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Spring 2016 Personal Enrichment Courses

Costs / Early Registration Discount
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by January 8.

*Full* Woodworking: A Hands-On Workshop - Please call 914-215-6511 to be placed on the waiting list.
Using the professional woodworking shop at Purchase College, build a project to completion in this intensive, hands-on workshop. As a beginner or experienced student, you will work within your skill level using the essential principles of woodworking, including tool use, machine operation, material selection, design choices, joinery, and finishing. Tuition includes a $75 lab fee.
CED1050 / noncredit / $600
Discount: $575 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Erminio Marrese
Sat., 9 a.m.–noon
Feb. 20–May 7 (10 sessions; no class Mar. 19 & 26)
Visual Arts Building, Room 1029

*CLOSED* Tattoo Illustration
Discover the art of tattoo illustration and design! Understand the process of working with clients and create a portfolio to pursue an apprenticeship or to gain illustration work. If you are interested in becoming a tattoo artist, a current professional who wants to improve design skills, or simply want to improve your drawing skills—this course is for you.
CED1160 / noncredit / $600
Discount: $575 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Miguel Torres
Sat., 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Feb. 20–May 7 (10 sessions; no class Mar. 19 & 26)
Room: TBA

Woodturning Workshop
Creating functional and nonfunctional lathe-turned objects. Woodturning has a long and rich history, the lathe being the earliest documented woodworking machine. This workshop examines the evolution of turning and explores how the lathe and its tools are used today to produce art as well as functional objects. A variety of processes are introduced, including: wood selection and preparation, spindle turning, bowl and vessel turning, hollow turning, box making, off-center turning and finishing. Students at all levels are free to explore their own interests. Open to beginners as well as advanced enthusiasts. Tuition includes $150 for materials.
CED1040 / noncredit / $710
Discount: $685 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Doug Watters
Mon., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Feb. 22–May 2 (10 sessions; no class Mar. 21)
Visual Arts Building, Room 1029

Photography: Inspiration and Vision
Push your creative threshold and propel your work to new heights! Turn your basic technical skills in photography toward aesthetic and conceptual concerns. Expand your ability to appreciate and interpret images as art by learning how to see light, shadow, geometry, composition, and tonality. Weekly shooting assignments and class critiques will expand your understanding of photography.
CED1170 / noncredit / $280
Discount: $255 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Arnie Kastenbaum
Thurs., 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Mar. 17–May 5 (7 sessions; no class Mar. 24)
Room: TBA

small star iconNEW! Filmmaking: The Reel Basics
Aspiring filmmakers are challenged to become better visual storytellers by collaboratively writing, shooting, and editing a series of short films. Learn the basics of screenplay writing and industry standard formatting. Practice basic and advanced film coverage techniques and edit your footage on a variety of digital platforms. Screen your original short films for friends and family on the last day.
CED1180 / noncredit / $495
Discount: $470 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: J.P. Morgan
Sat., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
April 2–May 7 (6 sessions)
Room: TBA

Courses with Noncredit Options

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens (starts Jan. 23)


About the Instructors

Arnie Kastenbaum, www.akastenbaum.com, has been an artist, photographer, and teacher for more than 40 years. His first show was in New York in 1970, and he currently exhibits at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. His primary work is black-and-white photography produced via film and the darkroom. Kastenbaum is the president of The Ground Glass, a Westchester-based photographers’ association dedicated to fine art photography. His gallery representations include the Van Brunt Gallery, Carrie Haddad Gallery, and Gallery Yellow.

Erminio Marrese holds a BFA from Purchase College, where he studied traditional furniture making, sculpture, drawing, and metalworking. In 1984, he started his own business, Woodworking By Erminio, concentrating on custom cabinetry and furniture. In this business, he works with architects, interior designers, contractors, and homeowners to create true custom pieces, incorporating function, style, and various materials.

Miguel Torres holds a BFA in visual arts from Purchase College, where he concentrated in graphic design. An artist who works in various mediums and disciplines, he created the cover for the Wu-Tang Clan’s album The Swarm Part III and has worked at Marc Ecko Enterprises as a production artist, designer, and illustrator. Projects included Ecko Unltd., Avirex, and Zoo York. Torres tattoos under the name MIGZ TATZ, and his work is published in Excavate and Black & White: Volume One.

John P Morgan worked as a film editor at a renowned visual effects house, R/GA Digital Studios in New York City, before becoming a full-time teacher. Working alongside top commercial directors, designers, animators, and digital compositors, he helped create ground-breaking special visual effects for motion pictures and television. Trained in both 35mm film and computer-based editing, he has cut everything from TV commercials and documentary films to motion picture special effects and main title sequences. He enjoys teaching and learning from students who share his passion for film.

Updated Feb. 12, 2016

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