Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why 7 Days in Illinois is Totally Worth It

Appraising can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to fine art or antiques, but it doesn't have to be.

ISA’s specialty survey courses on Fine Art and Antiques and Residential Contents, both coming up this October, are the best way to learn the terminology and research practices for these types of appraisals. After seven days of hands-on, interactive instruction from ISA's most experienced instructors and respected certified appraisers, you will leave equipped with the skills you need to expand your appraisal practice.

Don’t miss ISA’s two upcoming specialty courses next month. Registration deadlines are quickly approaching!

ISA’s Appraisal of Fine Art Course
October 19 – 25, 2015
Northern Illinois University - Naperville Campus
Naperville, Illinois
$1,300 ISA members / $1,585 nonmembers
Course instructors: Richard Casagrande, ISA CAPP; Cathy Peters, ISA CAPP; and Meredith Meuwly, ISA CAPP
Registration closes October 9

Description: The Appraisal of Fine Arts course emphasizes the primary categories of fine art frequently encountered by appraisers and dealers: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, frames, and photography. Course participants will learn how to identify, research, and evaluate various forms of art work; distinguish various print processes, properly describe art works using the correct vocabulary; and will also receive an overview of art history and art conservation. A field trip to local museums provides students with close exposure to the property categories being studied. For those seeking accreditation, a post-course appraisal assignment is required, and an exam will be held on the final day. Breakfast and lunch each day is included in the course fee.

ISA’s Antiques and Residential Contents Course
October 26 - November 1, 2015
Northern Illinois University - Naperville Campus
Naperville, Illinois
$1,300 ISA members / $1,585 nonmembers
Course Instructors: Valerie Hale, ISA CAPP; Michael Logan, ISA CAPP; and Intern Instructor, Libby Holloway, ISA CAPP
Registration closes October 16

Description: The Antiques and Residential Contents Course provides information necessary to properly identify and value items within the broad category of antiques and residential contents. Focus is on skill building around analysis of construction and manufacturing; as well as identification of quality, age, and design characteristics of periods and styles. Concepts discussed in class will be reinforced with hands on exercises.  Research, identification, inspection and report writing tips for the appraiser are also discussed. Course sections include furniture (English/American focus), ceramics, glass, silver, toys and dolls, prints, books, textiles, vintage fashions and general household contents among others. The course includes an off-site field trip. For those seeking accreditation, a post-course appraisal assignment is required, and an exam will be held on the final day. Breakfast and lunch each day is included in the course fee.

And remember, successful completion of the Fine Art or Antiques and Residential Contents courses can be used as credit toward fulfilling the required classroom hour requirements for ISA accreditation.

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