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. Please Call 302-227-6295, 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
302-227-6295

The Rehoboth Beach Site offers a discount of 25% for those 55 years of age and better. Some off-site offerings are not eligible for the discount.

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 2016 Non-Credit Courses

Topics of Interest

Photography Basics $80.00
Learn basic skills in photo composition and techniques that will help you to improve your images. Learn to see creatively, as we focus on how to arrange your subject in the frame as well as related techniques to turn an everyday snapshot into a well composed image. This will be a hands-on class using your own camera.

May 16 - June 13
No class May 30

Mondays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Photography: Beyond the Basics $80.00
This is a continuation of the Photography Basics class. Students will explore more in depth composition techniques.

June 20 - July 18th
No class July 4

Mondays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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. We will take a picture of the item in class and 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.

June 13 - June 16

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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 (a tool to help you create professional-looking listings) as well as upload and edit items in bulk.

June 20 - June 23

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Learn What Your iPhone Can Do For You $80.00

Set up and customize your iPhone with your settings, Apple id, and iCloud storage. Starting with the basics, you will learn how to move through your iPhone’s basic features easily. An introduction to the apps such as contacts, photos, FaceTime, music, email, messaging and more are covered. All iOS systems 4 thru 9 are welcome.

May 23 - May 26 M, T, W, R 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Beyond the Basics of Your iPhone $60.00

Become more familiar with the apps that help you communicate, take photos and listen to music on your iPhone. More advanced functions of your iPhone will be explored as well as connections to iTunes and iCloud. All iOS systems 4 thru 9 are welcome.

May 31 - June 2 T, W, R 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Learning the Basics of Your Digital Camera $80.00
Familiarize yourself 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.

July 25-28

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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.

June 28 - July 19

Tuesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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.

July 13 - August 3

Wednesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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.

August 10 - August 31

Wednesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to Jewelry Making $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.

June 20 - July 18
No class July 4

Mondays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Jewelry Making II $120.00
This class takes jewelry making to the next level. Learn basic soldering, grinding, and drilling to make jewelry like a pro.

July 25 - August 15

Mondays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Twisted Wire Jewelry Basics $120.00
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.

July 14 - August 4

Thursdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am


Computers

Windows 10 Operating System $80.00
This demonstration-only class will explore the user interface, File Explorer, Windows 10 apps and additional Windows accessories. Students are welcome to bring their Windows 10 laptop to class.
Computer Basics recommended.

June 6 - June 9

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, as well as how to set the settings and add new programs (apps). Learn to surf the web, create a music or photo library, and send emails.

July 11 - July 14

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Beyond the Basics of Your iPad $80.00
Have you been using your iPad and feel comfortable sending emails, surfing the internet, and playing games? Are you ready for more? Some of the skills we will cover in this class are adding additional email accounts, saving email attachments, printing, using iCloud, changing the settings in apps, controlling what notifications you receive and organizing your photos.

July 18 - July 21

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to Mac $80.00
Have a new Mac? Switching from a PC? Had your Mac for some time? Learn how to get the most out of your Macintosh computer and OS X El Capitan.

May 18 - June 8

Wednesdays 8:00am – 10:00 am
Mac Free Software $80.00
Students will explore Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Calculator, Preview and other applications. This class will use OS X El Capitan.
Introduction to Mac strongly suggested.

June 15 - July 6

Wednesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Art Classes

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

Beginning Watercolor $120.00

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

May 16 - June 13
No Class May 30

Mondays 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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.

May 19 - June 9

Thursdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Drawing Beyond the Basics $120.00

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

June 16 - July 7

Thursdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Intermediate Watercolor $120.00

In this class students will enjoy painting at four different outdoor locations during this plein air watercolor painting class.

June 15 - July 6

Wednesdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Watercolor Open Study $120.00

In this class students will complete unfinished watercolor paintings, work on own interests or on a new teacher challenge each week.

July 13 - August 3

Wednesdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
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.

May 17 - June 7

Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

June 14 - July 5

Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

July 12 - August 2

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.

May 19 - June 9

Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

June 16 - July 7

Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

July 14 - August 4

Thursdays 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 beginners.

May 17 - June 21 Tuesdays 8:00 am – 10:00am
Introductory Italian $120.00

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

May 18 - June 22 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Off Site Offerings

It is important to call the office at Wilmington University Rehoboth office (302.227.6295) to register for the off-site offerings as space is limited. Last minute cancellations and no shows for off-site offerings will result in forfeiture of fees.

Delmarva Life NO CHARGE

Join the audience at WBOC located at 1729 N. Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, MD 21801 for the taping of Delmarva Life. Each day Delmarva Life connects you with neighbors and local businesses in your community to help you live your best life, right here on Delmarva. Call the office to reserve your seat for this entertaining and informative show. Transportation is on your own.

May 20 Friday 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Indian River Life Saving Station Tour $5.00

This class will meet at the Indian River Lifesaving Station at 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. Discount does not apply.

May 20 Friday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pinelands Hike $4.50

This class meets at the Cape Henlopen State Park Nature Center at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958. State Park entrance fees apply. This is an outdoor program along the Pinelands Trail that will cover the physical forces that affect the plants and animals that live in the maritime forest environment. We will also discuss how this area acts as a natural wind break and how plants limit their growth and other adaptations to survive the harsh conditions of the environment near the ocean (e.g., salt spray, limited water). Participants will also help in collecting soil core samples and will make observations. Discount does not apply.

May 24 Tuesday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Story of HMS DeBraak NO CHARGE

This class will meet at Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. This presentation includes the story of the sinking of the HMS DeBraak, a British Warship that foundered and sank off of Cape Henlopen, Lewes, Delaware in 1798 at the beginning of the Napoleonic War period. Hear the history of the ship and some background information about the turbulence Europe was experiencing at that time. A slide show presentation will showcase many of the 20,000 artifacts found on the DeBraak when it was recovered in the 1980s, including a ketchup bottle, uniform buttons, footwear and the remaining hull of the ship itself, just to name a few. The hull of the DeBraak and over 20,000 artifacts are now being conserved by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs under the Delaware Department of State.

May 25 Wednesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pockets to Petticoats: 18th Century Women’s Clothing and Accessories NO CHARGE

This class will meet at Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. Join us to learn what women of all classes wore in the 18th century. See how they made their clothes and how lifestyles influenced what they wore. Reproduction garments, accessories and an actual 18th century short gown will be displayed during the presentation.

June 8 Wednesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the Delaware Coast $20.00

This class will meet at the University of Delaware Campus at 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958 in the pollution ecology lab. Delaware’s tiny coastline boasts of more than 36 different species of marine mammals and sea turtles that appear 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.

June 18 Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Funland: Fun Through the Years NO CHARGE

Hear the stories of this popular Rehoboth attraction from the family that has 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.

June 14 Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 the natural & historic resources of the Delaware Bay communities. Leave the driving to us and board our touring van to tour Prime Hook Nature Center, Fowlers Beach, downtown Milford, and Barretts Chapel. Lunch is on you at Abbott’s Grill. Sponsored by Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. Discount does not apply.

June 14 Tuesday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Intermediate Watercolor $120.00

Enjoy painting at four different outdoor locations, during this plein air watercolor painting class.

June 15 – July 6 Wednesdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Chakras 101 $30.00

This class will meet at Kaya Wellness Center at 43A Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Feeling stuck or just out of balance? Beyond your physical body is an "energetic body" containing 7 chakras or energy centers. Each of these chakras is associated with physical and emotional experiences, and when in balance, they can create physical and spiritual balance. This two hour interactive workshop will simplify and unlock the seemingly complex chakra energy system in a practical, experiential way so that you will gain a firm understanding of how the chakras work, and how you can use them to your benefit in your own life. Discount does not apply.

June 16 Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RELYance Skim Camp $300.00 per week for full-day camp
$200.00 for half-day camp
$65.00 per day for drop-ins

To view the schedule and register please visit relyanceskimcamp.com or call 717-343-3588. Camp will meet at Tower Road State Park, one mile South of Dewey on the North side of the highway. Students will learn to skim board. Boards, snacks, and lunch are provided. On Friday there will be a barbeque. Parents will be invited to the barbeque to see what students have learned. This camp is run by professional skim boarders Dave and Tom Bracht. Discount does not apply.

Camps run weekly from June 20 - August 31
No Camp July 4
  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Boat Trip on the St. Jones River $10.00

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. Discount does not apply.

June 20 Monday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nanticoke Indian Museum Tour $3.00

This class will meet at the Nanticoke Indian Museum, 27073 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966. 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.

June 21 Tuesday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
50+ Gentle Yoga $40.00

This class will meet at Kaya Wellness Center at 43A Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. A gentle hammock-supported yoga class is perfect for beginners. It is easier on your joints than traditional floor yoga. This workshop is designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation help promote stress reduction and mental clarity. This class meets two times. Discount does not apply.

June 21 and June 23 Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Science of Breath $30.00

This class will meet at Kaya Wellness Center at 43A Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Yoga breathing techniques and meditation (pranayama ) can quiet the mind, reduce stress, and improve sleep and mental acuity. Learn 8 breathing techniques to improve the quality of your life in this transformative workshop. Discount does not apply.

June 22 Wednesday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beachcombing $4.00

This class meets at the Cape Henlopen State Park Nature Center at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958. State Park entrance fees apply. This is an outdoor program along the bayside beach near the fishing pier where participants will explore the ‘wrack line’ in search of mysterious items found along our coast. Students will explore the shore and understand concepts associated with intertidal diversity while also learning how aquatic animals survive in their unique habitat. Students will use observation skills to determine what and how beach organisms arrived here and also explore food chains and adaptations from the organisms found. Discount does not apply.

June 22 Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lavender Fields $10.00

This class will be held at Lavender Fields, 18864 Cool Spring Road, Milton, DE 19968. 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. Discount does not apply.

June 23 Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Essential Oils for a Healthy Lifestyle $30.00

This class will meet at Kaya Wellness Center at 43A Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Learn 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 for using these essential oils safely and effectively to enjoy immediate benefits! Discount does not apply.

June 28 Tuesday 4:00 pm – 6:00 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 Society guide on board the Cape Water Taxi for a cruise along the Lewes Canal (once Lewes Creek). Journey back in time to Lewes’s maritime past through the centuries. 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 for generations have assisted in guiding ships, visitors, and cargo through the area. 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. The August 8th cruise has a pirate theme. Passengers are encouraged to dress the part. Discount does not apply.

July 11 Monday 3:30pm – 5:00 pm
August 8 Monday 3:30pm – 5:00 pm
Lewes: From Whales to War NO CHARGE

This class will meet at Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. Learn about the history of Lewes, Delaware from the 17th century to the 20th century. History highlights include:  the Swanendael Settlement; the burning of Lewes by Lord Calvert’s men of Maryland; the sinking of the legendary British warship, HMS DeBraak; the bombardment of Lewes by the British; Fort Miles and the recently discovered “Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck.”

July 13 Wednesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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. 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 waterfowl along our shores. Don’t miss out on this outstanding opportunity to see and learn about Delaware’s pristine coastal waters and beaches and to learn about the work being done to preserve the delicate ecosystem within the Delaware Bay. Discount does not apply.

July 13 Wednesday 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Seining the Bay $4.50

This class meets at the Cape Henlopen State Park Nature Center at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958. State Park entrance fees apply. This program will consist of using a 30-foot seining net that we will take into the water bayside by the Fishing Pier in the park. We will discuss how the bay acts as a nursery for juvenile aquatic creatures and review species diversity, resources young aquatic animals depend on, as well as the importance of the bay for numerous aquatic food chains. The program is hands-on with all participants assisting in gathering specimens from the net and transporting them to a large pool at the end of the program to discuss the aquatic organisms up close. Discount does not apply.

July 20 Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fused Jewelry Workshop $40.00

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. Discount does not apply.

July 30 Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Merchants of Lewes and Their Stores NO CHARGE

This class will meet at Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. This program introduces you to a unique institution, the merchant’s store, which gave personality and flavor to towns like Lewes during the Colonial period in Delaware. Read and analyze primary sources like ledgers and shipping inventories. Use artifacts to reconstruct the economic and social importance of merchants and trade. This is an engaging way to learn about the global economy, household and business economics, pricing systems, profit margins, and customer service – Colonial style.

August 10 Wednesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sand Dune Dynamics $4.50

This class meets at the Cape Henlopen State Park Nature Center at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958. State Park entrance fees apply. This program will cover various aspects of dune dynamics and explore areas where the energy of the water meets the land. This will cover the formation of dunes, physical forces affecting plants and animals that live on the dunes, how dunes act as barriers from strong winds to protect plant and animal development, how plants limit their growth and other ways they adapt to the harsh conditions of the dune environment (e.g., salt spray, limited water). Discount does not apply.

August 10 Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:30 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 13 Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Canoe Trip on Blackbird Creek $10.00

Must be at least 16 years old. This class will meet at Blackbird Creek Reserve at 801 Blackbird Landing, Townsend DE 19734. Paddle around Blackbird Creek and learn about our amazing ecosystem with Delaware’s Natural Resource educators. Sponsored by Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. Canoes and life jackets are provided. Discount does not apply.

August 29 Monday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


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