The class will be organized around antiques and vintage collections … some popular, others a little bit more obscure, but just as interesting. In each class session we will discuss the history and timeline of the topic, to give us an understanding of styles and materials, as well as a basis to be able to decipher the age and provenance of an antique. We will bring some samples of the antiques and collectibles into class (you are encouraged to bring in your own examples as well) and we will also view examples of the works of the important designers and artists who have created the masterworks. Each class will end with a chance for all attendees to show and tell their own antiques and collections.
Week 2: Silver, focusing on 20th century silver, including identifying marks
Week 3: Porcelain & Pottery, including identifying marks
Week 4: Jewelry, focusing on 20th century costume jewelry
Week 5: Ephemera, a collage of paper and printed collectibles
Week 6: Your Night … we will determine the content of this session together during the first few weeks of the program.
Antiques & Collectibles: Course Description, Catalog & Registration
Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center
Tuesday nights • 6:30pm to 8:30pm • Sept 27th thru Nov 1st