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YOUTH CLASSES
Registration for all Fall Classes begins the Tuesday after Labor Day. 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.

A LEWIS & CLARK ART
ADVENTURE – NEW!

Learn about Mr. Lewis and Captain Clark’s
expedition to the Pacific through fun art projects
of the time period. Art projects??? You heard it
right! Make journals, learn indigenous art forms;
learn how to draw animals and more! Get an
inside look at history in your own back yard!
Ages 8-12.
Activity #316704
Dates: Mondays, September 29 – October 20
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Alspach
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: September 24
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

MORE THAN JUST MUSIC –
ON MY WAY WITH MUSICAL SKILLS

Put down roots into the fundamental concepts
of music. Start to develop listening, singing,
and improvisation abilities. Gain introduction to
musical terms and notation, too. The experience
will lead to groundbreaking progress on any
instrument. Ages: 4-7.
Activity #368100
Dates: Mondays, October 6 - November 10
Time: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Carrie Pospishil
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10

NATIVE VS INVASIVE – NEW!
Do you know the differences between native
and invasive plants on our prairie? Do you know
which animals are native to our area? Each class
will give a quick outdoor education lesson along
with a corresponding activity to learn why and
how native and invasive species have an impact
on our surrounding habitats. Cosponsored by the
Sand Lake National Wildlife Reserve. Grades 3-5.
Activity #306400
Dates: Wednesdays, October 1 - 15
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Helena Alverez
Fee: No Charge
Preregister by: September 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

ART OF THE DEAD – NEW!
Use human and animal anatomy along with a
variety of art media to make a unique art piece.
Ages 10 – 17.
Activity #317923
Dates: Wednesdays, October 1 - 22
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Amy LeBeau
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: September 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

TEEN WHEEL THROWN POTTERY
What’s more fun than to create using clay? This
is a weekly hour and a half class to learn how
to use a potter’s wheel, and building functional
and decorative pieces of art! Ages 12-16.
Activity #311202
Dates: Thursday, October 2-30
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Cassie Mraz
Fee: $24.00 plus $7.00 clay fee
Preregister by: September 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

DUCT TAPE CREATIONS – NEW!
Learn how to make wallets, bows, bags and other
creations by using patterned duct tape! Ages 9 – 14.
Activity #316725
Dates: Mondays, October 6 - 27
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Amy LeBeau
Fee: $18.00 plus $7.00 supply fee
Preregister by: October 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

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 #311130
Dates: Mondays, October 6 - 27
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $20.00 a pair plus $5.00 clay supply fee.
Preregister by: October 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pairs

HAND BUILT CERAMICS
Create boxes, unique coil pots and pinch pots, as
well as platters and other items without the use of a
potter’s wheel. Ages 8 – 18.
Activity #311525
Dates: Tuesdays, October 7 - 28
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassie Mraz
Fee: $24.00 plus $7.00 clay fee
Preregister by: October 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

OUTER SPACE PAINTING
WORKSHOP – NEW!

Use spray paint and pan lids and basic aerosol
applications to make a spacey planet or galaxy
painting. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #313940
Dates: Saturday, October 11
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Amy LeBeau
Fee: $10.00 plus $7.00 supply fee
Preregister by: October 8
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

DRAWING
Learn how to make your drawings better. Explore
showing perspective, proportions, shadowing, light
sources and texture in your drawing. Ages 5-12.
Activity #314000
Dates: Thursdays, October 16-November 6
Time: Session A: 4-5 p.m. (ages 5-7)
Session B: 5-6 p.m. (ages 8-12)
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $16.00
Preregister by: October 13
Min Max Enrollment: 4-15

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 5-8.
Activity #311407
Dates: Mondays, October 20 – November 10
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bobbi Piasecki
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 15
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

MAGNIFICENT MAPS! – NEW!
Be a cartographer (mapmaker)! Learn the
different types of maps, then recreate some of your
own for each type of maps we use! Weather maps,
treasure maps, geographical maps, topographical
maps – learn the things they all have in common
and differences that make them unique. Ages 7-12.
Activity #316706
Dates: Mondays, October 20 – November 10
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Alspach
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: October 15
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

CHALK ART – NEW!
Make colorful works of art with chalk and chalk
pastels! Learn techniques to make realistic,
surrealistic, and just plain colorful art is this fun
class for ages 8-12!
Activity #314267
Dates: Wednesdays, October 22 - November 12
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Emily Miller
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: October 17
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

MASKS! – NEW!
Learn about masks of different cultures and
create them using different media such as clay,
papier-mâché, fabric and foam. Ages 8 – 14.
Activity #317043
Dates: Tuesdays, November 4 - December 2
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassie Mraz
Fee: $22.00
Preregister by: October 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

WOVEN BRACELET – NEW!
Learn how to weave with yarn and beads to create
a beaded bracelet by using everyday items in your
home! Ages 8-15.
Activity #316213
Dates: Wednesdays, November 5-12
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Alspach
Fee: $18.00
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8
Preregister by: October 30

NATIVE AMERICAN ART – NEW!
Create dream catchers, daisy chains, and
coiled pots using Native methods and designs.
Ages 10 – 16.
Activity #316801
Dates: Thursdays, November 6 - December 4
(No class November 27)
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cassie Mraz
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: October 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

POTTERY PALS MINI
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE – NEW!

Make a family heirloom with your favorite adult!
Three weeks of designing/making buildings out
of earthenware clay and the fourth week to finish
them up with ceramic glazes!
Ages 6 and up with adult.
Activity #311420 B
Dates: Wednesdays, November 12- December 10
(No class on November 26)
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $24.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: November 7
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/5 pairs

DIY RUBBER BAND LOOM – NEW!
Learn how to make your own rubber band loom
to make your very own stylish bracelets, necklaces,
earrings, and more in just minutes. After making
the loom, learn a few techniques on how to begin
the fun of creating! Ages 9 and up.
Activity #316215
Dates: Mondays, November 17 – December 1
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Alspach
Fee: $18.00
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8
Preregister by: November 12

HANDMADE FROM THE HEART – NEW!
Want to give a gift to Mom, Dad, Grandma and
Grandpa? The best gifts are the ones from the
heart – yours! We’ll create gifts for all of them and
wrap them up just in time for the holidays! What
could they be??? Shhhh! It’s a secret! Ages 6-12.
Activity #316012
Dates: Tuesdays, November 25 - December 16
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $20.00 plus $5.00 supply fee
Preregister by: November 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

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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