Mr. Gene Evans (father of Katie, 8th grader) came in to visit and talk to the 8th grade art classes about his job as an art dealer, appraiser, and consultant. It was really cool to hear about his job, since it's art-related without any art-making involved... just art appreciating!
Mr. Evans brought in three different art pieces and had students place bids on them via a mock auction. Although the winners didn't get the art, they did receive candy cane prizes for their accurate appraisals! We learned a lot of new things about art and even a little bit about how to spot treasures within our own community via garage sales, estate sales, and thrift stores! For example, artwork is always more valuable when it is signed! Good tip to remember for making our own art!