Elementary School

Registration for Winter/Spring Brochure Classes will begin Tuesday, January 3rd. 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.


FAUX STAINED GLASS – NEW!


Create a stained glass design on Plexiglas with liquid lead and glass stain paints. Ages 9-14.
Activity #116820
Dates: Mondays, January 30 – February 27
(No class February 20)
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Nell
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

PORTRAIT DRAWING – NEW!


Learn how to draw portraits of your friends and family! Learn the proportions of the face and grid drawing techniques for more accurate drawings. Ages 9-14.
Activity #114605
Dates: Mondays, January 30 – February 27
(No Class February 20)
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Nell
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


WINTER FUN DAY


Come out and enjoy a day of fun activities for youth and adults. Activities will include Ice Skating, Cross Country Ski Lessons, Snow Kickball, Snow Volleyball, Snow Disc Golf and much more. Activities are free.
When: Saturday, February 4
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Manor Park


MORE THAN JUST MUSIC – ON MY WAY WITH MUSICAL SKILLS


Put down roots into the fundamental concepts of musicianship through methods such as Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze that incorporate movement, creative expression, and social interaction. Start to develop listening, singing, and improvisation abilities. Gain introduction to musical terms and notation, too. The experience will lead to groundbreaking progress on any instrument. Ages: 4-7.
Activity #168100
Dates: Thursdays, February 2 – March 2
Time: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Appl
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10


ART START CLAY – NEW!


Get those tiny hands into some clay! Discover different ways to shape and mold the clay into shapes and creations. Paint them with acrylic paint! Ages 4-7.
Activity #111274
Dates: Wednesdays, February 8 - March 1
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/6


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 #115200
Dates: Wednesdays, February 8 - March 1
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


POTTERY PALS


Kids ages 6 to 14 and their adult partner work together on projects using earthenware clay and low fire glazes. This is a great opportunity to spend time together while sharing a new hobby and plenty of fun memories. Ages: 5+ with adult.
Activity #111420
Dates: Wednesdays, February 8 - March 1
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $30.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: February 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8 pairs


PAPERCRAFTING – NEW!


Turn ordinary paper into an assortment of awesome sculptures using only paper, scissors, glue and imagination! Ages 8 and up.
Activity #117000
Dates: Wednesdays, February 22 – March 15
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $16.00
Preregister by: February 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10


FAMILY NIGHT – NEW!


Cabin Fever? Turn off the TV, gather up the kids, brave the cold, and head to the ARCC for quality time together for our drop in Family Night! This free activity will give families the opportunity to play classic favorite board games, do art projects together, watch a movie, and other fun activities! No charge to participate. Concessions will be available for a small fee. Last one here is a rotten egg! Ages 3-12 with family. No Charge.
Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: No Charge

ART SAFARI - NEW!


Go on an animal art Safari! Create animal sculptures from wire, paper, and paper mache to hang or display in your home! Disclaimer: No animals will be harmed in the making of this class. Ages 9-12.
Activity #117015
Dates: Thursdays, March 2 - 23
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10


WATERCOLOR PAINTING -NEW!


Learn tips and tricks for painting with watercolors, brush care, and complete a guided painting in class. Ages 9-14.
Activity #113005
Dates: Mondays, March 6 - 27
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Nell
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE – NEW!


Learn the ABC’s, numbers, colors, simple introductory skills as well as learn about deaf culture. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #117532
Dates: Mondays, March 6 - 27
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Taylor
Fee: $16.00
Preregister by: March 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12


MAKE YOUR OWN BOARD GAMES – NEW!


Love to play board games? Ever want to create your own game? In this class we will become a game designers and create our own board games that we can play with our family and friends. Ages 8-14.
Activity #116045
Dates: Thursdays, March 9 – 30
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Monica Olson
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 6
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

EGGSTRAVANZA– NEW!


Decorate eggs that you can keep forever! Using ready made paper mache eggs, explore different decorating techniques. Hang them on a branch to display in your home. Ages 6-9.
Activity #116042
Dates: Wednesdays, March 15 – April 5
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fees: $20.00
Preregister by: March 10
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/15

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 #111106
Dates: Thursdays, March 23 - April 13
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Nell
Fee: $20.00 plus $5.00 clay fee/pair
Preregister by: March 17
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pairs


PHOTOGRAPHY FOR KIDS


Bring your digital camera to class and learn how to take good pictures. Classes will have photo scavenger hunts as well as, learning some basic photography techniques. Ages 9-14. Students must supply their own cameras.
Activity #119001
Dates: Thursdays, March 23 – April 13
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Sahli
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 20
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

LEARN TO SEW – NEW!


Learn basic sewing skills by making a bag using old blue jeans! Ages 10 and up.
Activity #112478
Dates: Tuesdays, April 4 - 25
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Weaver
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8


iPAD MOVIE MAKING - NEW!


1 hour class for 4 weeks where kids will work in groups and come up with a story and then film the story with the iPad. Create, shoot and edit the video while working together in groups. All students will have a chance to take video, edit and act in the production. The final class period will be a viewing of the movies. Ages 8-12 years.
Activity #119600
Dates: Wednesdays, April 5 - 26
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Sahli
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


MONOPRINTING - NEW!


Want to make your own prints that are unique? Want to know what printmaking is? In this class you will learn how to make stunning prints that are one of a kind. Ages 12 through adult.
Activity #114818
Dates: Thursdays, April 6 - 27
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Monica Olson
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: April 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/14


  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