Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Antiques & Collectibles Class in Los Gatos • Open for Registration

Last year we held a successful and fun class on antiques and collectibles. We have again partnered with Los Gatos Recreation to offer another class about antiques.

This spring class on Antiques and Collectibles will meet at the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Conference room, located at 10 Station Way in Los Gatos. It will be held on Tuesday nights, from 6:30 to 8:30, starting March 20th and continuing through April 24th ... More information below ... Set aside the dates and plan to join us.

Antiques & Collectibles: Some Class Details

The class will be organized around traditional 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 timelines 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.

The instructor will be Bob Bortfeld, lifelong collector and co-owner of Vintages of Los Gatos.

Antiques & Collectibles: Topics

Week 1: Introductions, Collections, History, Terminology 
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

Course Description: Expand your appreciation for antiques through this fun and educational 6-week workshop! Class will be provided with a basic vocabulary and timeline for understanding antiques and collectibles. Each class will feature a bit of history, a collection theme and a “show & tell” by attendees. Class themes will include silver, jewelry, china/porcelain, ephemera and more. Participants will be provided a detailed class schedule at the first class describing what types of collections will be the focus of each session and the types of items to bring in for show and tell segments.

Catalog of LG Recreation classes. The Antiques & Collectibles class is listed under Adult Classes: Potpourri. Or go directly to the Antiques & Collectibles class listing. Additional information can be found in our newsletter announcement.

To Register, click the Registration Link on the course description page. Or go to the LG Recreation page and follow the links.

The class will be held at:
Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
10 Station Way, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Tuesday nights • 6:30pm to 8:30pm • March 20th thru April 24th

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