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


Summer 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Topics of Interest

Learn what your iPhone can do for you $75.00

Set up and customize your new iPhone with your iPhone’s 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. Learn about email, attachments, Facetime, and manage contacts. Become more familiar with apps that help you communicate and share as well as send photos and videos. Learn about iCloud and storage opportunities. Get comfortable taking photos and videos on your iPhone, sharing and editing. You will explore apps that help edit, manipulate and share your photos and videos. Instructor uses IOS 7.

June 5 - June 19 Fridays 8:00 am - 10:00 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 3 – June 24 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 1 – July 22 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.

July 29 - August 19 Wednesdays

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bead Making, Paper, Clay, and Wire $85.00

In this course students will learn to make beautiful, handmade, recycled paper beads, clay beads, and wire beads, for earrings, bracelets, and more.

July 9 - July 30 Thursdays

8:00 am – 11:00 am


Computers

Computer Basics $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 8 - June 11 M, T, W, R

8:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Computer Basics recommended
June 15 - June 18 M, T, W, R 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
June 1 - June 4 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
August 3 - August 6 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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.

Computer Basics recommended.
June 22 - June 25 M, T, W, R

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2013 $75.00

Microsoft Office 2013 is a suite of application programs, which includes Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), Power Point (presentations), and Publisher (desktop publishing). We will complete a project a day in each of the above listed programs. 

Computer Basics and Windows 7 Operating System recommended.
June 29 - July 2 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 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.
July 6 - July 9 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to Word $75.00

Learn to create and modify documents using this word processing software.

Computer Basics strongly recommended.
July 13 - July 16 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction to Excel $75.00

Learn how to open, enter and navigate, and edit and save information in a worksheet. 
Basic knowledge of Windows and keyboarding is necessary.

July 20 - July 23 M, T, W, R, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Publisher $75.00

Are you the one always chosen to design the newsletters, flyers, brochures and labels for your organization? Microsoft Publisher is an easy to use Desk Top Publishing program. Come and find out how simple it is to make professional publications.

July 27 - July 30 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.

June 8 - June 18 Mondays and Thursdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
August 17 - August 31 Mondays 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Introduction to Mac $85.00

This class uses the Apple Macintosh OS X Mavericks operating system.

June 1 - June 22 Mondays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
MAC Free Software $85.00

In this class students will explore the software that comes on their OSX MAC.

June 29 - July 13 Mondays 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Art Classes

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

Drawing Beyond the Basics $100.00

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

June 4 - June 25

Thursdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
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.

June 2 - June 23
July 7 - July 28
August 4 - September 1
No Class August 18
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
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.

June 5 - June 26
July 10 - July 31
August 7 - September 4
No Class August 21
Fridays
Fridays
Fridays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Languages

Books used for class require additional cost

Introductory Spanish $125.00

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

June 2 - July 7 Tuesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Introductory Italian $125.00

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

June 5 - July 17
No Class July 3
Fridays 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Workshops

Getting to Know Your iPad $25.00

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.

June 4 Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Painting Watercolor Flowers $50.00

In this two day workshop, paint BIG, BOLD, BEA-U-TI-FUL flowers in watercolor.

July 18 and July 25 Saturdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Ospreys $25.00

Join us in learning more about the ospreys that make Delmarva their home. This workshop will discuss topics such as taxonomy, classification, population, diet, behavior, feeding, and egg laying.

July 20 Monday

8:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

July 15
August 12
Wednesday
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

Rehoboth: What Not to Miss NO CHARGE

You will never run out of exciting things to do and see in Delaware. The beaches are just the beginning! Amazing art galleries, maritime, railroad, and aviation museums are among some of the things we have to offer. We have award winning nature education centers and outdoor adventures like boating, birding, and kayaking. Give our championship golf courses and high-flying para-sailing a try. Southern Delaware has something for everyone! Visit lighthouses, breweries, organic farms and some of the finest restaurants on the East Coast. Join us Wednesday afternoon to learn more about Coastal Delaware and find out what you've been missing!

June 3 - August 26 Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Awesome Vacation Photos! $25.00

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.

June 10
June 24
July 15
Wednesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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

June 10
June 24
July 8
July 22
August 5
August 19
Wednesday

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.

June 3
June 17
July 1
July 15
July 29
August 12
August 26
Wednesday

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.

Pranayama and Meditation $30.00

Discount does not apply.
This class will meet at Kaya Wellness Center 43A Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Learn ancient breathing techniques and meditation to quiet the mind, reduce stress, and improve both respiratory and cardiovascular systems in the body.

June 17 Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lavender Fields $10.00

Discount does not apply.
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 dis budding lavender. Learn of the many uses of lavender from crafting to culinary including enjoying lavender cookies and lavender lemonade with the farmer."

June 18 Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the Delaware Coast $25.00

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 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.

June 13 Saturday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Salvaged $149.00

Discount does not apply.
This class will meet at 17370 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. This three hour, hands on workshop will teach the basics of chalk paint techniques. These techniques include two color distressed, smooth finish, rustic finish, soft gilded wash, clear and dark wax, etc. Students will learn these techniques on different sample boards and decorative moldings. Students will also receive a decorative frame that will be painted in class and taken home. All supplies are included. Cancellations after June 7 will be given a credit toward another class at Salvaged.

June 14 Sunday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

June 17
August 5
Wednesday
Wednesday

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Skim-boarding Camp $300.00 per week or $65.00 per day

Discount does not apply.
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 barbecue. Parents will be invited to see what students have learned. This camp is run by RELYance Skim Camp Professionals Dave and Tom Bracht

June 22 - June 25
June 26
M, T, W, R
F

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Coastal Heritage Tour $10.00

Discount does not apply.
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 Barratt's Chapel. Lunch is on you at Abbott’s Grill. Sponsored by Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control.

June 24 Wednesday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hurricanes and Northeasters - Delaware's Coastal Floods and Fury No Charge

This workshop will meet at the Lewes Library 111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958. This workshop will include a discussion of coastal storms and their impacts in Delaware, as well as a review of historic events such the March 1962 storm, other notable northeasters, and recent tropical systems (Hurricanes Irene and Sandy). Participants will also view the 55 minute film "The '62 Storm - Delaware's Shared Response."

June 26 Friday

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Essential Oils 101 $30.00

Discount does not apply.
This class will meet at Kaya Wellness Center 43A Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Learn the basics of safe and effective use of essential oils for emotional and spiritual well-being.

June 27 Saturday

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

16 Mile Brewery Tour No Charge

This class will meet at 16 Mile Brewery 413 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947. This is a guided tour of the popular local brewery. 16 Mile brews beer inspired by history, heritage and fresh ingredients. The tour ends in the tasting room where 5 ounce tastings are available for $2 each to those who are 21 or older.

June 27 Saturday

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

History Happened Here: Cape Water Taxi Cruise $25.00

Discount does not apply.
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). Journey back in time into 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, cargo and stories 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.

June 29 Monday

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Organic Farm Tour and Cooking Demo $10.00

Discount does not apply.
This class will meet at Good Earth Market 31806 Good Earth Lane, Ocean View, DE 19970.Tour a small, USDA Certified Organic Farm and learn the basics of organic gardening. Learn how organic gardening promotes good health and retreat to the patio for organic lemonade and a cooking demonstration.

July 13 Monday

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Canoe Trip on Blackbird Creek $10.00

Discount does not apply.
Must be at least 16 year old. This class will meet at Blackbird Creek Reserve – 801 Blackbird Landing, Townsend 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.

July 14 Tuesday

10:00 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. 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 and learn about Delaware’s pristine coastal waters and beaches and to learn about the work being done to preserve the delicate Eco system within the Delaware Bay.

July 15 Wednesday

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

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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