Local Non-Credit Courses

Registration Information

Contact Marcia Neumiller by phone at 315.655.7191 or by email at mmneumiller@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 2014

CE100 Pastel Painting Studio - $180

Saturdays, Feb. 1 through 15, 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 not only a chance to assess paintings but 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)
CE101 Jewelry: Intermediate Processes - $240
Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through April 1, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This class is for those who have some previous experience in metalworking. You may want to learn some additional techniques and skills or just want to get back into working with metals again. Instruction will cover stone setting, soldering tips, etching, forming techniques, fabricating findings, torch enameling, and other areas the group is interested in learning more about. Bring your own hand tools, a sketchbook, ideas, and explore the possibilities. A basic toolbox with a sheet of copper and sheet metal are available for sale at the Cazenovia College Bookstore. No class March 18. $35 supply fee. Taught by S. Machamer (8 classes)
CE103 Down to Earth Root Vegetables - $30
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.
Winter offers a bounty of healthy and delicious root vegetables, but how do you cook with them? This class will offer an overview of root vegetables, including “the usuals”, as well as several that you might have been wondering about. We’ll make a warming root vegetable minestrone, a winter riff on the Sicilian eggplant salad, caponata, and a mélange of roasted roots with a variety of seasonings, to serve as side dishes, salads, or entrées. $12 supply fee. Taught by L. Portnoff (1 class)
CE104 Equine Series: Too Fat, Too Thin or Just Right? - $36
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6 – 9 p.m.
Learn how to use the Henneke Condition Scoring system to determine body condition of horses. This seminar will begin with classroom discussion on the ways in which equine condition can be assessed, and culminate with time spent applying the information during Body Condition Scoring (appropriate barn footwear must be worn in order to participate in the hands-on portion of this class). Participants can anticipate leaving this seminar with a greater understanding of how to assess condition score for horses in one-time or multiple-time scenarios. Taught by Dr. K. Bump (1 class)
CE105 Equine Series: Understanding Policy Development - $24
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
Learn about policy development in matters related to equine care and welfare. Through this seminar participants will develop a greater understanding of the increased attention to, and interest in, legislation pertaining to equine care and welfare. A brief overview of key policy issues will be covered with an emphasis on how to stay current, and how to become more involved in the policy development process. Taught by Dr. K. Bump (1 class)
CE107 Terrorism, Threat Evaluation and Risk Assessments - $60
Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
What is terrorism? What are current trends and concerns? This class will cover the who, what, where and how of terrorism, including threat evaluation and risk assessment on an individual and organizational level. Taught by Dr. C. Breen (1 class)
CE108 Jewelry: Introduction Processes - $180
Thursdays, March 6 through April 17, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Learn the basics about working with metals to create your own jewelry. Students will learn how to saw, pierce, hammer, texture, form, cold connect, and finish metal. We will work mainly in copper and brass, but also sterling silver if there is interest. A basic toolkit including a 6” x 6” piece of copper is available at the Cazenovia College Bookstore. The kit includes the hand tools necessary to work in metals. Bring your ideas, a sketchbook, the toolkit, and/or your hand tools and find out what making jewelry in metal is all about! No class March 20. $30 supply fee. Taught by S. Machamer (6 classes)
CE109 Stuffed Vegetables - $30
Thursday, April 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
Stuffed vegetables make fabulous appetizers and side dishes, and can also be a meal in themselves. Ideal for any number of dinners, it is easy to customize individual servings to accommodate dietary restrictions and special tastes. We’ll make spinach-feta stuffed mushrooms with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts, Mediterranean stuffed red peppers with olives and capers, and hippie-style harvest stuffed zucchini. $12 supply fee. Taught by L. Portnoff (1 class)
CE110 Culturally Responsive Early Childhood and Elementary Literacy Instruction - $30
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will explore the socio-political trends impacting today’s classrooms, the foundations of multicultural education, and the ways learning environments for students of diverse cultures are improved through culturally responsive literacy instruction. Participants will be provided with ideas on how to create literacy-based instructional units and lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners. Participants  will also learn multiple strategies for how to integrate high-quality multicultural literature into their instruction. Takeaway resources will be provided. Taught by E. Miller (1 class)
CE111 Remarkable Women in Central New York History - $60
Mondays, March 17 through 31, 6 – 8 p.m.
Central New York was the cradle of two of the greatest movements of the Nineteenth Century: abolition and suffrage. Each two-hour session focuses on Western and Central New York women who worked for or were the beneficiaries of these causes, making an impact on this region and on the country. Subjects include: Drs. Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, Dr. Sarah Loguen, St. Marianne Cope, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, Belva Lockwood, Frances Willard, Harriet Tubman among others. Taught by R-N. Felice (3 classes)
CE112 Digital Scrapbooking - $36
Thursday, March 27, 6 – 9 p.m.
Do you take a lot of pictures at events and of your friends and family, but you are never quite sure what to do with all of those digital photos? Let me introduce you to digital scrapbooking -- a fun and exciting way to showcase all of your beautiful work. We will be using Shutterfly.com to design your scrapbook. Please come ready to upload your photos and I will show you the way! Taught by L. Lewin (1 class)
CE113 Fairy Garden Design - $36
Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fairy gardens are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a fairy garden design class. Everything you need to bring home your own miniature garden will be provided, including designs and inspiration to create more at home. The gardens we will make will be suitable for indoor/outdoor use and outdoor gardens will be covered. All materials are provided by the instructor, but feel free to bring along any additional materials you may want to use to lure your fairies to your garden. $45 supply fee. Taught by L. Kellish (1 class)
CE114 Elements of Guitar Playing - $120
Tuesdays, April 1 through May 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
This course offers the clarification of many fundamental aspects of guitar playing. It is an excellent introduction for beginners and an opportunity for more advanced students to clarify foundational conceptions of the instrument. A variety of genres will be introduced and discussed. Students have the option of bringing their own guitar if they wish to participate, but are not obligated to do so. Taught by P. LaVine (8 classes)
CE115 The Mind of the Dog - $65
Wednesdays, April 2 through 23, 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 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)
CE116 Springtime Thai Feast - $30
Tuesday, April 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Delight your family and friends with fresh spring rolls, mushroom tom yum soup, Thai corn cakes with sweet chili dipping sauce, and “drunken noodles”. Some fish will be used. $12 supply fee. Taught by L. Portnoff (1 class)
CE117 Concrete Fire Pot - $36
Tuesday, April 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 10, 6 – 7 p.m.
Location: Carol Watson Greenhouse, LaFayette, NY
Learn the basics of concrete sculpting. Choose from a variety of molds to design and make your very own, one of a kind fire pot! You will measure, mix, and sculpt with Portland cement and other organic aggregates. Two days later you will unveil your creation and finish it off. This is a unique alternative to traditional candle arrangements. Fire pots are great when used as centerpieces for your table, or add the unexpected by placing them throughout the garden, patio, deck, or walkway! Enjoy the glowing ambience of the golden flames, which burn smokeless and odorless for hours. Please wear protective clothing. $30 supply fee. Taught by D. Frantz (2 classes)
CE118 Equine Series: Snorts, Stomps and Squeals - $36
Wednesday, April 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Explore the comparisons and contrasts between domestic and feral horse behavior. This seminar shows participants the behavioral differences between domestic horses and feral (‘wild’) horses through a slide show documenting the varying relationships found within and between harems. The contrast between natural and domestic behaviors serves as a teaching tool for ways to modify housing and handling environments to improve equine health and welfare. Taught by Dr. K. Bump (1 class)
CE119 Jewelry: Intermediate Processes Continued - $120
Tuesdays, April 15 through May 6, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This class is a continuation of Jewelry: Intermediate Processes for those students who have some previous experience in metalworking and would like to continue working on their own ideas. Use of found objects and other materials, along with metals, will be explored. Various finishing techniques using a flexshaft will be covered. Craftsmanship will be emphasized. Bring your materials and hand tools and have fun! $20 supply fee. Taught by S. Machamer (4 classes)
CE120 Kiln Formed Glass Jewelry - $80
Mondays, April 21 through May 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Have you ever been interested in learning how some of your favorite glass jewelry is made? This course will teach you the basics of working with glass as an artistic medium! Through a series of three projects you will learn basic techniques such as glass cutting, kiln forming, and small kiln operation. No prior knowledge is needed. $25 supply fee. Taught by S. Powell (4 classes)
CE121 Equine Series: Feeding Facts and Fads - $24
Wednesday, April 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Why does my horse seem to eat all of the time? How do I know how much he really needs to eat? How many supplements do I need to provide? This interactive session will focus on the feeding habits and needs of horses and how to provide for horses’ nutritional requirements. A discussion about the dilemmas of determining when to use supplements will also be included. Taught by C. Buckhout (1 class)