Janet Rentz



Member since
03/11/2008

Janet Rentz

Janet Rentz has been an art educator for thirty years, having completed undergraduate and Masters degrees in design and art education and embarking on PhD study. Starting as a classroom teacher, Janet then headed up departments in two NSW secondary schools. Following this, Janet became an educator for museums and galleries, devising art programs for school students. After this Janet became the NSW Visual Arts Consultant for DET, implementing the new visual arts syllabus, training teachers and developing support resources. She has lectured in art education at UNSW College of Fine Arts and UTS. She is currently writing art programs for distance education and giving workshops for NAS HSC students.

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Teaching Art History/Art Criticism
by Sathiaseelan Pillay on 08/06/2018

Very informative. Presented a new approach to teaching art history, exciting. The kids will enjoy it.

A very simplified way.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
by Louise Hassey on 19/03/2018

An insightful and though-provoking workshop.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
19/03/2018

Excellent. Thought-provoking. New way of thinking outside the box.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
19/03/2018

Very worthwhile. Passionate teaching. Quite thought-provoking with lots of information. Articulate presenter. Great ideas generated.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
19/03/2018

Excellent content. Informative and provided new ways of thinking about looking at artworks. Fantastic!

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
19/03/2018

Great content. Excellent photos/artists. Maybe more handouts on the notes/information discussed.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
by Kathy Danilatos on 19/03/2018

Confirmed my teaching practice. A few interesting ideas.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
19/03/2018

Inspiring and enlightening presenter. Informative!

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

Very good. Lots of information.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

Great course run by Janet. Her knowledge is invaluable. Particularly thankful for the hand outs of information to refer to. Learned further how to deconstruct images without focusing too much on TITLES.
Thank you.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
by Ben Toohey on 23/01/2018

Thanks Janet. The course was extremely informative. The information will significantly help me deliver Art Theory to Stage 4. The content was informative and well delivered.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

Very informative and clear. Great ideas for delivering and unpacking AH and AC to all stages. Interesting presentation.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

Janet is a wealth of knowledge and very interesting to listen to. Lots of lesson ideas to take to the classroom. A great day!

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

The examples of artworks were excellent. The timeline was great. Would love a session in making an Art History Timeline. Can we include Artmaking in the session? Overall, loved it and learned a lot!

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
by Lauren Grumitt on 23/01/2018

Fantastic course. Janet is a world of knowledge and this will surely enhance my teaching in the future. Thank you.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

Janet’s information was succinct and articulated in interesting ways. She provided a great range of images so we were able to apply information she provided to each one in a practical way. This makes it easier to apply to Stage 6 programs.q

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

Very intense but informative session. A few more ideas for Stage 4 would be helpful. I have lots of ideas that I can now implement in my teaching practice. Colour printouts were very helpful.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

Was very informative. I learned a lot about how to structure activities for different grades in a way that links all syllabus ideas, without having to teach them independently. Learned a lot more about Art History and Architecture. Very engaging. Inspired my teaching :)

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
23/01/2018

Presented a detailed account of how to deliver Art History and Art Criticism using Stage 4-5.
Excellent knowledge base and referenced ideas that were appropriate and relevant.Sound use of materials and content.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
16/01/2018

A great lens to focus my lesson planning and programming. It is able to cover a great deal of historical and contemporary art theory (making experience) to provide language in ESL art setting.