Paint, Paper & Pen

Registration for all Winter/Spring Classes will begin Monday, January 6, 2020. 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.


WRITING


FICTION AND NOVEL WRITING


Whether you are new to writing or have a novel ready for publication, this class is designed for you. A mixture of workshops, lectures, writing prompts and writing discussions. The class material and content is built as we go, so classes are tailored to the needs of our writers. Come and join us! Bring your work in progress or story idea. Come to the first class ready to go! Ages 16 and up.
Activity #118635
Session A: Tuesdays, January 21 - February 25
Session B: Tuesdays, March 3 - April 7
         Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Liza Kollman
Fee: $45.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/15

INTRODUCTION TO POETRY


Poetry is an exciting type of literature which arranges aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language, allowing for expression of experiences, ideas and emotions in an imaginative way. In this Introduction to poetry class you will learn about different types of poetry; such as lyric, narrative, and satirical. You will collectively explore and implement; figures of speech, line breaks, poetic diction, poetic form, cadence and how to identify and implement basics of the craft with in your own works. Samples will be available. Ages 15 and up.
Activity #117335
Date: Mondays, February 3 - 24
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Annie Scott
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/12

WRITING WORKSHOPS


Come join us for a couple of writing workshops throughout the semester. Each workshop will focus on a different writing elements to keep a stories momentum going. Please bring work to share, even if all you have is an idea or an outline. We will discuss tips for writing during the first half of the workshop, and we will take a look at our specific work during the second half. Ages 16 and up.

NEW! PAST / PRESENT / FUTURE


How to write in carious tenses and when to use each one. We will talk about flashbacks, foreshadowing, memories, and how to write in each one.
Activity #118640A
Date: Saturday, February 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Liza Kollman
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/15

NEW! POINT OF VIEW


How to know which character can speak, think, and know things, and who is the main storyteller in the room. Understanding the complex rules behind POV.
Activity #118640B
Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Liza Kollman
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: April 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/15

PAINT, PAPER, & PEN


ACRYLIC POUR PAINTING 101


Learn the basic techniques of acrylic pour painting to create your own dynamic abstract art. This fun and experimental class will explore mixing paint with pouring mediums, as well as the straight pour, traveling pour, and the dirty flip cup techniques. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #113051
Date: Saturday, January 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 22
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/9

NEW! ACRYLIC POURING – DIPTYCH, AND ACRYLIC SKIN PENDANTS


Fun and experimental 2-part series. Part 1: Participants will review acrylic pouring basics and create
a Diptych, with two smaller canvases poured together as a set, while creating acrylic skins. Part 2:
Participants will utilize acrylic skins to create unique pendants. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #113054
Dates: Saturdays, February 1 & 22
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

NEW! BEGINNING OIL PAINTING


This course will explore the possibilities of oil paint, color mixing and composition. No prior experience required. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #113217
Dates: Thursdays, February 13 - March 19
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Olson
Fee: $60.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: February 10
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/9

WATERCOLOR PAINTING


This course will explore basic watercolor techniques and color mixing for beginners, but will also experiment with more advanced ways of using them. Feel free to bring your own subject matter. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #113005
Dates: Wednesdays, February 19 - March 11
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Olson
Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: February 13
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

NEW! ACRYLIC POUR PAINTING 102


In this fun and experimental class participants will recap acrylic pouring basics, and learn a simple recipe for mixing paint and pouring medium. Participants will also explore different acrylic pouring techniques, such as the use of strainers in two unique pours, and the sandwich pour technique to create extraordinary abstract art. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #113052
Date: Saturday, February 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: February 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

NEW! ACRYLIC POUR PAINTING 103


In this fun and experimental class participants will review acrylic pouring basics. Participants will also explore acrylic pouring techniques, such as the, “Flip and Drag,” method, and the use of various containers to create extraordinary abstract art. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #113053
Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: March 4
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

ADULT DRAWING


Develop basic drawing skills, as well as build upon previous skills. This class will explore tonal drawings, colored pencils, how to utilize the grid method, and many other tricks of the trade Ages 18 and up.
Activity #114008
Dates: Wednesdays, March 18 - April 22
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Dunham
Fee: $60.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: March 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/10

HAND LETTERING WORKSHOPS


Learning the basics of hand lettering and applying the basic rules to two different styles of using chisel tip markers, calligraphy markers, and calligraphy dip pens with nibs to create your very own one word or short phrase sign. Ages 16 and up.

ONE STROKE ROMAN LETTERING


A great alphabet and style of hand to use for small and large lettering projects and can be creatively expanded upon.
Activity #114400A
Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $10.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: April 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/10

CALLIGRAPHY


The italic alphabet, a beautiful and simple alphabet that you can use in both simple and elegant arrangements.
Activity #114400B
Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $10.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: April 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/10
  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