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Registration for all Spring Classes begins the Monday, January 4th at 8am. 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% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

Have you always wanted to try the wheel since seeing
the movie, “Ghost” or since you tried it that one
time in Art Class? Here’s your chance to introduce
or reintroduce yourself to the potter’s wheel in this
one day workshop where beginners or experienced
throwers can get in the mud. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #111008
Date: Saturday, January 16
Time: Session A: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
          Session B: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructors: Michelle Bacon and Cassie Mraz
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 13
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

A continuation of the Fall 2015 Twisted Clay class.
Learn new techniques and ways to assemble your
wheel thrown and hand built pieces into fun and
useful items. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #111304
Dates: Tuesdays, February 2 – March 29
(No Class March 1)
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michelle Bacon
Fee: $70.00 plus $30.00 clay fee per session
Preregister by: January 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

Make your own platter for your Easter, Passover or
Iftar dinner! Easy slab construction will guarantee
a perfect large platter made of stoneware clay and
finished with high fire glazes. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #111502
Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassie Mraz
Fee: $20.00 plus $5.00 supply fee
Preregister by: February 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

The pottery studio will be open for use during off class
times for practice with hand building, wheel
throwing and other projects involving stoneware or
earthenware clay. Clay fees include clay, glaze, and
one bisque and glaze firings. General Studio hours
are: Monday through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8
p.m.; Fridays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays from
10 a.m. to Noon. Studio will be closed to participants
when ARCC classes are scheduled and during Empty
Bowls building sessions. Ages: high school students
through adult. Open pottery studio participants
must schedule an appointment for orientation
prior to working in the studio.
Dates: January 4 – April 30
Fees: $50.00 for 25# Stoneware; 
          $40.00 for 25# Earthenware

Empty Bowls is a community project, cosponsored by
the Aberdeen Area Arts Council, the Aberdeen Parks,
Recreation and Forestry Department and the Yelduz
Shrine Center that combines the creative arts and
education to work on a social problem -- hunger.
Bowls are created by local community people,
students and artists who then host a simple meal of
soup and bread. Guests attending the meal make
a suggested $15 donation, choose a bowl to have
soup in, then take the bowl home as a reminder of
the event and of the fact that hunger exists, even
here in Aberdeen. All funds support area programs,
including the Salvation Army, Safe Harbor, and other
food banks and local organizations that address
hunger issues through direct service and education/
awareness programs.

Building Dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and March 12.
Although there is no fee to participate, please call
626-7081 to reserve your spot in the activity.

Empty Bowls Dinner: Saturday, April 9
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Yelduz Shrine Center, 802 S. Main Street.
For more details, including bowl building dates, visit
Empty Bowls Aberdeen on Facebook or call Ardell
Melland at 290-3214.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center at (605)626-7081.

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