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Personal Enrichment Workshops

Enrich your life through our personal enrichment workshops! Talented members of our community are sharing their knowledge with you through Jefferson Express.

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On Campus Workshops
European Pastries and Desserts Made EasyMay 03, 2014

Traditional tiramisu, Eclairs, Crème Puffs, and Fruit Tarts are easy to make and so impressive to serve. Come enjoy a morning of baking and take home an assortment of delicacies.  Register with a friend!

Schedule
CED 128 701
Date/Time: Saturday, May 03, 2014 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Chana Fay
Location: Hospitality and Tourism Dining Room, James McVean Student Center
Cost: $89
Find True HappinessAugust 04, 2014

Join us in this Applied Happiness Course, where together we will embark on an exciting journey to discover how to sustain a feeling of lasting happiness. We will start by exploring the science of happiness and the exciting advances in positive psychology that will help us better understand the mechanics of our happiness.Together we will come to understand that only by establishing the correct and supportive environment can we guarantee our individual and collective well-being. This Happiness Course provides tangible skills that will enable you to live in the moment, whereby empowering you to better cope with challenges and overcome obstacles in a balanced way. Our collective experience will be interactive, where we can taste firsthand the ideal state of happiness. You will receive new tools learned from the most recent and advanced scientific research on how to accomplish the desired effects for long-lasting happiness. Among the most effective tools used are playful connection games, collaborative workshops and lively Q&A’s. Practical assignments will be given for you to work with from session to session, enabling you to measure your progress and learn from the collective experience. This 90 minute, 6 week course on Mondays, is open and recommended for everyone! Sign up today and join the happiness revolution!

Schedule
CED 080 701
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (4:30pm-6:00pm)
Instructor: Mary Pennock
Location: E-129
Cost: $45
How to CrochetMultiple Dates

Crocheting is a skill that creates beautiful handcrafted items. Blankets, scarfs, and mittens, are legacy pieces to hand down to future generations. It isn’t as difficult as it looks. Beginners will have fun at this learn how to crochet workshop. Materials needed: $10 Boye Beginners Crochet Kit plus yarn.

Schedule
CED 441 701
Date/Time: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Cheryl Clemons, Certified Crochet Instructor
Location: E-129
Cost: $20
CED 441 701
Date/Time: Thursday, August 14, 2014 (5:30pm - 8:30pm)
Instructor: Cheryl Clemons, Certified Knitting Instructor
Location: E-129
Cost: $20
How to KnitAugust 05, 2014

How to Knit
Learn how to knit from a certified knitting instructor! Knitting is fun and easy to do. You’ll learn the basic stitches necessary to create beautiful hand-crafted items. Materials needed: $10 Boye Beginners Knitting Kit plus yarn.

Schedule
CED 440 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Cheryl Clemons, Certified Knitting Instructor
Location: E-129
Cost: $20
Indoor PhotographyMay 03, 2014

Just in time for graduations, stage shows and other indoor events this spring! You'll learn how to use the dials on your DSLR digital camera to take the best possible indoor photographs. Participants must have a working knowledge of your digital camera to get the most out of this workshop.

Schedule
CED 644 701
Date/Time: Saturday, May 03, 2014 (9:00am-11:30am)
Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: E-130
Cost: $45
Introduction to ActingAugust 04, 2014

This workshop is an intensive, interactive, and fun opportunity that will cover motivation, preparation, scene analysis, improvisation and emotional and sensory exercises. Craig Thornton has been a working playwright and theater director for over twenty years, working intimately with actors in the rehearsal process and through production. He studied acting with the Marketa Kimbrall at NYU’s Tisch conservatory for over a year. This workshop will be on Monday & Wednesday.

Schedule
CED 573 701
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Craig Thornton
Location: 3-109
Cost: $59
Introduction to Voice ActingMay 05, 2014

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.

Schedule
CED 572 701
Date/Time: Monday, May 05, 2014 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Voice Coaches Professional
Location: E-130
Cost: $20
Learn ArabicMay 12, 2014 - May 21, 2014

“Marhaban becoom fee dars al Arabia”, translation:Welcome all of you in Arabic class! Are you interested in learning more about Arab culture including language, culture, tradition, and history? The Arabic language dominates an immense geographic area, stretching all the way from Middle East to South Africa. Course materials have been selected to expose students to Arabic culture and language. This class starts at the very beginning level. You will learn the alphabet with rules for vowels and script formation. The instructor’s method enables you to recognize the structure of Arabic, so that you can use your innate ability to learn a foreign language as well as utilize your own style of learning.

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Schedule
CED 223 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, May 12, 2014 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Monday, May 19, 2014 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Instructor: Ali Jassem
Location:
Cost: $85
Marketing & Social Media for NonprofitsJuly 29, 2014

Let us teach you the best ways to use social media to market your nonprofit group or organization. We will discuss setup and use of Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite, and LinkedIn. You’ll learn free ways to get your website out more and connected with other organizations. Register today for this workshop and learn how to get your organization noticed! This workshop is on Tuesday and Thursday.

Schedule
CED 079 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Instructor: Sara Carpenter
Location: E-129
Cost: $45
New York State WinesJuly 14, 2014

New York State is the third largest producer of wines in the United States. Join us for a wine and food pairing that will showcase the red and white varietals of wine that our state is proud of! You will leave with an appreciation and understanding of how to evaluate wines by sight, aroma, and taste characteristics. Light foods will be served.

Schedule
CED 336 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 14, 2014 (3:30pm-6:30pm)
Instructor: Julie Purpura Hosbach, Winery Management & Program Coordinator
Location: Hospitality and Tourism Dining Room, James McVean Student Center
Cost: $50
Northern New York WinesAugust 04, 2014

The cold-hardy varietals used to make the wines of Northern New York face specific challenges unlike any other region in the country. Join us for a wine and food pairing that will showcase the red and white varietals of wine that our region is proud of! Light foods will be served.

Schedule
CED 337 701
Date/Time: Monday, August 04, 2014 (3:30pm-6:30pm)
Instructor: Julie Purpura Hosbach, Winery Management & Marketing Coordinator
Location: Hospitality and Dining Room, James McVean Student Center
Cost: $50
Physical Conditioning & WellnessJanuary 21, 2014

JCC offers state of the art fitness equipment, with personal attention to individual’s needs and fitness goals. Participants will receive orientation on fitness equipment, optional physical fitness testing, a body composition test and written exercise program upon request. Participants are welcome to sign up each semester. The workshop activity will take place in the JCC McGrann Fitness Center.  Call 786-2338 or 786-2232 for an orientation appt.

Schedule
CED 607 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 (12:00am-12:00am)
Instructor: Fitness Center Staff
Location: McGrann Fitness Center
Cost: $100
Screenwriting BootcampJuly 14, 2014

Learn the three act structure of screenwriting that has worked for decades in both Hollywood blockbusters: The Silence of the Lambs, Jaws, Tootsie, and Titanic and Independent Films like Capote and Juno. You will be able to dissect any film using a simple beat by beat plan and then in turn develop an outline which can serve as a blue print for a successful script. Exercises will include: How to tell a story visually, Movie dialogue, High Concept storytelling, Character Development and accepted screenwriting format. Craig Thornton has a MFA in dramatic writing. This workshop will be held on Monday and Wednesdays.

Schedule
CED 137 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 14, 2014 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Craig Thornton
Location: E-129
Cost: $80
Social Media MarketingJune 23, 2014

Social Media Marketing is both exciting and daunting. Using principles of marketing, this workshop will explore the current social media platforms and the best ways to utilize them in your internet campaign. Ideas, principles and skills can be applied to your small business, the marketing department of a larger business or for your own self-promotion. The instructor has taught in the Internet Marketing program at Fortis College Online and authored the current class on Social Media Marketing that is currently being taught there. This workshop is on Tuesday & Thursday.

Schedule
CED 070 701
Date/Time: Monday, June 23, 2014 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Craig Thornton
Location: E-129
Cost: $49
Sports & Action PhotographyMultiple Dates

Tired of blurry photos of your kid playing sports? Learn how to use the dials on your DSLR camera to take the best possible sports and action photographs. Participants must have a working knowledge of their digital camera to get the most out of this workshop.

Schedule
CED 643 701
Date/Time: Saturday, April 19, 2014 (9:00am - 11:30am)
Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: E-130
Cost: $45
CED 643 701
Date/Time: Saturday, June 21, 2014 (9:00am - 11:30am)
Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: E-130
Cost: $45
Wines Around the WorldJuly 28, 2014

If you attend this workshop, we promise you will learn something about grapes you probably were not aware of! Each country we visit, you will learn about the unique grape varieties used to make the red and white wines you taste and develop an appreciation for wine around the world! Light foods will be served.

Schedule
CED 338 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 28, 2014 (3:30pm-6:30pm)
Instructor: Julie Purpura, Winery Management & Marketing Program Coordinator
Location: 4-009, Hospitality and Tourism Dining Room (HAT)
Cost: $50
Off Campus Workshops

There are currently no off-campus workshops scheduled