Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC

The Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center is a multifaceted arts and community center that provides programming in the visual arts, dance, music, theatre, and special interest areas.

Operating as usual

Intro to Plush Toy Making -
Learn how to create your very own soft plush toy. This class is great for crafters of all skill levels. You will be able to create marvelous creatures out of your own art work, learn how to draw out your creature to make the pattern, and how to put it all together. By the end of this class you will have your own adorable and individual plush toy designed and sewn by you, as well as learning some useful and simple hand stitching techniques.

Ages 8 and up.
Activity #112350
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 17 - March 10
Time: 4:45 - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $8 plus $10 supply fee
Preregister by: Feb 12

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

Summer Job Applications accepted NOW!

Deadline for Summer Job Applications is Friday, March 19th.

Summer Job Applications accepted NOW! Deadline for Summer Jobs is Friday, March 19th. 2021 Summer Job Fair - Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry will be held on Tuesday, March 9th 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Summer Job Opportunities include:
Aberdeen Aquatic Center Lifeguards, Cashiers, Concessions & Maintenance Workers
Youth Ball Coaches & Umpires (Baseball, Softball & Tee Ball)
Tennis Instructors
Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC Youth Program Instructors (Discovery Teachers)
Storybook Land Theatre Actors
The YAPAtorium Assistant Supervisors
Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota Ride Operators & Concession Workers
Riverside Memorial Cemetery Maintenance Workers
Parks and Forestry Maintenance Workers
Lee Park Golf Course Workers

For more information:
Call (605)626-7015
Stop By: 225 3rd Ave SE
Online: aberdeen.sd.us/jobs

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, Feb 16 - March 23
Time: 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Shelly Sinar
Fee: $30
Preregister: Feb 12

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Intro to Wire Wrapping: Session B
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 B: Tuesdays, Feb 16 - 23
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Aaron Johnson
Fee: $26 plus supplies
Preregister by: Feb 11

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Electroforming: Session B
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 B: Wednesdays, Feb 17 - March 3
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $40 plus $30 supply fee
Preregister by: Feb 12

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Electroforming: Session A
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, Feb 16 - March 2
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $40 plus $30 supply fee
Preregister by: Feb 11

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Purchasing & Building Your Own Windows PC: Session B
Understanding certain specs of the parts in a PC, figuring out your own personal preferences, all the parts you’ll need, learning how much components will cost, and how to put them together. You won’t be buying a real computer, only learning how.

Ages 16 and up.
Activity #119599
Session B: Wednesdays, Feb 17 - 24
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Instructor: Josh Fesler
Fee: $26
Preregister by: Feb 11
How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Purchasing & Building Your Own Windows PC: Session A -
Understanding certain specs of the parts in a PC, figuring out your own personal preferences, all the parts you’ll need, learning how much components will cost, and how to put them together. You won’t be buying a real computer, only learning how.

Ages 16 and up.
Activity #119599
Session A: Mondays, Feb 15 - 22
Time: 5 - 7 p .m .
Instructor: Josh Fesler
Fee: $26
Preregister by: Feb 10

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Looking for a great way to spend a Saturday creating unique art with great company? Then this class is just what your looking for!

Basics of Acrylic Pour Painting -
Learn the basics of acrylic pour painting to create your own unique art pieces. In this fun and experimental class, participants will learn a recipe for mixing paint to a desired thickness, as well as explore the flip cup, ring pour, and traveling pour techniques.

Ages 14 and up.
Activity #113051
Date: Saturday, Feb 13
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning
Fee: $26 plus supplies
Preregister by: Feb 10

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Tie-Dye for Two -
Two heads are better than one! Kids and one of their favorite adults will work together on creating brightly colored, unique tie-dyed creations. This is a great opportunity to spend time together while learning a new hobby.

Ages 10 and up, with adult.
Activity #113435
Dates: Saturdays, Feb 13 - 20
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $30 plus $15 supply fee
Preregister by: Feb 10

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Do you have a good boi at home, who's getting bored with basic commands of sit and down? Well then this upcoming class will help teach your doggo plenty of new engaging skills!

Advanced Dog Obedience -
This class will include walking off-leash, recall off leash, ground-work for agility, and lots of other fun things that you can teach your dog! Dogs must have completed (and passed) basic obedience class.

Ages 13 and up.
Activity #108824
Dates: Thursdays, Feb 11 - March 18
Time: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Instructor: Sheryl Erickson
Fee: $90
Preregister: Feb 8
How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

This upcoming class is a great way to learn a new skill and stay warm infront of a torch on a brisk Thursday night.

Introduction to Glasswork: Session B
Join Caleb for a couple Thursday evenings as he teaches required skills to safely manipulate clear and colored glass with a torch. You will learn how to safely make pendants and marbles.

Ages 18 and up.
Activity #116680
Session B: Thursdays, Feb 11 - 18
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $56 plus $25 supply fee
Preregister: February 8
How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Does your doggo need a little help in the manners department? Well then this class is for you!

Canine Manners Class -
This course will cover basic training in come, sit, down, greeting strangers, stay, and heel along with basic behavioral conditioning to establish pack order in the household. Participants must be strong enough to handle their dog. Participants will need to bring shot records for canine to class as proof of appropriate vaccinations and Bordetella is required.

Ages 10 and up.
Activity #108814
Dates: Thursdays, February 11 - March 18
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sheryl Erickson
Fee: $90.00
Preregister by: February 8
How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Join Caleb on Thursday, February 4, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. as he demonstrates required skills to safely manipulate clear and colored glass with a torch.

Loom Weaving: Session D
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.

Ages 18 and up.
Activity #112210
Session D: Thursdays, February 11 – April 1
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $130.00 plus supply fee payable to Instructor
Preregister by: February 4

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC – 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Loom Weaving: Session C
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.

Ages 18 and up.
Activity #112210
Session C: Thursdays, February 11 – April 1
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $130.00 plus supply fee payable to Instructor
Preregister by: February 4

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC – 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Loom Weaving: Session
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.

Ages 18 and up.
Activity #112210
Session B: Tuesdays, Feb 9 – March 30
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $130.00 plus supply fee payable to Instructor
Preregister by: February 4

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC – 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Check out this fun upcoming class!
Loom Weaving: Session A -
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.

Ages 18 and up.
Activity #112210
Session A: Tuesdays, Feb 9 – March 30
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lyla Aguis
Fee: $130.00 plus supply fee
Preregister by: February 4

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC – 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

If your looking for a great way to relieve stress on a Tuesday morning, then this class is for you!

Intro to Needle Felting -
Learn the basic techniques of needle felting from the tools and materials used to the making of basic shapes. Once participants are familiar with the process, you’ll be able to make an adorable little woodland creature.

Ages 10 and up.
Activity #112007
Dates: Tuesdays, February 9 - 16
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $15 plus $15 supply fee
Preregister by: February 4

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Last chance to sign up for this class!

Starting Your Own Podcast -
Learn how to record, edit, and release a podcast to popular streaming services, like Spotify and iTunes.

Ages 14 and up.
Activity #119518
Dates: Thursdays, February 4 - 25
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Josh Fesler
Fee: $52.00
Preregister by: February 1

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081

Sign up today for this fun upcoming class!

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: February 1

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: webtracaberdeensd.us (til 5 p.m. today)

We've added one more day to register for this class!

Poetry: Session A
In this class you will learn about different types of poetry; such as lyric, narrative, and satirical. You will collectively explore and implement; figures of speech, line breaks, poetic diction, poetic form, cadence and how to identify and implement basics of the craft with in your own works.

Ages 15 and up.
Activity #117335
Session A: Mondays, Feb 1 - 22
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Annie Scott
Fee: $26.00

Preregister by: January 28
How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081

Today's the last day to Register for this class, so dust off those boots and sign up!

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

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Don't miss out on the upcoming class - Afternoon Studio Discovery: Where participants will be able to discover and explore pottery techniques involving hand building and wheel throwing. This is a great opportunity to build upon, and create projects based on your idea files.

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan 26 - Feb 11
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michelle Bacon
Fee: $117.00 plus $30.00 clay fee
Preregister by: January 21
How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC - 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: https://webtracaberdeensd.us

Update! The ARCC Gallery will except artwork submissions until January 22nd for the Gallery Exhibition, Then and Now, Near or Far.

If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, from a Muse of Circumstance, the gallery exhibition featuring artworks from South Dakota Inmates will remain open until January 28th.

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From A Muse of Circumstance - A South Dakota Inmate Gallery Exhibition

From a Muse of Circumstance - A South Dakota Inmate Gallery Exhibition Virtual Reception

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ARCC Gallery Presents: From a Muse of Circumstance Virtual Reception

Due to technically difficulties, the Virtual Reception has been delayed. Keep checking back for a Virtual look at the 2020 South Dakota Inmate Gallery Exhibition.

Then & Now, Near or Far – Artists of the ARCC

Open call for all types of media, for artists who have been involved in some fashion of ARCC programming. No entry fee. Limited to 6 entries per artist, pending space available.

The ARCC Gallery charges 25% commission of each piece sold. Not for sale (NFS) pieces are accepted.
Call 626-7081 for more info.

EXHIBITION DATES: January 14th - March 31st, 2020

Submission Deadline, Monday, January 4th at 5:00 p.m.

If you haven't had a chance to stop by the ARCC Gallery yet, please do and check out all of the fantastic artwork on display. Also stay keep an eye out for more information on the Virtual Gallery Reception on Tuesday, December 29 at 6:00p.m. on the ARCC page.

Thank you to all Veterans in all branches of service, who have served, and those who continue to serve.

This upcoming class is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon being creative with friends!

Acrylic Skin Pendants - Create beautiful, one of a kind pendants using acrylic skins to wear and share. Participants will make two styles of pendants: a wire frame style and pendant trays, with and without glass cabochons. Acrylic skins are a beautiful by-product of acrylic paint pouring, as well as being intentionally created.

Ages 14 and up.
Activity Number:313054
Saturday, November 21
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dawn Menning @dusk2dawnulntd
Fee: $20 plus supplies
Preregister by: November 18

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC,
225 3rd Ave SE
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: webtracaberdeensd.us

Drawing with Colored Pencils - Want to give your drawings a pop of color? Learn the basics of colored pencil techniques to transform your pencil drawings to colorful masterpieces.

Ages 18 and up. Activity Number: 314775
Wednesdays, November 18 - December 16
(No Class November 25)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Dunham
Fee: $40 plus supplies
Preregister by: November 13

How to Register:
In Person: at the ARCC, 225 3rd Ave SE
Over the Phone: (605)626-7081
Online: webtracaberdeensd.us

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225 3rd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD
57401

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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