- Focuses on Industry Standards and Regulations
- Develops Research Skills and Methodologies
- Trains for a Broad Range of Occupations
Designed for both prospective and practicing appraisers, these courses explore the techniques and practices of fine and decorative art appraisal. Foundational courses introduce you to industry standards and best practices, while specialized courses explore various fields, including American and European paintings, Asian art, silver, furniture, and photography.
Learn the visual vocabulary of style and ornament in decorative arts through weekly guided visits to New York auction houses, galleries, and museums.
Gain an introduction to the European and American decorative arts through weekly guided visits to museums in New York City.
Study the relationship between fine art and decorative art of the 20th century.
Explore the use of digital 3D design, 3D imaging, additive manufacturing (3D printing, laser sintering), and milling for creating sculpture.
Examine the history of fashion and costume to learn about changes in style, construction, and the use of fabrics.
Explore paintings from the American South, a region that has produced some of the most important American art for more than 400 years.
Explore the history of furniture construction and decoration, and learn how to distinguish period pieces from well-crafted reproductions.
Explore the abstract art movements from Latin America, including constructivism, MADI, Mexican abstraction, and kinetic art, and the artists.
Receive an introduction to the field of art conservation as it applies to arts professionals such as appraisers, collectors, and museum personnel.
Learn how to approach, construct, and develop various types of written appraisals that are reflective of the highest current standards.
Explore the characteristics, manufacture, and trade in textiles to help in the appraisal of furniture, clothing, costumes, and home furnishings.
Explore one of the most dynamic periods in the development of American ceramics and glass.
Examine the evolution of modern and contemporary decorative arts, so you are better able to assess objects and appropriately assign proper value.
Examine how exhibitions in the US and Europe ignited a race among designers, manufacturers, and retailers to introduce art deco to the marketplace.
Explore impressionism, postimpressionism, expressionism, surrealism, futurism, and the path to abstraction through the medium of paintings.
Learn the essential framework of personal property appraisal, and acquire an education in appraising.
Gain an overview of the history and development of different artistic traditions in Latin America.
Learn about current tax law as it applies to the valuation of fine and decorative arts.
Acquire the knowledge and skills needed for market analysis and trend-spotting in the art world.
Receive a general introduction to the various media and styles commonly encountered in the appraisal of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture.
Gain an introduction to art appraisal practice and a foundation in appraisal research methods and tools.
Learn to identify major European furniture styles, while developing the tools needed to determine historic and contemporary value.
Gain familiarity with the legal aspects of appraising, which have become crucial to the profession.