Local Noncredit 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 Spring 2015

CE 100 Pastel Painting Studio - $180

Saturdays, Jan. 31 through Feb. 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This workshop 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 a variety of prepared surfaces and mixed media. Each session will end with a group critique offering a chance not only to assess paintings but also to share ideas about both concept and craft.  Beginning through advanced levels are welcome. For participants desiring to work from still life arrangements, fresh flowers will be provided for a $15 supply fee. Taught by M. Padgett (3 classes)
CE 101 InDesign and Page Layout - $240

Saturdays, Feb. 7 through March 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This introductory course will teach the basics of Adobe InDesign. Learn simple page layout including the use of master pages to create a template for newsletter design. Work with type and image to create a simple brochure. Taught by A. Hempstead (6 classes)
CE 102 Beginner Knitting - $180
Saturdays, Feb. 7 through March 14, 1 – 4 p.m.
Knitting is fun, productive (you make something useful), and stress relieving (most of the time)! Learn knitting basics including understanding gauge and yarn weights. Make a scarf while learning how to cast on, read a pattern, and bind off. Stitches covered include: stockinette, garter, rib, weave, moss, and cable. Work at your own pace with multiple pattern options to enjoy stress-free knitting! Taught by A. Hempstead (6 classes)
CE 103 Self Defense and Personal Safety - $30
Thursday, Feb. 26, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Personal safety is always on our minds. Through basic techniques which involve thinking and physical reactions, personal safety can be dramatically improved. Class is taught by a 2nd degree black belt instructor of martial arts. Comfortable clothing is preferred but not required. Taught by Dr. Montgomery (1 class)
CE 104 Jewelry Design in Precious Metal Clay - $120
Wednesdays, March 4 through 25, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Learn to work with PMC (precious metal clay) to make fun jewelry pieces! PMC works like soft clay, but when fired in a kiln, turns into hard metal. We will work with bronze clay to learn the basic techniques of working in this medium and make a pendant or pair of earrings to start. Students will also learn about tools and materials necessary for working at home. The lab fee includes the use of tools, firing of your pieces, a 30 gram packet of bronze clay, and packet of polymer clay to make texture plates. Additional bronze and silver clay will be available for purchase in class. Come with some ideas and have fun! Ages 14 and up. $30 supply fee. Taught by S. Machamer (4 classes)
CE 105 Resume Writing and Social Media - $36
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Are you looking for a new job or to extend your network utilizing social media? This workshop will assist you in the development of a LinkedIn profile and a modern resume. We will cover the do’s and don’ts of social media and resume building. You will walk away with a professional resume and resources to effectively market yourself. Taught by L. Lewin (1 class)
CE 106 Empowering Female Students in Our Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms - $24
Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This workshop will give teachers concrete examples of how to empower female students in their early childhood and elementary classrooms. 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 two hours of professional development. Taught by Dr. Miller, a NYS Early Learning Trainer-Level 3 (1 class)
CE 107 Kiln-Formed Glass - $180
Mondays, March 30 through May 4, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
In this open studio environment you will learn basic and intermediate techniques of kiln-formed glass. After learning how to cut, arrange, and fire glass in the kiln, students can either follow along with a different demonstration each night or work on their own self designed projects. Whether you already have some glass knowledge or you are completely new to this subject, you will find this class to be a great learning/working environment and will leave with new skills. $20 supply fee. Taught by S. Powell (6 classes)
CE 108 The Best Plants for Central New York - $80
Wednesdays, April 8 through 29, 7 – 9 p.m.
This class provides an overview of the best plants for Central New York, their characteristics, landscape uses, and identification. Learn the plants for gardening, landscaping, and naturalizing that will look good, thrive, and survive! Learn how to choose plants for your particular site, make choices on new varieties, and learn their basic identification characteristics. Taught by L. Kellish (4 classes)
CE 109 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills - $48
Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The top three causes of stress for Americans are divorce, buying a house, and public speaking. Would you like to get over your fear of public speaking or improve your presentation skills in a relaxed setting where everyone has similar goals? Instructor has taught public speaking for 20 years and is a teacher and speaker who believes everyone can learn the skills needed to effectively, professionally, and confidently present themselves, their ideas, or products for maximum impact. You will learn how to speak so the audience focuses more on your message rather than on you as the messenger and you will learn to prepare effective presentations using a specific format and PowerPoint. Taught by Dr. Firari (2 classes)
CE 110 Concrete Garden Sphere Workshop - $36
Tuesday and Thursday, April 28 and 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Carol Watson’s Greenhouse, 2980 Sentinel Heights Rd, Lafayette 
Let’s create 3D magic for your garden! We will measure, mix, and sculpt an exciting 12” garden sphere. Your creation can be finalized with pigment from an assortment of concrete pigments or stay the natural concrete look. Please wear protective clothing. $25 supply fee. Taught by D. Frantz (2 classes)

CE 111 Clothing Construction I - $400
Mondays, Jan. 26 through May 4, 4 – 7 p.m.
Location: Knecht Sewing Inc., 6701 Manlius Center Rd, East Syracuse
Students will learn the techniques of sewing machine operation and garment construction needed to master the basic principles of clothing construction required for fashion design courses. A series of sample projects will be demonstrated and students will complete sample projects in muslin. Students will also construct garments from commercial patterns. Students are expected to purchase their own supplies and fabric for this class. Taught by S. Ware (15 classes)