Three Private Art Classes, Live, using Zoom and Powerpoint for Distance Learning. Webinar.

As an art ‘Professore’ I have studied Vermeer since 1975, and just finished the manuscript of my book ‘Closer to Vermeer’.

Today, because of Corona / Covid-19, most museums are less accessible; therefore I now offer remote live classes using Zoom and Powerpoint in order to share my vast knowledge. In these classes you have direct online contact with me in audio and in video images. This is Distance learning at its best!

Listing of all Powerpoint art classes on Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh etc.

Below are a few options:

Vermeer Life and Work

Powerpoint, presenting deep research. Find out how Vermeer emerges as a super-specialist in interior scenes. We discuss how he functioned in the fabric of Delft life. We discuss two of his best works: View of Delft and the Art of Painting (Artist in Studio). In this talk we see psychological tricks of the painter’s trade and include Optics and Science in Delft. A lifetime of research by this author is presented, with a preview of his book ‘Closer to Vermeer’. Full live commentary by the top-level guide Drs Kees Kaldenbach, art historian living in Amsterdam with 20 years of teaching experience.

“The lectures continue to inform and entertain…I’m already getting rave reviews”. Sarah, a private art group now taking their 7th consecutive class with Drs Kaldenbach. September 2020.


Vermeer, Love life and his Family Situation.
Powerpoint. Witness how Vermeer flourishes as a super-specialist in interior scenes. Those scenes are focused and calm, a perfect world, in stark contrast with the reality – his total of 11 children running around in his own home in the 1660s. We discuss Vermeers home, inventory and his work in the Guild of St Luke. You see a preview of Book ‘Closer to Vermeer’. Full live commentary by the top-level guide Drs Kees Kaldenbach, art historian living in Amsterdam with 20 years of teaching experience.

Vermeer Women, Poetry, Stillness.
Powerpoint.  Young women and their private daily activities with  feminine mystique and sometimes the meeting of young eligible males. Often filled with upper class women, damsels and their suitors.  An escapist paradise. Vermeer understands their inner life; he is the proverbial Homme a Femmes. Preview of book ‘Closer to Vermeer’. Full live commentary by the top-level guide Drs Kees Kaldenbach, art historian living in Amsterdam with 20 years of teaching experience.
The Digital Vermeer House, inventory of his actual interior of 1676.

Drs Kaldenbach teaching in front of Vermeer, the Little Street.

Any Question and Answer discussion you wish on Vermeer Art History. Live. With a ‘Professore’ with an excellent track record during the last 40 years.

How to make an appointment?  By phone or email.  Please note the 6-hour difference between Amsterdam, Holland and the East Coast of the USA.

Technical data:

Please send me an email stating your name and whether you wish to connect with multiple laptops. I would need the email addresses of each party.

You need a computer or laptop with a webcam, and run Zoom software.

After we agree on the price, date and hour, and you send me the agreed money via PayPal or via Bank account, I will send you a connection link.

We can do a 1 hour or 1.5 hour session. With Zoom I can reach up to 100 email addresses.

Feedback from a NYC firm, April 2020: “I wanted to send a HUGE thank you for participating in our classroom yesterday. I really cannot say enough how much we appreciate all your help and energy towards this project.
We are still collecting feedback from our members and will send that along when we have it but overall I think it went very well!”

Feedback, 31 July 2020, from Carnegie museums of Pittsburgh after my class on Van Gogh: “The class was a great success, and we would love to work on scheduling another class with you featuring Vermeer and Rembrant.”.  Feedback 25 August 2020: “You are our most popular presenter and we will book you for many more presentations.”

Feedback August 2020 from Providence Art Club, with a rich history of 140 years of lectures: “Your class was extremely well received, we will make more bookings this year.”

Feedback, August 2020 from the Arts society Sebarts .org in Sebastopol, California. “We loved your Zoom classes and will book more!”.


Feedback December, 2020: “Hello Jeannette, Today’s webinar was absolutely wonderful.. content, delivery. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the hour.. When the professor asked if he could go longer, I was inwardly yelling. “Yes, please!!! “This professor is wonderful..a natural teacher and obviously an expert on Van Gogh and the time. Makes me yearn for my college days. I truly hope you will keep me in mind for future presentations like this.”


Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.