An exclusive and original teaching
L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels offers an exclusive program of courses, talks and exhibitions. Students are encouraged to select according to availability and their interests. Each course is 2 to 4 hours long and led by a minimum of two instructors.
Comprised of gemologists, jewelry art historians, master jewelers, stone setters, designers, mock-up makers, lacquer craftsmen, and enameling specialists, the team has over 30 instructors, all of whom are experts in their given fields, all united by the desire to share their knowledge through experimentation and dialogue.
Classes are held in the morning or afternoon. Upon arrival, students are greeted with refreshments, giving them the opportunity to meet the instructors and fellow participants prior to the start of class.
Breaks provide further opportunities for dialogue outside of the classroom.
Using a unique educational approach with hands-on experience in workshops, the instructors help students understand the skills presented with ease.
“Mains d’Or” of Van Cleef & Arpels’ High Jewelry workshop, they total more than 100 years of professional experience. At the highest rank in their profession, they initiate each participant into the jewelers’gestures.
THE ART HISTORIANS
Graduates of programs such as L’Ecole du Louvre (Paris), or Princeton University (USA), their experience, enthusiasm, understanding of jewelry, their passion for sharing and transmission: have made it their destiny to incarnate L’ÉCOLE’s teaching.
Stone buyers, with dual training in gemology and geology: they have a uniquely deep and broad understanding of precious gemstones, which has inspired them to teach in order to share their passion.
THE MOCK-UP ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS
Graduates of prestigious programs such as Ecole Boulle, these artists guide students through the first stages of creation.