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.
*Seniors can receive one free class during their birthday month!*
Due to the Shiawassee Arts Center and Shiawassee Council on Aging’s temporary closings, all SMARTS classes are currently postponed. Keep creating – and washing your hands!
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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Spring into Color, by painting Tulips in bloom with acrylic on canvas.
SAC: Class Schedule
Mondays at SAC are now every other week. Consult schedule or verify date when calling to register. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
RSVP to (989) 723-8354
March 9 – Spring into Color, by painting Tulips in bloom with acrylic on canvas. – Philip Ruehle, Instructor. *10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm
March 30 – Hoot Vase in Clay – Create an owl in clay. Glazing class to finish the fired piece will be on April 13. – Marie Gougeon, Instructor. *10-11:30 am & 1-2:30 pm
Tuesdays at Owosso Senior Center are now every other week. Consult schedule or verify date when calling to register. 10 am- 11:30 am
RSVP to (989) 723-8875
March 3 – Surrealism Acrylic Painting – Enjoy painting in a surrealist style! It’s more than a style! It’s an artistic movement! Results can be dreamlike …or bizarre! – Carl. E. Gleason, Instructor
March 24 – The Garden Glove! – Paint with acrylic on colorful Jersey gloves. Great for yard work, wood working, gardening or for a gift to your favorite gardener friend! – Jennifer Ross, Instructor
Morrice Senior Center: Class Schedule
First Wednesday of the Month 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
RSVP to (517) 625-4270
March 4 – Spring is Calling! – Paint on a mini canvas in acrylic, to be mounted in an easel/ frame (Included). – Julie Penfold, Instructor
Durand Senior Center: Class Schedule
Third Monday of the Month 10 – 11:30am
RSVP to (989) 288-4122
March 16 – Altered Altoid Tins – These can be decorative or practical. Great for mini storage, sewing kits, container for earbuds, mini tools, good for guy stuff, mini art for the wall or just plain pretty! Google for ideas! – Dorothy Neaton, Instructor