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Continuing Education - Personal Enrichment

FALL 2015 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 August 21.

small star iconNEW! 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.
Sept. 17–Oct. 29 (7 sessions)
Room: TBA

small star iconNEW! 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.
Sept. 19–Dec. 12 (10 sessions; no class Oct 10 & 31, Nov. 28)
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: Jason Schneider
Mon., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sept. 21–Nov. 30 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 12)
Visual Arts Building, Room 1029

Woodworking: A Hands-On Workshop
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 $75 for materials.
CED1050 / noncredit / $600
Discount: $575 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Erminio Marrese
Sat., 9 a.m.–noon
Sept. 26–Dec. 12 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 10 & Nov. 28)
Visual Arts Building, Room 1029

Courses with Noncredit Options

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens (starts Sept. 19)

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About the Instructors

Arnie Kastenbaum,, 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.

Jason Schneider is a studio furniture maker and woodturner who works with traditional woodworking processes in corrugated cardboard to create unique three-dimensional objects. Schneider received his MFA in furniture design from San Diego State University. He is the former studio coordinator of the furniture design and woodworking program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado.

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.

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Updated Aug. 12, 2015

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