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L’École for Jewelry Arts celebrates its 5th anniversary — February 3, 2017

Founded with the support of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, L’ÉCOLE of jewelry arts celebrates its 5th anniversary all during 2017, with special programs to note the growing success of the school. Guest Artists’ Exhibitions, new courses and workshops, new partnerships with the great museums, new destinations for L’ÉCOLE abroad ... to discover or rediscover the first school which invites the general public to learn about the Jewelry Arts.

January
 
L’ÉCOLE Presents: « Retour d’Expédition » Harumi Klossowska de Rola from January 23rd to February 1st
New Courses: «The Jewel and ‘Grand Feu’ Enamel»
School in Session: from January 9th to 19th
 
February
 
Celebration of 5th Anniversary: February 2nd
Partnership with Musée des Arts Décoratifs: English edition of the book Flora, published by Thames & Hudson
Lecture : An Interview with Harumi Klossowska de Rola, February 1st
School in Session: from February 20th to March 2nd
Session of Creative Workshops for children and teenagers: from February 13th to 15th
 
March
 
Beyond the Walls Program : Mobilier d’exception et arts décoratifs au XXème siècle, exhibition organized by the magazine AD and by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, from March 22nd to April 4th
Lecture : Jean Baptiste Tavernier, with presentation of the replicas of the historic diamonds (partnership with MNHN Paris and Université Rennes II), March 2nd
Lecture : The Sun King’s Blue Diamond, a rediscovered masterpiece, March 30th
School in Session: from March 20th to 30th
 
April
 
New Course: «Gouaché Painting for High Jewelry »
New Course: « The Engagement Ring: Know and Understand» Lecture: Royal Extravagance, the Collection Al-Thani at the Grand Palais
School in Session : from April 18th to 27th
Session of Creative Workshops for children and teenagers: from April 3rd to 5th
 
May
 
Nomadic L’ÉCOLE in New York
Partnership with Musée des Arts Décoratifs: the book Fauna Lecture: Flowers in the Jewelry Arts
School in Session: from May 9th to 18th
Beyond the Walls Program : Medusa "Bijou et Tabou" au Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris
 
June
 
L’ÉCOLE Nomade in London Lecture: Architecture & Jewelry
School in Session: from June 12th to 22nd
 
July
 
L’ÉCOLE Presents: Daniel Brush
Session of Creative Workshops for children and teenagers: from July 10th to 12th
 
September
 
Nomadic L’ÉCOLE in Hong Kong from September 15th to 30th
School in Session: from September 4th to 13th
 
October
 
Partnership with Musée des Arts Décoratifs: book launch for Figure
School in Session: from October 9th to 25th
 
November
 
Nomadic L’ÉCOLE in Dubai November 7th to 25th
School in Session: from November 17th to 28th
 
December
 
School in Session: from December 7th to 18th 

 

 

Harumi Klossowska de Rola - Exhibition at L'Ecole - Jan 23 to Feb 1 — January 13, 2017

Harumi Klossowska de Rola presents her new collection of jewels and objects, from January 23 to February 1, at L'École des Arts Joailliers, in an exhibition named "Retour d'expédition".
Harumi Klossowska's jewels are animals which are at the same time alive and petrified, mysterious an familiar.  A world in which creatures spring into existence, out of wood and gold, dreamed up between Europe and Japan, tamed by the artist's mind, and then entrusted to the meticulousness of several Swiss French artisans. These works are unique, wild and delicate.

L'École des Arts Joailliers (The School of Jewelry Arts)
31, rue Danielle-Casanova
75002 Paris
Access from 2PM to 7PM, free of charge

CONVERSATION - A Jeweler during the Second Empire: The Maison Mellerio — December 2, 2016

L'Ecole offers a regularly scheduled program of Evening conversations, from 8pm to 10pm. These evenings give 60 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.
 
The next Evening Conversation will be held in Paris on Thursday, December 15 and will be about a jeweler during the second empire: The Maison Mellerio
Nourished by the artistic and industrial effervescence of the Second Empire, the high society chose a jeweler of predilection: Mellerio. Let's discover a style, characteristic of the reign of Napoleon III.
 
Contributors : Emilie Bérard, Mellerio dits Meller Heritage director & Capucine Juncker, Journalist and Gemologist

 

 

Explore and Create : From French jewels to Japanese Lacquer — October 3, 2016

Two traditions, two Arts, two types of Savoir-Faire: French Jewelry and Japanese Urushi Lacquer. "Mains d’Or" (Golden Hands) from the High Jewelry Workshops of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels and a Master of Urushi Laqueur initiate you into the secrets of their Art.

Seated at the jeweler’s bench, you work both with metal and with inlaid vegetable ivory, to create motifs on a butterfly jewel’s wings. In the lacquer workshop, using tools and materials from far away, you create your lacquered butterfly, praticing three of the lacquer master’s ancestral techniques: placing colors, Maki-e, and mosaics in mother of pearl.

This class is conducted by a Japanese lacquer instructor and a jeweler with many years’ experience in Van Cleef & Arpels’ workshops, along with an instructor.

 

 

CONVERSATION - Second Empire : Between Splendor and Extravagance — September 30, 2016

L'Ecole offers a regularly scheduled program of Evening conversations, from 8pm to 10pm. These evenings give 35 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.
 
The next Evening Conversation will be held in Paris on Thursday, October 20 and will be about The Second Empire : Between Splendor and Extravagance.
 
Echoing the " Spectacular Second Empire " exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay, we propose to live again an era of great changes, both in the society and the artistic creation. Splendid and castigated, the reign of Napoleon III was nevertheless a prosperous age for luxury industries, particularly for jewelry.
 
Paul Paradis, Art Historian, specialist in French decorative arts and professor at L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels & Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, graduate from the Ecole du Louvre and professor at L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels