Illinois Institute of Art
Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox
Avery Camerling Kill, LLC
Fifield Companies, Chicago, IL
Patron/Student Comments and Recommendations
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!
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.
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.
I found Janet Trierweiler to be an excellent teacher who made the well planned workshop interesting and stimulating. A good communicator, she has brought excitement to the drawing process. I am very pleased to have taken the class and would highly recommend her teaching style.
Sincerely, -Audrey Barrett
I really enjoyed your class. I feel you created a great environment for exploration. 90% of the time I managed to be in the pleasure of letting go and flowing. When I got into my head I was able to regroup and get back into the flow. Your encouragement and guidance enabled that.
I also teach an art experience, using collage to tap into one's intuition or wisdom, so I especially appreciated your creation of a safe space and the gentle and helpful feedback that you gave me and each person present
I look forward to attending the 10 week course in the fall.
Art and Design Patrons
Owner, AVERY CAMERLINGO KILL, LLC.
Janet is an amazing artist. I consider myself lucky to know her and have one of her beautiful pieces in my home. She is personable, insightful, creative and has incredible vision. Janet is coming to my office to create a piece for our conference room, and I can't wait to see what she does. I give her the highest recommendation possible.