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!*

Download Printable Schedule Here

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

  • June 10 – For the Birds! Glazing Bird Feeders created at May 20 class. *10am-11:30am & 1pm-2:30pm. Pieces will be fired and available for pick up in one week. Marie Gougeon, Instructor.
  • June 24 – My Happy Place, Floating Out to Sea! Create a turtle and beach watercolor, experience the use of salt, and miskit, and experimenting with wet on wet, dry brushing and blending techniques. Julie Penfold, Instructor.

Owosso Senior Center: Class Schedule

Every other Tuesday 10 am- 11:30 am

RSVP to (989) 723-8875

  • June 4 – Upsy Daisy Day! (Actually June 8th, but we will celebrate early!) Wake up “gloriously, gratefully and gleefully,” full of positivity! Watercolor painting on watercolor paper note cards, May be framed as mini paintings or it includes an envelope to put in the mail. Linda Van Cise, Instructor.

  • June 18 – Painting Outside the Box – Using acrylic paint to decorate a triangular, lidded box for a keepsake or as a gift. Jennifer Ross, Instructor.

Morrice Senior Center: Class Schedule

First Wednesday of the Month 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

RSVP to (517) 625-4270

  • June 5 – Create a Cheerful Chickadee Collage, from various scrapping papers. A sample is on display at the Morrice center. This will be framed and returned to the Morrice Senior Center for pick up. Linda Van Cise, Instructor

Save the dates for May

    • Owosso Senior Center – July 16 & 30
    • Shiawassee Arts Center – July 8 & 22
    • Morrice Senior Center – June 10

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Owosso, MI 48867

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Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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