New this season... Study with us!

The Coudert Institute is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new arm of programming this season! As a complement to our Speaker Series and our Musical Program, we are presenting a highly curated selection of small-batch educational workshops. These salon-like opportunities for learning will feature a limited enrollment, with Coudert Institute members granted advance registration. 

From memoir writing to fine art photography to literary exploration, we look forward to your participation in these expertly-led, new experiences as we continue to enrich our minds and explore life's questions.



8 WEEK (ZOOM) Memoir Writing Workshop 

FRIDAYS, 2- 4 PM, NOVEMBER 13 - JANUARY 22, 2021

Villa de Fiori

Author, ghostwriter and university professor, Myles Ludwig

has been teaching personal journalism in Palm Beach for

the past five years. His guidance has been widely praised

for his unique approach which encourages students to

connect with their own voice and develop the plot of their
life into a compelling narrative. Through this eight week
series (featuring beginner and intermediate levels)
participants will gain a sense of purpose and clarity and a
roadmap to the personal story they hope to tell. 
matters. Shape yours into a narrative memoir with Myles Ludwig!


Please note this workshop will offer two levels - Beginner and Intermediate.
Telephone us at: 561-659-6161 to learn more and register. Limited space available.

Above Image by Alvio Salazar

de tocqueville and American Democracy... Today and the Future
Featuring BILL COOK
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Dr. William R. Cook is the Distinguished Teaching Professor

of History at the State University of New York at Geneseo,

where he has taught since 1970. He earned his bachelor's

degree cum laude from Wabash College and was elected

to Phi Beta Kappa there. He was then awarded Woodrow

Wilson and Herbert Lehman fellowships to study medieval

history at Cornell University, where he earned his Ph.D. Professor

Cook teaches courses in ancient and medieval history, the

Renaissance and Reformation periods, and the Bible and Christian

thought. Since 1983 Professor Cook has directed 11 Seminars for

School Teachers for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

His books include Images of St. Francis of Assisi and Francis of

Assisi: The Way of Poverty and Humility. Dr. Cook contributed to the Cambridge Companion to Giotto and edits and contributes to The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italy. Among his many awards, Professor Cook has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1992 the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education named him New York State's Professor of the Year. In 2003 he received the first-ever CARA Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Medieval Studies from the Medieval Academy of America.

Telephone us at: 561-659-6161 to learn more and register. Limited space available.


Photograph Like the Masters


Featuring Photographer ANDREW FRENCH


Villa de Fiori

Photographer Andrew French shoots editorial and commercial work for clients including Food & Wine, Esquire, Town & Country, House & Garden and O, The Oprah Magazine. He also operates one of the only remaining daylight studios in New York City. His instruction is sought after for his mastery of natural light and his ability to sculpt it with shadow.

A longtime member of the faculty at the
International Center of Photography and New York University, with this two day workshop Andrew will share with participants an inside glimpse at his signature approach for working with light and shadow. A blend of instructional sessions and photo shoots in the magical setting of an Addison Mizner home and its grounds, this creative immersion will focus on the painterly light techniques made famous by the old masters.


Limited space available. Telephone us at: 561-659-6161 to learn more and register.