Just for Fun

Registration for all Winter/Spring Classes will begin Monday, January 4. 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.

YOUNGER


This 8-week class is based upon the book, Younger, written by Sara Gottfried, MD (© 2017), the book lays out a program of life style choices to change the way age and remain healthy and energetic for all our days. Ages 40-90.
Activity #117300
Dates: Tuesdays, January 26 - March 16
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Janene Papendick
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 21
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/15

ART BREAK - GUIDED OPEN STUDIO


Take an Art Break! Come to the ARCC for weekly gatherings dedicated to winding down through art. Bring projects from home to work on in a relaxed, stress free atmosphere. We will be proceeding with meetings while adhering to social distancing. All participants must wear a mask. Ages 18 and up.
Dates: Thursdays, January 14 - April 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee:
$5.00 (One installment + tax for the Winter/Spring season)

COUNTRY TWO STEP


The two-step is a basic dance move done by singles, partners and groups. This class will cover the basic two step as adapted to Country Music. Instruction will focus on the basic moves, footwork and turns. Get off your chair and onto the dance floor! Ages 15 and up.
Activity #159504
Dates: Mondays, February 1 - 22
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ray Payer & Karen Lane
Fee: $30.00 per person
Preregister by: January 28
Min/Max Enrollment:
6/12

NEW! INTRODUCTION TO URBAN POLING / NORDIC WALKING


Originally developed in Finland for their Olympic cross-country skiing and winter biathlon teams, Nordic walking provides an all-body workout that burns 20-46 % more than walking alone. Come learn not only how to use urban poling poles for walking but also how to incorporate them into an exercise program. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #132400
Dates: Mondays, February 1 - March 8
Time: 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Instructor: Shelly Sinar
Fee: $30.00
Preregister:
January 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8


NEW! INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI


Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that incorporates weight shifting, circular motions, and postural exercises. It is a low impact activity that improves strength, balance and is good for your brain. We will be learning the Yang style modified 8 form. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #132204
Dates: Tuesdays, February 16 - March 23
Time: 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Shelly Sinar
Fee: $30.00
Preregister: February 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

ELECTROFORMING


Learn the intricate process of fusing copper onto another medium where a low voltage charge is passed through the materials to create a relief that becomes a separate part, allowing artists to create thicker copper structures, layered over other materials. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #116688
Session A: Tuesdays, February 16 - March 2
         Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session B: Wednesdays, February 17 - March 3
         Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $40.00 plus $30.00 supply fee
Preregister by: February 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/4


INTRO TO WIRE WRAPPING


Learn the basics of wire wrapping tools and design. Participants will learn to wrap: a name or word, an uncut stone, and a cabochon in multiple designs. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #116583
Session A: Wednesdays, January 27 - February 3
         Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Session B: Tuesdays, February 16 - 23
         Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Aaron Johnson
Fee: $26.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/6

LINO-CUTTING & BLOCK PRINTING


Learn to use specialized cutting tools to slice negative space into linoleum blocks, and stamp your design onto various materials with ink and paint. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #114820
Dates: Thursdays, February 4 - 18
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Josh Fesler
Fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: October 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

NEW! CONTINUED WIRE WRAPPING


Continue to add onto the skills learned from the intro to wire wrapping class. Participants will explore more advance wire wrapping methods in multiple designs. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #116584
Dates: Tuesdays, March 2 - March 9
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Aaron Johnson
Fee: $26.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: February 25
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/6

NEW! INTRODUCTION TO MIG WELDING - GARDEN ART


In this class you will learn the basics of MIG welding; set the machine, tack, and run a bead. While learning these skills, you will create a unique small sculpture for your garden or yard. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #116900
Dates: Thursdays, March 11 - 18
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $5 plus $75.00 supply fee
Preregister by: March 8
Min/Max Enrollment:
1/2

NEW! BOHO GALAXY, OIL SPLAT FURNITURE & HOME DECOR


Learn how to refinish old dull furniture, and work with alcohol inks to add some pops of color in your home. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #116400
Dates: Thursdays, April 1- 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $5 plus $75.00 supply fee
Preregister by: March 29
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/4


NEW! MACRAME PLANT HANGER WORKSHOP


Learn the basics of macramé, what materials to use, and how to tie basic macramé knots. Then you’ll be able to combine all your freshly learned knowledge into a classy little plant hanger. Ages 8 and up.
Activity #112730
Date: Saturday, April 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anna Jahraus
Fee: $26.00 plus $12.00 supply fee
Preregister by: April 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/6

VISUAL ARTS PRIVATE LESSON


Private lessons from professionally trained advanced level artists and educators, will be offered in Acrylics, Drawing, Glasswork, Oil Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, and Watercolor. Private lessons are available for participants ages 16 and up pending chosen field of study, and 18 and up for Glasswork. Lessons will be held in the designated ARCC studios, during business hours when classroom space is available. Ages 16 and up. Pending chosen field of study. 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.

OPEN STUDIO


On each Thursday of the month, space will be set aside to come in and work on your own projects in an open studio setting with other artists. All supplies are to be provided by participants; however, some equipment such as paper cutters, scissors and other items may be used upon permission. Participants must check in with the front desk on studio location each week. Participants must schedule an orientation time prior to the first time working in the studio.
Dates: Thursdays, January 14 - April 29
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: No Charge
  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