RISD partners with ASA to offer appraisal classes

Official Seal of the Rhode Island School of Design. Fair use of low-resolution image.

Official Seal of the Rhode Island School of Design. Fair use of low-resolution image.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Beginning this fall, Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD/CE) will offer Principles of Valuation classes taught by accredited senior appraiser members of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Designed for prospective personal property appraisers, RISD’s Continuing Education fall 2013 schedule offers the first of four intensive 3 to 5-day classes beginning on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Providence.

The classes focus upon valuation theory and methods that are common to many areas of appraisal expertise. These classes are of interest to individuals working with all forms of antiques and design, e.g., fine art, books, manuscripts, vintage automobiles, and oriental carpets. The course instructor imparts essential knowledge about personal property valuation and creates the opportunity to meet and collaborate with appraisers from many fields.

“ASA courses in Personal Property Valuation support our goal of educating students of all ages in art and design with high-quality, accessible programs,” said RISD Appraisal Studies Program Director, Marisa Housner Gutmacher.

“We celebrate many years of congenial partnership between ASA and RISD Continuing Education,” said Sandra J Tropper, ASA, who leads Personal Property Education at the American Society of Appraisers. She credits the success of this joint program largely to Louise T. Hall, ASA, who has mentored RISD appraisal students for many years.

Class and registration information may be found at http://ce.risd.edu/programs/appraisal-studies-in-art-antiques-as.

About ASA:

American Society of Appraisers The American Society of Appraisers is a world-renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. As the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all appraisal specialists, ASA is devoted to providing the highest possible standards in all areas of ethics, professionalism, education and designation criteria. For more information about the American Society of Appraisers, the ASA designation program for appraisers or the society’s free “Find an Appraiser” referral system, visit http://appraisers.org or call 800-272-8258.

About RISD Continuing Education:

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD/CE) offers courses for adults, teens and children, as well as 15 certificate programs that address specific professional training needs of adult students. The Certificate Program in Appraisal Studies in Art and Antiques, offered in conjunction with the American Society of Appraisers, provides students with the theoretical skills needed to build a career in the appraisal of personal property and guides them in developing a more thorough appreciation of collecting fine art, decorative art and antiques. For more information, visit http://ce.risd.edu.

About the Rhode Island School of Design:

Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (or “RIZ-dee” for the acronym RISD) is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design in the United States. Each year, approximately 2,300 students from around the world pursue a creative, studio-based education at RISD, which offers rigorous bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in 19 architecture, design, fine arts and art education majors. The college is located in Providence, Rhode Island, which offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers, Boston and New York. The RISD website may be accessed by visiting http://risd.edu.

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