Continuing Education

Continuing Education at Delaware College of Art and Design is dedicated to providing opportunities for inspired teens and adults to realize their artistic potential in an engaging environment.

DCAD invites you to join a community of aspiring and professional artists and designers who are committed to a lifetime of learning through dynamic courses that foster personal and professional growth. DCAD delivers challenging and inspiring courses, the convenience of a downtown Wilmington location, the flexibility of an evening or weekend schedule and personalized, small classes conducted by an engaging and supportive faculty of working artists and design professionals – all focused on your success.

Continuing Education classes and workshops are open to the community and are perfect for:

  • High school students who wish to build their portfolios
  • New or current artists interested in learning new techniques and working in new media
  • Professionals who wish to accelerate their careers by adding new creative and technical skills
  • Non-degree seeking students who value the flexibility of evening and weekend classes

View courses offered within a particular discipline below or email our staff to find out more about the many opportunities to enhance your career, artistic abilities and lifestyle through Continuing Education at DCAD.

2019 summer courses
  • Jewelry Design

    Spinner Ring
    COURSE ID: JD0044
    Instructor: Pat Rosenberger
    ONE SESSION: Thursday, July 11, 6 to 9:15 p.m.
    Whether called “spinner rings,” “meditation rings,” “worry rings” or “fidget rings,” these wide silver or copper bands feature multiple smaller bands that sit on top and can spin. Students will work with soldering and texturing to create this fascinating and fun piece of jewelry.
    Tuition: $45 for new students, $40.50 for returning students
    Lab/Materials Fee: $20
    Register Here


    Leather and Metal
    COURSE ID: JD0047
    Instructor: Pat Rosenberger
    ONE SESSION: Thursday, July 25, 6 to 9:15 p.m.
    Students will learn how to handle, cut and stamp leather while learning the basics of metal jewelry work. They will then combine these pieces into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.
    Tuition: $45 for new students, $40.50 for returning students
    Lab/Materials Fee: $15
    Register Here

  • Photography

    Introduction to Black & White Photography
    COURSE ID: PH0037
    Instructor: Dave Norbut
    SIX SESSIONS: Tuesdays, July 9 to August 13, 6 to 9:15 p.m.
    Learn the fundamentals of black-and-white photography using a 35mm camera in a state-of-the-art laboratory setting. Students will learn to expose and develop film and contact prints, including enlarging, finishing and manipulating images. Group and individual critiques will focus on composition and design. No experience required, but students must bring a 35mm camera with manual controls.
    Tuition: $250 for new students, $225 for returning students
    Lab/Materials Fee: $35
    Register Here

  • Web & Graphic Design

    Introduction to Graphic Design for Web and Print
    COURSE ID: GD0077
    Instructor: Joy Smoker
    TWELVE SESSIONS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 16 to August 22, 6 to 9:15 p.m.
    This course includes an overview of page layout, vector-based illustration and pixel-based digital imaging software. Publishing techniques, rough composition skills, concept development and typography basics will be introduced and shown in real-world applications. Mac competency required.
    Tuition: $490 for new students, $441 for returning students
    Lab/Materials Fee: $35
    Register Here

  • Instructors

    AFA, Delaware College of Art and Design. David is a portrait and music photographer with an intense passion for shooting street and documentary work. His photographs have been published by The Guardian, The New York Times and The Huffington Post and have been exhibited in galleries around the globe. His website is

    Pat has been an exhibiting artist for more than 20 years, currently using silversmithing techniques to work in silver, copper and brass. She has taught adult classes at various institutions, including the Stifel Fine Arts Center, The Steubenville Center for Arts and Jefferson Community College.

    BFA, Pratt Institute; AFA in graphic design, Delaware College of Art and Design. Joy is the art director for the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware and also is a budding metalsmith. Her websites are and


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