Perception is an innate ability, but those who learn how to avail its potential are able to spark insights of genius. The Art Trainer ™ will help you explore the remarkable power of art as a portal to enhance the power of perception to knock down barriers and forge new ground. Through a dynamic process of inquiry and reflection, The Art Trainer ™ will assist you and your employees to unlock new modes of thought and transform your company.



Hilda Werschkul

The Art Trainer ™ teaches organizations how to enhance organizational performance through interactions with works of art. Guided experiences using works of art allows for professional and personal growth, and enables individuals at all levels within a company to perceive to rethink their roles and responsibilities through the aesthetic dimension.

Hilda Werschkul founded The Art Trainer ™in 2016 ten years into her teaching career. Today, she is a full time faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She earned her PhD in art history from Columbia University and is a published author. Her book, Experiences of Art: Reflections on Masterpieces, was published in 2017 by ORO Edition. She loves traveling in Europe and has lived abroad in Italy (Sicily), Switzerland, and Austria and speaks Swiss German and German fluently.


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Go beyond the conventional interpretations of famous masterpieces in the history of Western art since prehistory through the unique and personal experiential insights of Hilda and her students.

The book was pivotal in her career as a professor and serves as the foundation for The Art Trainer.




Pablo Picasso,  Woman in White , 1923

Pablo Picasso, Woman in White, 1923

The Art Trainer ™ provides business consulting and training services. Our teaching interventions help people shed new light on the way they recognize, assess and strategize through self-reflection and awareness of their own Perceptual Intelligence. 

Some of our standard workshops include:

Perception as Innate Potential and Action

The Screen Between the Self and World

 Making the Screen Self-Evident

 Inattentive Blindness

Seeing the Invisible

The Art Trainer ™ specializes on training initiatives designed specifically for upper levels of management on the topic of Perceptual Intelligence.  Learn the key ingredients to greater self-awareness of your own perceptual intelligence for enhanced capacity for observation, forming assessments, analogizing and comparing, differentiating, utilizing intuition, and building cognitive schemas. 


Lewis Hine,  Empire State Building , 1931

Lewis Hine, Empire State Building, 1931

Consulting and Coaching

As a consultant and coach, Hilda works with individuals one-on-one using evocative power of works of art to reflect upon challenges and create strategies and winning outcomes.

Hilda's practice in coaching derives from her own skills in Perceptual Intelligence, established and refined over years of experience as a professor, from which she has acquired greater self-awareness and sensitivity into the minds of others and the world around her.

Volteranno,  Truth Illuminating Human Blindness , c. 1650

Volteranno, Truth Illuminating Human Blindness, c. 1650

Meeting Sketchers

Let talented illustration majors from the School of Visual Arts spark your conversations at meetings with the visual aid of sketches. Their imaginative interpretation of your dialogues will help unleash creative ideas and circumvent communication barriers.