- 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.
Receive an introduction to the field of art conservation as it applies to arts professionals such as appraisers, collectors, and museum personnel.
Explore impressionism, postimpressionism, expressionism, surrealism, futurism, and the path to abstraction through the medium of paintings.
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.
Gain an overview of the history and development of different artistic traditions in Latin America.
Explore paintings from the American South, a region that has produced some of the most important American art for more than 400 years.
Acquire the knowledge and skills needed for market analysis and trend-spotting in the art world.
Gain an insider’s view of overlooked issues from numerous legal disputes in the billion-dollar art market.
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 one of the most dynamic periods in the development of American ceramics and glass.
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.
Learn the unified code of ethics and standards for appraisal report writing and prepare for the USPAP exam.
Explore the history of furniture construction and decoration, and learn how to distinguish period pieces from well-crafted reproductions.
Learn about current tax law as it applies to the valuation of fine and decorative arts.
Meet the principals of several New York City galleries, and learn how to recognize quality and determine current market value of art and antiques.
Receive an introduction to style and ornament in the European and American decorative arts of the 17th through early 20th centuries.
Gain an introduction to American furniture from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
Review examples of American folk art from the 17th century to present, examining regional, urban, and rural influences and the evolution over time.
Explore the factors that determine the value of a wine or wine collection for buyers and investors.
Explore the art and appraisal criteria for the Hudson River School, as well as other related American landscape painters.
Learn about damage and loss appraisals, which are used when assessing value to facilitate insurance claim settlements and disputes.
Learn about the extraordinary quality and style of furniture produced in the American South.
Explore the basic principles and methods of researching the history of ownership, transfer, and exhibition of artwork.
Gain essential information on types of prints, key artists to collect, and ways of determining authenticity and establishing value for photography.
Learn how to handle the most problematic issues of authentication that confront art professionals.
Learn about the development of American painting and sculpture from the colonial period to the postwar era.
Learn the basics of appraising household contents, and acquire the techniques and skills necessary to become a general appraiser.