Open University of Wellfleet is a forum for learning more about Wellfleet’s cultural history. Conceived by retired Brown University professor Rhoda Flaxman, the Open University began in April 2013 with five four-week courses. All courses have a Wellfleet or Outer Cape connection, with an emphasis on our local history and culture.
These courses are envisioned as directed discussions, otherwise known as collaborative learning. Readings will be assigned, and instructors will offer mini-lectures to spur focused interchanges and facilitate learning. The Fall Classes will be held once a week for two hours from October 21 through November 21 at Wellfleet Preservation Hall or the Wellfleet Library. Consult course descriptions below for date, time, and place. Courses will run with a minimum of ten and a maximum of seventeen participants. Tuition is $60.00 per course.
Cape Cod has been attracting artists to this grand land and its spectacular seas for more than a century. Many artists have created work that interprets their experiences of this place. The course will cover the 50 artists Deborah Forman included in her book, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (Schiffer Publishing, 2013). Their range of work, from traditional to more edgy creations, displays a rich diversity of styles inspired by the Cape’s legendary beauty. The course will include presentations by several of the artists included in the book.