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YOUTH CLASSES
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.



POTTERY
POTTERY PALS
Kids ages 6 to 14 and their adult partner work
together on projects using earthenware clay and
low fire glazes. This is a great opportunity to
spend time together while sharing a new hobby
and plenty of fun memories. Ages: 6-14 with adult.
Activity #111420A
Dates: Wednesdays, January 29 – February 19
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $24.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: January 24
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/5 pairs

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: Mondays, February 3 - March 3
(No class February 17)
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor:Lois Beckner/Cassie Mraz
Fee: $20.00 a pair plus $5.00 clay supply fee.
Preregister by: January 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/4 pairs

TEEN CLAY SCULPTURE
Explore and learn clay sculpting techniques by
making masks and small three dimensional
sculptures. Ages 10 – 17.
Activity #111202
Dates: Thursday, February 13 – March 13
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Amber Couch
Fee: $24.00 plus $7.00 clay fee
Preregister by: February 10
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8 pairs

PARENT/CHILD CONTINUING WHEEL THROWN POTTERY
Continue developing skills on the potter’s wheel.
Three weeks are devoted to working on the wheel;
the last week will be spent glazing your creations.
For children in grades 2 and up with parent/guardian
who have taken a previous Parent/Child Wheel
Thrown Pottery class together.
Activity #111107
Dates: Mondays, March 10-31
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner/Cassie Mraz
Fee: $20.00 a pair plus $5.00 clay supply fee.
Preregister by: March 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4 pairs

TEEN POTTERY
What’s more fun than creating with 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 9-16.
Activity #111105
Dates: Thursdays, March 20 – April 17
Times: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Cassie Mraz
Fee: $24.00 plus $7.00 clay fee
Preregister by: March 17
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

POTTERY PALS FAIRY HOUSES – NEW!
Do you believe in magic? Work together to create
a one of a kind Fairy House for your Garden!
Build a quaint little cottage for the wee folk out
of stoneware glaze. Twigs, moss, stones, acorns,
pine cones, or sea shells can be added to make
your Fairies feel right at home! Ages 6 and up
with adult.
Activity #111420 B
Dates: Wednesdays, April 9-30
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $24.00 plus $10.00 supply fee/pair
Preregister by: April 4
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/5 pairs

FIBER ARTS
T-SHIRT YARN CRAFT – NEW!
Save those ugly, raggedy and worn out t-shirts that
don’t fit anymore! Save them, and bring them to
the ARCC to learn how to make a heavier yarn,
or “tarn”. Then learn how to make a four strand
braid to use for headbands, lanyards or bracelets!
Ages 6-15.
Activity #112010
Date: Mondays, February 24 – March 17
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: February 19

T-SHIRT BASKETS – NEW!
Using recycled t-shirts, learn how to make a decorative
coiled basket to hold treasures, or even Easter
treats! Ages 9–16.
Activity #112710
Date: Mondays, March 24 – April 7
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: March 19
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

BASIC TIE DYE – NEW!
Learn a variety of techniques on how to tie dye fabric
and t–shirts! Ages 9 and up.
Activity #113432
Dates: Tuesdays, April 1 - 22
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: March 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

PAPER, PAINT & PEN
ANIMAL DRAWING – NEW!
Learn how to draw animals! Will look at pictures
and learn basic body structures and anatomy to
help you with drawing your animal friends.
Ages 6-12.
Activity #114660
Dates: Tuesdays, February 4-25
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bridget Solsaa
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/10

INTRO TO COLORED PENCILS – NEW!
Learn how to make eye catching colorful pictures,
skin tones and techniques that will enhance your
pictures. Ages 10 and up.
Activity #114034
Dates: Thursdays, February 6- 27
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Amy LeBeau
Fee: $24.00
Preregister by: February 3
Min/Max Enrollment:4/8

ACRYLIC PAINTING – NEW!
Learn how painting with acrylics can be different
than water colors. Learn new techniques for paint
application, then create a final masterpiece.
Ages 9-14.
Activity #113708
Dates: Tuesdays, March 4 - 25
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bridget Solsaa
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: February 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

ICE, ICE, BABY – NEW!
Using ice and different items such as paint and
markers to create different watercolor painting
effects. Ages 5-14.
Activity #113005
Dates: Mondays, March 17-31
Times: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bobbie Piasecki
Fee: $15.00
Preregister by: March 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/8

COMIC WORLD – NEW!
Learn how to create a comic book from scratch
– basic drawing, layouts, script writing and plots.
Ages 10 and up.
Activity #114601
Dates: Wednesdays, April 2- 23
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Amy LeBeau
Fee: $29.00
Preregister by: March 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

JUST FOR FUN

WILD ABOUT WINTER – NEW!
Learn about what happens to wildlife, habitat,
climate, etc. during the winter months through
activities, projects and games! Each class will start
with a short presentation, describing the history or
background info on the topic. On the last day of
class, go on a scavenger hunt to explore what you
have learned about the outdoors! Class led by Sand
Lake National Wildlife Refuge Naturalist, Helina
Alvarez. Grades 1-6.
Activity #130102
Dates: Wednesdays, March 5- April 2
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Helina Alvarez
Fee: No Charge
Preregister by: February 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/14

JEWELRY
JEWELRY EXPRESSIONS – NEW!
Para cord bracelets, magazine beads, felted photo
cuffs and other jewelry made from a variety of
materials. Join us in this exploration of jewelry
design using non- traditional materials. Ages 12-16
Activity #116040
Dates: Tuesdays, February 4 - 25
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

POLYMER BEADS – NEW!
Make your own beads! Little ones, big ones, tube
beads, donut beads, fancy beads or plain ones!
Using polymer clay, learn different ways to make
beads to use for jewelry, decorations or accessories.
Ages 12-16. Activity #111207
Dates: Thursdays, March 6-27
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00 plus $3.00 supply fee
Preregister by: March 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

ARTS & CRAFTS
RECYCLED BIRDFEEDERS – NEW!
You don’t have to be a birdbrain to figure out that
recycling is good for our environment! Learn how
to make a birdfeeder out of used materials! Ages
6-12 with adult.
Activity #130101
Dates: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bobbie Piasecki
Fee: $6.00
Preregister by: January 24
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

UPCYCLED PUPPETS – NEW!
Learn how to use old stuffed animals to make into
quick puppets to entertain young friends. Ages 12-16.
Activity #116220
Dates: Wednesdays, February 5-26
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: January 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

RECYCLED BOTTLE CREATIONS – NEW!
Using water/soda pop bottles with a variety of
materials to create a different bottle each week
such as: fairies in a jar, goggle eyes bottle, discovery
bottles, and jellyfish in a bottle. Ages 6-14 years.
Activity #116266
Dates: Thursdays, February 6 - 27
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bobbi Piasecki
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: February 3
Min/Max Enrollment:4/6

VALENTINE SWEETHEART WORKSHOP – NEW!
Make chocolates, a handcrafted gift, cards and
wrapping paper all in one class! Ages 6 and up.
Activity#110242
Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor:Amy LeBeau
Fee: $10 plus $4 supply fee.
Preregister by: February 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

ME & MY SHADOW
A class for parents and children ages 2-5 to gain
new experiences while working on fun arts and
crafts projects and social skills. Ages 2-5 with adult.
Activity #116306
Dates: Wednesdays, February 19 – March 12
Time: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fees: $15.00/pair
Preregister by: February 14
Min/Max Enrollment:4/8

I LOVE MY PET– NEW!
Make art and gifts about and for your furry, scaly,
swimming and crawly friends! Ages 6 and up.
Activity #108801
Dates: Tuesdays, March 4-25
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Amy LeBeau
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

ART START
Art projects especially designed for three to five year
olds! Projects are process oriented to practice valuable
skills such as cutting, developing fine motor skills,
thought processing and socialization. Projects can
include cutting, painting, working with clay, modeling
dough and others media. Ages 3 - 5. Parents are not
required to attend class. Activity #116931
Dates: Wednesdays, March 5- 26
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Amy LeBeau
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: February 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY – NEW!
Join us with your favorite adult for a completely
mad and crazy tea party where you make different
crafts, put together a costume and be a guest for a
“tea” party with good things to eat and good things
to drink! Ages 3-9 with adult.
Activity #110900
Date: Saturday, March 8
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $10.00 pair plus $3.00 supply fee
Preregister by: March 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8 pairs

MEDIEVAL FANTASY ART – NEW!
Bring history and fantasy to life by creating castles,
knights, horses and dragons! Look at and study a
variety of illustrations from historical and modern
sources to study structure, clothing styles and living
conditions to use in your own original art. Use
a variety of materials to create great drawings and
paintings to illustrate your fantasy world.
Ages 9 and up.
Activity #116034
Date: Mondays, March 17 – April 7
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: March 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

SNAKES ALIVE! – NEW!
Use a variety a materials to create different types of
snakes while learning about them. Ages 5-9 years.
Activity #117002
Dates: Mondays, April 7-28
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bobbi Piasecki
Fee: $18.00
Preregister by: April 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/8

DECORATING EASTER EGGS
Forget the mess of dyeing Easter Eggs at
home – come to the ARCC to dye eggs, batik
eggs, make egg characters, add embellishments,
and other fun ways to make colorful eggs for your
holiday! Each child will do approximately one dozen
colorful decorated hard-boiled eggs.
Ages 4-12.
Activity #110200
Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5.00 plus $2.00 supply fee
Preregister by: April 16
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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