 – Summer Seascape Oil Pastel – Learn how to layer and blend oil pastels while drawing a summer seascape with step-by-step instruction.  Philip Ruehle, Artist/Instructor
Durand Senior Center
8618 E Lansing Rd
Monday, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-288-4122
(3rd Monday of the month unless noted)
  • June 20 – Teacup Bird Feeders – Easier to make than you think and so pretty in the garden!  Paint a unique wood post to rest your feeder. on.  Bring a box or large bag for bringing home. Dorothy Neaton, Artist/Instructor
Owosso Senior Center
300 N Washington Street
Tuesdays, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-723-8875
  • June 7 – Strawberry Fields Forever – Watercolor painting of strawberries, blossoms and ferns. This could also be painted on a watercolor note card, if preferred.  Linda Van Cise, Artist/Instructor
  • June 21- Hello Summer Collage – Includes all the things we love about summer in mixed media.   Linda Van Cise, Artist/Instructor
Morrice Senior Center
101 W Mason
Wednesday 12:30pm – 2pm RSVP 517-625-4270
  • June 1 – Watercolor Pear Painting – Wet on wet technique to create a simple still life pear painting.  Pears have a great shape to draw and paint…that must be why the masters have painted pears forever! Google some Cezanne & van Gogh pear paintings! Linda Justice, Artist/Instructor

JULY

Shiawassee Arts Center
206 Curwood Castle Drive RSVP 989-723-8354
Mondays, 10am – 11:30 am & 1pm – 2:30pm
  • July 11 – Christmas in July – Create a set of eight holiday gift tags from  cardstock, designer papers and holiday stamps shared by Dar. Dar Gibbs, Artist/Instructor
  • July 25 – Botanical Studies from the Vegetable Garden-Explore the art of depicting the beautiful plant life typically found in summer veggie gardens. Learn basic drawing skills and color theory while creating their illustrations with color pencil.  Philip Ruehle, Artist/Instructor
Durand Senior Center
8618 E Lansing Rd
Monday, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-288-4122
(3rd Monday of the month unless noted)
  • July 18 – Gnome Place Like Home! – Create a fairy or gnome garden using floral moss in unique vessels like pitchers, tea & coffee pots or even a china gravy boat and adding mini figurines. Dorothy Neaton, Artist/Instructor
Owosso Senior Center
300 N Washington Street
Tuesdays, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-723-8875
  • July 19 – Up, Up and Away! – Hot air balloon painting in acrylic on 6 x 6 inch, wrap around canvas, Linda Van Cise, Artist/Instructor
  • July 26 – Copper Embossed Tiles – Create a summer, floral or whatever design that you choose to create on a 5 x 5 inch copper tile. It could be framed or mounted on a mat board. Dorothy Neaton, Artist/Instructor
Morrice Senior Center
101 W Mason
Wednesday 12:30pm – 2pm RSVP 517-625-4270
(Usually the first Wednesday of the month unless noted)
  • July 6 – Wine Bottle Watering Vessel – Upcycle a wine bottle with your unique acrylic design to create a house plant watering vessel. Linda Justice, Artist/Instructor

August Save The Dates:

Owosso Senior Center  (Tues)  August 9 & 23
Shiawassee Arts Center (Mondays) August 15 & 29
Morrice Senior Center (Wednesday) August 3
Durand Senior Center (Monday) August 15

All  supplies are furnished.

Seniors can receive one Free Class during their birthday month!

Pre-registration at the appropriate location is required




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206 Curwood Castle Drive
Owosso, MI 48867
989-723-8354
sac@shiawasseearts.org

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