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ABE 100 Art Appraisal Standards
1.2 CEU

This course reviews the code of ethics and standards for valuation and appraisal practice, including appraisal report writing. This 15 hour seminar concentrates on personal property appraising and includes the USPAP examination. Successful completion of the class is proof of professional competence and is required for those who intend to become qualified professional appraisers. The curriculum follows the guidelines of the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation and is taught by a AQB Certified USPAP Instructor.

ABE 200 Mid-Century History of Design Part 1
1.2 CEU

In this introductory course, you will learn how and why art and design changed in the early 20th Century. Illustrative examples will be culled from all major design areas. The designers discussed will show the international influence that evolved throughout the century.

ABE 201 Mid-Century History of Design, Part 2

This course is a continuation of Mid Century History of Design, Part 1.

ABE 203 New Materials

This course will provide a close examination of new materials used by mid-century designers including their capabilities, and the need for conservation.

ABE 301 Stylemasters: Art - Painting and Sculpture
1.2 CEU

In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century painting and sculpture. A brief history of 20th century art will be provided, accompanied by tips on identifying periods, mediums, artists, fakes, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. One session will be offsite to take advantage of NYC's arts and culture scene. There may be a modest fee.

ABE 302 Stylemasters: Art - Prints, Photographs, and New Media

In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century prints, photographs, and new media. A brief history of 20th century art will be provided, accompanied by tips on identifying periods, mediums, artists, fakes, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. A field trip will be included.

ABE 303 Stylemasters: Interior Design
1.2 CEU

In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century interiors and accessories. A brief history of 20th century interior design will be provided, accompanied by tips on identifying materials, periods, designers, fakes, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. One session will be offsite to take advantage of NYC's arts and culture scene. There may be a modest fee.

ABE 304 Stylemasters: Furniture

In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century furniture. A brief history of 20th century furnishings will be provided, accompanied by tips on identifying wood, periods, county of origin, fakes, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. A field trip will be included.

ABE 305 Stylemasters: Fine Jewelry

In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century fine jewelry. A brief history of 20th century jewelry design will be provided, accompanied by tips on identifying materials, periods, designers, fakes, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. A field trip will be included.

ABE 306 Stylemasters: Costume Jewelry

In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century costume jewelry. A brief history of 20th century jewelry design will be provided, accompanied by tips on identifying materials, periods, designers, fakes, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. A field trip will be included.

ABE 307 Stylemasters: Couture

In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century couture. A brief history of 20th century fashion design will be provided, accompanied by tips on identifying materials, periods, designers, fakes, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. A field trip will be included.

ABE 308 Stylemasters: Couture Accessories

In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century couture as it relates to fashion accessories (hats, bags, shoes). A brief history of 20th century fashion design will be provided, accompanied by tips on identifying materials, periods, designers, fakes, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. A field trip will be included.

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