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Continuing Education - Personal Enrichment

Fall 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 August 19.

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: Carl Ford
Mon., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sept. 19–Dec. 5 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 3 & 10)
Visual Arts Building, Room 1029

small star iconNEW! Voice-over Intensive: Introduction and How to Find an Agent
Gain experience in voice-over, script breakdown, promotion, commercials, movie trailers, and animation. Understand how to work with directors and compete in undirected auditions. Work on tone, voice quality, volume, inflection phrasing, and versatility in multiple genres. Obtain valuable feedback in a critique and an open Q&A with one of the top New York voice-over agents in the industry.
CED1015 / noncredit / $320
Discount: $295 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Rafael Ferrer
Sat., 10 a.m.–noon
Sept. 24–Nov. 5 (6 sessions; no class Oct. 8)
Room: To be announced

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. 24–Dec. 10 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 8 & Nov. 26)
Visual Arts Building, Room 1029

Courses with Noncredit Options

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens (starts Sept. 17)

About the Instructors

Rafael Ferrer ( has been a professional voice-over actor for almost 30 years.  His voice is one of the most identifiable and requested in the entertainment industry. His voice-over credits include over a thousand national commercials and he has voiced network promos for every major television broadcast and cable network and movie trailers for every Hollywood studio.  He is the voice of "Pencil" in HBO's Little Curious cartoon series, "Stavros" in FX's Archer series, and "Darth Malak" for the popular video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Mr. Ferrer works on both coasts, and currently resides in Connecticut.

Carl Ford is an accomplished woodturner who loves to teach people how to turn wood. He has studied with world-renowned woodturners like Dave Ellsworth, Michael Hosaluk, Al Stirt, Binh Pho, Graeme Priddle, and Andre Martel. He enjoys turning bowls, vases, hollow forms, and spindles and is inspired by the myriad colors, shapes, and patterns found in flowers and nature, which offer patterns in wind-blown snow, the shapes of trees, and tangled vines.

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.

Updated June 24, 2016

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