Elementary School

Registration for all Fall Classes will begin Tuesday, September 4. 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.
INTRODUCTION TO TAEKWONDO
Beginner basics of taekwondo including kicking techniques, striking techniques, tenets, and traditional martial art discipline in an upbeat and fun environment. Students should wear clothes suitable for exercise. Shoes will not be worn for class. Ages 6 and up. Instructor will be Miss Charlene Blondo; 3rd Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo and Hapkido.
Activity #338000
Dates: Session A: Fridays, Sept. 14 – Oct. 5
            Session B: Fridays, Nov. 4 – 30
                              (No Class November 23)
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: 3 days before each session
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/20


HAPKIDO-KOREAN STREET SELF DEFENSE


Practical hands-on applications for real-life situations. Gain self-confidence as you begin to recognize and put to use your basic survival instincts and natural reactions in potentially threatening situations. Students should wear clothes suitable for low impact exercise. Shoes will not be worn for class. Ages 14 and up. Instructor will be Miss Charlene Blondo; 3rd Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo and Hapkido.
Activity #338020
Dates: Session A: Fridays, Sept. 14 – Oct. 5
            Session B: Fridays, Nov. 4 – 30
                               (No Class November 23)
Time: 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
Preregister by: 3 days before each Session
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/20
ELEMENTARY MUSIC METHODS
An introduction of different musical instruments through cooperative learning. Learn how to play and make music, and how different instruments work. Ages 6-11.
Activity #368100
Dates: Session A: Mondays, September 24 - October 22
                              (No Class October 8)
            Session B: Mondays, November 19 - December 10
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Instructor: Kayla Duncan
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

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 1 – 29
            (No Class October 8)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Nell
Fee: $30.00/pair plus $10.00 clay fee.
Preregister by: September 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pair
CREATING COMICS 101
Learn the fundamental steps to create a comic – from storytelling, building layouts, to characters and everything in between! Ages 10 and up.
Activity #314601
Dates: Tuesdays, October 2 – November 6
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $30.00
Preregister by: September 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

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, October 2 - November 6
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $35.00
Preregister by: September 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

DIY SPECIAL EFFECTS – NEW!


Calling all ghosts, ghouls and zombie enthusiast. Have you ever wondered how some special effects makeup is done, or how they make some wounds look so real? This hands on class will cover practical special effects makeup, using materials you can find at home, and more. This will be an excellent hands on starting point for special effects makeup, and horror movie enthusiasts. Ages 13 and up.
Activity #317004
Dates: Wednesdays, October 3 – October 10
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00 plus $10.00 supply fee
Preregister by: September 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10

CHARACTER DESIGN – NEW!


Learn in-depth skills to develop new, original character concepts. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #314032
Dates: Wednesdays, October 3 – October 23
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: September 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

POTTERY PALS


Kids and their adult partner work together on projects using earthenware clay, and low fire glazes. The first three weeks will be dedicated to building, the last week dedicated to painting your creations with ceramic glaze. This is a great opportunity to spend time together while sharing a new hobby and plenty of fun memories. Ages 5 and up with adult.
Activity #311131
Dates: Wednesdays, October 3 - 24
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Olson
Fee: $30.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: September 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8 pairs


CARDBOARD COSPLAY – NEW!


What is Cosplay? It is the combination of Costumes and Play. With cardboard cosplay, learn how to take readily found materials around your house, and combine them together to make intricate, fun costumes. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #317043
Dates: Thursdays, October 4 - 25
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


PAPERCRAFT


Turn ordinary paper into an assortment of extraordinarily awesome sculptures using only paper, scissors, glue and your imagination! Ages 10 and up.
Activity #317000
Dates: Thursdays, October 4 - 25
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR PAINTING


Learn tips and tricks for painting with watercolors, brush care, and complete a guided painting in class. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #313000
Dates: Session A: Saturdays, October 13 - 20
            Session B: Saturdays, December 8 - 15
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Olson
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/15

FLIP BOOK


Create your own interchangeable flip book of funny faces, monsters, robots, and so much more. Ages 6-12.
Activity #315070
Dates: Thursday, October 18 – November 8
Times: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jay Hopkins
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 15
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

ART SAFARI


Gear up to go on an adventure and create your very own majestic papier-mâché animal sculpture. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #317015
Dates: Thursdays, November 8 – December 6
             (No Class November 22)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: November 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK


Learn what it takes to create your very own book. Work together with a local author to create a thematic storyline to accompany your characters on a one of a kind adventure. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #318621
Dates: Thursdays, November 8 – December 6
             (No Class November 22)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: November 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


  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