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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Designing Visual Arts Programs Years 7-12
by Anna Bowie on 18/07/2017
I have found the course helpful and informative. I have learned how to write programs focusing on outcomes and scope and sequence. I have also found the previous participants' sample work invaluable. Teachers can never have enough program ideas. Our facilitator was encouraging and always prompt with her feedback.
Designing Visual Arts Programs Years 7-12
by Neal Blacker on 17/07/2017

Course was informative in delivering the curriculum standards for teaching visual art in NSW.

Designing Visual Arts Programs Years 7-12
by louise jones on 03/07/2017

Excellent course with lots of resources and stimulating tasks. Got me really thinking about
Syllabus and ideas for scope and sequence.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
by Jemma Roberts on 24/05/2017
Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
24/05/2017

Great content. Exactly what was needed.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
by Stacey Holmes on 24/05/2017

A lot to take in, but helped to fill in gaps in my own knowledge.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
24/05/2017

Excellent delivery and visual resources. Fantastic that power point resources were showed.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
by Doris Ransford on 24/05/2017

Informative; information’s.Simple way I can see.

Teaching Art History/Art Criticism Years 7-11
by Nina Ross on 24/05/2017

Found it really informative. Janet presented in a very dynamic way which was engaging. I will be using ideas in class.

Art on Trial-Strategies for Teaching Secondary Art History and Art Criticism
by Piaf Rengger-Thorpe on 01/05/2017

There is a lot of information to be gained through this course and some good new ideas about how to approach theory within your classroom. It was great to look at a wide variety of artists and apply them to the curriculum.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
by Daniel Repeti on 05/04/2017

Enthusiastic presenter! Great ideas and content. Stimulus material and presentations are very helpful and will be used in the classroom.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
05/04/2017

So much content and knowledge relating to the visual arts. Closely connected with real teaching and learning practice.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
by Kathryn Davis on 05/04/2017

Very informative. Janet gave practical examples to help us develop strategies for yr II & 12 Visual Art students. Which was reinforced with practical activities.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
by Mark Vennard on 05/04/2017

Very informative. Well presented in a fun way. Second time I’ve attended a course by Janet. Very good value.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
05/04/2017

Great, learnt a lot about relevant between M.P. - C.P.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
05/04/2017

Practical strategies that will engage students of all ages. Excellent presentation. Engaging activities – group work. Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Can’t wait to start sharing knowledge with students and staff.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
by Amanda Moss on 05/04/2017

Fantastic strategies that I can already see myself using in class.

Strategies for Developing a BOW Stage 6 Visual Art
by Amy Watson on 05/04/2017

An inspiring and brilliant course with strategies that I can readily apply to my yr II class.

Designing Visual Arts Programs Years 7-12
by Helen Yip on 31/01/2017

This course was well-sequenced and structured, with highly useful approaches and practical advice for designing and implementing Visual Arts and PDM programs and tasks. I found the emphasis on building students' own research and artmaking practice particularly relevant to my programming. Janet was a knowledgeable and supportive course tutor who provided detailed, constructive feedback and feedforward in relation to the tasks and resources I submitted. Overall, the course allowed me to re-evaluate, refine and adapt my existing programs, whilst sharing and developing new resources with colleagues participating in the course.

Designing Visual Arts Programs Years 7-12
by Larissa Bongco on 27/01/2017

The Designing Visual Arts Programs Years 7-12 program was an incredibly helpful course for me as a teacher studying for the first time the ins and outs of creating Visual Arts Programs. As a teacher in a small school I was given the opportunity to take up the speciality of teaching Visual Arts and not only was this a starting point in developing an in-depth understanding of the content, it also helped me develop valuable teaching approaches. The support and feedback by the supervisor was crucial to this course.