Elementary School

Registration for all Winter/Spring Classes will begin Monday, January 7, 2019. 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
Dates: Session A: Mondays, January 14 - February 4
            Session B: Mondays February 11 – March 11
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Nell
Fee: $30.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: 3 days before session
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pairs

POTTERY PALS


Kids and their adult partner work together on projects using earthenware clay, and low fire glazes. The first three weeks will be dedicated to 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: Session A: Wednesday, January 30 - February 20
            Session B: Wednesday, March 13 - April 3
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Olson
Fee: $20.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: 3 days before session
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8 pairs

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: Session A: Mondays, January 28 – February 25
            Session B: Mondays, March 11 – April 8
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Instructor: Kayla Duncan
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

PIPSQUEAK PALS


Need and indoor place to play, make things, or get messy, or do you homeschool and would like a place to meet other homeschool families? This is an open class for parents and children to gain new and meaningful experiences, work on social skills, and have fun. Learn and share new songs, dances, and art projects. This is a free, weekly experience, you can come and go as you please. This meet up is gradually evolving and is being tailored around participants, so come and be part of something great!
Dates: Thursdays, January 10 - April 25
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Liza Kollman

ART SAFARI


Gear up to go on an adventure and create your very own majestic papier-mâché animal sculpture. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #117015
Dates: Thursdays, January 17 – February 7
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

CARDBOARD COSPLAY


What is Cosplay? It is the combination of Costumes and Play. With cardboard cosplay, learn how to take readily found materials around your house, and combine them together to make intricate, fun costumes. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #117043
Dates: Thursdays, January 17 – February 7
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


NEW! SEWTASTIC!


Bring one of your favorite people, and learn about the materials, tools and terms needed for hand sewing. In this 4 week class, we’ll cover threading needles, knotting thread, pressing, cutting, and pinning fabric. With all of your newly gained knowledge on different stiches, and techniques, you will be able to put those skill to the test and incorporate into your very own hand crafted fabric creations. For children in grades 2 and up with parent/guardian.
Activity #112478
Dates: Tuesdays, February 5 - 26
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00 per pair
Preregister by: January 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

NEW! VALENTINE MAILBOXES


Come to the ARCC to make and decorate a mailbox to hold your Valentines! Bring in a box, or choose from our stash of boxes! We’ll have all the paper, glitter, stickers, and fun stuff to decorate your special box! Ages 5 - 12.
Activity #116022
Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Olson
Fee: $10.00
Preregister by: February 6
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

STORYTIME CLAY


Hear a story and afterwards, make a statue of a character in the story while learning how to use earthenware clay! All clay statues will be fired in a kiln and glazed to take home to display. Ages 3-6.
Activity #111206
Dates: Mondays, February 4 - 25
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Olson Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8


PAPERCRAFT


Turn ordinary paper into an assortment of extraordinarily awesome sculptures using only paper, scissors, glue and your imagination! Ages 8 and up.
Activity #117000
Dates: Thursdays, March 21 – April 11
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 18
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK


Learn what it takes to create your very own book. Work together with a local author to create a thematic storyline to accompany your characters on a one of a kind adventure. Ages 8 and up.
Activity #118621
Dates: Thursdays, March 21 – April 11
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Schinderling
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 18
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10


PARENT/CHILD COOKIE DECORATING


Join local baker, and cookie artist Robin Niewenhuis, of Sweet Pea Cakery, and one of your favorite people for a night of fun, and cookie decorating. You’ll learn some fantastic insider tips and tricks of cookie artistry, and go home with a dozen royal icing cookie masterpieces. Class size will be limited to 4 pairs for individualized attention. Ages 9 and up with parent/guardian.
Activity #110650
Dates: Monday, April 8
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $20.00 per pair
Instructor: Robin Niewenhuis
Supply Fee: $15.00 payable to instructor
Preregister by: April 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pairs


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 March 7, by calling 626-7015.
Dates: Tuesdays, March 12 & 19
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: ARCC
Fee: Free
  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