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.

Thursday after-school classes run from 4pm – 5:30pm.

Check out our upcoming youth classes below.

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Sept 12 – Paint the Town

Create an acrylic painting of a hometown landmark, from the Curwood Castle to Willman Field or maybe even Cone Zone! Paintings will be on display at the Shiawassee Arts Center during ArtWalk on Saturday, September 14th 11-4pm.


Sept 19 – Ahoy Mateys

Aye…September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and to celebrate, we’ll sail to Treasure Island where young buccaneers can design their very own pirate ships using watercolors. Arrr!


Sept 26 – Kids at the Wheel

Play in clay and create 2 functional dinnerware pieces! Pottery will need to be glazed on October 17th and fired once more to be completed.



Oct 3 – Vampires, Werewolves, and Ogres, Oh My

Be Dr. Frankenstein for a day and construct a monster face pot using clay! Creations will need to be glazed on October 17th and fired once more to come alive.


Oct 10 – Golden Waves of Corn

Learn about perspective as you paint a colorful landscape of a farmer’s field – great quilts of golden, brown and green squares held together by the thick, green stitching of hedgerows – a popular subject for many artists.


Oct 17 – Glazing Pottery

Put the finishing touches on clay pieces created in the September 26th Pottery on the Wheel class and/or the October 3rd Monster Face Pots class. Pieces will be fired once more and available to pick up at the October 24th Pumpkin Painting Class. Also, students who missed glazing at summer art camp, are welcome to join in this session.


Oct 24 – Happy Fall Y’all

Don’t miss SAC’s annual pumpkin painting workshop!  Using this unconventional canvas, paint a friendly scarecrow, cats, bats, a haunted scene, or maybe the cutest lil’ pumpkin in the patch ..or whatever your imagination dreams up!   Register early so that we pick a pumpkin for you from the patch.


Oct 31 – No Class

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!


Nov 7 – WHO’s There?

Experiment with oil pastels and make an OWL-some masterpiece!

Natalie Park, Instructor


Nov 14 – No Class

Nov 21 – Turkey Watercolor

You won’t want to miss this class about miskit resist? It’ll be ir-RESIST-able? You’ll be thankful you came? Turkey line art watercolor resist, and exploring various watercolor techniques.

Natalie Park, Instructor


Nov 28 – No Class

We’re thankful for our young artists, their families, and all who make these classes possible! Happy Thanksgiving!


Dec 5 – Gingerbread House Creations

Gingerbread House Creations – Create a one of a kind centerpiece with graham crackers, royal frosting and all the trimmings! K-3rd graders should bring a helper.

Natalie Park & Linda Ruehle, Instructors


Dec 7 – Special SATURDAY, Gingerbread House Creations

9am – 10:30am  and also 11am – 12:30pm
Gingerbread House Creations – Create a one of a kind centerpiece with graham crackers, royal frosting and all the trimmings! K-3rd graders should bring a helper.  Please leave your house to have on display for the Children’s Holiday at the Center on Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm.


Dec 8 – Special –  Children’s Holiday at the Center – Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm

This is a free event for children of all ages.  Join us to make ornaments, decorate a gingerbread cookie, view the Gingerbread Village created in Children’s classes, the prior week, visit with Mary Morgan, children’s book author, who will be signing her books, which are mysteries that take place in our national parks, visit with SANTA (2:30-3:30pm) , enjoy music, refreshments and shop in the galleries, for SAC’s Holiday show… celebrating our Michigan artists!

Dec 12 – There’s No Place Like Space

Journey into the cosmos and paint a galactic scene in acrylic!

Natalie Park, Instructor


Dec 19 – Gift-Making Class

We can’t tell you too much, but this functional painted gift would be perfect for any parent, grandparent, or teacher! Students may want to bring a box (about shoebox sized) to take home the gift to help keep the surprise.

Natalie Park, Instructor


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Owosso, MI 48867

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Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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