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:

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Wilmington University
41 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Rehoboth@wilmu.edu

The Rehoboth Beach Site offers a discount of 25% for those 55 years of age and better.

When enrollment in a course is below the required number, Wilmington University reserves the right to cancel a course. Students who register for courses that are canceled will be given the opportunity to select replacement courses or receive a full refund.
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Fall 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Topics of Interest

Selling on eBay $80.00
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. You will also need to bring your checkbook, credit card, e-mail address, and password. If you do not have a password, we will set one up for you. We will take a picture of the item in class and then follow the listing for three days. You will learn the process of sending an invoice, collecting payment, and shipping the item to the highest bidder. Computer Basics Recommended.

September 21 – September 24

M, T, W, R 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
eBay: Beyond the Basics $80.00
This course is designed to continue exploring the eBay selling tool. Students will learn how to use Turbo Lister which is a tool to help you create professional-looking listings, as well as upload and edit items in bulk.

December 7 - December 10

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Web Site Creation with Weebly $80.00
Everything you need for making a web site or to start selling online. Create a Web Site, Blog, or Online Store using a surprisingly 'Easy Drag & Drop' Editor. We will also discuss the Weebly Mobile Apps for iOS & Android to allow you continuous monitoring of your web site or online store.

October 7 - October 28

Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Film Appreciation Series: The Golden Age of Hollywood $10.00
In this four week course, you will be viewing some of Hollywood’s classics. The films that will be viewed and discussed are Gaslight (1944), Top Hat (1935), The Great McGinty (1940), and My Darling Clementine (1946). Learn to recognize cinematic techniques, sharpen your powers of observation, view more critically, and enhance your enjoyment of all types of film. Please call to reserve a seat. Discount does not apply.

October 31 - November 21

Saturdays 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn what your iPhone can do for you $80.00

Set up and customize your new iPhone with your settings, Apple id, and iCloud. Starting with the basics, you will learn how to move through your iPhone’s features easily. Become more familiar with apps that help you communicate, take photos, and listen to music on your iPhone. All iOS models 4-8.

September 22 - September 25 T, W, R, F 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
November 6 - December 4
No class November 27
Fridays 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Learning the Basics of Your Digital Camera $80.00
The goal of these classes is to familiarize participants with all the options provided in point and shoot digital cameras and DSLR cameras. We will explore basic functions of the camera and how to use them. Please bring a digital camera, memory card, camera batteries, instruction manual, and USB cable to each class.

October 5 - October 8

M, T, W, R 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Photoshop Elements Editing $80.00
This course will focus on editing and manipulation of your photos. The Full Edit/Expert workspace will be explored. We will learn to use layers, adjustment layers, and filters. Manipulation of photos for special effects will be explored, as well as more advanced techniques of selections for manipulation of images.

November 6 - December 4
No class November 27

Fridays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Writing Your Memoirs $80.00
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!

September 30 - October 21

Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Writing Your Memoirs Continued $80.00
This course is open to anyone who has previously taken the Writing Your Memoirs class within the past year. It will review and build on previous memoir writing concepts, and provide more advanced material and prompts to encourage students to keep writing!

October 28 - November 25
No class November 11

Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Writing Short Fiction $80.00
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.

September 30 - October 21

Wednesdays 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Writing Creative Nonfiction $80.00
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.

October 28 - November 25
No class November 11

Wednesdays 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Jewelry Basics $120.00
In this course, students will learn about the basic tools and techniques used in the jewelry-making process. Each class will build on the knowledge gained from the previous class. Topics covered will include beading wire, crimps, split/jump rings, and clasps. Supply List for each project will be discussed at the first class.

September 21 - October 12

Mondays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jewelry Beyond the Basics $120.00
This class takes jewelry making to the next level. Learn basic soldering, grinding, and drilling to make jewelry like a pro.

October 26 - November 16

Mondays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Computers

Quick Books Premiere 2015 $80.00
Students will learn about accounts receivable and accounts payable. They will learn how to create and print invoices and checks, and to reconcile checking accounts.
Basic knowledge of computers is required.

September 14 - September 17

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Computer Basics $80.00
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.

September 21 - September 24

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Windows 7 Operating System $80.00
Learn disk and file management, customizing your desktop, installing, deleting and running programs, and keeping your system running at its peak.
Computer Basics recommended.

September 28 - October 1

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Windows 7 Operating System $80.00
Learn disk and file management, customizing your desktop, installing, deleting and running programs, and keeping your system running at its peak.
Computer Basics recommended.

September 28 - October 1

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Windows 8 Operating System $80.00
This demonstration-only class will explore the User Interface, File Explorer, Windows 8 apps, and additional Windows accessories. Students are welcome to bring their Windows 8 laptop to class.
Computer Basics recommended.

October 5 - October 8

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to Internet and E-Mail $80.00
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.
Computer Basics recommended.

October 12 - October 15

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2013 $80.00
Microsoft Office 2013 is a suite of application programs which includes Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), PowerPoint (presentations), and Publisher (desktop publishing). We will complete one project per day in each of the above listed programs.
Computer Basics and Windows 7 Operating System recommended.

October 19 - October 22

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
File Management $80.00
This class is designed to help you gain a better understanding 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.
Computer Basics and Windows Operating Systems recommended.

October 26 - October 29

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to Word $80.00
Learn to create and modify documents using this word processing software.
Computer Basics is strongly suggested.

November 2 - November 5

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to Excel $80.00
Learn how to open, navigate, and edit and save information in a worksheet.
Basic knowledge of Windows and keyboarding is necessary.

November 30 - December 3

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Learning the Basics of Your iPad $80.00
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 add new programs (apps). Learn to surf the web, create a music or photo library, and send emails.

October 12 - October 15

M, T, W, R 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

November 9 - November 30

Mondays 10:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Mac $80.00
Have a new Mac? Learn how to get the most out of your Macintosh computer and OS X Yosemite.

October 5 - October 26

Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MAC Free Software $80.00
Students will explore the Mac applications, such as Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Calculator, and Preview. This class will use OS X Yosemite.
Introduction to MAC strongly suggested.

November 2 - November 23

Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Apple "Photos" for MAC $80.00
Introducing Photos for OS X Yosemite, OS X 10.10.3 now includes the Photos application. If you were using iPhoto, learn about upgrading to Photos. Photos has powerful and intuitive editing tools to help you perfect your images, as well as create beautiful images for sharing.

October 7 - October 29

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Art Classes

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

Drawing Fundamentals $120.00

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.

September 23 - October 14

Wednesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drawing Beyond the Basics $120.00

Students will learn the key to good composition. Applying perspective to your drawings will be discussed and practiced.

October 28 - November 25
No class November 11

Wednesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Intermediate Watercolor $120.00

In this class, students will learn to combine good composition and individual subject matter to plan, experiment, and implement into watercolor paintings.

September 17 - October 8

Thursdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Pen and Ink Techniques and Applications $120.00

Explore pen and ink drawing techniques to create value in compositions of still life, landscape, and portrait studies. Must have drawing experience.

October 29 - November 19

Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pastels II $120.00

If you like to draw, there’s nothing like pastel painting! Continue on your road to exploring this exciting medium. This class is not for the beginner.

September 24 - October 15

Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Painting Still Life $120.00

In this class, students will learn techniques specific to painting still life, which includes depth, reflections, shadows, and elements such as glass, metal and drapery. There will be a concentration on creating a good, compelling composition. This class is suitable for intermediate painters.

October 29 - November 19

Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Studio $120.00

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.

September 15 - October 6

Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

October 13 – November 3

Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

November 10 – December 8
No class November 24

Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Studio $120.00

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.

September 18 – October 9

Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

October 16 – November 6

Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

November 13 – December 11
No class November 27

Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Languages

Books used for class require additional cost

Introductory Spanish $120.00

Discover the basic skills of language learning: pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This course is designed for true beginners.

September 22 – October 27 Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Continuing Spanish $120.00

This course is for those with an introductory level background in Spanish, or those who have taken such courses in the past. The emphasis will be on conversation, with an ability to expand and elaborate on model sentences and dialogues.

November 3 – December 8 Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Introductory Italian $120.00

Discover the basic skills of language learning: pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This course is designed for true beginners.

September 23 – October 28 Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Continuing Italian $120.00

This course is geared for those who already have a limited introduction to Italian, and are interested in improving their grammar. This course is for students who have successfully completed the Introductory Italian course or who have previously studied the language.

November 4 – December 16
No class November 11
Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Advanced Italian $120.00

This course requires a background in Italian or courses equivalent to the Italian II and Italian III (offered at Wilmington University, Rehoboth Campus). Students will be introduced to advanced expressions and conversational methods necessary for survival in an Italian speaking area.
In addition to vocabulary and structure, the culture of Italy will be explored via its history, art, music and geography.

September 23 – October 28 Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
November 4 – December 16
No class November 11
Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Introductory French $120.00

This course is for a true beginner of French whose objective is to learn just enough French to get by in a French-speaking environment. Participants will experience a “hands-on” fun approach that includes greetings and leave-takings, numbers and the alphabet, asking for and following directions, telling time, describing clothing, and ordering from a menu.

November 3 – December 8 Tuesdays

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Black Friday Prep Workshops

Listed below are some items you might be interested in purchasing for the holidays. Learn about the basics of each type of technology before Black Friday. Each day will be on a different technology. Time is limited to 2 hours per technology. Bring your questions! Discount does not apply.

Tablets: Which One is Right For Me? $20.00

This informative presentation will explain what types of tablets are available in the market. You will find out the difference between a tablet and a personal computer. Maybe you want to purchase one for someone but would like more information. If so, this workshop is for you. It is not instruction on tablets.

November 16 Monday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
What to Look for in a Smart Phone $20.00
November 17 Tuesday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
What to Look for in a Laptop $20.00
November 18 Wednesday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
What to Look for in an E-reader $20.00

Want to buy an e-reader for someone but not sure which one to purchase? Come to this informative presentation on e-readers and find out what types are available this holiday season. This is information on e-readers; it is not instruction on e-readers.

November 19 Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Workshops

Grieving the Death of a Loved One NO CHARGE

This workshop is designed to provide support for bereaved individuals, and how to help them develop coping skills for the healing process.

November 14 Saturday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Twisted Wire Jewelry Basics $60.00

Students will learn basic wire shapes and how to link them to create a wire and bead necklace. Clasp making will be demonstrated. Please call the office for a list of supplies.

November 23 and November 30 Mondays

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Love Knot, Wire Bracelet $60.00

With twisted wire and gemstones, make a beautiful love knot bracelet and more!

December 7 and December 14 Mondays

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fabric Star Holiday Ornaments $60.00

Using a folded fabric technique, learn to construct a beautiful Christmas ornament to treasure through the years.

December 3 and December 10 Thursdays

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Getting to Know Your iPad $20.00

The iPad can allow you to surf the web, send and receive email, watch movies and TV shows, read eBooks, listen to music, play games, and even do a little work. We will cover getting started with an iPad and using the programs (apps) that come with a new iPad, including Safari, the camera, mail, and the App Store.

October 5 Monday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
iCloud $20.00

What is it, what can it do, and how do I get started?

October 12 Monday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Making the Most of the Music App on your iPad/iPhone $20.00

In this workshop, you will customize the settings for the Music App on your iPhone or iPad, learn how to move music from your CDs to your device through your computer, organize your music, and make playlists. Please bring your power cord with your iPhone or iPad!

October 12 Monday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Managing Your Email on iPad and iPhone $20.00

Increase your skills using the iPad or iPhone Mail App. Adding accounts, customizing settings, sending attachments, downloading received attachments, and building contact lists will be covered. Please bring a fully charged iPhone or iPad, and the user names and passwords for any email accounts you wish to add to your device.

October 19 Monday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pmm

Syncing Your iPad $20.00

How do you get your computer and iPad to share information? Learn how to connect your iPad to your computer to transfer email contacts, music, videos, and more. Learn when you should sync your iPad. Please bring your iPad and power cord to this class.

October 26 Monday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Quick Fix with Photoshop Elements 11- 13 $20.00

Students will learn how to quickly fix photos using Photoshop Elements 11/12. Within the Organizer and more advanced Editing portions of the program, there are tools for simple adjustments. Learn to crop, control contrast and color balance, and fix red eyes easily.

October 6 Tuesday

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Apple’s program Pages on your MAC laptop Using Yosemite OS $20.00

Learn to navigate Apple’s program Pages on your MAC laptop. Students will begin to make brochures, newsletters, and cards. Arrange pictures, text and, more to create professional designs for printing or Internet communication.

October 9 Friday

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Off Site Offerings

It is important to call the office to register for the off site offerings, as space is limited.

Treasures from the Delaware Archives NO CHARGE

This workshop will meet 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.

September 22 Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lavender Fields $20.00

This class will be held at Lavender Fields. At a working lavender farm, 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."

September 24 Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the Delaware Coast $20.00

This class will meet at 700 Pilottown Road in the Pollution Ecology lab. Delaware’s tiny coastline boasts more than 36 different species of marine mammals and sea turtles. 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.

September 12 Saturday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

History Happened Here: Cape Water Taxi Cruise $25.00

The vessel leaves from Fisherman’s Wharf, 7 Angler’s Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Join a knowledgeable Lewes Historical guide on board the Cape Water Taxi for a cruise along the Lewes Canal (once Lewes Creek). Learn of the explorers who first put Cape Henlopen on the map. Recall the pirates that sailed the same local waters you'll travel upon. Come to understand the difficulties in navigating the Cape's sometime treacherously shallow waters. View lighthouses that have assisted in guiding ships, visitors, cargo and stories for generations. Learn about the important role of the Delaware Bay River Pilots Association and the brave United States Life-Saving Servicemen who rescued victims from perilous shipwrecks during the 19th and 20th centuries. Discount does not apply.

September 22 Tuesday

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Discovery Bay Cruise $25.00

The vessel leaves from Fisherman’s Wharf, 7 Angler’s Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Come join the crew of The Discovery and cruise the waters of the Delaware Bay to learn about this important coastal estuary. The two hour cruise will be led by experienced science educators who will sample the waters of the bay with nets to reveal small plankton, bottom dwelling invertebrates, and a variety of fish. This is a hands-on activity, so come prepared to get your hands a little bit wet and slimy. Discount does not apply. This cruise will also take in the local historical sites, such as the lighthouse at the Harbor of Refuge at Cape Henlopen. And no trip is complete without an opportunity to look for diverse bird-life and water fowl along our shores. Don’t miss out on this outstanding opportunity to see Delaware’s pristine coastal waters and beaches, and to learn about the work being done to preserve the delicate ecosystem of the Delaware Bay.

September 23 Wednesday

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Breathing Techniques for Longevity $30.00

Yoga breathing techniques and meditation (pranayama) to quiet the mind, reduce stress, improve sleep and mental acuity. Learn 8 breathing techniques to improve the quality of your life in this transformative workshop at Kaya Wellness Center, 43A Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth. Discount does not apply.

September 29 Tuesday

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Essential Oils for a Healthy Lifestyle $30.00

Simple, natural solutions for home, body, and pets that decrease stress, increase energy and regulate mood. Cut harmful chemicals from your life and learn methods to use these essential oils safely and effectively to enjoy immediate benefits! Class meets at Kaya Wellness Center, 43A Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth. Discount does not apply.

October 6 Tuesday

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nanticoke Indian Museum Tour $3.00

This class will meet at the Nanticoke Indian Museum-27073 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE. Join us for a guided tour of Delaware’s only Native American Museum. Listen to stories of the tribe’s heritage and culture. View and learn about Native art and artifacts. Discount does not apply.

October 7 Wednesday

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Boat Trip on the St. Jones River $10.00

Discount does not apply.
This class will meet at St. Jones River Reserve 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901. Enjoy this historical expedition on a 24’ skiff boat with State of Delaware naturalists as they focus on the cultural and natural history of the river. Sponsored by Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. Must be at least 6 years old (accompanied by an adult).

October 13 Tuesday

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Pizzadili Winery Tour and Tasting $15.00

This class meets at Pizzadili Winery-1681 Peach Basket Road, Felton, DE. Tour the facilities and grounds of this beautiful winery. View and learn the process and care needed to create these unique Delaware wines. Learn about and sample different wine styles; enjoy a few light snacks; and take home your own Pizzadili Winery wine glass. Must be at least 21 years old. Discount does not apply.

October 14 Wednesday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Delaware Aviation Museum Tour NO CHARGE

This class will meet at the Delaware Aviation Museum at Georgetown Air Services, Georgetown, DE 19947.Tour Delaware Aviation Museum’s working hangar and see the B-25J Mitchell “Panchito”. B-25 bombers played an important role in WWII, including the famous “Doolittle Raid”. The museum is dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of aviation in Delaware. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

October 15 Thursday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Old World Breads Tour NO CHARGE

This class will meet at Old World Breads-Corner of New Road and Nassau Road, Lewes, DE. Tour the artisan bread bakery that specializes in handmade bread that’s steeped in old world tradition. The bakery focuses on handcrafted, all natural breads delivered to many of our local eateries and farmer’s markets.

November 4 Wednesday

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Coastal Heritage Tour $10.00

This class will meet at St. Jones River Reserve 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901. Join us as we discover Delaware History. Leave the driving to us and board our touring van to visit the Old State House, John Bell House, Legislative Hall, and the Delaware State Police Museum. Lunch is on your own at Frazier’s Restaurant. Sponsored by Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. Must be at least 6 years old (accompanied by an adult). Discount does not apply.

November 12 Thursday/td>

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Funland: Fun Through the Years NO CHARGE

Hear the stories of this popular Rehoboth attraction from the family that’s owned and managed it since 1962. This boardwalk landmark has weathered storms and changed with the times. while still keeping the small-town energy that is treasured by residents and tourists alike.

September 10 Thursday

9:00 am – 10:00 am



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