Summer Classes

2020 Summer Registration Kickoff

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 a.m.
Online at:
Phone: (605)626-7015
No Walk In Registrations

Programs and Activities Cancelled
Discover Storybook Land Theatre
Acting with the Stars
Minnesota Twins Bus Trip
Machine Sewing for Beginners
Garden Stones
Wee-Discovery (Ages 3-4)

No Swim Lesson Registrations will be taken at this time
No Aquatic Center Season Passes will be sold at this time

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.


Come to the ARCC for some drop in, DIY art therapy through self-directed activities. The Open Studio sessions are not product oriented – just enjoy the process! Activities can vary from art journaling, coloring, creative drawing, scrapping, zentangle art, and creative writing. Or work on projects brought from home in a relaxed, stress free atmosphere. Sessions meet weekly, and some supplies are provided, 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 letting our activity take us away! Ages 18 and up.
Activity #214180
Dates: Thursdays, May 7 – August 25
Time: 10:00 a.m.– Noon
Fee: $10.00 (One installment, plus tax, for the summer season: includes 17 sessions)


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 to Individual Study. 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 3 - July 22
Session A: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session B: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $115.00 plus supply fee payable to Instructor
Preregister by: May 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/4


Learn how to write and design your own weaving patterns written or illustrated on paper. Utilizing the book titled “The Complete Book of Drafting for Handweavers” by Madelyn van der Hooght. Students must buy their own book before class starts. Course will include reading as well as writing drafts by following the lessons in the book. Session B is a continuation of Session A. Prerequisite: Weaving experience, Advance Beginning or higher.
Activity #212230
Session A: Wednesdays, June 3 – 24
Session B: Wednesdays, July 1 – 22
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: May 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/4


The pottery studio will be open for use during off-class times for practice with hand building, wheel throwing and other projects involving stoneware, chads bod, or earthenware clay. Clay fees include clay, glaze, and one bisque and glaze firings, (excluding alternative firings). Open Studio hours are Wednesdays, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ages: high school students through adult. Open pottery studio participants must schedule an appointment for orientation prior to working in the studio, as well as sign in at the front desk, each time prior to utilizing the studio space.
Dates: Wednesdays, June 3 - July 29
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fees: $50.00 for 25 lbs. of Stoneware
           $50.00 for 25 lbs. of Chads bod
           $40.00 for 25 lbs. of Earthenware


Learn the basics of a sewing machine; different types of machines and how they work. Participants will also learn proper threading, pattern cutting and marking, pinning, use of stabilizer, adding zippers, and more all while making a zippered tote bag. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #212401
Dates: Wednesdays, June 3 – July 8
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Desiree Sears
Fee: $45.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: May 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/6


Develop basic drawing skills, as well as build upon previous skills. This class will explore tonal drawings, colored pencils, how to utilize the grid method, and many other tricks of the trade. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #214008
Dates: Wednesdays, June 3 – 24
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Dunham
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: May 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/10


With a little effort you can add a little pizazz to your garden. In this fun class you will have three weeks of garden stone magic. The first week you will plan out your magnificent design. The second week make your beautiful garden stone, and the third clean/refine your creation. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #215209
Dates: Wednesdays, June 3 – 17
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: May 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/6


Explore the basic techniques used to create watercolor paintings with the subject matter of your choice! No experience necessary! Ages 18 and up.
Activity #213005
Dates: Wednesdays, July 8 – July 29
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Dunham
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: July 2
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/6


Caleb Crosby has been lampworking and working with soft glass, for nearly twenty years. Join Caleb on Friday afternoons as he demonstrates required skills to safely manipulate clear and colored glass with a torch. Ages 18 and up. No charge. This is a drop in activity.
Dates: June 5 – July 24 (No Demo July 3)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby


Private lessons from professionally trained advanced level artists and educators, will be offered in pottery and glasswork. Private lessons are available for participants ages 18 and up. Lessons will be held in the designated ARCC studios, during business hours when classroom space is available.
Ages: 18 and up.
Fee: Varies, does not include supplies.
Registration: Registration is ongoing and will continue while lessons are available subject to teacher availability. Registration forms are available at the ARCC. Registrations can also be made over the phone by calling the ARCC at (605) 626-7081.

Dance & Fitness Classes
Dates: Wednesdays, June 10- July 15
Fee: $36.00 per class
Grades: 9 and up

PiYo is athletic training that is influenced by Pilates and Yoga.
Activity #258060
Time: 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Robyn Ewalt


Experience the rich, American tradition of tap dance alongside a variety of music from various countries, genres, and time periods including jazz standards and hits of today. Classes focus on strong fundamentals, improvisation skills, and rhythm. Beginning through advanced students are welcome. Shoes are available for sale and loan at the ARCC.
Activity #252060
Time: 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Geist-Cusick

Contemporary is one of the most dominant genres of dance in the world. Experienced dancers and beginners alike are welcome in this class that combines many styles of dance into one!
Activity #258660
Time: 7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jordan Rohrbach

  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