COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO CAME TO A LECTURE OR A SEMINAR
From People who attended Nine lectures on the Norwegian-Star during a 20-day cruise from Dubai to Venice about: Oman-Muscat-Salalah; Fujairah-UAE; Petra-Jordan; Louxor-Egypt; Suez Canal; Massada-Israel; Knossos-Crete; Dubrovnik-Croatia; How Venice was built:;
- Hello Jean - I would just like to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed your entertaining lectures delivered on my recent NCL cruise. I wish I had you as a lecturer in my Uni days (back in the 90s) - you are a breath of fresh air in the face of historical content. Thank you. Kind regards. Mardi Smyth.
- Thanks for all your lectures, they really made our trips a better experience. Mario Daher
- I enjoyed your lectures and feeding us info on our day trips. Karen Gaebler
- My family and I very much enjoyed your informative and humorous lectures on the many sites we visited through our NCL journey this year in March/April. We would love to know where you may be journeying in years to come - would love to join! Julia (Toronto, Canada)
- I wanted to just take the opportunity to again congratulate you on the huge success you had with your Port Lectures on the Ship. I would welcome "running-into-you" again somewhere - perhaps on another Ship? Alfred Winklmayr
From People who attended other lectures:
You turn what could be a tedious, monotonous experience into one of enlightenment and entertainment.
David Harum, Owner, Harum Architects
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)
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
Magnificent. Entertaining. Beautifully done. Betty Shunk. Atlanta (Picassso 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)
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
Best art lecture I have ever heard! Susan Goldfarb, Executive Director, The Longboat Key Education Center. (Picasso and his Women)
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
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 with, 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
Jean is extremely knowledgeable, interesting and organized with respect 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
“Very informative instructor. I have a better background of environmental materials and technologies to pass on to clients.”
Fran d’Alessandro, Naples
“Jean possesses an astounding gift for public speaking and an encyclopedic knowledge of all things relevant to the visual poetry that is European architecture/décor, 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
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 his presentations. 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, ASID, 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
“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 décor 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, ASID (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
“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 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
“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.”
J. S., 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.
“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.”
B.M., 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.
“The only instructor that can keep my interest up for 20 hours in two days. Amazing, fascinating class.”
“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.”
D. W., 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.”
Instructor's approach, knowledge, perspective and sense of humor! Michael Ranucci, Naples, Florida. (How to Design & Build Green)
Instructor's knowledge and presentation. Demonstrate commitment and passion for subject.
Christopher J. Lee, Naples, Florida (How to Design & Build Green)
The best feature of this class was the instructor passion for the subject. Eric Hankin. Miami (How to Design & Build Green)
Jean's courses are the best - funny, enjoyable, filled with so much information that I can't wait to go home and use it. This was a truly inspired course. I wish it was required fo all designers. I can't wait for the next edition. This is an incredibly important subject but can very "dry." Jean's irreverent and hilarious takes on things make this course anything but dry. His passion for the subject is infectious.
Julie Schulte. Jacksonville (How to Design & Build Green)
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
Knowledgeable excellent communicator.
Peter Block. Jacksonville (How to Design & Build Green)