Non-Credit Courses at
Rehoboth Beach

Meet new people, gain new interests, and learn new skills. Our classes offer a relaxed atmosphere where our non-credit instructors make learning fun. Take advantage of a low-stress learning environment to develop your talent within. The Rehoboth Site offers a discount of 25% for those 55 years of age and better. Register Today! Don't wait…registering early may ensure that your class will still be available. Fax, mail, or hand deliver the registration form and payment by check or credit card to:
Wilmington University
41 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Summer 2014 Non-Credit Courses

Computer Workshops:

Introduction to Computers: $75.00
This class is for the true beginner.  Students will be introduced to starting the computer, the different parts of a computer, computer terminology, and how to use a mouse and keyboard in addition to other topics.
June 16 – June 19 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
June 30 – July 3 M, T, W, R 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Windows 7 Operating System: $75.00
Learn disk and file management, customizing your desktop, installing, deleting and running programs, and keeping your system running at its peak.
Introduction to Computers recommended.
June 23 – June 26 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Windows 8 Operating System: $75.00
Explore the user interface, file explorer, windows 8 apps, and additional windows accessories. 
Introduction to Computers recommended.
June 30 – July 3 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
July 7 – July 10 M, T, W, R 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Introduction to Internet and E-Mail: $75.00
Learn about Internet Explorer, the Internet, and how to browse the Web.  Learn how to use an email account, send and receive emails, and how to send, receive and open file attachments. 
Introduction to Computers recommended.
July 7 – July 10 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
July 14 – July 17 M, T, W, R 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2013: $75.00
This software helps you use your computer to accomplish many useful tasks. The programs for this class include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Students will complete one project per program a day.  Introduction to Computers and Windows Operating System 7 or 8 recommended.
July 14 – July 17 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
File Management: $75.00
This class is designed to help you gain a better understanding of how the file management system works on your computer.  You will learn about the hierarchical file system as well as how to organize and keep track of files.
Introduction to Computers and Windows Operating Systems recommended.
July 21 – July 24 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Quickbooks Premier 2012: $85.00
Students will learn about accounts receivable and accounts payable. They will learn how to create and print invoices, create and print checks, and to reconcile the checking accounts.
Basic knowledge of computers is required.
July 28 – July 31 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Discover What Your MAC Can Do For You: $85.00
Discover Free Programs that came on your MAC.  Class will cover the Mail application, Address Book, iCal, Safari, Preview, and others.  This class uses the Apple Macintosh OS X Lion Operating system. Prerequisites: MAC Basics or a working knowledge of MAC OS X.
June 2 - June 23  Mondays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
iPhoto $85.00
Learn how to import images from your digital camera into iPhoto, organize them, and do some simple editing. Explore ways to share your photos using slideshows, creating books, calendars and cards, and online sharing options. Bring your own photos or work with the images provided for this class.
June 30 – July 21 Mondays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Learning the Basics of Your iPad : $85.00
This class will explore the iPad from the basics (such as using the buttons connecting to your computer and getting online) to using the programs (apps.) that come with the iPad, through how to set the settings and adding new programs (apps).  Learn to surf the web, create a music or photo library, and send emails.
June 19 – July 10 Thursdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Art Classes:

Students are strongly encouraged to register early, as space is limited.

Drawing Fundamentals: $100.00
Learn the basics of drawing, including materials, process and practice.  Students will begin with how to hold a pencil, and progress to drawing using a grid.
June 6 – June 27 Fridays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Drawing Beyond the Basics $100.00
Students will learn the key to good composition. Applying perspective to your drawings will be discussed and practiced.
July 11 – August 1 Fridays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Beginning Pastel $100.00
This class encompasses the planning, preparing and execution of pastel painting.  Explore with techniques, texture and materials.
August 8 – August 29 Fridays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Studio: $100.00
This course is not for beginners.  This course is for experienced artists seeking critique and individualized instruction on paintings recently completed or in progress, regardless of medium (acrylic, pastel, watercolor or drawing).  Students must show their work prior to gaining admittance.
June 3, 10, 17, and July 15 Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 5 – August 26 Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beginning Acrylics: $100.00
This class is for the beginner looking for solid but simple instructions to get started and the intermediate, who would like a better understanding of the principles involved in making a good painting.
Prerequisite: Students should have adequate drawing skills.
June 5, June 12, July17, July 24 Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oil Painting for Everyone $100.00
Have fun and learn the basics (and then some!) about painting in this wonderful, traditional medium.  You may use traditional oils or the new water-mixable oils for this class.
August 7 – August 28 Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Books used for class additional cost

American Sign Language: $85.00
This course will focus on vocabulary specific to every day communication.  Students will learn finger spelling, numbers, and signed hand shapes.  They will also gain knowledge of the deaf culture in a fun and relaxed learning environment.
June 2 – July 7 Mondays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introductory Italian: $75.00
Discover the basic skills of language learning: pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This course is designed for true beginners.
June 9 – June 30 Mondays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introductory Spanish: $75.00
This is an introductory course with focus on pronunciation, conversational skills and auditory comprehension.  Students will have the opportunity to interact in everyday situations.
June 10 – July 1 Tuesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Taking Better Pictures II: $75.00
This is a continuation of the Taking Better Pictures I class.  Students will explore more in depth composition techniques. 
June 9 – June 30 Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Selling on eBay: $75.00
This course is designed to teach the basics of selling on eBay.  You will learn to set up an account with both eBay and PayPal.  Bring a small item you wish to sell with a detailed description of that item.  Introduction to Computers recommended.
August 4 – August 7 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Beach Jewelry - Glass and Shells $85.00
Using beach glass and shell treasures, learn how to create one of a kind pieces of jewelry, by drilling, wrapping, and more.
July 2 – July 23 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Bead Making, Paper, Clay, and Paper Mache $85.00
In this course students will learn to make beautiful, handmade, recycled paper beads, clay beads, and paper mache beads, for earrings, bracelets, and more.
August 6 – August 27 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Writing Your Memoirs: $85.00
Every memoir is based on fact but filtered through memory and emotion to read more like fiction than biography.  In this course, you will tap into those mental snapshots and start to put "your story" to the page!
June 11 – July 2 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Writing Short Fiction: $85.00
This course will help students create believable characters, and bring these characters to a moment of decision through plot elements of conflict and resolution.  Elements of dialogue, setting, scene vs. summary, and objective correlative will be studied.
July 9 – July 30 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Writing Creative Nonfiction: $85.00
Creative Nonfiction is the art of writing about real events with a special emphasis on language that blends elements of story-telling with journalism. CNF includes the personal essay, literary or social analysis, the memoir, feature articles, and reportage of any event. Together we will explore several of these categories.
August 6 – August 27 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Treasures from the Delaware Archives: NO CHARGE
This workshop will take place at the Lewes Library
This special presentation showcases the wide variety of the documents and photographs that can be found in the collections of the Delaware Public Archives.  While many of these items have had a significant impact on the social, economic, and political lives of Delawareans other images reflect the joys and concerns that take place in everyday Delaware life.
June 11 Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Comics for Kids $25.00
For children ages 7 – 12
Do your kids love comics?  From Superheroes to the Sunday Funnies, this two hour workshop will cover a brief introduction to comics as media with an emphasis on creation. Students will learn the basic styles of comics and the aspects required to create them effectively.  Students will leave with a small comic of their own creation!
July 8 Tuesday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
August 11 Monday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Around the World in Wines: $25.00
Must be 21 to register. This workshop will be held at Teller Wines. Call office for directions.
June 11 Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
July 9 Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
August 13 Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lavender Fields: No Charge
Call office for directions to farm.
"At a working lavender farm during the peak of the lavender bloom, learn how to plant and care for this multi-faceted plant. Have a hands-on experience with harvesting, drying and de-budding lavender. Learn of the many uses of lavender from crafting to culinary including enjoying lavender cookies and lavender lemonade with the farmer."
June 26 Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
July 31 Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the Delaware Coast: $25.00
This workshop will meet at the Merr Institute. Call Office for directions.
Delaware’s tiny coastline boasts more than 36 different species of marine mammals and sea turtles that occur annually.  Large whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea turtles can be observed at different times of the year along the coast, bays, and inland waterways of Delaware.  Some are merely passing through, while others remain for stretches of time, utilizing the local marine ecosystem to forage for food, give birth, and raise their young.
This workshop will include species identification, insights into behavior and adaptations, and conservation efforts for these endangered and threatened species. 
July 12 Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Using Apple’s “Pages” to make Brochures and Newsletters $25.00
Learn to use Apple’s program Pages. Make brochures, newsletters and posters. They are easily printed and/or shared through the Internet on the web or email as .pdf files. Arrange pictures, text and more to make your club or business’s communication professional.
June 7    Saturday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Getting to Know Your Kindle Fire: $25.00
The Kindle Fire is a versatile device that allows users to do many things beyond reading e-books. All models of the Kindle can access the Internet. This connectivity makes downloading books, applications and other content convenient and easy. This feature, along with others, makes the Kindle a multifunctional device. The basics will be covered in this 2 hour workshop and don't forget to bring your Kindle.
June 17 Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
July 15 Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn What Your iPhone can do for You: $25.00
Set up and customize your new iPhone with your iPhones settings, Apple ID, contacts, email set up and iTunes apps.  Starting with the basics, you learn how to move through your iPhone’s features easily.  Become more familiar with apps that help you communicate and get comfortable taking photos and videos on your iPhone.  Instructor uses IOS 7.
June 6 Friday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Getting to Know Your Digital Camera: $25.00
Explore and learn what your digital camera has to offer you. The goal of this class is to familiarize participants with basic functions provided in a point /shoot and DSLR digital cameras.  Please bring a digital camera, memory card, camera batteries, instruction manual, and USB cable to class.
August 1 Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
An Introduction to Photoshop Elements 11/12: $25.00
This basic workshop will teach you how to get your images from your camera into the program, as well as import, tag, and use albums. We'll also explore the feature Quick Fix, which lets you crop, fix red eye, adjust lighting & color, and sharpen with a before/after view. This is a glimpse into the 2 part program and what the fall semester classes will cover.
August 8 Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Upload, Store, and Share Your Digital Photos: $25.00
How do you get your photos on your computer and REALLY know where they are stored?  Bring your camera, a flash drive, or your memory card and learn how to put your photos on your computer and feel secure in knowing how to get back to them later.
June 13 Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Beading on the Loom: $50.00
In this two day workshop students will create a bracelet using a simple bead loom and size 10 beads.  Students will use the color and design of their choice.  Bead loom will be provided by instructor for a fee of $8.50.
June 4 and June 11 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Beading off the Loom: $50.00
In this two day workshop students will create two off the loom bracelets, one with right angle weave, and one with brick stitch.
June 18 and June 25 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Bead Crochet $25.00
Using just a chain stitch, beads, and wire, create beautiful jewelry with endless possibilities!
July 30 Wednesday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Leather Wrap and Rhinestone Bracelets $50.00
Learn to wrap two versions of the same bracelet using rhinestone chains with leather cords.
July 12 and July 19 Saturdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Painting Watercolor Flowers $50.00
In this two day workshop, paint BIG, BOLD, BEA-U-TI- FUL flowers in watercolor.
June 14 and June 21 Saturdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Awesome Vacation Photos! $50.00
Your photos are Good… why not make them Great? Learn the best photo composition choices and how to unite them with the settings available on your digital camera. Turn an ordinary snapshot into an Awesome Photo. Second class will include a critique of your awesome photos.  Bring camera to class.
June 21 and June 28 Saturdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am

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