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Registration for all Fall Classes begins the Monday, August 31st 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.

Absolute beginners will gain knowledge and skills
to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, while those with
experience can learn ways to improve skills.
Ages 18 and up.
Activity #311105
Dates: Tuesdays, October 6 – November 10
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerome Wild
Fee: $55.00 plus $25.00 clay fee
Preregister by: October 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

Learn the basics of wheel thrown pottery and adding
in some hand built elements to make functional and
fun pottery. No previous experience necessary! This
is an eight week class.
Activity #311304
Dates: Thursdays, October 8-December 3
(No Class November 26)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $70.00 plus $30.00 clay supply fee.
Instructor: Michelle Bacon
Preregister by: October 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/7

The pottery studio will be open for use during offclass
times for practice with hand building, wheel
throwing and other projects involving stoneware
or earthenware clay. Clay fees include clay, glaze,
and one each of bisque and glaze firings. Open
Pottery projects are fired with scheduled classroom
kiln firings. Specialized kiln firing will incur an
additional fee.
General Studio hours are:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon.
The Pottery studio will be closed to participants
when ARCC classes are scheduled; during Empty
Bowls building sessions and on the following
dates: October 24; November 28; December 24 and
25. Ages 16 and up.

Open pottery studio participants must
schedule an appointment for orientation
prior to working in the studio.
Dates: September 8– December 31
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 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. All funds support
area programs, food banks and local organizations
that address hunger issues.
Bowl Building Dates: Saturdays, 
                Session A: Fall or Hunting Theme: October 17 
                Session B: Fall Theme: November 7 
                Session C: Thanksgiving Theme: November 14 
                Session D: Holiday Themes: December 5
Fee: No Charge but registration is encouraged for
each session. Walk-ins welcome. Call 626-7081 to

The Empty Bowls Dinner is scheduled for Saturday,
April 9 from 10AM to 2PM at the Yelduz Shrine
Center, 802 S. Main. For more details, including
bowl building dates, visit Empty Bowls Aberdeen
on Facebook 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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