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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
Intro to Digital PublishingApril 13, 2016

Have you always wanted to write a book? With the digital publishing tools available, there’s never been a better time! This workshop will equip you with all the things you need to know to write, edit, design and publish your book in the major online retailers, including Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Software: Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com)

Schedule
CED 363 702
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30
Introduction to Voice ActingFebruary 17, 2016

Ever been told you have a great voice? 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: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
Instructor: Voice Coaches
Location: Extended Learning Center Bldg, E-130
Cost: $20
Jazz Rock EnsembleJanuary 26, 2016 - May 10, 2016

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. People over the age of 60 please call the Advising Center to register 315-786-2271. All others contact Continuing Education.

Schedule
CED 203 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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

Additional Information:
This program will take place Tuesdays, January 26 - May 10, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
JCC Fitness CenterJanuary 26, 2016 - May 10, 2016

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:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Instructor:
Location: JCC McGrann Fitness Center
Cost: $100

Additional Information:
Use the JCC McGrann Fitness Center for the Spring semester during their posted hours.
JCC Orchestra & JCC Wind EnsembleJanuary 27, 2016 - May 04, 2016

All ages of musicians are welcome to join the JCC Orchestra and JCC Wind Ensemble. There is no audition for either music ensemble. An orchestra/wind ensemble concert will be played to the public. People over the age of 60 please call the Advising Center to register 315-786-2271. All others contact Continuing Education.

Schedule
CED 201 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Instructor: Dan Mosher
Location: McVean Student Center, Sturtz Theater
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This program will take place on Wednesdays, January 27 - May 4, 2016. JCC Orchestra will meet from 6:00-7:30 p.m. JCC Wind Ensemble will meet from 7:45-9:15 p.m.
Learn How to Use Your Digital CameraJanuary 19, 2016 - January 26, 2016

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. Note: please bring your digital camera and cord to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 052 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: Extended Learning Center Building, E-129
Cost: $50

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Tuesday's, January 19 & 26, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Life Drawing Group (Ages 18+)June 09, 2016 - June 30, 2016

If you have prior drawing experience and want to continue building your skills and talents, this workshop is for you! It is designed for those interested in building their skills drawing from the life model. Members of this open drawing group are expected to bring their own paper and drawing supplies. Demonstrations will be given as part of warm-up exercises using a variety of materials including charcoal, graphite. The group will warm-up with rapid sketches before beginning longer poses. Prior drawing experience is recommended since group members will be working independently with brief critiques as needed. This is for ages 18 and older. Those ages 16+ can attend with parental permission.

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Schedule
CED 403 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, June 09, 2016 (5:30pm - 8:30pm)
Thursday, June 30, 2016 (5:30pm - 8:30pm)

Instructor: Lucinda Barbour, Associate Professor of Art
Location: TBA
Cost: $90 (+$6 model fee per session)

Additional Information:
This workshop will run Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, from 5:30p-8:30p.
Night Club Two StepMarch 23, 2016 - May 04, 2016

Sometimes referred to as Disco Two Step or California Two Step, Night Club Two Step is a partner dance initially developed in the mid-1960’s. The dance is also known as "Two Step" and was one of the most popular forms of contemporary social dance. It is frequently danced to mid-tempo ballads in 4/4 time that have a characteristic quick-quick-slow beat. A classic example is "Lady in Red”.

Schedule
CED 278 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Instructor: Maria and Tom Cesta
Location: East Hall, H116A & B
Cost: $65 per person

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Wednesday's, March 23 - May 4, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
Photo TechniquesMarch 05, 2016

Want to step out of the comfort zone of automatic photography? Come learn how to control aperture and shutter speed, along with some photographic techniques to take your photography to the next level. Note: please bring your digital camera and cord to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 646 701
Date/Time: Saturday, March 05, 2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Amanda Morrison
Location: Extended Learning Center Bldg, E-129
Cost: $45
Podcasting for BeginnersApril 20, 2016

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults listen to podcasts. They are a great way to communicate with a worldwide audience, for your business or as a hobby! This interactive workshop will help you select the best audio equipment for your needs, learn how to record your own content, and get ready to distribute it online. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Software: Audacity (http://audacityteam.org) and the LAME MP3 library which is distributed separately.
http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#...).

Schedule
CED 354 702
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30
Wine Appreciation & Education SeriesMultiple Dates

This series of classroom discussions will include wine tastings, wine and food pairings, and education on specific topics of interest.

Spring 2016 Classes

Week 2 - The Science of Wine Tasting Wine Tasting: Chardonnays

Week 3 - Food and Wine Pairing The Health Aspects of Wine Wine Tasting: The Aromatics: Gewurztraminer, Viognier & Torrontes

Week 4 - Light Crisp White Wines Wine Tasting: Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, & Pinot Blanc

Week 5 - Light and Fresh Red Wines Wine Tasting & Pinot Noir: Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir Week 6- NYS Wines Wine Tasting: Riesling, Frontenac, Marquette, Cabernet Franc Weeks 7 - Soft and Juicy Red Wines & Syrah/Shiraz Wine Tasting: French Syrah, Australian Shiraz, Malbec & Tempranillo Week 8 - Fat and Full Wines, Riesling Wine Tasting: Riesling, Pinot Gris & Semillion Week 9 - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Wine Tasting: Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot Week 10 - Rich and Spicey, Sparkling and Fortified Wine Service Wine Tasting: Zinfandel & Fortified Wines Week 11 - Fortified Wines Wine Tasting: Fortified Wines Week 12 - Sparkling Wines Wine Tasting: Sparkling Wines

Schedule
CED 340 702
Date/Time: Thursday, February 04, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 340 703
Date/Time: Thursday, February 11, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 704
Date/Time: Thursday, February 18, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 705
Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 706
Date/Time: Thursday, March 10, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 707
Date/Time: Thursday, March 17, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 708
Date/Time: Thursday, April 07, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 709
Date/Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 710
Date/Time: Thursday, April 21, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 711
Date/Time: Thursday, April 28, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
CED 304 712
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 (5:05pm - 8:05pm)
Instructor: Julie Hosbach
Location: McVean Student Center, 4-009 (HAT Dining Room)
Cost: $40
Off Campus Workshops
Computer BasicsApril 12, 2016

Now is the time to learn about computers. This workshop is for people who have little to no experience working or using computers. We’ll start with learning the basics and take it as far as we can go! You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn in such a short amount of time.

Schedule
CED 031 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: TBA
Location: Lowville Free Library
Cost: $20
Digital Photography for Beginners (Ages 11+)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 640 701
Date/Time: Friday, March 04, 2016 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $20
CED 640 702
Date/Time: Saturday, April 16, 2016 (11:00am - 1:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lowville Free Library
Cost: $20
Intro to Digital PublishingMarch 23, 2016

Have you always wanted to write a book? With the digital publishing tools available, there’s never been a better time! This workshop will equip you with all the things you need to know to write, edit, design and publish your book in the major online retailers, including Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Software: Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com)

Schedule
CED 363 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library, Black River
Cost: $30
Mastering the DBQApril 12, 2016

There are proven and effective ways for high school students to respond to document based questions (DBQ) and strengthening their essays for the New York State Regents Exams for Global Studies and U.S. History and Government. Get ahead of the others by taking this workshop and learning what is necessary for mastering the DBQ.

Schedule
CED 665 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Instructor: Molly Reilly
Location: Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library, Black River
Cost: $49
Pencil Drawing I (Ages 11+)February 06, 2016

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, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging. Bring pencils and sketchbook to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 404 701
Date/Time: Saturday, February 06, 2016 (11:00am-1:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $20
Pencil Drawing II (Ages 11+)February 20, 2016

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, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging. Bring pencils and sketchbook to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 405 701
Date/Time: Saturday, February 20, 2016 (11:00am-1:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $20
Podcasting for BeginnersMarch 09, 2016

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults listen to podcasts. They are a great way to communicate with a worldwide audience, for your business or as a hobby! This interactive workshop will help you select the best audio equipment for your needs, learn how to record your own content, and get ready to distribute it online. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Software: Audacity (http://audacityteam.org) and the LAME MP3 library which is distributed separately.
http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#...).

Schedule
CED 354 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library, Black River
Cost: $30
The Quick Version: Excel BasicsApril 27, 2016

Isn’t it time you learned how to use Excel more fully? Learn Microsoft Excel in a condensed format. You will learn the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the Ribbon, and a few basic formulas.

Schedule
CED 038 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Kathy Doe Johnson
Location: Lowville Municipal Building
Cost: $40