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
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.


Spring 2015 Non-Credit Courses

Topics of Interest

Learn what your iPhone can do for you $85.00
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, Face Time, 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.
January 23 - February 13 Fridays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tablet Basics $75.00

If you have a tablet that is not an ipad, this class is for you. Come to this class to learn how to operate your tablet and learn more about what your tablet can do. Please bring your tablet to class.

January 24 - February 14

Saturdays 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Getting to Know Your Kindle HD: $75.00

The Kindle HD is not just a device to read books. It can do everything a tablet can do. Come to this class to learn how to operate your Kindle HD.

January 26 - January 29

M, T, W, R 8:00am – 10:00 am
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. 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.

January 26 – February 23
No class February 16

Mondays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

April 13 – April 16

M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Film Appreciation Series: Film Noir $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 Double Indemnity (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), The Third Man (1949) and Kiss Me Deadly (1955). Learn to recognize cinematic techniques, sharpen your powers of observation, view more critically and enhance your enjoyment of all types of film.

February 27 - March 20 Fridays 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
February 28 - March 21 Saturdays 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Marbling and Beading on Silk $85.00

Learn how to marble on silk scarves with special pigment inks and embellish with bead embroidery and fringing technique.

March 25 –April 22
No Class April 8

Wednesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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!

January 14 – February 4 Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Writing Your Memoirs Continued $85.00

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!

February 18 – March 11 Wednesdays

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

January 14 – February 4 Wednesdays

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Writing Short Fiction Continued $85.00

This course is open to anyone who has previously taken the Writing Short Fiction class within the past year. It will review and build on previous fiction writing concepts, and provide more advanced material and prompts to encourage students to keep writing!

February 18 - March 11 Wednesdays

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

March 18 - April 1 Wednesdays

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

MELT Method: Hand and Foot $75.00

Learn how the connective tissue in your hands and feet gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement. All supplies will be provided for in class use. Learn more about it at meltmethod.com

February 12 - March 5 Thursdays

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

January 12 - January 15 M, T, W, R

8:00 am – 10:00 am

March 7 - March 28 Saturdays

10:00 am – 12:00 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.

Computer Basics recommended
January 20 – January 23 T, W, R, F 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
February 2 – February 5 M, T, W, R 8:00 am – 10:00 am
March 7 - March 28 Saturdays 12:30 pm – 2:30 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.

Computer Basics recommended.
February 9 - February 12 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.
February 23 - February 26 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.
March 2 - March 5 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.
March 16 - March 19 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.

March 23 - March 26 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.

March 30 - April 2 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.

January 22 - February 12 Thursdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Introduction to Mac $85.00

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

January 26 - February 23
No Class February 16
Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Camera and Photo Related Topics

Learning the Basics of Your Digital Camera $75.00

Explore and learn what your digital camera has to offer you. The goal of this class is to familiarize participants with options provided in a point /shoot and DSLR digital camera. Learn how to get the best photograph for your situation. We will cover automatic, semi-automatic and scene settings. Please bring a digital camera, memory card, camera batteries, instruction manual, and USB cable to class.

February 27 - March 13

Fridays 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Photoshop Elements 11/12 Editing $85.00

Students will use the Editing portion of the program to manipulate photos. Learn how to use adjustment layers, the tool bar, and more advanced tools. Basic computer knowledge is necessary.

February 27 - March 13 Fridays

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

March 21 - April 18
No class April 4

Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pastels $100.00

If you like to draw, there’s nothing like pastel painting!  Learn about this exciting medium as well as the techniques to create powerful and colorful pastel paintings.

January 15 - February 5 Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Painting Pastel Portraits $100.00

If you love pastels and always wanted to try using them for portraits, this workshop will teach you how to paint a portrait using soft and hard chalk pastels from a photo. The class is meant for students with some experience using pastels.
Supplies: your usual set of hard pastels (example: Prismacolor) AND soft pastels (example: Rembrandt, Senneliere, etc.); LeCarte Sanded Pastel Card or UART Sanded paper or Wallis Sanded Paper; vine charcoal

February 12 - March 5 Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Painting Landscapes in Oil or Acrylics $100.00

Of all painting subjects, landscapes are the most popular. In this class you'll learn techniques specific to painting depth, linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, reflections, shadows and other landscape elements, as well as the importance of a good composition. Specific elements, such as water, trees, and clouds will be also covered. Suitable for beginning or intermediate painters.

March 12 - April 2

Thursdays 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.

January 6 - January 27
February 10 - March 3
March 10 - March 31
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.

January 9 - January 30
February 13 - March 6
March 13 - April 3
Fridays
Fridays
Fridays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Art Workshops

Watercolor, Pen and Ink Miniatures $50.00

Enjoy combining watercolor painting with pen and ink technique in miniature paintings.

January 17 and January 24

Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Languages

Books used for class require additional cost

American Sign Language Basics $125.00

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.

January 13 - February 17 Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
American Sign Language Continued $125.00

This continuation of American Sign Language will expand on vocabulary, grammatical structure, and conversational sign.  Students will gain personal insight into deaf culture.

March 10 - April 21
No Class April 7
Tuesdays

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Introductory Italian $125.00

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

January 13 - February 17 Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Italian II $125.00

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

March 10 - April 21
No Class April 7
Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Advanced Italian $125.00

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.

January 14 - February 18
March 11 - April 22
No Class April 8

Wednesday
Wednesday

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Introductory Spanish $125.00

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

February 23 - March 30 Mondays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Introductory French $125.00

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.

January 14 - February 18 Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Continuing French $125.00

This course is geared for those who already have a limited introduction to French and who are interested in learning some grammar.  Specifically, present tense and simple past tense will be taught in order to advance communication techniques.  This course is for students who have successfully completed the Introductory French course or who have studied the language.

March 11 - April 22
No Class April 8
Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Workshops

Cooking at Big Fish $85.00

Must be 21 to register. Discounts do no apply. This class, held at Big Fish Grill, will feature menu items from the Big Fish Restaurant Group. Hands on participation in the preparation of featured items is encouraged. This class will include a tour of the seafood market, a whole fish cutting demonstration, and tips about purchasing seafood.

March 7 Saturday

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Preparing Your Landscape for Spring $25.00

This workshop will provide information on how to prepare your landscape for the spring and summer months ahead.

March 12 Thursday

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Plant Based Paleo Lifestyle $25.00

This workshop is an introduction to the Plant Based Paleo lifestyle. The workshop will present a simple, straightforward way of eating based on natural, whole, unprocessed foods. After this workshop you will be able to easily select healthful, power-packed, plant-based alternatives to help you survive the rigors of "civilized life". Just a simple hunt and gathering at your local grocery store, farmers market, or back-yard garden is all you'll need to evolve your diet from primitive to superhuman. Learn more about eating for optimal health and join us!

January 16 Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
March 12 Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poison Prevention for the Home NO CHARGE

90% of the nearly 3 million poisonings in the US occur in the home. Learn easy steps to help keep yourself, your children and your grandchildren safe. We'll identify everyday poisons; including houshold goods, plants and critters - and we'll discuss what to do when you or your loved one encounters a problem.

February 11 Wednesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Your Creek NO CHARGE

There are fourteen major rivers and creeks that flow into the three Inland Bays. Learn about "Your Creek," a multi-year project at the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays that aims to connect communities to their creeks. Learn about the work that's being done by the Love Creek Team on Love Creek, the first creek in the program. Your Creek may be next!

February 11 Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Book Borrowing for Use on iPad/iPhone, and Kindle $25.00

Anyone with a Delaware Library card can borrow digital books from the State’s Online system for FREE. In this workshop you will download the app, search the digital card catalog, and borrow your first book. You will learn how to return the book when finished. Please bring a fully charged iPhone or iPad, and your Delaware library card.

February 2 Monday

12:30 pm – 2:30 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 CD to your device through your computer, organize your music and make playlists. Please bring your power cord with your iPhone or iPad!
February 5 Thursday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Managing Your Email on iPad and iPhone $25.00

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.

March 16 Monday

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

January 15 Thursday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.

January 12 Monday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Syncing Your iPad $25.00

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 pad’s power cord to this class. 

March 9 Monday

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Delaware Coastal Storms - Hurricanes and Northeasters NO CHARGE

Their Impacts and Community/Individual Preparedness Measures
This workshop will meet at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach.

This workshop will include discussion on the March 1962 storm, other notable northeasters, and recent tropical systems (hurricanes Irene and Sandy). It will also cover the following.

  • Storm impacts to property, infrastructure, natural resources
  • Community Sustainability and Resilience (Delaware examples)
  • Getting Ready – Individual preparedness measures
March 27 Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Treasures from the Delaware Archives No Charge

This workshop will meet at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach.

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.

March 16 Monday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
More Treasures of the Delaware Public Archives NO CHARGE

This workshop will meet at the Lewes Library

While the Delaware Public Archives has presented its popular “Treasures” program for many years in venues throughout the First State, the Archives is returning with this new presentation entitled “More Treasures of the Delaware Public Archives.” Featuring an array of unique documents and photographs that provide a look at Delaware life from the 17th century to the present, these images tell the story of the First State and the people who have made Delaware their home.

February 23 Monday

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lavender Fields $10.00

This class will be held at Lavender Fields. Discount Does Not Apply.

"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."

April 23 Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grieving the Death of a Loved One NO CHARGE

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

May 16 Saturday

9:00 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.

April 16 Thursday

1:00 pm – 3:00 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.  This course is held off site. 

April 11 Saturday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grieving the Loss of a Pet No Charge

In this workshop students will learn about the care of aging pets including such topics as hospice, euthanasia, and quality of life. Grieving the loss of a pet and how to memorialize them will also be discussed.

February 4
April 15
Wednesday
Wednesday

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sea Glass Basics $25.00

In this workshop students will learn about the history and uses of sea glass.  They will learn where to look for it, and when, and about shard identification.  Colors and rarity will be discussed.

April 18 Saturday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Social Security Online Services $25.00

Many Social Security services can be conducted online in the privacy of your home or office. This seminar will review online services such as filing for retirement, disability, and Medicare. It will also provide areas of caution when conducting business online.

January 29 Thursday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What Every Spouse Should Know About Social Security $25.00

This seminar is designed for spouses to discuss important information concerning Social Security Retirement, Survivors benefits, Spousal benefits, Divorce Spouse benefits, filing options, and much more.

February 26 Thursday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Future of Social Security $25.00

This seminar is designed to cover the current challenges facing Social Security and proposal in Congress to "fix" the program.

March 26 Thursday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

January 30 Friday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

February 6 Friday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

How to Upload a Photo and Send It as an Email $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. Students will also learn to send and receive photos by email.

January 23 Friday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

January 14-15 W, R

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

January 21-22 W, R

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Twisted Wire Jewelry Basics $50.00

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.

January 28-29 W, R

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leather Wrap and Rhinestone Bracelets $25.00

Learn to wrap two versions of the same bracelet using rhinestone chains with leather cords.

January 12 Monday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bead Crochet $25.00

Using just a chain stitch, beads, and wire, create beautiful jewelry with endless possibilities!

January 26 Monday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm



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