Past Classes
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Beginning Watercolor Workshop

Instructor: Lynn Harrell

Date/Time: Tuesdays, February 6, 13 & 20, 7:00-8:00

Location: In the BOCES Building,

Cost: $50

Discover how to create beautiful artwork from start to finish, enhance your creative thinking, and train your brain to see the world through the eyes of an artist. Participants will learn the fundamental elements of composition and principals of watercolor painting, and practice basic techniques and methods. The cost includes enough paint, paper, and brushes to complete the three classes and beyond.


Chalk Couture Wooden Planter Box

Instructor: Diane Hysell

Date: Tuesday, January 23

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: In the BOCES Building

Class Limit: 10

Closing date for enrollment: January 12

Prices: Small planter box $30 without jars; $33 with jars; Large Planter box $35 without jars; $40.00 with jars.

In this class you will be inspired to create a planter box that will be customizable for a specific theme or event. There are many uses such as flower planters, utensil holders, centerpieces, and decorations for reception tables, wedding décor or even a gift box. Quart mason jar displays would be a perfect idea as they are very popular for home decor. The list is endless.

Package includes:

  • Planter box (choice of large pine box 24"X6"x4" with 5 mason jars or small pine box 16”x6”x4” with 3 mason jars)
  • Choice of chalk couture transfers, chalkology paste, and acrylic paints to use in class.
  • If you are new to Chalk Couture you will receive a free Squeegee.American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid & CPR

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid & CPR

Instructor: Scott Meyer

Date/Time:

  • Monday, November 6 at 6 pm (First Aid)
  • Tuesday, November 7 at 6 pm (CPR)

Location: In the BOCES Media Center

Cost: $80 for each class or $150 for both

American Heart Association First Aid is dedicated to helping reduce the number of deaths due to emergency events. With this basic first aid class students will learn they can make a difference in the lives of others. You might even save the life of someone you know. During this class you will cover first aid basics; medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies. This class is designed for Adult First Aid.


American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid & CPR

Date and Time:

  • Monday, September 18 at 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 19 6:00 pm

Location: In the BOCES Media Center

Cost: $60

American Heart Association First Aid is dedicated to helping reduce the number of deaths due to emergency events. With this basic first aid class students will learn they can make a difference in the lives of others. You might even save the life of someone you know. During this class you will cover first aid basics; medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies. This class is designed for Adult First Aid. Tuition is $65 per student, and includes a CD and student workbook.


Concealed Weapons Permit

Instructor: John Stetzenbach

Date/Time: Thursday, November 30 at 6 pm

Cost: $15.00

Location: Burgoon Building in the BOCES Media Room

This handgun safety class is designed to satisfy the requirements mandated by the state for issuance of a concealed weapons permit. Upon completion of this course you will receive a certificate that will fulfill one of the requirements to get your concealed weapons permit.


Discover the World of Chalk Couture

Instructor: Diane Hysell – Chalk Couture Designer

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00 pm

Location: In the BOCES Media Center

Cost: $TBA

Are you looking for a new diverse way to decorate your home, a unique and personalized gift to give that special someone, or decorations for a specific event or holiday celebration? Would you like to change it for special occasions or just because you want to replace it with something fresh and new? You will learn how to design with Chalkology Paste and we will discuss basic techniques used on several types of media. This paste can be removed with water for a different design or it can be sealed for a permanent project. The choice is yours. ANYONE CAN CHALK! Samples are available to view at the BOCES Office. Everything will be furnished with the exception of a hair dryer (please bring one if possible).

Go to diane.chalkcouture.com to check out different supplies.

Closing date for class enrollment: September 12

Class maximum: 8 Participants


Holiday Decor with Chalk Couture

Instructor: Diane Hysell

Date: Tuesday, October 17th

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: In the BOCES Media Center

Closing date for enrollment: October 9th

The holidays are just around the corner. This class will be offering a choice of projects that you will learn to make for this time of the year. Home decorating is always fun for an updated look. If perhaps you need a special gift, make something personalized for that special someone. Check out new and fresh ideas that are on display now at BOCES. There will also be different transfers and media available if you have another idea in mind. Enjoy a fun night out and discover what chalk couture is all about.

View supplies at: https://diane.chalkcouture.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Methods of Candy Making

Instructor: Sarah McRoberts

Date/Time: Saturday, November 11 from 10 am 12 pm

Cost: $30

Location: Kitchen at BOCES

Come learn the secrets to making delicious homemade candies that make affordable gifts for Christmas, Valentines or any occasion, and will satisfy any sweet tooth. Sarah McRoberts, owner of Sprinkles and Pops, will demonstrate how to make peanut brittle in a microwave; English Toffee the old fashioned way; Caramel for gourmet apples, chocolate dipped caramels, and even your own version of your favorite candy bar. Participants will have an opportunity to dip cherry chocolates, caramels, cream centers and nuts. Each participant will take home samples of their favorites.


Organizational Paperwork

Instructor: Ginny Rogers

Date: Wednesday, October 25

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: In the BOCES Media Center

Cost: $10

By considering the effects of inaction, you'll realize that that the potential positive outcomes can far outweigh perceived risks. First, you have to be willing to experiment and live intentionally rather than out of habit. To live intentionally you are able to become aware of the things that are most important. Listen to the possibilities in this Professional Organizing class in how you can improve your life through finally choosing what stays and what goes. Learn why you can't keep your house tidy. Listen to ways in which your decision making to discard or keep objects has a bit to do with your personality and mostly to do with inaction. In this class, you’ll be taught to visualize your space within your home walls and finish with discarding. I have seven years of experience in professional organizing my family, friends, and for hire. My most recent five-month class at the Kemmerer Senior Center was well attended and valued by its attendees. Refreshments and homemade snacks will be provided. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations.