Elementary School

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.

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
Session A: Mondays, February 3 - 24
Session B: Mondays, March 9 - 30
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $30.00 plus $10.00 clay fee/pair
Preregister by: 3 days before each session
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pair

POTTERY PALS


Kids and their adult pal work together on projects using earthenware clay, and low fire glazes. The first three weeks will be dedicated to hand building, the last week dedicated to painting your creations with ceramic glaze. This is a great opportunity to spend time together while sharing a new hobby and plenty of fun memories. Ages 5 and up with adult.
Activity #111420
Dates: Wednesdays, February 5-26
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Olson
Fee: $30.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8 pairs

POTTERY PALS – WHAT UP GNOMES!


Kids and one of their favorite adults will work together using hand building techniques to form fantasy houses, castles, and characters with earthenware clay. The first three weeks will be dedicated to hand building, the last week dedicated to painting your creations with lowfire ceramic glaze. This is a great opportunity to spend time together while sharing a new hobby and plenty of fun memories. Ages 5 and up with adult.
Activity #111425
Dates: Wednesdays, March 4 - 25
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $30.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: February 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8 pairs

COMIC CREATOR CLUB


Like making comic books? So do we! This club will meet once a month to talk about all aspects of creating comic books or comic strips. From writing to illustration, either traditionally or digitally. Anything related to the creation of comics is welcome. Creators can work in a positive like-minded group, and will have the opportunity to bounce ideas off of each other and receive peer critiques, and positive criticism. There is no charge for attending the Comic Creator Club. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #114600
Dates: January 18, February 29, March 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Hosted by: Awaken Comics & FanDakCon
Fee: No Charge but registration is required
Preregister by: 3 days before meeting


NEW! UKE GOT A FRIEND IN ME!


An introduction to playing the ukulele through cooperative learning. In this class you will learn some simple single string melodies and riffs, how to read and play a song using tablature, how to read a chord grid, and learn a handful of chords so you can strum some of your favorite songs. Come play along! Grades 3 and up.
Activity #168400
Dates: Mondays, February 3 - 24
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Instructor:
Kayla Duncan
Fee: $20.00 plus $30.00 supply fee
Preregister by: January 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

NEW! ROCKIN’ RECORDERS


Learn how to recognize notes, read music, and play fun songs on the recorder. Grades 3 - 6.
Activity #168000
Dates: Tuesdays, February 4 - 25
Time: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kayla Duncan
Fee: $10.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


ART START


A great class for kids to learn about different types of artistic media, mediums, and tools; while working on fun creative projects in a friendly social setting. Ages 5-7.
Activity #116931
Session A: Tuesdays, February 4 - 25
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Session B: Tuesdays, March 3 - 24
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Emily Davis
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8
CREATING COMICS - ORIGIN STORY
Learn the fundamental steps to create a comic – from storytelling, building layouts, to characters and everything in between! Ages 8-11.
Activity #114601
Dates: Wednesdays, February 5 - 26
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

NEW! CARTOON YOUR WORLD


Love cartoons? Come learn how to stylize the world around your and have your cartoons come to life. Ages 10 & up.
Activity #114605
Dates: Wednesdays, February 5 - 26
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8


MINI MOSAICS

Create a mini majestic masterpiece to proudly display in your home. Emily will work with students through discussion and demonstrations, as they design and assemble their very own mini mosaics. Ages 7-10.
Activity #116706
Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Emily Davis
Fee: $15.00
Preregister by: February 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

ELEMENTARY MUSIC METHODS


An introduction of different musical instruments through cooperative learning. Learn how to play and make music, and how different instruments work. Ages 6-11.
Activity #168100
Dates: Mondays, March 2 – 23
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Instructor: Kayla Duncan
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

BACKYARD ASTRONOMY FOR BEGINNERS


Did you know you can see a galaxy 2 ½ million light-years away with your unaided eyes? Craters on the Moon with binoculars? Countless wonders await you any clear night. The first step in astronomy for beginners is simply to look up and ask, “What’s that?” This class will introduce you to a lifetime of enjoyment viewing the night sky. Bring your binoculars, telescope or nothing. People wishing to participate should put their name on the interest list at The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Office by calling 626-7015.
Activity #136500
Dates: Tuesdays, March 10 and 17
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: ARCC
Fee: Free
Preregister by: March 5

CREATING COMICS – TRUE BELIEVERS


Come create comics with the same passion as the legend himself, Stan Lee. Learn the process of what it takes to start and finish your very own comic. Ages 12 & up.
Activity #114602
Dates: Wednesdays, March 11 – April 15
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Harper
Fee: $36.00
Preregister by: March 6
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

SPRING BREAK AT THE ARCC


Ahoy, matey! Avast ye! From enchanting fairy princesses to swashbuckling pirates, join me hearties as we journey over the briny deep to the Second Star to the Right and Straight on ‘til Morning as participants can spend spring break at the ARCC exploring theme-based classes. Involving art projects, shanties, creative expression, stories, fairy & pirate games and much more. Yo-Ho Yo-Ho! Fun and adventure await with these high sea adventures.

ADVENTURES AT SEA


Lads, lassies and landlubbers alike will have the opportunity to learn and explore different types of music, visual arts projects, and science based activities. A great opportunity for kids to work on fun creative projects in a friendly social setting. Kindergarten – 5th Grade.
Activity #192000
Session A: Thursday, March 19
Session B: Friday, March 20
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Preregister by: March 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/30
Fee: $20.00


MINI FAIRY GARDEN


Kids can make their own mini fairy garden and leave the mess here! The class fee covers basic fairy garden supplies; options of add-ins can be purchased for an additional cost the day of the class. This workshop is co-sponsored by Parkview Nursery and the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center.
Activity #116700
Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rebecca Dykema, Parkview Nursery
Fee: $40.00 Payable to instructor day of class
Preregister by: March 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10

STOP MOTION ANIMATION


Experience the joy of seeing your creativity in motion, by bringing static objects to life on screen. Participants will develop a fundamental understanding of stop motion animation using iPads and Smartphones, while exploring the possibilities within various animation techniques. Grades 6 - 12.
Activity #119556
Dates: Thursday & Friday, March 19 - 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

MINIATURE DIORAMA


Make an itty-bitty, teeny-weeny diorama inside of a jewelry box, match box, tea or mint container. Learn multi-media collage techniques to put together a home for a tiny knickknack, a tiny outdoor scene, memorialize a photo or favorite quote, the options for your diorama are endless don’t make me list them all here... Grades 6 - 9.
Activity #115600
Session A: Thursday, March 19
         Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Session B: Friday, March 20
         Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anna Jahraus
Fee: $20.00 plus $10.00 supply fee
Preregister by: March 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

FRIDAYS WITH FRIENDS – SPRING BREAK EDITION


Bring your families and friends to enjoy music, dancing, a story and lots of FUN! The shows start at 10:00 a.m. and as always, is free and open to the public! All ages are welcome.
Where: ARCC Library Auditorium (2nd Floor - 225 3rd Ave SE)
Date: March 20
Time: 10:00 a.m.

  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