I offer both online and in-person classes and workshops. See descriptions on my website. Classes include Plein Air (outdoor painting) along the Evanston lakefront, Tuesday afernoons from 1-4. Private and group lessons available for all levels.
JANET TRIERWEILER Graduate, B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Studied at the American Academy of Art.
Her teaching experience includes Evanston Art Center, Northshore Art League, Chicago Botanic Garden, Lill Street Art Center, Life Force Art Center and The Chicago Waldorf School.
Janet actively exhibits her work and is represented by Michael LaConte Gallery/Chicago, IL, Vivid Gallery/Winnetka,IL and Gallery Uno/Chicago/Berlin.
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Janet's teaching style:
She combines the learning of technical skill building with discussions of master artists and the history of art. Janet builds the excitement and interest in students with her encouraging and relaxed approach and understands that each student is unique with their own direction, talent, and potential.
When I began taking classes with Janet, I had not been doing any art for several years, so was anxious. Janet is warm, nurturing and encouraging and immediately put me at ease. She has a wonderful, relaxed approach to art. She often brings in books on artists to show examples of their work to help explain different theories, techniques and approaches in abstract art. In a short amount of time, she has gotten me completely absorbed in art, and I am confident I will keep learning and growing by working with her.
After working with Janet for over 6 months, I feel she is the perfect combination of artist and educator. Her understanding of technical skills, and the application of paint, brushes and canvas is obvious. Her knowledge of the history of art and her weekly discussions about individual master artists adds a richness to the material and exercises she suggests. But what I value most is her ability to understand that each student is a unique individual with their own directions, talents and potentials. She keeps an openess that brings out the best in us all.
I think she is an excellent teacher - she takes u at your level and thru important skill building and inspirational momentum I have really improved. She is also a very directed person - with assignments and book examples to exemplify the lesson or to help if u get stuck - frankly she is one of the best teachers I ever had. She is also a very gentle person and it all adds up to a wonderful experience. I highly recommend her!