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!*

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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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SAC: Class Schedule

Every other Monday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

RSVP to (989) 723-8354

  • October 14 – Glazing class to finish clay ornaments created on September 30. *10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm You are scheduled for the same time as on the September class. Marie Gougeon, Instructor
  • October 28 – Portrait Painting Demo by Philip Ruehle, SAC Drawing and Painting Instructor. Take the opportunity to observe a full length and in-depth demonstration on portrait painting.  A portrait class will follow on Monday, November 11.  *10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm

Owosso Senior Center: Class Schedule

Every other Tuesday 10 am- 11:30 am

RSVP to (989) 723-8875

  • October 8 – World Octopus Day! As the name suggest, World Octopus Day celebrates one of the most distinctive creatures living on the planet today! This will be a fun, experimental painting process!Linda Van Cise, Instructor

  • October 22 – Oh My Gourd! Watercolors are the perfect medium for painting fall’s “gourd”geous colors! Lisabeth Curnow, Instructor

Morrice Senior Center: Class Schedule

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

RSVP to (517) 625-4270

  • October 2 – Pebble Art – Creating a simple scene with small stones. The process of finding the “right” stone is almost like finding a puzzle piece! You may want to frame these!

Durand Senior Center: Class Schedule

Third Monday of the Month 10 – 11:30am

RSVP to (989) 288-4122

  • October 21 – Flavors of Fall – Embellished & Painted Tote Bags with an Autumn Flair. Sample on display. Julie Penfold, Instructor

Save the dates for November

    • Owosso Senior Center – November 5 & 19
    • Shiawassee Arts Center – November 11 & 25
    • Morrice Senior Center – November 6
    • Durand Senior Center – November 18

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Owosso, MI 48867

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Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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