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Personal Enrichment Courses

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

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Open Personal Enrichment Courses: Spring 2018

Registration begins November 13. The early registration discount applies to registrations paid in full by January 12, 2018.

Bronze Casting – starts Jan. 30
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: Joe Sablow
Tues., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Jan. 30–May 15 (15 sessions; no class April 2)
Visual Arts Bldg., Room 1050
Woodworking: A Hands-On Workshop – starts 
Feb. 25
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
Feb. 25–May 13 (10 sessions; no class April 1 and April 8) - Updated on January 5th 
Visual Arts Bldg., Room 1029
Woodturning Workshop – starts Feb. 26
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
Mon., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Feb. 26–May 7 (10 sessions; no class April 2)
Visual Arts Bldg., Room 1029
Voiceover Intensive – starts March 24
Gain experience in voiceover, 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 voiceover 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
March 24–May 12 (6 sessions; no class March 31 and April 7)
Fort Awesome, Room 0138
Filmmaking Boot Camp – starts March 24
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 / $320
Discount: $295 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: J.P. Morgan
Sat., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
March 24–May 12 (6 sessions; no class March 31 and April 7)
Location TBA