12 June 2012

Summer Class

first a sketch ….
…then the manual craft
Class at work
My own vintage alhambra necklace
The zip necklace from 1951
the beautiful classroom at the new Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels

PARIS: Very recently Van Cleef & Arpels, opened the l’École Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery school, where a progression of à la carte courses gives students a glimpse into this fine art of jewellery making, imparting a keen eye for stones and an appreciation of the craftsmanship that goes into turning them from rocks into glittering works of art.

The curriculum at l’École Van Cleef & Arpels is meant to be non-technical and experience-based, gradually introducing students to the craft by expanding their knowledge of the materials and their understanding of the aesthetic. Taught in English and French, the course is divided into three levels – ‘Unveiling’, ‘Shedding Light On’ and ‘Revealing’ – each designed to be the natural progression from the last, and each divided into 4-hour classes called ‘chapters’.

So if you plan to learn something new during your summer vacation book a class now and you will be able to create your own jewellery very soon.



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