Whether you’re acquiring art and objects for pure enjoyment or with an eye for investment; to begin a collection or as a profession, it’s important to make informed decisions. Along with being VP of Heritage Auction House and part of Antiques Roadshow since it’s U.S. inception, I’m also an adjunct professor at New York’s Parsons School of Design. If you’re interested, beginning January 25 through April 1, I’m teaching a nine-week online course in “APPRAISING AND SOURCING ART AND OBJECTS.”
It’s an introduction to the professional appraisal of Western decorative arts and interior design from the 18th century to the modern era.
Students will learn to make critical decisions in building a private or professional collections and the fine art of the auction business. Throughout the course you’ll engage with the field of decorative arts and design by conducting research in online auction and sale platforms, visiting auction houses, galleries and art and antique shows where you can network with professionals. You’ll gain hands-on experience appraising fine and decorate arts in the commercial auction world and learn to identify and assess the value of art and objects that will prepare you for a career in the world of auction, appraising or interior design.
The second class I’m teaching, “THE ART AUCTION,” is not an online class, but six sessions, beginning March 11. What is it worth? How do I get involved? Find answers to these questions and much more in this intensive study of the fascinating world of fine art auctioneering, with a focus on New York’s auction houses. The class features frequent field trips to places like Sotheby’s and Christie’s; we’ll have guest speakers; a mock auction and a weekly look at the international world of art and objects at auction.
If you’re interested in either one of these classes you can go online to Parson’s School of Design or leave me a question here, and I’ll get back to you.