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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 Wines Around the World, learn how to better use your digital camera through a 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
Beginning Ballroom DancingFebruary 01, 2017 - March 08, 2017

Join us at Jefferson Community College to learn Waltz, Rumba and Mambo! Each style of ballroom dance will receive two weeks of attention. No dance experience is necessary.  Singles are welcome, adults only.

Schedule
CED 251 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - Wednesday, March 08, 2017
7:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Maria and Tom Cesta
Location: East Hall, H116 A & B
Cost: $65/ per person
Heartsaver® CPR AED CertificationFebruary 11, 2017

This workshop teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

Schedule
CED 236 701
Date/Time: Saturday, February 11, 2017 (8:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Robert Seeber
Location: ELC, E-129
Cost: $55 (bring $5 in cash to class for certification card)
History of the 10th Mountain DivisionApril 11, 2017 - May 02, 2017

Examine significant events of Fort drum and the 10th Mountain Division.  The instructor will guide you through the historic influence the United States Military has had on the North Country, dating back to the early 1800s and the history of today’s most significant contributor to that history, the 10th Mountain Division.

Schedule
CED 083 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Tuesday, May 02, 2017
6:00pm- 8:00pm

Instructor: Doug Schmidt
Location: Dulles, 3-107
Cost: $65
Jazz Rock EnsembleJanuary 24, 2017 - May 18, 2017

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 24, 2017 - Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Dan Mosher
Location: 4-111/4-112
Cost: $40
JCC Fitness Center!January 23, 2017 - May 18, 2017

Enjoy the quiet relaxing atmosphere of JCC’s McGrann Fitness center! JCC offers state of the art fitness equipment, with personal attention. Participants are welcome to sign up each semester.

Schedule
CED 607 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, January 23, 2017 - Thursday, May 18, 2017
12:00am- 12:00am

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

Additional Information:
Current Fitness Center Hours posted online.
JCC Orchestra & JCC Wind EnsembleJanuary 25, 2017 - May 17, 2017

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 25, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00pm- 9:15pm

Instructor: Dan Mosher
Location: 4-111/4-112
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
JCC Orchestra: 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Wind Ensemble: 7:45 – 9:15 PM
Mastering the DBQApril 01, 2017

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: Saturday, April 01, 2017 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Molly Reilly
Location: ELC, E-129
Cost: $55
Podcasting for BeginnersMarch 04, 2017

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.

 

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Schedule
CED 354 701
Date/Time: Saturday, March 04, 2017 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: ELC, E-129
Cost: $35
RumbaMarch 15, 2017 - April 19, 2017

The Rumba was originally a marriage dance.  However, it became popular ballroom dance and was introduced in the United States about 1933.  It was the Americanized version for the Cuban Son and Danzon.  It is in 4/4 time.  The characteristic feature is to take each step without initially placing the weight on that step. Steps are made with a slightly bent knee which, when straightened, causes the hips to sway from side to side in what has come to be known as “Cuban Motion.”

Schedule
CED 256 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Maria and Tom Cesta
Location: East Hall, H116A & B
Cost: $65/ per person
Off Campus Workshops
Basic WatercolorsApril 07, 2017

Learn to paint with watercolors! In this workshop you will learn basic techniques, paints, brushes and palettes then experiment with space, composition and color. Participants will need to purchase supplies separately.

Schedule
CED 412 701
Date/Time: Friday, April 07, 2017 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library, Chaumont, NY
Cost: $35
Digital Photography for Beginners (ages 11+)May 06, 2017

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: Saturday, May 06, 2017 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: TBA
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
Drawing with Colored Pencils (Ages 11+)March 03, 2017

Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques. Learn hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering. Participants will need to purchase supplies separately. 

Schedule
CED 406 701
Date/Time: Friday, March 03, 2017 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library, Chaumont, NY
Cost: $35
Edit Your Photos in PhotoshopFebruary 03, 2017

Put your creativity to the test using your digital photos and our laptops and software. We’ll learn the basics of Photoshop including: layers, how to edit a photograph, and how to resize objects. No prior Photoshop experience is necessary.

Schedule
CED 085 701
Date/Time: Friday, February 03, 2017 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Jessica Hayden
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
Heartsaver® CPR AED CertificationMay 13, 2017

This workshop teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

Schedule
CED 236 702
Date/Time: Saturday, May 13, 2017 (9:00am-1:00pm)
Instructor: Robert Seeber
Location: Maple Ridge, Lowville
Cost: $55 (bring $5 in cash to class for certification card)
HR 101March 16, 2017 - April 13, 2017

This class is designed to help businesses navigate the world of Human Resources.  Topics include recruitment and selection, Employment Laws, Social Media Guidelines, Compensation and Benefits, and many others! 

Schedule
CED 688 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Lisa McCarty
Location: Maple Ridge Center, Lowville, NY
Cost: $199
Introduction to Grant WritingFebruary 16, 2017

Learn the essential skills to navigate the grant writing world.  Discussion topics include types of grants, grant databases, grant research strategies and the components of a grant application including the need statement, goals and objectives and the budget. Participants will have the opportunity to develop elements of a grant proposal and receive useful grant templates to help you on your way to successful grant writing.

Schedule
CED 152 701
Date/Time: Thursday, February 16, 2017 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Joanne Rhubart
Location: Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Lowville, NY
Cost: $40
Parent/Child HulaMarch 28, 2017

If you have ever wanted to learn how to hula or have previous experience, please join us! You’ll feel comfortable learning hula and the Spirit of Aloha.

Schedule
CED 828 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Ezra Gonzales
Location: Eagle Ridge, Evans Mills, NY
Cost: $15 per person
Parent/Child YogaFebruary 22, 2017

Bring the kids, relax and get a little exercise while being introduced to the basics of yoga!

Schedule
CED 678 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (10:00am-12:00pm)
Instructor: Heather Miner
Location: Eagle Ridge, Evans Mills, NY
Cost: $15 per person