Local Non-Credit Courses

Registration Information

Contact Taylor Kubber by phone at 315.655.7191 or by email at tnkubber@cazenovia.edu to register for a class. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation letter by email or mail. One week before the class starts, you will receive a final confirmation packet including information about the course location.
Course Locations

All courses are held at Cazenovia College unless an alternate location is listed in the course description.
Course Fees

The tuition fees are listed in each individual course description. If a supply fee is listed, it is payable directly to the instructor at the first class. Tuition is due seven days before the course starts. You may pay over the phone by debit/credit card or by check, payable to “Cazenovia College”.
Refund Policy

A full refund is available up to seven days before a course begins. No refund will be available after that point. If a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, you will receive a full refund. 

Courses available for Fall 2014

CE100 Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication and Casting - $240

Tuesdays, Sept. 2 through Nov. 4, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This class is for those students who have some previous experience with metalworking. Students will be free to work on their individual projects with technical help as needed. Hydraulic press use, wax carving, and lost wax casting along with other techniques students are interested in will be explored during the 8 weeks. Bring your own hand tools and metal and have some fun expanding your skills and making your own unique pieces! No class Sept. 23 and Oct. 14. $35 supply fee. Taught by S. Machamer (8 classes)
CE101 Kiln Formed Glass - $180

Mondays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 13, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
In this kiln formed glass class, you will learn how to work with glass to create objects such as tiles, dishware, vases, and more! Tools are provided and no prior knowledge is required. $25 supply fee. Taught by S. Powell (6 classes)
CE102 Getting Your Writings Published - $60

Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 9 and 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
This seminar will explore the various paths to the publication of your writing. It will explore the difficulties involved and how to overcome them; how to prepare your writing for publication; using an agent for publication vs. finding a publisher yourself; how to find an appropriate agent or publisher; preparing your query letter for agent or publisher; negotiating a contract; the advantages and disadvantages of self-publication; how to self-publish; marketing your publication and more. Focus will be on book publishing. Taught by R. Agonito (2 classes)
CE103 The Third Chapter of Life - $15

Mondays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Already retired, about to retire, in transition, stopped working, or unemployed at 50? Are you experiencing burnout, boredom, or isolation? Learn about the implications of the unfolding generational storm for our country. This class is for those who are open to investigating a compelling vision of the third chapter of life (ages 50-75) and how to discover meaning and purposefulness in this third chapter. Taught by W. Skeele (3 classes)
CE104 The Mind of the Dog - $65
Wednesdays, Oct. 1 through 22, 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Why do our dogs seem to understand us? What are they thinking when we talk to them? Why do dogs stare at us, bark, and want to smell everything? Why do they miss us when we are away and rejoice in our return? This course will help you better understand your dog and how dogs interpret their people. We will examine dog behavior and explore how and why dogs act the way they do. Topics include: how dogs perceive the world; emotions and behavior; social communication and body language; how dogs learn; the basis of common behavior problems; and making sense of conflicting advice. Taught by E. Louis (4 classes)
CE105 Get Paid To Talk: Making Money with Your Voice - $30

Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the early days of radio and TV announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area. We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. Taught by professional voice coaches (1 class)
CE106 Color: Making it Work for You, Part 1 - $60

Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This first workshop is designed for artists who want greater control in achieving the perfect color combinations in their work. We’ll look at the qualities of color (hue, saturation, and value) within the framework of a logical color organization. We'll examine the theory behind mixing color in order to achieve predictable and desirable results. We’ll use water-based or oil paints to create color admixtures. All levels are welcome. Taught by M. Padgett (1 class)
CE107 Pastel Painting Studio - $180

Saturdays, Oct. 25 through Nov. 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This class is an opportunity to receive individualized instruction in a supportive and inspiring environment. Participants may choose to work from any subject matter and to explore various pastel techniques including mixed media and custom surfaces. Each session will end with a group critique, offering not only a chance to assess paintings but to share ideas about both concept and craft.  Beginner through advanced levels are welcome. For participants desiring to work from still life, still life material will be provided for a $12 supply fee. Taught by M. Padgett (3 classes)
CE108 Color: Making it Work for You, Part 2 - $60

Saturday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This second workshop continues the discussion of color theory begun in Part 1 with a close examination of how hue, saturation, and value interact when placed side by side. We'll look at afterimage, successive contrast, and simultaneous contrast. We'll become experts at the magic of making a color change appearance! Participants will use water-based or oil paints. All levels welcome. Prerequisite: Color: Making it Work for You, Part 1. Taught by M. Padgett (1 class)
CE109 Empowering Female Students in the Elementary Classroom - $30

Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will give teachers concrete examples for how to empower female students in their elementary classroom. Topics such as the underrepresentation of females in STEM fields, female intellectual downplaying, and gender biased curriculum will be discussed. Upon the completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate indicating that they completed 2.5 hours of professional development. Taught by E. Miller (1 class)