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!*
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.
Monday, September 13 – Glazing Clay Owls – Put the finishing touches on the owls created in August 30th Classes. Clay pieces will be fired and available to pick up on September 27. Marie Gougeon, Instructor
Monday, September 27 – The Apple of My Eye! – Celebrate the American legend of Johnny Appleseed! Learn about color theory and drawing techniques, using oil pastel. Class will be held in the River Gallery. Philip Ruehle, Instructor
Owosso Senior Center Classes
10am-11:30am – RSVP (989) 723-8875
Tuesday, September 14 – Garden Scenes – Create a floral/butterfly watercolor painting. Linda Van Cise, Instructor
Tuesday, September 21 – Sunflower Torn Collage – The organic look of torn paper lends itself well to the beauty of sunflowers! Sue Newcom, Instructor
Durand Senior Center
10am – 11:30am – RSVP (989) 288-4122
Monday, September 20 – World Gratitude Day! – Create three greeting cards expressing gratitude and appreciation with Dar Gibbs, Stamper/Scrapper Extraordinaire! Sign up early so that Dar can have adequate supplies ready. Maximum of 15 students.
Morrice Senior Center
12:30pm – 2pm – RSVP (517) 625-4270
Wednesday, September 1 – Random Acts of Kindness Day! Create a small gift (bookmarks with pressed dried flowers) to randomly give as a gift. Julie Penfold, Instructor, Marti Dimet, Assistant