Children in our community are one of our biggest priorities at the Shiawassee Arts Center (SAC). We offer a variety of classes and workshops for grade school students after school, homeschoolers, scouts, church groups, and 4-H Clubs. Classes can be arranged to earn badges or just for the students’ enjoyment and artistic enrichment.

Our simple, hands-on multi-media classes vary from painting and drawing to mosaics and pottery. Purchase an annual SAC membership for your child ($20) or the entire family ($50) and receive discounts on classes. If you would like to arrange a class for your group, please contact us.

Check out our upcoming youth classes below.

Sign Up for an Annual Membership

Sign Up for a Class or Workshop

When: Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM (*unless otherwise noted)

Cost: $10 Member/$12 Non-member per class (*unless otherwise noted)
Student annual membership $20 or $50 Family Membership

Pre-registration and payment required.

January 24

Kids at the Wheel – Your chance at making a functional cup, bowl or plate out of clay. No experience required. Requires February 7, Glazing class to finish. Linda Ruehle, Instructor


January 31

Science & ARTic Scene – Learn about the Northern Lights as you paint with watercolors.  Choose an arctic creature to paint with natures light show in the background. Brooklyn Jodway, Instructor.


February 7

Glazing Pottery – Put the finishing touches on your clay creations made in previous class sessions.  Pottery will be fired again and ready for pick up at the class next week. Brooklyn Jodway, Instructor


February 14

Vintage Book Painting – Bring beauty to a worn book page by painting a delicate picture over – laying the words of world history. Watermedia.  Linda Van Cise, Instructor


February 21 & 28

Frosties, Chili, Burgers, and Fries: Wendy’s Watercolors -Students will create watercolor paintings on Yupo paper of their favorite menu items. Artwork will be on exhibit at Wendy’s in the month of March in the annual Celebration of Youth Art Month! * $20 Member/$24 non-member. Students need to attend both classes to finish.) Linda Ruehle and Brooklyn Jodway, Instructors


*Special Classes during our Waterways Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

*March 7

Dancing Clay Fish – Create a fish chime out of clay that when complete will dance in the breeze! Requires March 21 glazing class to complete. These projects will be on display until the end of our Waterways exhibit, April 7. Linda Ruehle, Instructor


*March 14

Microscopic Mysteries – Discover the tiny world that lives in freshwater like the Shiawassee River and the Great Lakes in this watercolor class. Brooklyn Jodway, Instructor


*March 21

Glazing Clay projects – This class is to glaze the dancing clay fish from March 7. Fish will be fired in the kiln once more, assembled, and put on display! Other previous, unfinished clay projects may be glazed in this class. Brooklyn Jodway, Instructor


*Wednesday, March 27: (No Thursday class during spring break week)

Dive Deep into Art – Tour the WaterWays Exhibit in this Spring Break Camp. Young artists will create projects like a watercolor piece inspired by water currents and a paper mosaic of water fowl. If weather permits, we may step outside to get inspiration from the river. Students will also tour the Waterways Exhibit in the gallery. A snack will be provided. Natalie Park & Linda Ruehle, Instructors. *12:30-5:30pm. $30 SAC Member/$35 non-member


April 4

Tribal Turtles and Folk Fish – Design and paint turtles and/or fish using acrylic in bright colors and patterns influenced by tribal designs and art. Brooklyn Jodway, Instructor.


April 11

Collaged Cubism – Learn about Pablo Picasso while you create a self portrait in his cubist style. Brooklyn Jodway, Instructor.


April 18 & 25

Two Week Batik – Create a design or picture on cotton fabric using this traditional Indonesian technique of wax resist and dyes. Linda Ruehle, Instructor.
* $20 Member/$24 Non-member( 2 wk class. Students need to attend both classes to finish.)


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Owosso, MI 48867

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Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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