The International Society of Appraisers, based in Chicago, will offer a six day course entitled “Appraisal of Fine Art” in Chicago September 10-15. Geared for the professional appraiser and the advanced soon to be appraiser, the course, a credited course for ISA members, will be taught by Cathy Peters, ISA who is a professional appraiser and is certified in Fine Arts Appraisal with a background in History and Art History. This is an excellent opportunity for appraisers to increase their knowledge of Fine Art appraising and expand their reach in the appraisal marketplace.
This wide ranging and in-depth course will emphasize the primary categories of fine art frequently encountered by appraisers and dealers such as paintings, sculpture, works on paper, frames, photography, animation art, Russian icons and Spanish Colonial art. The major areas of focus will be art history, looking at artworks properly, identifying and researching fine art works, properly describing art works, correctly employing specific vocabulary, and art conservation.
The course will encompass required pre-course reading and in addition to the class room instruction will include a written assignment and a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago to provide students with close exposure to the property categories being studied. This challenging and hugely informative course will conclude with a written examination on the afternoon of the last class day.
The course will be conducted 8:00AM – 5:00PM beginning Thursday September 10 and will conclude at 4:30PM on Tuesday September 15. Enrollment is available to all appraisers and those interested in becoming appraisers. The course provides 45 ISA Professional Development Credits that may transferable to other appraisal organizations. Appraisal of Fine Art is being offered only once this year and class size is limited. Early registration is encouraged. Cost of the course is $1,200 for ISA members and $1,470 for non-members. Registration deadline is September 7. Registration is available online or through the ISA office main office.
Site of the course is the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown, 10 E. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 595-0000. A group discount rate is available through ISA for accommodations at the Hilton.
ISA (isa-appraisers.org) will offer a six day course entitled “Appraisal of Antiques and Residential Content” October 1 - October 6, also in Chicago at the Hilton.