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Art Restoration: by DiAnna Tindell - Bring sample photos (or the origionals at your own risk) of your damaged oil paintings, graphic art & paper, photos or mixed media to be reviewed for an understanding of procedures for cleaning, conditioning, patching, in-painting, protecting with sealants, etc. There will be examples of work in progress for "hands-on" review. Many products, equipment and tools will be introduced and available. The main focus will be on oil painting with other mediums included as time permits. Receive valuable handouts for referrals to other services, advice on painting care, use & durability, disaster relief guidelines for protection of valuables and much more. DiAnna will also be available after the session for further inquiries.
Auctions for Buyers & Sellers: The Inside Scoop!: by Bill & Carol Kearney & Christine Saltzman - Includes everything that you want to know about auctions, highlighting tips on how to successfully buy antiques at an auction and how to sell at an auction.
Buying Art: by Bill Rau - When the economy takes a downturn, more people turn to art as an investment. But what makes a piece of artwork a good investment? This class will show us what makes one painting more valuable than another and what to look for when buying art.
Ceramics: by Kyle Husfloen - This will be a general survey of the differences between "pottery" (redware, yelloware, stoneware) and "porcelain." This would include examples mainly from the 19th and 20th century featuring both decorative and utilitarian pieces with a study of pieces from both.
Costume Jewelry-Part I: by Marcia Brown - A discussion on basic jewelry concepts and materials with an introduction to American Art Form and rhinestones. Dating, quality and price values will be discussed. Those attending are welcome to bring some of their own jewelry for show and tell.
Costume Jewelry-Part II: by Marcia Brown - The giants of the jewelry trade and their stories will be discussed. Names like Miriam Haskel, Eisenberg, Hobe and many others will be highlighted with tips for easy identification. You are welcome to bring some of your own pieces to learn more about your treasures.
Estate Sales: Step by Step, Setup to Closeout: by Bill & Carol Kearney & Christine Saltzman - This class will cover all the ins & outs of putting on an estate sale, from start to finish.
Frame Restoration: by DiAnna Tindell - Bring sample photos (or the origional frames at your own risk) of your frames of all types to be reviewed. Observe techniques with various frame types to properly clean, bond, fill, make molds and new parts, airbrush, apply different finishes, etc. There will be examples of work in progress for "hands-on" review. Many products, equipment and tools will be introduced and available. Information on conservation framing to include techniques and products will be summarized if time permits. Receive valuable handouts for referrals to other services, advice on paintings care, use & durability, disaster relief guidelines for protection of valuables and much more. DiAnna will also be available after the session for further inquiries.
Furniture Identification: by Fred & Gail Taylor - The objective of this class is to provide the furniture novice with the basic tools of antique furniture identification and the four step framework to properly apply the tools. Attendees should leave the seminar with a comfortable familiarity of the identification procedure for antique furniture.
Glass Repair: by Paul Boyd - The first 25 minutes or so of this class will cover the equipment and supplies to do glass repair and the types of glass and their properties. After briefly covering how to analyze repairs needed and safety factors, it will move on to demos and hands-on repairs. Types of repairs covered will include: stem repair, stopper repair, bottle and jar cleaning, hairline crack repair and others. Class members are encouraged to bring an item or two for hands-on repair during class or during the trade show.
Going Green With Antiques: by Randy & Debbie Coe - This will discuss how the importance of using safe items is affecting how a consumer buys and uses items in their kitchen. We would also like to generate a discussion of how to get new people involved in collecting by showing them how they can expand on their recycling efforts by changing their buying habits.
One "Kee" to Going Green: McKee: by Barbara Mauzy - This class focuses on the role of plastics in our everyday life and the negative impact this has on both the environment and to one's health. Safe food handling will be discussed as well and the growth of Autism. Alternatives to plastic will be suggested, particulary the use of the 1930's glassware by McKee Glass Company.
Silver Restoration: by Beth & Dan Walker - This class will discuss the basic silver restoration techniques. What types of items can or should be restored and when is it "worth it" and when isn't it for an antique dealer to restore a piece of silver. How you can offer restoration services to your customers as a courtesy and to give them another reason to visit your store.
The American Kitchen, 1920's-1950's: by Barbara Mauzy - There's nothing greener than the vintage American kitchen, unless it was red, yellow, pink or turquoise. The colors of the kitchen will be discussed as well as the socio-economic and historical elements that impacted the hub of American homes through a discussion of major materials- glass, plastic, metal and fabric. Participants will gain clarity in the dating of vintage kitchenware as well as insight into the use of and display of these wonderful collectibles.
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