Just for Fun

Registration for all Fall Classes will begin Tuesdays, September 8. 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.


This 8-week class is based upon the book, Younger, written by Sara Gottfried, MD (© 2017), the book lays out a program of life style choices to change the way age and remain healthy and energetic for
all our days. Ages 40-90.
Activity #317300
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 16 – Nov 4
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Instructor: Janene Papendick
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: September 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/16


Take an Art Break! Come to the ARCC for weekly gatherings dedicated to winding down through art.
Bring projects from home to work on in a relaxed, stress free atmosphere. We will be proceeding with
meetings while adhering to social distancing. All participants must wear a mask. Ages 18 and up.
Dates: Thursdays, Sept 24 - Dec 17 (No class November 26)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 (One installment + tax for the Fall/Winter season)


In this class participants will learn step-by-step processes for making creature suits resembling an animal; i.e. panda or a wolf, monster; i.e. Kaiju or Godzilla, or other being; i.e. Alien, utilizing a combination of store bought materials, such as thermoplastics and EVA foam, along with materials you can find at home. This class is great for stepping up your Halloween game, and an excellent starting point for any practical special effects enthusiasts. No prior experience necessary. Ages 14
and up.
Activity #312900
Session A: Wednesdays, September 30 – October 21
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Session B: Thursdays, October 1 - 22
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $30.00 plus $45.00 supply fee
Preregister by: September 25
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/6


Create your own stunning necklace and bracelet chains using wire and a dowel! Easy to do! Ages
16 and up.
Activity #316580
Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $10.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: October 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8


Learn the basics of wire wrapping tools and design. Participants will learn to wrap: a name or word,
an uncut stone, and a cabochon in multiple designs. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #316583
Session A: Mondays, October 19 - 26
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Session B: Tuesdays, November 10 - 17
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Aaron Johnson
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/6


A little of this, and a little of that, add some imagination and see what sort of doll-like character you can come up with! We’ll be using found objects, objects from nature, fiber, clay and more to make
some unusual and beautiful creative Art Dolls. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #317200
Dates: Wednesdays, November 4 - 18
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: October 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


Learn the intricate process of fusing copper onto another medium where a low voltage charge is passed through the materials to create a relief that becomes a separate part, allowing artists to create
thicker copper structures, layered over other materials. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #316590
Dates: Wednesdays, November 4 - 18
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $30.00 plus $30.00 supply fee
Preregister by: October 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/2


Create beautifully unique pendants using resin to capture small treasures, pictures, petals, beads,
etcetera in wire frames and pendant trays. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #316581
Date: Saturday, November 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: November 4
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/10


Join Maleah Eschenbaum, an American Sign Language Interpreting Student from Augustana University, as she introduces basic sign language skills. Maleah will teach participants the ASL alphabet, numbers, basic introductions, and basic vocabulary. This class is designed for participants with no or minimal knowledge of ASL. All fees collected will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #315200
Date: Saturday, December 5
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Maleah Eschenbaum
Fee: $20.00 payable to CMN
Preregister by: December 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14


Private lessons from professionally trained advanced level artists and educators, will be offered in Acrylics, Drawing, Glasswork, Oil Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, and Watercolor. Private lessons are available for participants ages 16 and up pending chosen field of study, and 18 and up for Glasswork. Lessons will be held in the designated ARCC studios, during business hours when classroom space is available. Ages 16 and up. Pending chosen field of study. Fee: Varies, does not include supplies. Registration: Registration is ongoing and will continue while lessons are available subject to teacher availability. Registration forms are available at the ARCC. Registrations can also be made over the phone by calling the ARCC at (605) 626-7081.


On each Thursday of the month, space will be set aside to come in and work on your own projects in an open studio setting with other artists. All supplies are to be provided by participants; however, some equipment such as paper cutters, scissors and other items may be used upon permission. Participants must check in with the front desk on studio location each week. Participants must schedule an orientation time prior to the first time working in the studio.
Dates: Thursdays, September 24 – December 17 (No class November 26)
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: No Charge
  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