Paint, Paper & Pen

Registration for all Fall Classes has begun. Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available.  All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.


BEGINNING STORY WRITING– NEW!


Whether you have written a story before, or just have some ideas knocking around in your head, come learn about the basics of story writing. We take a “wine and canvas” approach to story writing over our course; anyone can follow our easy step-by-step process and write a short (or long!) story - even with no writing experience. Open to writers at any level - beginner to advanced - we will customize class lessons to abilities and interests as we go! Ages 16 and up.
Activity #318630
Dates: Session A: Tuesdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 24
            Session B: Tuesdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Liza Kollman
Fee: $54.00
Preregister by: Three days before each session
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/15

NOVEL WRITING


Come with your “Work in Progress” to share in a workshop setting. (You may also take this class along with Beginning Story Writing, even if you have no work in progress to share) We will discuss a different element of novel writing during each class, and we will share our work with each other as well. Come prepared to share your work and help others improve their own work as well! Ages 16 and up.
Activity #318635
Dates: Session A: Tuesdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 24
            Session B: Tuesdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12
Times: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Liza Kollman
Fee: $54.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: Three days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10

WRITE YOUR ANCESTRY – NEW!


We all have “characters” in our family tree. You might know a lot about them or just a little, but each of our ancestors deserves to have their story told. Come armed with a character in your own ancestry (or even yourself, if you dare!) and as much information about that character as you have. (Birth/death dates, occupation, location, family history, funny stories.) In our class we will take the information you already have and learn how to add historically accurate fictional elements to what you already know to create a short story or novel based around your ancestor’s real life. It can be difficult to get “the whole story” when you dig into the past, but don’t let missing pieces stop you from telling your ancestor’s tale. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #318304
Dates: Thursdays, October 12 - November 16
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Liza Kollman
Fee: $54.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: October 6
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/15

PHOTO TINTING – NEW!


Get unplugged and offline! Learn the simplicity and the creativity of hand coloring or tinting black and white or sepia toned photos. Ages 14 through adult.
Activity #313004
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kacy Walker
Fee: $15.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: October 11
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/15
  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center


    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989


How to Register:


  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081