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 Summer 2014

CE100 Digital Invitation and Announcement Design - $120

Thursdays, May 22 through June 12, 6 – 9 p.m.
Do you love the look of custom invitations but can't find one that is quite right for you? Learn the basics of card creation. We will use Illustrator to create your custom design. Basic layout and illustration techniques will be covered. Bring your photos and creativity! Taught by A. Hempstead (4 classes)
CE101 Digital Bookmaking - $240
Saturdays, May 24 through June 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn how to design, print, and bind your own digitally designed book. Learn the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Basic layout typography, photo manipulation, and pattern creation will be covered. Learn about different binding methods. Bring an idea of your book theme. Taught by A. Hempstead (6 classes)
CE102 Fused Glass Jewelry Design - $180

Wednesdays, May 28 through July 2, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Learn to create your own fused glass jewelry! As a student in this class, you will learn basic glass fusing techniques on a small scale, along with jewelry wire working skills to fabricate your own wearable creations. Students will also learn what tools, supplies, and resources are necessary to continue working at home. Feel free to bring your own hand tools, although tools will be available in the studio for your use. Come with some ideas and have fun working with glass and metal! $35 supply fee. Taught by S. Powell and S. Machamer (6 classes)
CE103 Fairy Gardens (ages 6 – 12 with an adult) - $24 per session
Session I: Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Hide-Outs and Living Playhouses
Session II: Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Fairy Houses, Leprechaun Lairs, and Goblin Dens
Learn a variety of child-friendly garden projects, activities, and tips for busy parents. Pop into these 2-hour seminars that give you hands-on ideas for gardening with kids. Some of the projects can be completed in class; others will be demonstrated and practiced before you go. Take your fresh ideas home to the kids and have a great time in the garden! Bring a child aged 6 through 12 or come alone. $10 supply fee. Taught by L. Kellish (1 class)
CE104 Wire Working for Jewelry Design - $120

Mondays, June 2 through 23, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Learn how to work with various metal wire to create your own unique jewelry pieces! Students will learn various wire working techniques and chain making, along with making findings to complete your work. Found objects, beads, and other treasures can be incorporated into your finished pieces. Gather your treasures and have some fun putting them together! $20 supply fee. Taught by S. Machamer (4 weeks)
CE105 Stress Relief for Your Inner Peace - $36

Thursday, June 5, 6 – 9 p.m.
Explore three pathways—meditation/chanting, tapping, and reiki—which will lead you to your inner sanctuary. Class is led by Reiki Master and Meridian Point Tapping practitioner, Suzanne Masters. Whether allowing meditation in silence or directing a chant through sound from within, these small steps bring enormous gifts in response. Tapping is a fast release for all those things that trigger you and for all the changes you want to make in your life. This process works on everything: fears, rejection, old traumas, etc. Learn and experience the immense depth of healing and calmness through Reiki. Taught by S. Masters (1 class)
CE106 Basic Drawing - $120

Saturdays, June 7 through July 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Through the understanding of basic form, students will acquire drawing skills that involve contour drawing, line drawing, and shading. Composition and the understanding of perspective will be stressed. Taught by J. Owens (6 classes)
CE107 Art Journaling - $120

Tuesdays, June 10 through July 15, 6 – 8 p.m.
Come to this art class to relax and explore your creative talents! Develop your own style and express your thoughts visually and in written format while experimenting in a variety of media (paint, ink, collage, or photo) in your journal. Learn about online sites and journaling groups so that you can continue to share your work with other artists. All skill levels welcome; materials and journals provided. $25 supply fee. Taught by P. Steele (6 classes)
CE108 Mushroom Mania - $24

Tuesday, June 17, 6 – 8 p.m.
Mushrooms are flavorful, healthy, and—with their robust flavors and texture—are loved by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike! They can be eaten as an entrée or transformed into a variety of delicious and nutritious side-dishes. We’ll make stuffed mushrooms, mushroom-orzo salad with thyme, Japanese roasted mushrooms with lemon and sake, and Thai wood hed, a delicious mushroom sauté. $14 supply fee. Taught by L. Portnoff (1 class)
CE109 Fabulous BBQ Sides - $24

Thursday, June 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
This class will be a new take on the old standbys. We’ll make white bean salad with lemon and cumin, Asian rainbow slaw, enlightened potato salad, fennel-citrus salad with feta cheese and fresh mint, and quinoa tabbouleh. $14 supply fee. Taught by L. Portnoff (1 class)
CE110 Personal Finance - $36

Wednesday, July 2, 6 – 9 p.m.
This course is designed to help students understand the impact of individual choices on occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing, and understanding insurance and taxes. This course will provide an understanding for making informed personal financial decisions. Taught by A. Scardillo (1 class)
CE111 Concrete Leaf Casting Water Basin - $36

Tuesday and Thursday, July 8 and 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Carol Watson Greenhouse, LaFayette, NY
Preserve a piece of nature, and provide a water source for birds visiting your garden. This shallow water basin is guaranteed to please your feathered friends all season long! In this class you will measure, mix, sculpt, and create a concrete leaf casting with a cobble pedestal. Choose from a variety of leaves in the greenhouse or bring your own. Two days later you will unveil your creation and finish it off. Please wear protective clothing. Aprons will be provided. $20 supply fee includes all materials and protective gloves. Taught by D. Frantz (2 classes)
CE112 Jewelry Design in Precious Metal Clay - $120

Wednesdays, July 9 through 30, 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 the tools and materials necessary for working at home. The lab fee includes the use of tools, firing of your pieces, and a 30-gram packet of bronze clay. Additional bronze and silver clay will be available for purchase in class. $25 supply fee. Taught by S. Machamer (4 weeks)
CE113 Fashion Summer Runway (ages 13 - 16) - $150

Monday through Friday, July 14 through 18, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn what a College Fashion Design Program is all about! Design and create fashion items to show off on the Summer Runway. Projects will include producing a fashion show; making a home accessory, a purse and a scarf; draping a top or dress; fabric design including: tie dyeing, computer aided textile design, and more. The week’s work will be showcased at a mini-fashion show for family and friends to be held on Friday, July 18 at 12 p.m. Class limited to nine students. $50 supply fee. Taught by M. Lawson-Clark (5 classes)
CE114 The Best Plants for Central New York - $80

Wednesdays, July 16 through August 6, 7 – 9 p.m.
This class will include 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)
CE115 Henna Art Workshop - $24

Thursday, July 17, 6 – 8 p.m. 
Discover the customs and intricate designs based around Henna Art. This very creative, multi- cultural expression of art tells beautiful stories about its users. In this class, you will create a small design that the instructor will paint on your hand (other placements possible) using this all-natural paste, where its stain will remain for up to 2 weeks and will fade away naturally. $10 supply fee. Taught by S. Masters (1 class)
CE116 Get Paid To Talk: Making Money with Your Voice - $30

Monday, July 21, 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)
CE117 Copper Enamel Jewelry - $80

Tuesdays, July 22 through August 12, 6 – 8 p.m.
In this class you will learn about the enameling process of kiln fired glass and metal from a professional artist. This immediate process will allow you to design and fire a pendant piece, which you can put on a beaded necklace or chain and wear home. The open studio atmosphere will be hands-on fun with personal attention. All skill levels welcome; kiln and basic materials provided. $30 supply fee. Taught by P. Steele (4 classes)
CE118 Life Journaling - $20

Sunday, July 27, 3 – 5 p.m.
Through guided writing exercises, this workshop will help you dive deeply into the seas of memory and the richness of this vast experience we call LIFE to record your journey in your Life Journal. You will make a Life Journal at the beginning of the class. Then, with safe and warm guidance, you will be encouraged to explore your sunken treasures, distant shores, shipwrecks, and storms in your journal in class, and be given ideas for how to adventure further in your journal on your own. $20 supply fee. Taught by R. Sernett (1 class)