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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. Whether you would like to broaden your knowledge of Northern New York Wines, learn how to better use your digital camera through an Indoor Photography or Sports and Action Digital Photography workshop, or take a workshop to help you Find True Happiness, we have something for you.

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On Campus Workshops
Introduction to Voice Acting*April 27, 2015

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. 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, April 27, 2015 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Voice Coaches
Location: Dulles Building, 3-104
Cost: $20
Jazz Rock EnsembleJanuary 20, 2015 - May 05, 2015

The Jazz Rock Ensemble is the College's popular music instrumental ensemble. This course requires instrumentalists to rehearse and perform music literature from popular music, including such various genres as the blues and jazz to musical theater and rock music. Participants must supply their own musical instrument. There is no audition for the music ensemble, although a selection process may be necessary to achieve balance in the group. People over the age of 60 please call Liberal Arts to register 315-786-2414.

Schedule
CED 203 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Instructor: Steven Lester
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-111/4-112
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This class meets on Tuesdays, January 20-May 5, from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
JCC Orchestra & Wind EnsembleMultiple Dates

All ages of musicians are welcome to join the JCC Orchestra and JCC Wind Ensemble. There is no audition for either music ensemble, although a selection process may be necessary to achieve balance in some sections. String players with any experience are especially welcome in the JCC Orchestra. The musical repertoire will include all genres--from classical to pop music. An orchestra/wind ensemble concert will be played to the public. People over the age of 60 please call Liberal Arts to register 315-786-2414. All others contact Continuing Education.

Schedule
CED 201 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (6:00pm - 7:30pm)
Instructor: Dan Mosher
Location: Sturtz Theater
Cost: $40
CED 202 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (7:45pm - 9:15pm)
Instructor: Dan Mosher
Location: Sturtz Theater
Cost: $40
Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera*April 21, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Participants can bring their digital cameras to this workshop to learn about the cameras dials and how to best use those to your advantage; also, taught basic photo editing and uploading. This is a beginner class.

Schedule
CED 052 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $50
Pencil DrawingApril 11, 2015 - April 18, 2015

Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques in a fun, laid back format! The topics covered will include using a grid, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging.

Schedule
CED 404 701

Workshop Dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015

Instructor: Sara Carpenter
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This class will meet on Saturdays, April 11th & 18th.
Pencil Drawing (Ages 11 - Adults)April 11, 2015 - April 18, 2015

Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques in a fun, laid back format! The topics covered will include using a grid, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging.

Schedule
CEd 404 701

Workshop Dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015

Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $65

Additional Information:
This workshop will take place on Saturday, April 11 & 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Physical Conditioning & WellnessJanuary 26, 2015 - May 06, 2015

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

Workshop Dates:
Monday, January 26, 2015 - Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Instructor:
Location: McVean Student Center, Fitness Center
Cost: $100
Physical Conditioning & WellnessJune 01, 2015 - August 21, 2015

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

Workshop Dates:
Monday, June 01, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Instructor:
Location: McVean Student Center, Fitness Center
Cost: $100
Sports & Action Photography*May 16, 2015

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. NOTE: Please bring your digital camera to this workshop. It’s necessary to have working knowledge of your digital camera.

Schedule
CED 643 701
Date/Time: Saturday, May 16, 2015 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $45
Wines Around the WorldMay 01, 2015

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: Friday, May 01, 2015 (2:30pm-5:30pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: 4-009, Hospitality and Tourism Dining Room (HAT)
Cost: $85
Off Campus Workshops
Digital Photography (Ages 11 - Adults)Multiple Dates

Bring your digital camera and USB cord to this workshop to learn about the basics of digital photography. Learn to take indoor and outdoor photos, upload and edit your photos to print or share on social media. This is a class for beginners or those with a bit more experience.

Schedule
CED 640 702
Date/Time: Friday, July 31, 2015 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
CED 640 703
Date/Time: Thursday, August 06, 2015 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Cost: $20
CED 640 704
Date/Time: Friday, August 07, 2015 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
eBay, Buy and SellAugust 11, 2015

Participants will learn eBay basics including how to set up an account, buy and place bids, how to judge sellers, and learn about various shipping and payment options. Students will also learn selling basics including how to add a picture to a listing to make it more appealing and learn about pricing and other basics. Participants must be experienced with using a computer, with accessing the Internet and must have an active e-mail address.

Schedule
CED 018 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (10:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
iCloudJuly 29, 2015

Apple’s iCloud service provides seamless integration of all your music, photos, contacts, calendars, email, and more across multiple Apple computers, iPads and iPhones. This workshop will help you discover how to use the features of iCloud to manage and share your information, so that it is synced wirelessly and always available at your fingertips! Participants are encouraged to bring their Apple devices to experiment with.

Schedule
CED 103 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard A. Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
Learn to Use Your Digital Camera (Ages 11- Adults)July 08, 2015

Bring your digital camera and your USB cord to this workshop to learn about the basics of digital photography. This is a beginner class where you will learn to take better indoor and outdoor photos.

Schedule
CED 052 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
Mac BasicsJuly 22, 2015

Have a Mac computer, and need to know how to use it? This is the workshop for you! Our Mac Basics course is a great option for those who are just getting started. We’ll begin with an overview of how the user interface works, and how to customize your own preferences. Then we’ll take the majority of our time to work hands on with the apps included on every Mac. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! NOTE: Laptops will not be provided, students should plan to bring their own laptops.

Schedule
CED 099 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard A. Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
Mac UnleashedAugust 05, 2015

Take your existing knowledge of Mac OS X to the next level with our Mac Unleashed workshop! We’ll spend our time learning how to use the latest features included in the Mac operating system. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! Topics include Managing and Preserving Your Data, iCloud, Facetime, Messages, AirDrop, etc.

Schedule
CED 100 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard A. Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
Pencil Drawing (Ages 11 - Adults)Multiple Dates

Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques in a fun, laid back format! The topics covered will include using a grid, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging. Bring pencils and a sketch pad to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 404 701
Date/Time: Monday, July 06, 2015 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
CED 404 702
Date/Time: Thursday, July 09, 2015 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Cost: $20
CED 404 703
Date/Time: Monday, July 13, 2015 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
CED 404 704
Date/Time: Friday, July 24, 2015 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $15
CED 404 705
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Cost: $20