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. Classes are $10 for SAC members and $12 for guests!

Check out our upcoming youth classes below.

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Call (989) 723-8354 or visit us in person to register!

Instructors are Linda Ruehle, Cora Walby, and Brian Bruff unless otherwise noted.

March 9 – Watercolor Painting of Tennis Shoes – Watercolor painting of your tennis shoes. Bring your favorite pair of tennis shoes for your painting’s subject matter. Lisabeth Curnow, Artist/Instructor

March 16 – Play in Clay – Working in clay is a positive way to express emotions. It’s therapeutic and fun!  Also Friday, March 17. Glazing to finish pieces will take place on March 30. Linda Ruehle, Brian Bruff & Cora Walby, Instructors

March 23 – Pottery on the Wheel – Learn to throw bowls or plates on the pottery wheel. Work on refreshing and perfecting your skills if this is not new to you! Dress for mess and bring an old towel to put over your lap. Also Friday, March 24. Linda Ruehle, Brian Bruff & Cora Walby, Instructors

March 30 – Glazing – Glazing pottery from clay classes in March. Put the finishing touches on your pottery to be fired a second time and ready for pick up at the next class. Also Friday, March 31. Linda Ruehle, Brian Bruff & Cora Walby, Instructors

April 6 – Monsters, Mermaids & Dragons! – Flex your imagination drawing cute monsters, fierce mermaids, and sensational dragons while learning how to use watercolor pencils. Kathryn Gehrs-Pahl, Arist/Instructor

April 13 – Great Spots – Experimenting with Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo paper. Alcohol Inks are a highly fluid color that are vibrant and fast drying. These will be very abstract and imaginative paintings.

April 20 – Building 3D Paper Frogs, Bugs and Flowers – Welcome Spring into your house by constructing large paper flowers, paper insects to visit them and paper frogs to live amongst them.

April 27 – Watercolor Painting of your favorite stuffed pal in a Spring setting. Bring along your favorite stuffed animal that will appear in your painting. Julie Penfold, Artist/Instructor

May 4 – Glass Fused Pendants for Mom– Create two glass fused pendants. Glass piece will be fired in the kiln, a bail attached and ready for pick up at the next class. If time permits, we will make a card to go with the gift.

May 11 – Developing a Green Thumb – Terracotta pot painting and planting herb seeds. Class participants will paint their own terracotta pot and fill it with herb seeds of their choice to watch them grow all summer long (with proper watering!) These herb gardens also make a unique and personal gift to give to a gardener in your life!

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Owosso, MI 48867

Mon-Fri | 10-5 pm
Sat & Sun | 12-3 pm

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Celebrating 51th Anniversary in 2023


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