Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS L'ÉCOLE, SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS?
Founded in Paris in 2012, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts is the first school established for the general public to learn about the history, culture, and savoir-faire of the bejeweled arts. Find out more about L’ÉCOLE’s mission.
L’ÉCOLE has now found a permanent home in Asia at K11 MUSEA in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, making it the first outpost outside of Paris.
WHO IS THE INTENDED AUDIENCE?
For all those who are passionate or curious about jewelry, who love beauty, and who would like to raise their cultural awareness to become what the French call an “amateur éclairé,” an enlightened amateur, but no prerequisite of education or skills is needed, only curiosity!
WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?
L’ÉCOLE teachers, the majority of whom are based in our Paris headquarters, are each an expert in his or her field and have carefully developed the L’ÉCOLE curriculum for audiences everywhere. Find out more about L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts teachers.
DOES L'ÉCOLE, SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS GRANT A DEGREE OR A CERTIFICATE?
Although each student receives a certificate signed by the president of L’ÉCOLE upon successful completion of a given course, L’ÉCOLE does not offer degrees.
WHAT IS THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN L’ÉCOLE?
English is the basic medium of instruction, while simultaneous Cantonese or Mandarin interpretation device is available for selected sessions of Courses and Workshops for Young People. Please kindly choose your preferred language during your booking when the interpretation option is possible. Exhibition guided tours will be conducted in English, Cantonese or Mandarin according to the session.
HOW MANY COURSES ARE OFFERED?
We are offering 17 different courses in Hong Kong, along with Evening Conversations (talks) and exhibitions. Check out the different jewelry classes programs.
HOW LONG IS EACH COURSE?
Course length ranges from 2 to 4 hours.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN A CLASS?
To ensure an intimate, collaborative environment, there is a maximum of 12 students per class. Two specialized courses, “The Gouaché in High Jewelry 1: The Light” and “The Gouaché in High Jewelry 2: The Color,” admit up to 8 students only.
WHERE ARE THE COURSES HELD?
K11 MUSEA in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Find out more about the location.
IS THE LOCATION WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, all floors are fully accessible by a passenger elevator.
WHAT IS A CONVERSATION?
Led by leaders in the arts and jewelry historians and experts, these are 60-minute conversations exploring the interplay between jewelry, culture, design, and art. We invite you to check the schedule and reserve your seat.
WHAT ARE WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE?
These are interactive workshops intended for children and teens, from ages 5 to 17, each session is 2 hours. The L’ÉCOLE Workshops for Young People are taught by a minimum of 2 teachers in a lively, creative atmosphere, and are limited to up to 12 children. Children ages 5-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
WHAT DOES L’ÉCOLE, SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS COST?
Courses are priced at 1000 HKD or 2000 HKD, Workshops for Young People and Evening Conversations at 250 HKD. Admission to Exhibitions is completely free of charge.
HOW DO I REGISTER ONLINE?
Log on to https://www.lecolevancleefarpels.com/hk/en/. All specific courses, workshops, and conversation listings are under the Programs menu. For a given class, review the available calendar dates, make your selection, and then proceed either to the checkout or add more courses. At the time of checkout, you will be prompted to provide contact of participants and billing information.
CAN I REGISTER BY PHONE?
No. At this time, we are unable to process registration by phone. If you have questions please use our contact form.
CAN I REGISTER A CLASS FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN MYSELF?
Yes, however, you will need to provide a valid email address for each registered seat.
DO YOU HAVE A WAIT LIST FOR COURSES OR SPECIAL PROGRAMS?
Yes, when a course is full, a wait list is available via the program page. First, you need to create an account on our website and then subscribe to the wait list. You will automatically be informed by email of future availability for a class.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY?
We are happy to provide a full refund up to 14 days after your purchase. Please check our legal terms for more information.
HOW DO I RECEIVE GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT L’ÉCOLE, SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS?
Log on to https://www.lecolevancleefarpels.com/hk/en/ to subscribe to our Newsletter to receive news about our events, or register your name and contact information on our contact page and we will be happy to send you information about L’ÉCOLE.
WHO IS THE MEDIA CONTACT FOR INTERVIEWS AND PRESS-RELATED MATTERS?