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Registration for all Spring classes begins on Monday, January 6th 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.  Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

 Wheel Thrown Pottery Class
Continue to develop wheel throwing skills and explore
alteration techniques. Basic to advanced skills will be
taught. Challenging techniques for the more experienced
potter and new ideas will be offered.
Ages 16 and up.
Activity #111102
Dates: Tuesdays, January 28 – March 4
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michelle Bacon
Fee: $78 plus $30 supply fee
Preregister by: January 23
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

Design and make your own tiles to put into a
mosaic trivet! Glaze all of the pieces, then arrange
and adhere them in a tray with grout and sealer.
Ages 16 and up.
Dates: Mondays, March 17 – April 7
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $36.00 plus $10.00 clay supply fee
Preregister by: March 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

Discover the exciting process of raku pottery!
Students will build pieces by hand or on the wheel
out of low fire raku clay, and finish pieces in a
reduction firing known as raku. Ages 16 and up.
Activity# 111572
Dates: Thursdays, March 20 – May 1
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jerome Wild
Fee: $63.00 plus $25 supply fee
Preregister by: March 17
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; during Empty Bowls building sessions and the following dates: October 14, 26; November 11, 28; December 24 and 25. Ages: high school students through adult. Open pottery studio participants must schedule an appointment for orientation prior to working in the studio.

Dates: September 9 – December 31
Fees: $50.00 for 25# Stoneware; $40.00 for 25# Earthenware

 Empty Bowls glazed and ready for use
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.
The Empty Bowls Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th from 10AM to 2PM at the Yelduz Shrine Center, 802 S. Main.

For more details, including bowl building dates, visit or phone 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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