Summer Classes

Adult Classes
Registration Information
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 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

Registration for Summer Programs begins on Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 a.m.

Learn several aspects of weaving and setting up a multiple harness loom from warp calculations to fully dressing it. Each student will have a loom to set up and work on. Classes range from Beginning Weaving; Advanced Beginning Weaving; to Individual Study; Beginning students will weave a small hand towel. Advanced Beginning Students will weave a small table runner. Individual Study projects depend on what the student wishes to learn and weave. There is a material fee of $20 or more depending on project chosen payable to the instructor. The ARCC has 15 looms available for students, but each session is limited to 4 students.
Ages 18 and up.
Activity #212210
Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 - July 20
Session A: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session B: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Agius
Fee: $130.00 plus supply fee payable to Instructor
Preregister by: May 26
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/4

An in-depth study of twill weave structure. Class will include lecture and hands on weaving. Each student will have a loom already set up for them and weave a twill sample of various twills and some overshot. Participants enrolled in this class must contact the teacher two weeks prior to the first day of class, enabling ample time for a loom to be prepped for them. *Prerequisite: Participants must have taken a beginning weaving class prior to enrolling in Exploring Twills. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #212230
Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 - July 20
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Lyla Agius
Fee: $40.00 plus $55.00 supply fee (payable to Instructor)
Preregister by: May 18
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/4

The weaving studio will be open during off class times for your own personal project on one of the ARCC’s looms. Fees include use of a loom not being used for classes and any of the ARCC’s weaving equipment in the studio. The weaving studio will be closed to open studio participants when ARCC classes are in session. Open weaving studio participants MUST schedule an appointment for an initial orientation prior to working in the studio. Participants will also have to provide their own supplies which may include yarn, scissors, and any other supplies necessary to complete their project. No instruction will be available during open studio time.
Dates: June 6 - July 29
Fee: $50.00

Join other modelers from the area to share ideas, building tips, and fun. Doesn’t matter what you build, cars, ships, planes, sci-fi, figures, buildings or dioramas are welcomed. Haven’t built anything in years? Refresh your memory and learn new techniques. All modeling mediums are welcomed. Interested in picking up the hobby? Then join to learn techniques, tools, and paints for your chosen hobby. Open to all levels of experience from beginner to expert.
Ages 18 and up.
Activity #216700
Dates: Wednesdays, June 8 - July 13
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Voyles
Fee: $30.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: June 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/4

Beginner’s needle felting class. Create a colorful hummingbird and flowered stand using beginner’s needle felting techniques. Learn how to sculpt wool, silk, and other beautiful fibers into a lovely art piece. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #212007
Dates: Wednesdays, June 8 - 29
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Melony Malsom
Fee: $40.00 plus $20.00 supply fee (payable to instructor)
Preregister by: June 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

An introduction to digital photography on location. Take a stroll through downtown Aberdeen with Alethiea and Jerome while learning some of the basic rules of photography; including the use of the camera, lighting, composition, as well as tricks and tips for different situations and how to tell a story with your photography. Perfect for all areas of photographic interest. Ages 14 and up. *Participants under 18 must have parental permission to attend classes off the ARCC campus, and all participants must have a DSLR camera to use.
Activity #219508
Dates: Wednesdays, June 8 - 29
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructors: Alethiea & Jerome Wild
Fee: $40.00
Preregister by: June 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

Students will gain knowledge in throwing porcelain clay on the wheel and using these skills to create pieces with multiple parts; teapots, jars, spoons, shelves, wall décor, etc.… Also, a focus on trimming porcelain pieces to achieve a finished look. Note: Glazing bisque pieces made in the workshop will be done on participants own time. Access to Pottery Studio B (Glaze Room) will be available June 6 - 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. *Participants must have wheel throwing experience, prior to enrolling in class. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #211300
Dates: Tuesday - Thursday, May 31 - June 2
Session A: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session B: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Grace Ross
Fee: $50.00 plus $30.00 Clay Fee
Preregister by: May 25
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

The pottery studio will be closed to open pottery participants, for summer pottery room cleaning and maintenance, Starting May 31 and will re-open September 6.

Keep your mind and spirit healthy! Come to the ARCC for some drop in, DIY art therapy through self-directed activities! Studies have shown that Art can take your mind off of what is stressing you. The Open Studio sessions are not product oriented – just enjoy the process! Activities can vary from art journaling, coloring, creative drawing from pattern recognition, scrapping, zentangle art, and creative writing. Or work on your own projects brought from home, and work in a relaxing stress free atmosphere. Sessions meet weekly. Some supplies are provided for activities listed, or you may bring your own in! Remember - we aren’t concerned about creating works of art (although it may be a by-product), just the act of letting our activity take us away! Ages 18 and up.
Dates: Thursdays, June 2 - July 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon

PiYo is athletic training that is influenced by Pilates and Yoga. Grades 9 and up.
Activity #258060
Dates: Wednesdays, June 15 - July 20
Time: 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Robyn Ewalt
Preregister by: June 13

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: : 605-626-7081
    Fax: : 605-626-7989

How to Register:

  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081