Arts for Wellness

Registration for all Winter/Spring Classes will begin Monday, January 6, 2020. 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.


ARTS FOR WELLNESS - CLASSES AT THE ARCC -

The programs provided by the ARCC encourage the community to experience and experiment with different artistic media, mediums, and methods. Involvement in the arts can open up a multitude of options for creative growth.

ART BREAK - GUIDED OPEN STUDIO


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, January 9 – April 30
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $10.00 (One installment, plus tax, for the Winter/Spring season: includes 17 sessions)


OPEN STUDIO


The ARCC offers room to spread out, and work on your own projects in an open studio setting with other artists. Weekly on Thursdays, pending other programming, space will be set aside for those who would like to come in to work on projects. All supplies are to be provided by participants; however, some equipment such as paper cutters, glue guns and other items may be used upon permission. Open studio meets from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. each Thursday through April. Participants must check in with the front desk on studio location each week.
Dates: January 9 - April 16
Fee: No Charge

QUOTE OF THE MONTH BOOK CLUB


Create a book or individual pages of quotes that are artfully embellished. Some supplies provided,
bring your own computers and notebooks, or sketchbooks. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #114190
Dates: Tuesdays, January 28, February 25, March 24, April 28
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lois Beckner
Fee: No Charge, but registration is required before each meeting.


ARTS FOR WELLNESS: THE RETURN OF PROMPT NIGHT


It’s BACK – Open to artist and authors alike, come in and receive a prompt for inspiration and a
place to work and make art! Some supplies provided, bring your own computers and notebooks, or
sketchbooks. Ages 13 and up.
Activity #114183
Dates: Thursdays, February 6 - March 26
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anna Jahraus
Fee: $10.00
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8


NEW! INTRODUCTION TO ART JOURNALING


Receive a journal, fill it up with what peaks your artistic interests. Fill it with original artwork, daily
agendas, lists, poetry, magazine collages; the possibilities are endless! We’ll explore different artistic
techniques and page layouts! It’s scrap-booking without the rules. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #114185
Dates: Tuesdays, February 4 - 25
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anna Jahraus
Fee: $24.00 plus supplies / supply fee
Preregister by: January 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

NEW! INTRODUCTION TO ART ZINES


What is a Zine? How do you make one? We’re diving into the world of self-published art booklets.
Design the pages and layout and watch it come together with a photocopier and staples! We’ll make
our own individual zines and come together for a collective class zine showcasing each participant’s
favorite page(s). ENTER THE ZINE SCENE. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #114200
Dates: Wednesdays, March 4 – April 8
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anna Jahraus
Fee: $48.00 plus supplies / supply fee
Preregister by: February 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center


    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

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