Fall 2019 Leisure & Special Interest Courses

Try a new hobby or just learn something new with our wide range of special interest courses!

Contemporary Guitar Skills I
This course is designed for beginners and those who have been playing guitar for one year or less. You will be guided through the basics of guitar, including how to tune the guitar, play chords and solo. Also covered are major, minor and pentatonic scales, basic soloing skills, theory, technique and ensemble skills. Many musical examples will be illustrated from popular songs, including songs that are of special interest to students. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar (a small amplifier should be used with electric guitars). Additional materials will be discussed at the first class; anticipated cost is $20.
50115
$165
12 Sessions, WIL 113
Tues., 9/10 - 11/26, 6 - 8 p.m.
Gary Cellucci, Instructor

Contemporary Guitar Skills II
This course is designed for beginners and those who have been playing guitar for one year or less. You will be guided through the basics of guitar, including how to tune, play chords and solo. Also covered are major, minor and pentatonic scales, basic soloing skills, theory, technique and ensemble skills. Many musical examples will be illustrated from popular songs, including songs that are of special interest to students. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar (a small amplifier should be used with electric guitars). Additional materials will be discussed at the first class; anticipated cost is $20.
51106
$165
12 Sessions, WIL 113
Mon., 9/9 - 12/2, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/14
Gary Cellucci, Instructor

Paranormal Research: Successful Team Building and Investigation Techniques
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 to research and investigate haunted locations. Find out how to find and work with clients and examine the most common equipment used, including how the tools work, when to use them, and tips and techniques for optimizing their use to improve capturing quality evidence. Students will receive a course book and will meet on 10/20 at the Cohoes Music Hall. Course fee includes $65 materials fee.
51193
$110
4 Sessions, ADM 104
Wed., 10/2 - 10/23, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fri., 11/18, Off-Campus
Jack Kenna, Instructor

Conflict Resolution
This workshop will address strategies for teachers and their students, teachers and their colleagues, parents and their children. These tools can be related to ANY relationship with conflicts. They are foolproof methods that work! The workshop will cover communication styles, I-messages, listening versus hearing, active listening skills, and role playing practice scenarios.
51215
$19
1 Session, HGB 206
Thurs., 11/21, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

Learn to Fly: How to Obtain Your Private Pilot License and More
This course will provide an overview of the requirements to obtain a private pilot’s license. It will talk about different opportunities available in the Capital District, and their costs. It will cover the basic components required to learn to fly such as aerodynamics, airplane systems, communications, traffic patterns, Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM), aviation weather and navigation. The objective of this course is to provide enough basic information to help you determine if flying is right for you!
51170
$12
1 Session, ADM 101
Thurs., 10/3, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Michael Maybee and Gopal Sundaramoorthy, Instructors

Fire and Air: Vivien Leigh
At the tender age of 25, English actress Vivien Leigh won the most coveted film role of the time, Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind.” Her acclaimed Oscar-winning portrayal earned her worldwide stardom, crowned by her marriage to the brilliant actor Laurence Olivier. Theirs was a legendary love affair; they illuminated the cinema and theatre, and led a glittering, glamorous existence. Wondrously beautiful, touched with grace and possessing a keen intellect, Leigh seemed abundantly blessed. Yet her life was bittersweet; her triumphs on stage and screen overshadowed by bouts of physical and mental illness, most devastatingly an ever worsening bipolar disorder that ultimately destroyed her marriage. She fought valiantly to control her dark side, never surrendering, though in the end she was consumed by its cruel demands on her health. Still, this incandescent star endures through her magnificent screen portraits long past her untimely death. Come explore the turbulent but enthralling life of this extraordinary lady aptly described by fellow actor and friend Peter Finch as a “flawed masterpiece.”
51161
$29
3 Sessions, ADM 105
Thurs., 10/10 - 10/24, 7- 9 p.m.
Daniel O’Callaghan, Instructor

Community Concert Band/Wind Ensemble
The Community Concert Band provides students of intermediate and advanced playing levels the opportunity for continued musical growth through the careful selection of seasonal and themed repertoire. The ensemble is led by Keith Leonard and is open to college students, high school students and community members, creating a unique learning environment. The concert band will perform on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Students should have a minimum of three years experience playing a concert band instrument with intermediate to advanced proficiency. Please bring a music stand with you. Students will be required to purchase the performance music, which will be discussed at the first class meeting. The approximate cost for the music will be $50.
51237
$115
10 Sessions, CTR 110
Tues., 9/3 - 11/19, 7 - 9 p.m.
No class 10/1 & 10/8
Keith Leonard, Instructor

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