Elementary School

Registration for all Winter/Spring 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 PALS FUNCTIONALITY – NEW!


Kids ages 6 to 14 and their adult partner work together on projects using hand building and wheel thrown techniques to construct basic functional ceramic pieces such as mugs and bowls. The first two weeks will focus on basic hand building skills, weeks three and four will focus on wheel throwing. The last two weeks will focus on glazing techniques to incorporate with the newly build bisque fired pieces. Ages: 6-14 with adult.
Activity #111420
Dates: Wednesdays, January 31 – March 7
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $40.00 plus $15.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: January 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/6 pairs

THERE BE DRAGONS HERE! – NEW!


Draw, paint and sculpt dragons, while learning about their history - both actual and mythical. Ages 10-15.
Activity #116034
Dates: Thursdays, February 1 - 22
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fees: $20.00
Preregister by: January 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

ART START CERAMICS – NEW!


Step into the world of Ceramics, with this course covering some of the basic skills for your budding ceramicist. Get those tiny hands in some clay and have them discover different ways to shape and mold the clay, and explore interesting shapes and creations that can be made out of it. Once the pieces are fired, then little ones will have the opportunity to paint the creation with acrylic paint. Ages 3-7.
Activity #111274
Dates: Fridays, February 2 - 23
Times: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $25.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/6

MY OWN STUFFIE! – NEW!


Create marvelous creatures out of your own art work, learn how to draw out your creature to make the pattern, and how to put it all together. Ages 5 and up.
Activity #112350
Dates: Mondays, February 5 – March 5
            (No class February 19)
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00 plus $5.00 supply fee.
Preregister by: February 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

HOW TO WRITE A BOOK


Learn how to develop and make your very own book! Choose a main character, learn how to develop the character and tell the story with words and/or artwork. Ages 11 and up.
Activity #115200
Dates: Wednesdays, February 7 - February 28
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10

PAPERCRAFT


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 21 – March 14
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10

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: Mondays, February 26 – March 19
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Nell
Fee: $20.00 plus $5.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: February 21
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pairs

ART SAFARI


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 1 - 22
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10

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 #119600
Dates: Thursdays, March 1 - 22
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jerome Wild
Fee: $30.00 plus $15.00 supply fee
Preregister by: February 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10


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 #138020
Dates: Fridays, March 2 - 23
Time: 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/20

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 #138000
Dates: Fridays, March 2 - 23
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/20

BEGINNING AMIGURUMI – NEW!


Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Learn how to crochet the basic shapes that can be turned into any creature you can imagine! Ages 12 – 18.
Activity #112461
Dates: Thursdays, March 15 – April 12
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fees: $25.00
Preregister by: March 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/6


POP SURREALIST POTTERY – NEW!


Summon up your inner Pop Surrealist and create a marvelous sculpture out of clay! Ages 10 and up.
Activity #111208
Dates: Wednesdays, March 21 – April 25
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $30.00 plus $5.00 clay supply fee.
Preregister by: March 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

COLLAGE CREATIONS – NEW!


Explore the fascinating world of collage! We will make our own paper creations such as animal portraits and landscapes through the compilation of cut paper. We will use newspaper, construction paper magazines and much more! Ages 10-15.
Activity #115665
Dates: Wednesdays, April 4 - 25
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Farrand
Fee: $25.00
Preregister by: March 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10

DRAWING BASICS – NEW!


Learn the basics of drawing: shading, scale, form, and realism. We will cover these basic skills through a multitude of projects. From pop can still lifes to animal portraits. Ages 8-14.
Activity #114000
Dates: Wednesdays, April 4 - 25
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Farrand
Fee: $25.00
Preregister by: March 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/10
  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