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Appraisal of Fine Art Course

Sep 24

Course Details

Date Monday, September 24, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location Northern Illinois University - Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL
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$1,400.00 before September 18, 2018
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The Appraisal of Fine Art course emphasizes the primary categories of fine art frequently encountered by appraisers and dealers: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, frames, and photography.

Course participants will learn how to:

  • identify, research, and evaluate various forms of art work;
  • distinguish various print processes;
  • properly describe art works using the correct vocabulary;
  • and receive an overview of art history and art conservation.

A field trip to local museums, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, provides students with close exposure to the property categories being studied. For those seeking accreditation, a post-course appraisal assignment is required, and an exam will be held on the final day. Breakfast and lunch each day is included in the course fee. 

This course is seven Days: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; release on the last day at noon. Breakfast and lunch are included for the duration of the course with the exception of lunch on the final day. The exam on the final day will be held at the host hotel. 

Pre-course reading and a written assignment are required for this course.

Course Location
Northern Illinois University – Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd. Naperville, IL 60563

Hotel Location 
Embassy Suites by Hilton
1823 Abriter Court
Naperville, IL 60563

Toll free: 1.800.Embassy
Direct: 630.799.5900
ISA Group Code: ISA

Room Type: King Studio Suite

Please remember to ask for the ISA room block at a rate of $129/night plus tax (Use group code: ISA). Reservations should be secured by Monday, September 10, 2018 to take advantage of the room block rate.

Distance Education available
The Appraisal of Fine Art Course is also available via distance education.  Click here for more info.

Refund Policy
Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $200 will be issued on written cancellations or transfer requests received on or before September 10, 2018. Phone cancellations WILL NOT be accepted. Registrants assume full responsibility for notification to and verification of receipt by ISA. 

Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, flight/transportation cancellations, unattended events or early departure. In the rare event of a course cancellation, ISA is not responsible for nor will provide refunds for costs associated with travel, airfare, hotel or transportation costs incurred by the registered attendee. It is always recommended that the registrant considering purchasing independent travel insurance.


Meredith Meuwly

Meredith Meuwly

Meredith Meuwly is Director of Appraisal Services at Heritage Auctions, preparing appraisals for 40 specialist categories. She is also the ISA Director of Education, an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, and a frequent lecturer on the art market.

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Steve R Roach

Steve R Roach
ISA Member since October 2007

Steve Roach is one of the nation's leading rare coin authorities, drawing on his work as a coin dealer, grader, editor, lawyer and varied experience in the auction world. He is a USPAP instructor certified to teach 7 and 15-hour courses.

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