Elementary School

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.

CREATING COMICS 101


Learn the fundamental steps to create a comic – from story building to character concepts and everything in between! Ages 10 and up
Activity #314601
Dates: Tuesdays, September 26 - October 24
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $25.00
Preregister by: September 21
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

PAPERCRAFT


Turn ordinary paper into an assortment of awesome sculptures using only paper, scissors, glue and imagination! Ages 8 and up.
Activity #317000
Dates: Wednesdays, September 27 – October 18
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: September 22
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


POTTERY PALS FAMILY TOTEM – NEW!


Create a custom Stoneware totem pole to display in your home or garden depicting animals representing you and your family members! One week will be dedicated to building, the last week dedicated to painting your creations with ceramic glaze to withstand weather and show a glassy finish. Ages 5-14 with adult.
Activity #311131
Dates: Saturdays, September 30 and October 14
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $15.00/pair plus $7.00 clay fee
Preregister by: September 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7 pairs

PARENT/CHILD WHEEL THROWN POTTERY CLASS


Learn how to throw pots on a potter’s wheel together with one of your favorite people! Class size will be limited to 4 pairs for individualized attention. Three weeks are devoted to working on the wheel; the last week will be spent glazing your creations. Come to class prepared to get dirty. For children in grades 2 and up with parent/guardian.
Activity #311130
Dates: Mondays, October 2 - 30
             (No Class October 9)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Nell
Fee: $20.00/pair plus $5.00 clay fee.
Preregister by: September 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pair

CALLIGRAPHY FOR KIDS – NEW!


Learn how to make and use letters of the alphabet to make cool signs, cards and artwork! Ages 8 and up.
Activity #314400
Dates: Tuesdays, October 3 - 24
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: September 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

BEGINNING QUILTING – NEW!


Learn basic quilting skills by making a machine stitched modified nine patch quilt-top. Sewing machine and 3 different yards of cotton fabric are required to be supplied by the student. Ages 10 through adult.
Activity #312905
Dates: Tuesdays, October 3 – November 7
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Weaver
Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: September 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

ART SAFARI


Go on an animal art Safari! Create animal sculptures from wire, paper, and papier mache to hang or display in your home! Disclaimer: No animals will be harmed in the making of this class. Ages 9-12.
Activity #317015
Dates: Thursdays, October 12 – November 2
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 9
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10

PUMPKIN PAINTING


Bring a firm pumpkin to the ARCC and we’ll show you how to transform it into a harvest-time work of art! Your pumpkin can have a funny, happy face, a sad face or a scary face, or no face at all – just a pumpkin with wild designs! Ages 5-8.
Activity #316023
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $5.00
Preregister by: October 11
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10

SOCIAL MEDIA 101 FOR TEENS – NEW!


Learn the basics of social media. Focusing on internet safety and online etiquette. Ages 11 and up. Registration encouraged but drop-ins welcome.
Activity #319510
Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Taylor
Fee: No charge
Preregister by: October 23
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/12

CREATING COMICS 102


Learn more in-depth steps to improve skills with the creation of comics, from story building to Character concepts, and everything in between. Ages 10 and up
Activity #314602
Dates: Tuesdays, November 7 - December 5
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $25.00
Preregister by: November 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

IMAGINE THAT! – NEW!


Are you one who likes to look at clouds to see what shapes you see? This class will give you plenty of opportunity to imagine creatures in clouds, mud puddles, paint peels, grease spills, sidewalk cracks, stains, and more! Study the shapes, then create an imaginary animal that “grows” from the shape. Add details and make up a name or story for each character! Ages 8-12.
Activity #316600
Dates: Tuesdays, November 7 - 28
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: November 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


KNITTING WITHOUT NEEDLES – NEW!


Loom knitting is fun, easy, and faster than knitting with needles! Instead of working on 2 needles, the knitter works along the loom where stitches are easily seen. You cannot lose your place, and it’s easy to see if you make a mistake. This beginners class will teach students to cast on, knit and finish projects such as hats, scarves, headbands or bottle cozies. Ages 10 – 15.
Activity #312005
Dates: Wednesdays, November 8 - December 6
            (No Class November 22)
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $24.00
Preregister by: November 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

WEE GEMS – NEW!


A parent/child class that gives youngsters an opportunity to make jewelry items such as bracelets, necklaces, headbands and hair jewelry and even rings! Ages 4-8 with parent.
Activity #316724
Dates: Wednesdays, November 8 – December 6
             (No Class November 22)
Time: 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $24.00/pair
Preregister by: November 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EFFECTS – NEW!


Have you ever wondered how movie magic happens? This hands on class will cover practical effects such as model making and bullet effects. It will also look at modern digital effects such as green screen and 3D animation. This will be an excellent hands on starting point for movie enthusiasts. Ages 11 and up.
Activity #319600
Dates: Thursdays, November 9 - December 21
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jerome Wild
Fee: $30.00 plus $15.00 supply fee
Preregister by: November 6
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10


MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK


Learn how to develop and make your very own storybook! Choose a main character, learn how to develop the character and tell the story with words and/or artwork. Ages 8 and up.
Activity #318621
Dates: Wednesdays, November 29 – December 20
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: November 24
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES


Studies have shown that children who learn a foreign language beginning in early childhood demonstrate certain cognitive advantages such as increasing critical thinking skills, creativity, and flexibility of the mind over children who do not.

BEGINNING SPANISH


Learn how to speak Spanish in a fun, friendly environment! Learn basic Spanish words such as animals, numbers, colors, sizes, basic introductory questions, action verbs, parts of the body, and expressing likes and dislikes. Ages 6-9.
Activity #315300
Dates: Thursdays, October 26 – November 16
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. C Chiara Wang
Fee: $24.00
Preregister by: October 23
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/18


BEGINNING CHINESE


Impress your friends and family! Learn how to speak Chinese! Learn pronunciation of basics such as numbers, days of the week months and years. Learn basic conversation for everyday situations. Ages 7-13.
Activity #315410
Dates: Mondays, November 13 – December 18
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. C Chiara Wang
Fee: $36.00
Preregister by: November 8
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/18


CONTINUING SPANISH


Continue building your understanding, speaking and translation skills! This class requires either previously taken Beginning Spanish at the ARCC or a good foundation in the Spanish language. Ages 6-9.
Activity #315310
Dates: Thursdays, November 30 – December 21
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. C Chiara Wang
Fee: $24.00
Preregister by: November 24
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/18


  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