L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

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L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

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L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts is a unique educational initiative that introduces the world of jewelry to the general public through courses, talks and exhibitions.

Through hands-on à la carte classes taught by a team of passionate experts, but also talks and exhibitions, L’ÉCOLE welcomes the public to learn about the savoir-faire of jewelry-making techniques, the world of precious stones, and the art history of jewelry.

No prerequisite of education or skills is needed, only curiosity. In just a few hours, participants can discover the fascinating universe of jewelry, from the mysteries of stones to the know-how of jewelers while uncovering its rich history.

First and originally established in 2012 Place Vendôme in Paris, with the support of the High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts aims to share its knowledge to a large and varied audience, both in France and abroad.

It made its Hong Kong debut in 2014 and was an instant success with the local community. After three successful travelling editions in Hong Kong, L’ÉCOLE has now found a permanent home in Asia at K11 MUSEA in Tsim Sha Tsui, officially opened in November 2019, making it the first campus outside of Paris. Discover the schedule of L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific programs in Hong Kong and book your jewelry classes!

For its new location outside of Paris, L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific takes up residence at K11 MUSEA, at the heart of the West Kowloon Art & Design district in Tsim Sha Tsui, a pioneering space where arts, culture and craftsmanship meet. Most importantly, K11 and L’ÉCOLE share the value of transmission and the commitment to promote the public education of art.

The school design itself was created by renowned architect Sou Fujimoto, a long-time friend of L’ÉCOLE, who imagined a modern identity for this Asian venue, with organic shapes, playing with natural day light of the site.

Classes are held all-year long, with morning and afternoon sessions, and conversations in the evening. Students have the chance to mingle and exchange with teachers and fellow participants during the welcome and break receptions.

L’ÉCOLE in Hong Kong is proposing 17 course topics that are taught by a team of experts and span subjects including ‘Savoir-Faire’, ‘Art History of Jewelry” and ‘The Universe of Gemstones’.

L’ÉCOLE’s faculty of teachers is comprised of experts in their fields: master jewelers, stone setters, designers, mock-up makers, jewelry art historians, gemologists and lacquer craftsmen.

All of them are experienced professionals, chosen for their enthusiasm, passion and skill in transmitting their knowledge and know-how. Find out more about the teachers of L’ÉCOLE.

Alongside the courses, L’ÉCOLE is also dedicated to advancing the appreciation of jewelry through a variety of cultural programs and formats: talks or “Evening Conversations”, Workshops for Young People, exhibitions, videos and publications providing fresh knowledge to jewelry enthusiasts.

With the goal of reaching out across borders, L’ÉCOLE travels every year to different destinations to meet its students and offer them, in their country, a complete set of courses, talks and exhibitions. Recently, L’ÉCOLE visited New York, Tokyo and Dubai.


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