Registration for all Winter/Spring Classes will begin Monday, January 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.


Beginning to advance participants will discover and explore pottery techniques involving hand building and wheel throwing. The class will be facilitated by an instructor but cross sharing will be encouraged. This is a great opportunity to build upon, and create projects based on your idea files. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #111120
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan 26 - Feb 11
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michelle Bacon
Fee: $117.00 plus $30.00 clay fee
Preregister by: January 21
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4


Absolute beginners will gain knowledge and skills to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, while those with experience can learn ways to improve skills. Ages 13 and up.
Activity #111202
Dates: Mondays, February 1 - 22
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $30.00 plus $10.00 clay fee
Preregister by: January 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


Learn to make a soap dish, spoon rest, incense hold, utensil holder, or napkin holder out of slabs of clay. Or even research, “Slab building ideas for clay” and come with even more ideas to share and create! Ages 16 and up.
Activity #111381
Dates: Saturdays, February 20 - 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassandra Mraz
Fee: $52.00 plus $20.00 clay fee
Preregister by: February 17
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8


Learn how to make a complete dinnerware set, focusing on techniques for making ware that matches in sizes and form. Finished sets may include plates, bowls, tumblers or mugs. Previous throwing experience is preferred. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #111308
Dates: Wednesdays, March 3 - April 7
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Breanne Anderson-Mueller
Fee: $78.00 plus $30.00 clay fee
Preregister by: February 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8


Learn basic tips, tricks and techniques to throw on a potter’s wheel, while those with experience can learn ways to improve skills. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #111105
Dates: Thursdays, March 4 - April 8
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerome Wild
Fee: $78.00 plus $30.00 clay fee
Preregister by: March 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/6


The pottery studio will be open for use during off-class times for practice with hand building, wheel throwing and other projects involving stoneware, chads bod, or earthenware clay. Clay fees include clay, glaze, and one each of bisque and glaze firings (excluding alternative firings). Open pottery projects are fired with scheduled classroom kiln firings. Specialized firing will incur an additional fee. General studio hours are: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Holiday hours will vary, pending programming. The pottery studio will be closed to open pottery participants when ARCC classes are scheduled. Ages 16 and up. Open pottery studio participants must schedule an appointment for orientation prior to working in the studio.
Dates: January 11 - April 30
Fees: $50.00 for 25 lbs Stoneware;
$50.00 for 25 lbs Chads Bod;
$40.00 for 25 lbs Earthenware

  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