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WFD&CE Personal Enrichment

Fall 2021 Community Education Personal Enrichment Courses

All in-person students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a face mask when on campus. Read the full COVID-19 response, which further details this information.

View the Fall 2021 Community Education Course Book as a PDF.

Drawing Fundamentals

Mondays, September 13 – October 25
6-7:30 p.m.
CRN# 90532
CFP 157-51
Fee: $125

In this class, students will discuss and practice different techniques that can help anyone learn to draw or improve their current skill level. Students will learn techniques to improve their perception of the world around them and then translate that into lines on paper. They will also learn basic artistic vocabulary and apply it. Supply list: students should bring a spiral-bound sketchbook (5.5” X 8.5”) and a drawing board large enough to hold 12” X 18” drawing paper. Materials fee: $5 to be given to the instructor on the first day of class.  

 

Modern/Contemporary Dance for Teens and Adults

Wednesdays, September 15 – November 17
7-8 p.m.
CRN# 90535 
CFP 742-51
Fee: $100

Weekly class will move from stretching thru a blended style incorporating elements of: classical ballet, classical modern dance (Horton, Lemon, Graham…) with a healthy dose of post-modern dance (generally a mix of theater and dance) and jazz; think earth bound ballet with some leaps and some moves lying on the ground. Please wear stretchy clothing, have long hair pulled up in a pony tail and be prepared to dance in socks or bare foot.

 

Feldenkrais Method Yoga (Online Course)

Wednesdays, September 15 – October 13
7-8 p.m.
CRN# 90916
CFP 615-51
Fee: $100
Instructor: Norman Thibodeau
This class is an online/virtual course.

Through gentle movement and guided awareness, the Feldenkrais Method can enhance coordination, performance, and overall physical comfort. Because the classes purposely make use of our nervous system’s natural ability to refine itself, Feldenkrais can help us unlearn bad habits we’ve acquired over time. The classes (called “Awareness through Movement lessons”) are typically done on the floor or in chairs. While beneficial even to athletes and dancers, they are suitable for the elderly, or even for couch potatoes. 

 

Paranormal 101

Thursdays, September 16 – October 14
7:30-9:30 p.m.
CRN# 90918
CFP 747-51
Fee: $100

Join paranormal investigator Jack Kenna from TV’s “Paranormal Survivor”, “Haunted Case Files”, and “Haunted Hospitals” as he provides the steps necessary to build and grow a successful paranormal team and research/investigate haunted locations. Students will find out how to find and work with clients; examine the most common equipment used, how they work, when to use them, and tips and techniques for optimizing their use to improve capturing quality evidence. Students will receive a coursebook.  


Sewing 101

Mondays, September 27 – October 18
6-8 p.m.
CRN# 91010
CFP 716-51
Fee: $75

In this course you will learn the basics of sewing including the differences between threads and fabrics, and more. The instructor will also teach students anything they want to know about their machine. Students will make a simple tote bag as they learn the basics of sewing. All students must bring in their own sewing machine and the following supplies: a seam ripper, thread, scrap fabric, pins and a pin cushion, measuring tape, and scissors. Students may contact the instructor at fatima@myabishai.com with any questions regarding the course or the supply list. 

 

Create Your Own Birthday Cards

Wednesdays, October 6
6-8:30 p.m. 
CRN# 90923
CFP 161-51
Fee: $30

Giving someone a card always brings a smile. Now, you can give someone a hand stamped card that you made with love.  In this class, students will create five birthday cards for women, men, teens and kids. Your friends and family will love to receive your works of “heart”. Students must bring a Basic Stamping Kit to class: a pair of small sharp scissors and double sides adhesive. No experience is necessary. The instructor will guide you in basic rubber stamp techniques. Materials fee: $5 that will be collected on the day of class. For any questions, students can contact the instructor at joanne@stamptilyoudrop.com.

 

Create Your Own Greeting Cards

Wednesdays, October 20
6-8:30 p.m.
CRN# 90924
CFP 168-51
Fee: $30

Embossing is a fun technique that will take your card creations to a new level. Students in this class will explore two different methods; thermal, which is the shiny raised images you would see on a business card, and dry, which is embossing using a die cut machine that will produce beautiful raised images. Students will create five general purpose cards such as: thank you, thinking of you and sympathy. Students must bring a Basic Stamping Kit to class: a pair of small sharp scissors and double sides adhesive. No experience is necessary. The instructor will guide you in basic rubber stamp techniques. Materials fee: $5 that will be collected on the day of class. For any questions, students can contact the instructor at joanne@stamptilyoudrop.com.

 


Getting Paid to Talk: Intro to Voice Overs


Section #1

Wednesday, November 3
6:30 -9 p.m.
CRN# 90425
CFP 725-51 
Fee: $30


Section #2

Wednesday, December 6
6:30 -9 p.m.
CRN# 90922
CFP 725-51
Fee: $30

This course will be held at Voice Coaches, 26 Vly Road, Colonie, N.Y., 12205. 
From audio books, training material, animation, gaming, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and more, today’s voice-over field has become a great way to leverage your individual interests, voice qualities, and communication skills in a whole new way. Learn about how the industry really works today, trends in opportunity in the community, and areas of future growth, and hear about the top traits casting professionals look for when hiring voice professionals. Students will also hear samples from working voice-over artists. Because this class is small, students will have the opportunity to record a sample professional voice-over under the direction of our instructor, who can offer feedback and advice. If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice-over part-time, full-time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and realistic first step.

 

Create Your Own Snowman Cards

Wednesday, November 17
6-8:30 p.m.
CRN# 91012
CFP 167-51  
Fee: $30

If you love snowmen, then this class is for you! Students will create five winter/holiday cards using adorable snowman images and specialty paper. Students will also explore the use of alcohol markers, chalk pastels, and watercolor pencils. Students must bring a Basic Stamping Kit to class: a pair of small sharp scissors and double sides adhesive. No experience is necessary. The instructor will guide you in basic rubber stamp techniques. Materials fee: $5 that will be collected on the day of class. For any questions, students can contact the instructor at joanne@stamptilyoudrop.com.

 

Defensive Driving

Saturday, November 20
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
CRN# 90917
CFP 724-01
Fee: $50

Each student will receive an updated NYS DMV Driver’s Manual and a temporary course completion certificate (permanent to be mailed) in this classroom course about crash avoidance techniques. Students qualify for a reduction of up to four points from their driving records for violations received during the 18 months prior to completion of this course. Students passing this course also become eligible for a minimum insurance reduction of 10% for three years in the base rate of liability, personal injury, Protection (No-Fault) and collision premiums. This program is recognized by all NYS Insurance companies. 

 

Create Your Own Christmas Cards

Wednesday, December 1
6-8:30 p.m.
CRN# 91011
CFP 166-51  
Fee: $30

Your friends and family will love receiving beautiful Christmas cards handmade by you! In this class, students will create ten Christmas cards (two of five different designs) using rubber stamp images, inks and specialty paper. Students must bring a Basic Stamping Kit to class: a pair of small sharp scissors and double sides adhesive. No experience is necessary. The instructor will guide you in basic rubber stamp techniques. Materials fee: $5 that will be collected on the day of class. For any questions, students can contact the instructor at joanne@stamptilyoudrop.com.