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

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. Register early; last minute registrations will not revive an already canceled course.

Summer 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Topics of Interest

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.

July 29 - August 19 Wednesdays

8:00 am – 10:00 am


Windows 8 Operating System $75.00

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
August 3 - August 6 M, T, W, R 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.

August 17 - August 31 Mondays 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Art Classes

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

Beginning Watercolor: Materials, Composition, and Process $100.00

This class is for the beginner. Students will learn the basics of watercolor, including materials, composition, and experimentation with application of watercolor techniques.

August 6 - August 27

Thursdays 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.

August 4 - September 1
No Class August 18
Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.

August 7 - September 4
No Class August 21
Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Tea Tasting 101 $15.00

Students are introduced to the history and cultivation methods of tea. Learn about tea types (black, green, yellow, white, herbal and others). Enjoy the aromas and tastes of a variety of tea selections.

August 12 Wednesday

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Making the Most of the Music App on your iPad/iPhone $25.00

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

July 27 Monday

8:00 am - 10:00 am

e-Bay, Where Do I Begin? $25.00

This workshop will be an introduction to getting started with eBay.  Learn to set up a paypal account, photograph and post your item to be sold, calculate shipping, and how to follow your progress.  This is a great precursor to the Selling on eBay class.

July 31 Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Getting to Know Your Digital Camera $25.00

In this one day workshop participants will discover what their digital camera has to offer. Learn settings and what types of photos they produce. This presentation format will be a prelude to understanding how to get the best photograph for your situation. This introduction will help in taking the next level course, Learning the Basics of Your Digital Point and Shoot Camera.

August 7 Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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. This class uses the Apple Macintosh OS X Mavericks operating system.

August 8 Saturday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Introduction to the “Organizer” of Photoshop Elements 11/12 $25.00

Students will learn to use the Catalog/Organizer segment that Adobe Photoshop Elements 11/12 has to offer. This workshop covers how to get images from the camera into the program. You will learn how to load, store and arrange photos and find the quick editing features available.

August 14 Friday

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Quick Fix with Photoshop Elements 11/12: $25.00

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 as well as fix red eye easily. Advanced editing techniques will not be covered in this workshop.

August 21 Friday

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Walk In Wednesdays

Beach Jewelry, Glass and Shells $35.00

Discount does not apply.
Using beach glass and shell treasures, learn how to create one of a kind pieces of jewelry, by drilling, wrapping, and more. Supplies included

August 5
August 19

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wire and Bead, Beach Creations $35.00

Discount does not apply.
Using just a chain stitch, beach themed beads, and wire, create beautiful jewelry with endless possibilities! Supplies included.

August 12
August 26

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Off Site Offerings

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

Choosing Meats with Confidence No Charge

This class will meet at Hickman’s Meat Market 19730 Highway 1A, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Students will learn to choose the right meat for different recipes, why some cuts are more expensive, and when (and when not) to use them. This class will explore a variety of meats and poultry. The smoking process will also be discussed. Learn the difference between grass fed/grain fed and grass fed/grain finished.

August 5 Wednesday

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Boat Trip on the St. Jones River $10.00

Discount does not apply.
Must be at least 6 years old (accompanied by an adult).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.

August 3 Monday

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fused Jewelry Workshop $40.00

Discount does not apply.
This class will meet at D&D Stained Glass 205 Washington Street, Millsboro, DE 19966. Students will learn a variety of techniques to create up to 4 cabochons with dichroic glass. Workshop includes all supplies.

August 6 Thursday

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tree Keys in the Delaware Forest No Charge

This class will meet at Redden Forest – 18074 Redden Forest Drive, Georgetown, DE 19947. Delaware has nearly 100 native tree species. Spend the day at Redden State Forest and learn to identify the native trees you encounter. This workshop includes a tour of the education center and historic hunting lodge. A State Forest naturalist will teach the keys to learning the various species (each student will receive a Delaware Tree Book). Bring a lunch and explore the trails after the workshop. Sponsored by Delaware Forest Service.

August 6 Thursday

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Delaware Aviation Museum Tour No Charge

This class will meet in front of Georgetown Air Services Main Terminal 21553 Rudder Lane, 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, focusing on aviation in Delaware. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

August 8 Saturday

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Indian River Life Saving Station Tour $5.00

Discount does not apply.
This class will meet at the Indian River Lifesaving Station 25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.Tour the Lifesaving Station, built in 1876 to help the United States Lifesaving Service (pre-dating the US Coast Guard) respond to shipwrecks along the coastline. Be swept back in time when nighttime beach patrols and perilous high seas rescues were the only way to save shipwreck victims.

August 19 Wednesday

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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