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!

November 3 – Suminagashi Marbling

This was such a hit a summer art camp last year, that we had to bring it back!  Students will marblize papers that could then be turned into journal covers, cards, or other creations. Instructor TBA

November 10 – Animal Mashups! 

Imaginations will run wild as students learn to draw and create hybrid animals – cute, ferocious and amazing!  Kathryn Gehrs-Pahl, Instructor

November 17 – Art that Sizzles! Design a glass fused tile that will be fired in the kiln and available for pick up at the next class.  This would make a unique gift item!  Linda Ruehle, Instructor

No Class on November 24 – Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

December 1 – Gingerbread House Creations! – Our annual event is back, already!  K-3rd Grades students should have a helper come with them. Linda Ruehle & Brian Bruff, Instructors

Saturday, December 3, Gingerbread House Creations – 10am – 11:30am

And 1pm – 2:30pm.  Linda Ruehle & Brian Bruff, Instructors

* Please share your creation in the gingerbread village during the Children’s Holiday at the Center on Sunday, December 4, 1-3pm

Sunday, December 4, Children’s Holiday at the Center, 1-3pm.  This is a free event for children in the community to enjoy making holiday ornaments in the gallery, visit with Santa and Mary Morgan, National Park Mystery Book series author.  Mary will have her books for sale and will also answer any questions that children may have about writing books. Refreshments served. 

December 8 – Holiday Card Making Extravaganza! – Create special cards for your family and for special residents in assisted living. When you receive a personal, handmade greeting card Kathryn Gehrs-Pahl, Instructor

December 15 – Where in the world is Jax? Let’s travel to some exciting places! We will explore with our creative minds and make a unique collage with SAC’s mascot to be discovered somewhere in your art. Get those creative juices flowing and join us! Linda Ruehle, Instructor

December 22 – Blooming Holiday Cheer! – SAC will host Rollin Blooms, Georgia McCrandall, who will teach students how to create a holiday  centerpiece with fresh florals.  This would be nice to give to someone or keep for your family’s holiday table. Check back to see if we have a photo of the actual centerpiece, closer to the date.

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Owosso, MI 48867

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Sat & Sun | 12-4 pm

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Celebrating 50th Anniversary in 2022


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