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Personal Enrichment Courses

Costs
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. 

Forms
Registration begins on July 16.   Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization

Open Personal Enrichment Courses: Fall 2018

Registration:. The early registration discount applies to registrations paid in full by Friday, August 17.

Bronze Casting – starts Aug. 28
Explore foundry techniques based on traditional methods of lost-wax bronze casting. Prepare wax objects, make molds, and cast sculptural pieces in bronze during an all-day Saturday casting (a festive event with music, potluck refreshments, and invited guests). All levels of experience are welcome, and individuals can advance at their own pace. Tuition includes $240 for materials.
Note: Due to the use of equipment, students must sign a release form in order to complete registration.
CED1055 / noncredit / $835 (includes course fee)
Discount: $810 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Samantha Pasapane
Tues., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Aug 28 - Dec. 11 (15 sessions; no class Nov.6)
Visual Arts Bldg., Room 1050
Woodworking: A Hands-On Workshop – starts Sept. 23
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.
Note: Due to the use of equipment, students must sign a release form in order to complete registration.
CED1050 / noncredit / $600
Discount: $575 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Charles Smith
Sun., 9 a.m.–noon
Sept. 23 - Dec. 8 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 7 and Nov. 25)
Visual Arts Bldg., Room 1029
Woodturning Workshop – starts Sept. 22
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.
Note: Due to the use of equipment, students must sign a release form in order to complete registration.
CED1040 / noncredit / $710
Discount: $685 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: TBA
Sat., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Sept. 22 - Dec. 8 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 6 or Nov. 24)
Visual Arts Bldg., Room 1029
 Voice-over Intensive – starts Oct. 13
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
Sun., 10 a.m.–noon
Oct. 13 - Nov. 17 (6 sessions)
Fort Awesome, Room 0138
 Filmmaking Boot Camp (“Guerrilla Filmmaking”)  – starts Sept. 15
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
Sun., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sept. 15 - Oct. 27 (6 sessions no class Oct. 6)
Location TBA
Photography Inspiration and Vision - starts Sept. 24

Weekly shooting assignments and class discussions, friendly critiques and reviews will expand your understanding of photography and help you find your own personal vision and propel your work to new heights. Turn your basic technical skills in photography toward focusing on 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.

CED 1170 / noncredit / $280
Discount: $255 (corrected on 3/6/2018) (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Arnold Kastenbaum
Mon., 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 - Nov. 19 (6 sessions no class Oct. 8 or Nov. 12)
Location TBA

*NEW* Sing Like You’ve Always Wanted To! - starts Sept. 18

Learn how to sing your favorite song(s) like a professional. Bring a song to work on (sheet music required) and sing it for the class - any style is welcome!  Receive weekly individual coaching and a group warm-up/technique session. Explore vocal technique, phrasing, diction, style, expression, interpretation, and dynamics. Emerge with a true sense of your own vocal possibilities, musicianship, style, and artistry.
CED1065
 / noncredit / $385
Discount: $360 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Regina Leon
Tues., 6:30p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 - Oct. 23
Location TBA