COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN A CLASS, A SEMINAR OR A LECTURE WITH JEAN
Jean Joseph Renoux has been on our distinguished faculty for more than twenty years.
Throughout his tenure he has been, and continues to be, a pleasure to work with. His art and architecture lectures are extremely well attended. Students come back year after year to hear his lectures on the vast array of subjects that he presents. His presentations are remarkably spontaneous, he rarely uses notes, but he stays on track drawing from his incredible knowledge of history from Medieval times to the present. His PowerPoint presentations never fail to impress. He speaks clearly and exemplifies everything with a deep understanding of the subject at hand. He adds interesting historical back stories and anecdotes that few presenters would know. Jean keeps his audience attentive with an energetic demeanor and humorous asides, fielding questions with ease and respect for the audience. The Longboat Key Education Center offers over 175 programs every season for adult enrichment and lifelong learning. We have been in operation for 33 years. Jean Joseph Renoux is one of our most highly regarded faculty members. I would recommend him for any speaking engagement without hesitation.
Susan Goldfarb, Executive Director, The Longboat Key Education Center
You turn what could be a tedious, monotonous experience in to one of enlightenment and entertainment.
David Harum, Owner, Harum Architects
I do wish you would be back on board NCL or other lines I might travel with. Really enjoyed your lectures, and met people on this last cruise that have also heard you speak. Hope to hear from you again sometime soon. Live Life LARGE,
Karen Gaebler .
About a 2017's 20-day cruise from Dubai to Venice giving nine lectures: UAE's Fujairah; Oman's Muscat and Salalah; Petra, Jordan; Louxor and the Valley of the Kings,Egypt; The Suez Canal; The palace of Knossos and the Mynoan Civilization, Crete; Massada, Israel; Dubrovnick and its Republic, Croatia; Venice, the Serenissima.
"Good Evening Jean, Thank you for your amazing presentation on Wednesday! You were definitely a Hit! I have had so many RCLA members and Ringling College staff contact me, praising your program and requesting your participation in RCLA Presents next year. I believe we all learned more than we ever knew about Picasso's life and now have an enhanced appreciation for his creativity and artistic vision. Wishing you all the best in your new theater venture," Kathleen France RCLA Presents Chair
I wanted to comment on how happy I am to see you offering courses back here again. Your classes have been the most memorable, interesting, and enjoyable that I have taken since licensing in '89. As I mentioned, the personal touch you give...your expressiveness, humor-(sometimes wry wit and cynicism), insight, and tremendous knowledge of little-known facts-(at least to me, who used to teach art, art history, and even has architectural experience), has captivated me so much, I either remember or re-read notes I took in your class. I won't call them trivia, but they are timeless and have added so much to my appreciation of architectural and Interior Design. elements. When I took your class years ago on ancient to medieval architecture, I was blown-away by some of these things you imparted.
I cannot thank you enough for all the pearls of wisdom you have given me. I think there is no greater gift than knowledge, and your classes make it easy for us to remember. I really look forward to experiencing your class in may. Thank you again,
Dianne W. Urgo, Plantation, Florida
As an architect, I have taken many of Jean's continuing education courses. I have always found him entertaining, informative and very helpful. Jean has a unique style that is fed from his upbringing, his passion and his desire to make the world a better place. Taking his courses you will not only learn the subject matter, you will be challenged and pushed to develop your views of architecture and the world we live in. I absolutely endorse Jean Renoux and the courses he offers at IAATS
Rick Hampton, Architect/Owner at Design Collaborative
"Best art lecture I have ever heard!"
Susan Goldfarb, Executive Director, The Longboat Key Education Center. (Picasso and his Women)
I have listened to Jean speak at CEU courses for interior designers & architects. He is very thorough in his subject & provides detailed knowledge of period furniture, building design technologies, & code regulations. He also provides self-paced home courses with the same in-depth detail. Jean is one of the best CEU providers I dealt in honesty, integrity, & promptness in answering any design questions. I will definitely take more courses with Jean.
Stewart Berman, Telesco Architects.
Since 2002, I have attended Jean Renoux's Architectural Continuing Education Seminars on 6 different occasions. Jean is not only extremely knowledgeable, but he is also very entertaining. He never follows a script, has an impeccable memory, and always tells great true life stories that he masterfully incorporates with the subject matter. With the vast amount of material he covers, it is always great hearing about a little drama, dirt and gossip that occurred during historical times. He is brutally honest, never boring, which makes the day go by at a faster pace. His slide presentations are top quality. Every time I attend Jean's Seminars I always leave with a better understanding of Architecture, Green Architecture, Sustainable Design, and what we can do as individuals help preserve our planet for the next generation. I highly recommend Jean Renoux and his firm IAATS as a provider for CE Seminars.
Earl Mark Kaplan, Architect
Instructor is truly passionate about he is presenting. His overall knowledge is fantastic.
Kenneth Mabe, Sarasota
Jean is extremely knowledgeable, interesting and organized with repect to his presentations & seminars. I have taken many of his tours abroad as well as the local classroom lectures.
The tours have been consistently insightful; an educational adventure not to be missed or forgotten.
I've always been able to apply much of Jean's instruction to my Interior Design practice and my views of the world. Thank you, Jean.
Anthony Sikich, Interior Designer at A. J. Sikich, Interior Designer, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Took 15 tours with Jean)
“Very informative instructor. I have a better background of environmental materials and technologies to pass on to clients.”
Fran d’Alessandro, Naples
"Your lecture about the Gothic Cathedrals was absolutely interesting. I really enjoyed it along with the fascinating pictures. You should consider teaching history."
Azadeck Satchi. Raleigh, NC
“Jean possesses an astounding gift for public speaking and an encyclopedic knowledge of all things relevant to the visual poetry that is European architecture/decor, including furnishings, fabrics and landscape considerations. Additionally, I learned more from Mr. Renoux about European history than I ever did from any of my college professors!”
Marguerite Mueller, Burlington, Ontario
"Magnificent. Entertaining. Beautifully done".
Betty Shunk. Atlanta (Picassso and his Women)
"Jean and IAATS is wonderful to work with. Jean is a detail oriented, creative perfectionist - his tours,ideas, skills, creativity and understanding make the experience a dream. He has an extensive knowledge, and his continuing education seminars could not be overestimated. He denotes a strong experience and his lectures and areas covered such as on history of art; architecture, furniture and decor and history of Europe in general are all encompassing. I continue to enlist Jean and IAATS services and always look forward to doing so".
Tom Garrett, Chair, Associate Professor , Dept. of Communication, Film & Media Studies at The University of New Haven
(Jean worked on two full feature-length movies, where Tom Garrett was Executive Producer, as the Production Designer supervising film stock's color, Sets Designers, Location Scouts, Costume Designers, and construction crews).
“Although I've had courses in art, architecture, history, and design, they never came alive and blended together like they did in this presentation. This is the only way design should be presented! Everything I had ever read or learned previously now has meaning. I can truly understand and appreciate the purpose and intent of interior design and architecture. This course makes me want to be a better designer.”
Sherry Ruggieri, Turnersville, New Jersey
“Mr. Renoux 's vivacious enthusiastic presentation of historical material was so exciting! It commanded my attention.”
Ann C. Jones, Altamonte Springs, FL
An extremely articulate, well organized lecture on Picasso and an interesting presentation with a lively personal input. Well done!
Rose and Marty Blichstein, Atlanta (Picasso and his Women)
"Lecture made me understand and appreciate Picasso who had not always impressed me. A great lecture - a dissertation."
Albert Kossok, Kent State University (Picasso and his Women)
Dynamic presentation of much materials. Kept everyone alert all day.
Arthur Marcus, Miami
Thank you so much for a wonderful presentation. It was full of great information and was very humorous. I loved it.
Rachel Doyle, Toledo (Castles of the Loire Valley)
Thank you for a very interesting presentation. I came here expecting to learn about castles, but you talked about so much more, such as the history and and culture and lifestyles of the French. Once again, thank you.
Eugene Lim, Toledo (Castles of the Loire Valley)
Great program and presentation. You are a wonderfully entertaining speaker.
Beverly St Clair, Toledo (Castles of the Loire Valley)
Superb history of the Jews in Spain, their origins, tribulations, and eventual expulsion told with intellect and humor. Thank you for informative and fascinating presentation.
August Garelib. Sarasota (The Jews in Spain)
A wonderful synopsis of a complex period of time. As a layman, thank you for the clarity and continuity of your presentation.
Arny Kaplan. Sarasota (Jews in Spain)
"After 17 ElderHostels, your lecture was the most informative, enlightening and great fun."
Copper & Charlie Zolta, Venice, Florida
“Jean Renoux is a brilliant instructor who makes the information sink in and time fly. This class makes me want to learn more.”
Janice Robinson Stjern, Sarasota, Florida
“Anyone who has a love of the humanities /art history, etc. should take this course. The slides are wonderful. Jean's knowledge of history of the furniture is marvelous. I learned at lot of background history never learned in college.”
Janine Baugmartner, Altamonte Springs, Florida
“Part of my job is to educate my clients and this course will help me bring a humanity to styles that are often as intimidating as they are beautiful.”
Gayle Scruton, Sarasota, Florida
“Jean Renoux is a wealth of knowledge on French furniture, art, architecture and culture. The course is presented in an organized fashion and with humor. A very enjoyable seminar and learning experience.”
Fran d'Alessandro, Dania
“I was thoroughly thrilled with this course! I remained absolutely riveted to Jean’s interesting and well-versed delineation of the artistic, cultural, political, and historical influences that have shaped French and Italian decor and architecture through the centuries. This class is a must for anyone involved in the cosmopolitan aspects of architecture and interior design.”
Carolyn Neve (Portland, Oregon)
“One of the best and most interesting seminars I’ve done since licensing started. Very entertaining and I was pleasantly surprised how much history I learned even now.”
Micheline LaBerge, Sarasota
“Jean – a genius, knowledgeable, and fun.”
Camille Mohaupt, Boca Raton, Florida. Went on tours too.
“The best feature of the class was the instructor's depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for his topic. It is a well presented course, lively and informative that keeps one's interest for every hour. Please do more courses!
Carol Farkas, Vero Beach
Instructor extensive knowledge. More courses with this instructor or an instructor with equal enthusiasm and knowledge. It is exciting and makes you want to actually read and study the hand-out material.
Pam Smith, Orlando
“This was the most instructive, educational and entertaining seminar I ever attended. This instructor is a master of his subject and makes it live. BRAVO!”
Grenville Pullen, in Orlando
“The ability of the instructor to synthesize history of design, politics, economics is absolutely amazing. The 20 hours was totally absorbing.”
Grenville Pullen, in Dania about a different seminar.
Even though I was just in France last year on a design trip, I learned so much more in this class. It makes me want to return to France with Jean on one of his trips.
Lynn Markley, Altamonte Springs, Florida
“I think every designer in Florida should take one of Jean Renoux’s courses. He is a superb instructor and very entertaining as well.”
Gaylyn Cummings, Dania
“This was the most interesting course I have taken. The instructor was excellent and held your interest for three days.”
“Best course I have attended so far. As another designer said: "Jean brought history to life," I concur. Jean is not only knowledgeable of the subject, but he is gifted with the ability to convey it to others. Suggestion: repeat this course as much over this state as Jean is available.”
Anonymous designer or architect’s comments on the course evaluation form in Dania
“The best feature of the course was the instructor's profound knowledge of the subject matter and his great ability to communicate.”
Betty Manry, Vero Beach, Florida
“Mr. Renoux is very well prepared, knowledgeable and interesting with his seminar. I enjoyed this course immensely and look forward to taking additional hours under his direction.”
Stanley J. Falls, Sarasota
Enthusiasm and knowledge of teacher. The class was informative. A real treat! Teacher's knowledge and presentation kept 20 hrs (in two days) very upbeat and interesting.
Diane Gamer, Orlando
“The instructor's energy, knowledge of French & world architecture/ design /furniture history was overwhelming and excellent. After this class I felt like I just had a blood transfusion of new knowledge. Thank you.”
Lillian Correa, Miami Beach, Florida
Marvelous personality and sense of humor. Presentation techniques are excellent. Shares a wealth of information.”
Nila Bandy, Jacksonville
“The best was the direct application to current design projects + awareness of methods & materials.”
James Scott, Miami.
“I feel this class was life changing! What an eye opener. The hands on material, the presentation were excellent. This class exceeded my expectations.”
C. M. M., Orlando.
Jean Renoux is fantastic in his presentation and opinions. He makes the course too short! (10 hours long)! So much to inhale. Very exciting to be exposed to his knowledge. Thank you.
Rictoria Rieger, Sarasota
“As always Jean feels a passion for what he teaches and is brilliant at conveying an enormous amount of technical and crucial information to his students in an interesting and amusing way so it stays with us.”
Betty Manry, Ft. Laud.
“This topic has the potential of being very boring, but this instructor has made it so interesting that there is no chance to be bored.
Great slides. Great stories and impact by instructor. Wonderful! Interesting presentation - don't change
Jackie Floyd, Altamonte Springs
“The only instructor that can keep my interest up for 20 hours in two days. Amazing, fascinating class.”
Ellen Houser, Miami.
Instructor made material very interesting and most informative. I never expected this material to be so interesting.
Pati Poli, Orlando
“This class was better than I imagined. The instructor kept my attention the whole time. I wish I had brought more paper as there is so much valuable information that I didn’t want to forget. The best CEU class I have taken so far. Definitely worth the cost of the course.”
Dawn Wells, Sanford
“The instructor was well prepared. He made a long day go by with his humor.” J.A., Naples.
“Mr. Renoux has extensive knowledge & shares it. The best was that I learned a new way of designing that has a wide range of effects on the world.”
Mr. Renoux has a wealth of information at his fingertips! I thoroughly enjoyed the class and would look forward to other courses taught by Mr. Renoux
Kay Combs, Altamonte Springs
I enjoy taking courses that you are providing to Architects like myself. I find they are a very refreshing change to the normal product courses that are offered, even though they are very educational and much appreciated, the courses offered by Jean are also very educational and help provide a well-rounded knowledge base which helps provide how various types of materials and products may be used in the construction industry and have been so demonstrated by looking back at how buildings have performed over time utilizing various products and materials.
In my opinion any product, material manufacturer or trade association would be providing the architectural community a very strong knowledge base for which to incorporate products and materials into new projects. Also I believe that the Architectural community would support any sponsor providing continuing education that Jean may provide and would suggest giving him a try by stepping out of the box.
Richard E. Ditter, Architect, Ft Myers Florida
(Jean never receive any compensation in any manners or forms from any manufacturers or providers of equipment, products or materials. If he ever endorsed a product or material or technology, he did it after studying those without help or remuneration from the manufacturers.)