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:




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

JANUARY

SAC Classes

206 Curwood Castle Drive RSVP 989-723-8354
Mondays, 10am – ll:30am & 1pm – 2:30pm
  • January 10 – Mask Painting with Acrylic Paint and Paint Markers – Masks are not going away, yet! Come and decorate a new cotton one! Jennifer Ross, Instructor
  • January 24 – Oil Pastel Tiger Cub – Celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Tiger! Philip Ruehle, Instructor.

Durand Senior Center

8618 E. Lansing Rd
Monday, 10am – 11:30am RSVP 989-288-4122
  • January 17- Valentine Card Making (Embossing & Stamping) – Linda Ruehle & Lisa Gallinger, Instructors

Owosso Senior Center

300 N. Washington Street
Tuesdays, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-723-8875
  • January 4 – Winter Cardinal Painting in Acrylic – Andrea Czarnik, Instructor
  • January 18 – Chickadee Watercolor Painting – Linda Van Cise, Instructor

Morrice Senior Center

101 W. Mason
Wednesday, 12:30pm-2pm  RSVP 517-625-4270
  • January 5 – Winter Acrylic Landscape (4 x 4 inches) with mini wooden easel. Janice Paul and Marti Dimet, Instructors

                                                                                             FEBRUARY

SAC Classes

206 Curwood Castle Drive RSVP 989-723-8354
Mondays, 10am – ll:30am & 1pm – 2:30pm
  • February 7 – Making Valentine Cards with Dar Gibbs – Join us for another creative session in stamping, coloring, punching,  and sharing with others!
  • February 21 Create Your Own Inspiration Folder, Jane Reiter, Instructor. Begin with a simple folder and make an inspiration package for yourself. The folder is your personal place for writing, looking, reading—and getting inspired when you are stuck or stymied. We will utilize collage papers, tape, stickers, scissors, staplers, glue sticks and more to personalize the folders. Instructor will provide motivational handouts and briefly discuss sources of creative sparks. All supplies provided by the instructor.

Durand Senior Center

8618 E. Lansing Rd
Monday, 10am – 11:30am RSVP 989-288-4122
  • February 21 – Let it Snow! – Watercolor Snowman painting using both salt and misket resist techniques.  All snowflakes are unique and we might as well embrace them! Julie Penfold, Instructor

Owosso Senior Center

300 N. Washington Street
Tuesdays, 10am – 11:30am – RSVP 989-723-8875
  • February 1 – Winter Watercolor Landscape – Paint an abstract watercolor landscape focusing on techniques to improve depth, contrast and texture in your paintings. Linda Justice, Instructor
  • February 15 -Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day! – (Actually on February 17) We will be creating something that can be gifted to someone in kindness on Feb. 17! Instructor TBA

Morrice Senior Center

101 W. Mason
Wednesday, 12:30pm-2pm  RSVP 517-625-4270
  • February 2 – Painting a Mini Valentine Tray. (4″x6″) Using Acrylic, paint your own design or one that the instructor provides. Jan Paul, Instructor

March Save the Date:

Owosso Senior Center (Tues)….March 1 & 15

Shiawassee Arts Center (Mon)…March 7 & 21

Morrice Senior Center (Wed)….March 2

Durand Senior Center (Mon)….March 21




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

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Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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