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.

POTTERY CLASSES


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. Grades 2 and up with parent/guardian. Activity #311130
Dates: Mondays, September 19 – October 17
            (No Class October 10)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $20.00 plus $5.00 clay supply fee per pair
Preregister by: September 15
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pairs


POTTERY PALS


Use low fire earthenware clay to construct basic decorative ceramic pieces. The first three weeks will focus on basic hand building skills, the fourth week will focus on glazing techniques to use on newly built and bisque fired pieces. Ages 5-14 with adult. Activity #311420A
Dates: Wednesdays, September 21 - October 12
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $24.00 plus $10.00 supply fee per pair
Preregister by: September 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7 pairs

STORYTIME CLAY


Hear a story and afterwards, make a statue of a character in the story while learning how to use earthenware clay! All clay statues will be fired in a kiln and glazed to take home to display. Ages 4-8.
Activity #311407
Dates: Thursdays, September 22 – October 13
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: September 19
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

POTTERY PALS FUNCTIONALITY – NEW!


Use high fire stoneware clay to construct basic functional ceramic pieces, such as mugs and bowls. The first three weeks will focus on basic hand-building skills; the fourth week will focus on glazing techniques on the newly built and bisque fired pieces. Ages 6-14 with adult. Activity #311420B
Dates: Wednesdays, October 19 - November 9
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $24.00 plus $15.00 supply fee per pair
Preregister by: October 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7 pairs


PAINT, PAPER AND PEN


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 20 - October 25
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $25.00
Preregister by: September 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

PAPERCRAFT – NEW!


Turn ordinary paper into an assortment of awesome sculptures using only paper, scissors, glue and imagination! Ages 8 and up. Activity #317000
Dates: Tuesdays, October 4 - 25
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: September 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


CREATING COMICS 102 – NEW!


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 1 - December 6
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $25.00
Preregister by: October 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK – NEW!


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 #315200
Dates: Tuesdays, November 1 - 22
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

DRAWING


Learn how to draw better! We’ll use pencils, markers and colored pencils for variety while you tackle light sources, perspective and other troublesome problems! Activity #314000
Dates: Thursdays, November 3- December 1
            (No Class November 24)
Session A: (ages 6-8) – 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Session B: (ages 9-12) – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

FIBER ARTS


LEARN TO SEW – NEW!


Learn basic sewing skills by making a bag using old blue jeans! Ages 10 and up. Activity #312478
Date: Tuesdays, October 4 - 25
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Weaver
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: September 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

JUST FOR FUN


INTRO TO TAEKWONDO


This class offers students the opportunity to learn basic taekwondo techniques along with self-defense application while getting exercise in a fun environment. Taekwondo teaches discipline while building strength and confidence at any age. Students should wear comfortable clothes for exercise and will not wear shoes during class. Activity #338000
Dates: Saturdays, September 17 – October 15
            (No Class October 1)
Time: Session A: Ages 5 - 10: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
          Session B: Ages 11 and up: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Miss Charlene Blondo – 3rd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
                                                and 2nd degree Black Belt in Hapkido
Fee: Session A: $15.00
        Session B: $20.00
Preregister by: September 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/12

PUPPY LOVE – NEW!


Got a favorite dog in your house? Learn how to make a tug toy, a short leash and a food or water bowl for your best furfriend. Ages 10 and up. Activity #316440
Dates: Saturdays, October 8 – November 5
           (No Class October 22)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

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 #368100
Dates: Tuesdays, October 11 – November 15
Time: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Paige Tooker
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 7
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10


EVEN MORE MUSICAL SKILLS


This class continues building the fundamental concepts of musicianship established in the “More Than Just Music” class. Older students will continue to develop listening, singing, and improvisation abilities. Gain introduction to more advanced musical terms and notation, too. The continued experience will lead to groundbreaking progress on any instrument. Ages 7-10. Activity #368110
Dates: Tuesdays, October 11 – November 15
Time: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Instructor: Paige Tooker
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 7
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP – NEW!


Lions, Tigers, and Bears oh my! Take your Halloween costume to the next level with fun tips and tricks on makeup application. Learn how to transform yourself into scary creatures or how to add cute finishing touches to your best princess getup. Ages 10 and up. Activity #317044
Date: Saturday, October 29
Times: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Emily Davis
Fee: $10.00
Preregister: October 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

  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