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Personal Enrichment Workshops

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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 art in our Painting with Watercolors workshops, learn about Paddle Safety before you head out this summer, or how to become a Notary Public, we have something for you.

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On Campus Workshops
Alcohol Ink Painting: Inked Glass!October 09, 2018

Alcohol ink is a colorful, acid-free medium that’s a blast to paint with. The ink is capable of creating colorful abstract collages or more intricate paintings. There are a variety of different techniques you can use to manipulate the alcohol ink in imaginative ways. In this class, you will learn how to use different techniques with alcohol ink on glass to make these beautiful vases/candleholders that look like stained glass. The class is suitable for children 10 years old and up. Wear your bum clothes because ink stains. All materials are supplied!

 

Image of Inked Glass

Schedule
CED 389 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Melissa Green
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $50
Alcohol Ink Painting: Inked Ornaments!November 06, 2018

Alcohol ink is a colorful, acid-free medium that’s a blast to paint with. The ink is capable of creating colorful abstract collages or more intricate paintings. There are a variety of different techniques you can use to manipulate the alcohol ink in imaginative ways. In this class, you will learn alcohol ink techniques to paint glass ornaments. You'll have time to do about 6 ornaments depending on your ability to stop messing with them. The class is suitable for children 10 years old and up. Wear your bum clothes because ink stains. All materials are supplied!

 

Image of Inked Ornaments

Schedule
CED 391 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Melissa Green
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $50
Alcohol Ink Painting: Inked Tiles!October 23, 2018

Alcohol ink is a colorful, acid-free medium that’s a blast to paint with. The ink is capable of creating colorful abstract collages or more intricate paintings. There are a variety of different techniques you can use to manipulate the alcohol ink in imaginative ways. In this class, you will learn how to use alcohol inks to paint a scene on a 6x6 tile that will hang on your wall when we're done. The class is suitable for children 10 years old and up. Wear your bum clothes because ink stains. All materials are supplied!

 

Image of Inked Tiles

Schedule
CED 390 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Melissa Green
Location: East Hall, H-116A
Cost: $50
Alcohol Ink Painting: Inked Tiles!November 20, 2018

Alcohol ink is a colorful, acid-free medium that’s a blast to paint with. The ink is capable of creating colorful abstract collages or more intricate paintings. There are a variety of different techniques you can use to manipulate the alcohol ink in imaginative ways. In this class, you will learn how to use alcohol ink techniques to paint a scene on a 6x6 tile that will hang on your wall when we're done. The class is suitable for children 10 years old and up. Wear your bum clothes because ink stains. All materials are supplied!

 

Image of Inked Tiles

Schedule
CED 392 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Melissa Green
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $50
Beginning Ballroom DancingSeptember 12, 2018 - October 17, 2018

Learn Fox Trot, ChaChaCha and East Coast. Each style of ballroom dance will receive two weeks of attention. No dance experience necessary. Singles are welcome, adults only.

Schedule
CED 251 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:00pm- 8:30pm

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Wednesdays, September 12 - October 17, 2018, from 7:00-8:30p.
Cha Cha ChaOctober 24, 2018 - December 05, 2018

The cha-cha-chá, or simply cha-cha in the U.S., is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. This rhythm was developed from the danzón-mambo. The name of the dance derived from the shuffling sound of the dancers’ feet.

There will be no class on November 21st.

Schedule
CED 263 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Wednesday, December 05, 2018
7:00pm- 8:30pm

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet Wednesdays, October 24 - December 5, 2018, from 7:00-8:30p. There will be no class on November 21st.
Composition in Landscape PhotographyNovember 03, 2018

Composition is the art of imposing order and structure on the natural world. Composing a picture – deciding where to put the edges of the photographic frame and how to arrange the elements within it - must be a conscious act on the part of the photographer. In this class you will learn many of the basic rules and guidelines of photographic composition, including the rule of thirds, leading lines, use of foreground, symmetry, and many more. Many examples will be presented and discussed.

Schedule
CED 652 701
Date/Time: Saturday, November 03, 2018 (10:00am-2:00pm)
Instructor: Chris Murray
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $75
Editing for PublicationSeptember 25, 2018

So you’ve written a best-selling novel, article, or short story, but it’s not quite ready for an audience. Don’t throw away hundreds of dollars on an editor. In this 2-hour class, author and creative writing professor Dr. Christie Grimes will help you get your manuscript from rough draft to ready for publication. You will learn the basics of the editing process, best practices for layout and formatting, common errors (both grammatical and in formatting), and various tools that help you professionally edit your work.

Schedule
CED 250 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Christie Grimes
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $25
Financial Planning - New CollegeOctober 30, 2018

A college education can make a big difference in a person’s life. Come and learn how much a four year education costs today – and what it might cost in the future, and why it is worth every penny. Get information about ‘free’ money for college and strategies for saving and investing.

Schedule
CED 547 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Laura Nicol
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: FREE
Financial Planning - ParentsOctober 23, 2018

Attend this informative workshop to learn ways to talk to your children about the importance of managing money and make smart financial choices.

Schedule
CED 540 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Laura Nicol
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: FREE
Financial Planning - RetirementOctober 16, 2018

Headed towards retirement? Be sure you’re traveling in the right direction! From financial concerns to sound solutions, join the discussion at this on how to navigate the challenges you may face on the road to retirement.

Schedule
CED 546 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Laura Nicol
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: FREE
Handgun Safety & Pistol Permit for the PublicMultiple Dates

Learn important information about permit requirements and your legal responsibilities in owning a handgun.Topics to be covered are related to New York State Penal Law, General Safety Topics, and Firearms Proficiency using Jefferson’s advanced interactive systems (AIS) firearms simulator. Jefferson Community College Policy prohibits all weapons on campus. Registration is required. No walk-ins! Please bring photo ID to training.

Schedule
CED 244 703
Date/Time: Saturday, October 06, 2018 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 704
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 705
Date/Time: Saturday, November 03, 2018 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
CED 244 706
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018 (8:00am - 12:00pm)
Instructor: Charles Ruggiero
Location: Jules Center, 6-106
Cost: $75
Jazz Rock EnsembleAugust 28, 2018 - December 18, 2018

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.

Schedule
CED 203 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018
7:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Daniel Mosher
Location: Sturtz Theater & 4-112
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This class will meet Tuesdays, August 28 - December 18, 2018, from 7:00-9:00p.
JCC Fitness CenterAugust 27, 2018 - December 18, 2018

JCC’s McGrann Fitness Center offers state of the art equipment, with personal attention. Participants are welcome to sign up each semester.

Schedule
CED 607 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, August 27, 2018 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018
8:00am- 5:00pm

Instructor:
Location: JCC Fitness Center
Cost: $100
JCC Orchestra & Wind EnsembleAugust 29, 2018 - December 12, 2018

There is no audition for either music ensemble, participants must supply their own musical instrument. An orchestra/wind ensemble concert will be played to the public.

Schedule
CED 201 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:00pm- 9:15pm

Instructor: Daniel Mosher
Location: Sturtz Theater & 4-112
Cost: $40

Additional Information:
This class will meet on Wednesdays, August 29 - December 12, 2018. JCC Orchestra - 6:00-7:30p JCC Wind Ensemble - 7:45-9:15p
John Maxwell Training - 15 Laws of GrowthNovember 01, 2018

Live them and reach your potential

 

John C. Maxwell says, “In order to reach your potential, you must be intentional about personal growth.” This workshop will help you understand how personal growth really works, and how you can develop yourself to become a more effective and fulfilled individual. You will learn how to build up your sense of purpose and become more successful in every area of your life. Come alongside John in your growth journey to become the person you are destined to be!

Schedule
CED 089 701
Date/Time: Thursday, November 01, 2018 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Terri Wills Bryant
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-117
Cost: $75
John Maxwell Training - Becoming a Person of InfluenceOctober 13, 2018

Positively Impacting the Lives of Others

 

Whatever your vocation or aspiration, you can increase your impact on others by Becoming a Person of Influence. Learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts.

 

Practical and Easy Principles to Apply to Everyday Life:
• Managers will see their employees respond with new enthusiasm
• Parents will connect with their children on a deeper level
• Coaches will see players blossom
• Pastors will reach more people
• Salespeople will break records

Schedule
CED 087 701
Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 2018 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Terri Wills Bryant
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $75
John Maxwell Training - Put Your Dreams to the TestDecember 01, 2018

Your dream has power. It can empower you. It can inspire you. But will it reward you?
What Do You Need to Make Your Dreams Come True?
Your dream has power. It can inspire you. It can empower you. But will it reward you? In this course to reaching your dreams, Dr. John C. Maxwell shows you how to do the things needed to make your dream come true. Most people fail to realize their potential because their dream remains hypothetical. Put Your Dream to the Test takes your dream from ethereal to achievable. Maxwell shows you how to crystallize your vision and galvanize your commitment by instructing you how to answer ‘yes’ to questions like:
• Is my dream really my dream?
• Am I depending on factors in my control to achieve my dream?
• Do I have a strategy to achieve my dream?
• Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?
• Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?
• Does my dream benefit others?

Schedule
CED 095 701
Date/Time: Saturday, December 01, 2018 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Terri Wills Bryant
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $75
John Maxwell Training SeriesSeptember 15, 2018

Sign up for all 4 sessions of our John Maxwell Training Series.

 

We will be covering the following areas:

 

Today Matters - September 15th

Today impacts tomorrow successes This presentation is designed to introduce practical ways to be highly intentional about your day. We will focus on values and decisions to help you implement daily practices – small steps – that will help you experience greater fulfillment in every area of your life. When you decide today to commit to each of the disciplines every day, you can make up for yesterday’s past decisions and look forward to tomorrow’s compounding benefits of adopting each of these daily practices. Are you ready?

 

Becoming a Person of Influence - October 13th

Positively Impacting the Lives of Others Whatever your vocation or aspiration, you can increase your impact on others by Becoming a Person of Influence. Learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts.

Practical and Easy Principles to Apply to Everyday Life:

•Managers will see their employees respond with new enthusiasm
•Parents will connect with their children on a deeper level
•Coaches will see players blossom
•Pastors will reach more people •Salespeople will break records

 

15 Laws of Growth - November 3rd

Live them and reach your potential John C. Maxwell says, “In order to reach your potential, you must be intentional about personal growth.” This workshop will help you understand how personal growth really works, and how you can develop yourself to become a more effective and fulfilled individual. You will learn how to build up your sense of purpose and become more successful in every area of your life. Come alongside John in your growth journey to become the person you are destined to be!

 

Put Your Dreams to the Test - December 1st

Your dream has power. It can empower you. It can inspire you. But will it reward you? What Do You Need to Make Your Dreams Come True? Your dream has power. It can inspire you. It can empower you. But will it reward you? In this course to reaching your dreams, Dr. John C. Maxwell shows you how to do the things needed to make your dream come true. Most people fail to realize their potential because their dream remains hypothetical. Put Your Dream to the Test takes your dream from ethereal to achievable.

Maxwell shows you how to crystallize your vision and galvanize your commitment by instructing you how to answer ‘yes’ to questions like:
•Is my dream really my dream?
•Am I depending on factors in my control to achieve my dream?
•Do I have a strategy to achieve my dream?
•Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?
•Am I willing to pay the price for my dream? •Does my dream benefit others?

Schedule
CED 096 701
Date/Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Terri Wills Bryant
Location: See each individual class for room
Cost: $200
Mosaic MedleyNovember 03, 2018

Bring your passion for color, texture, and openness for creativity to this introductory course. In the process of making an 8X10 photo frame, you’ll learn about the tools, adhesives and materials used to create mosaics, along with cutting and grouting techniques. Once you learn how to do it, you will want to do it on other things – planters, stepping stones, tiles, walls, mirrors, you name it!

Schedule
CED 237 701
Date/Time: Saturday, November 03, 2018 (10:00am-4:00pm)
Instructor: Kathleen Morris
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $35
Oil Painting - Exploring Water Soluble OilsOctober 22, 2018 - November 19, 2018

In this workshop, we will be discussing nontoxic options and advances in oil paints and solvents, for those interested in painting with oils at home. Students are expected to purchase two pre-primed and stretched canvases (16”x20”) for this workshop. No prior painting experience is required, some prior drawing experience is helpful. Bring your own brushes if you have them (brushes labelled for oils or acrylic paints - they should have long handles approximately 12" and can be natural or synthetic bristles).

Schedule
CED 413 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, October 22, 2018 - Monday, November 19, 2018
6:00pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Lucinda Barbour
Location: Jules Center, 6-100 & 6-102
Cost: $100

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Mondays, October 22 - November 19, 2018, from 6:00-8:30p.
Reiki Level 1 TrainingOctober 15, 2018 - October 16, 2018

This two day course is the beginning level of Reiki training. You will be able to give yourself Reiki, your family, friends and pets Reiki, or even expand to the community as a volunteer. The training consists of discussion, the Reiki Level I attunement, hands-on practice. You will learn the history of Reiki, have a general understanding of chakras and aura, and practice Reiki for self-treatment and treatment on others. You will be able to scan the body for energy.

Schedule
CED 675 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, October 15, 2018 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
5:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Mosher
Location: East Hall, H116B
Cost: $150

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Monday & Tuesday, October 15 & 16, 2018, from 5:00-9:00p.
Reiki Level 2 TrainingOctober 22, 2018 - October 23, 2018

Level 2 is often defined by a focus on practicing Reiki on others, as well as an expanded opening of the energy channels. Additionally students receive the “Reiki symbols” and Level 2 attunement. The Reiki symbols allow the practitioner to connect more deeply to the universal energy, as well as draw on the qualities that the symbols represent. This includes the ability to provide distance Reiki, or sending healing energy to individuals wherever they may be.

Schedule
CED 690 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, October 22, 2018 - Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00pm- 9:00pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Mosher
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $200

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet Monday & Tuesday, October 22 & 23, 2018, from 5:00-9:00p.
Off Campus Workshops
One Day Photography Field WorkshopOctober 20, 2018

Understanding photography basics is the key to taking control of your camera. Join photographer Chris Murray and learn to take your photography skills to the next level in this intensive class. A step by step PowerPoint presentation will help teach the basic principles of photography including: camera options and set-up, understanding exposure and histograms, depth of field, composition, peripheral equipment, and will also include some more advanced shooting techniques. The class is paced to allow time for questions and interaction, with about half of the day in the classroom, plus time in the field practicing camera techniques and shooting options. The handouts include one that covers all the major points taught in the presentation.

Schedule
CED 651 701
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018 (8:00am-4:00pm)
Instructor: Chris Murray
Location: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park
Cost: $145
Soapstone Carving at Goose Landing StudioOctober 27, 2018

Enjoy the fall in the North Country! Take a day trip to Ontario, Canada with JCC, and make your very own soapstone turtle at Goose Landing Studio, North Gower, Ontario, Canada. 
Participants will meet at the Jefferson Community College campus, and from there will travel by van to the Studio. 
On the way, we'll stop in Historic Merrickville, Ontario. Lunch is provided at the Studio. We’ll depart the Studio for home around 5 pm.
 A valid passport is required for this trip.

Schedule
CED 407 701
Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018 (7:00am-8:00pm)
Instructor:
Location: Goose Landing Studio, North Gower, Ontario, Canada
Cost: $110