Spring 2019 Courses

Registration begins November 12, 2018: Registration Form / Credit Card Authorization
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by Friday, January 11, 2019.

Introduction to Collecting Fine Art - starts Mar. 18

Discuss the ways in which collecting fine art can fulfill a passion and/or enrich interior design. Understand why research into important styles and artists can enhance starting or adding to a fine art collection. Gain an overview of the program and recognize the significant aspects to consider when collecting fine art.

CFA 1000 / noncredit / $75
Discount: $60 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)Instructor: Diana Erdos
March 18 (1 session)
Monday, 6:30–8:00 pm

Location: TBA
 Understanding Auctions - starts May 6

Gain an insider’s guide to the auction process. Learn to research auctions via internet sites hosted by Auction Houses. Explore the vital aspects of visiting the previews and attending auctions. Understand estimated prices, reserve prices, and final sale prices. Explore the process of purchasing at auction including registering for a paddle and bidding at auction.

CFA 1002 / noncredit / $75
Discount: $60 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Diana Erdos
May 6 (1 session)
Monday, 6:30–8:00 pm
Location: TBA

 Collecting Paintings: A History and Practical Guide - starts Mar. 25

Take a journey from the emergence of paintings as an art form to the arrival of the first art collectors in Ancient Rome, to the history of art collecting in New York. Showcasing a multitude of works that are available for purchase today, this course is a practical guide to curating a collection, including selection, placement, budgeting and installing.

CFA 1003 / noncredit / $145
Discount: $120 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Diana Erdos
March 25 (1 session)
Monday, 6:30–9:30 pm

Location: TBA
Collecting Works on Paper - starts Apr. 8
Trace the history of drawing as a preliminary study for a work in a different medium to the acceptance of drawing as a work in its own right. Examine all works on paper, including pastel, watercolor, and collage including discussion of the major collections, institutions, galleries and art fairs that specialize in this medium and examples of works available today.

CFA 1004 / noncredit / $145
Discount: $120 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)

Instructor: Diana Erdos
April 8 (1 session)
Monday, 6:30–9:30 pm

Location: TBA
 Collecting Fine Prints - starts Apr. 15

Trace the history of the printing press and the demand it created for playing cards and icons in 15th century Germany; social changes that lead to imagery of all kinds in 19th-20th century France; and development of major print ateliers in the U.S. The discussion emphasizes works available today and descriptions of different print techniques and an edition numbering explanation.

CFA 1005 / noncredit / $145
Discount: $120 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Diana Erdos
April 15 (1 session)
Monday, 6:30–9:30 pm
Location: TBA

Collecting Sculpture - starts Apr. 22

Review Ancient Egyptian works establishing the figure in stone as the beginning of recorded artistic expression. Follow the tradition through Ancient Greece to the Roman Empire; examine the classical influence and artists that broke with tradition in the 20th century. Observe multiple examples of figurative and abstract sculpture, focusing on current availability and finding them in galleries and art fairs.

CFA 1006 / noncredit / $145
Discount: $120 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)

Instructor: Diana Erdos
April 22 (1 session)
Monday, 6:30–9:30 pm

Location: TBA

Collecting Ceramics - starts Apr. 29

Historically, clay has been a primary material used for functional objects. Those objects developed into an art form providing important narrative histories and becoming collectable in their own right. Trace the fascinating story of porcelain from its secret formula in China, discovery in Korea and Japan, and eventual arrival through export into the celebrated manufactories in Germany, France and England.

CFA 1007 / noncredit / $145
Discount: $120 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Diana Erdos
April 29 (1 session)
Monday, 6:30–9:30 pm

Location: TBA