L'École offers initiation courses with hands-on experiencing, on an "a la carte" basis, organized around three themes: the Savoir-Faire, the Art History of Jewelry and the Universe of Gemstones.
To offer the person of your choice a course, choose from the following four gift packages, ranging from 40 to 350 euros.
The person will be free to choose a course of his/her choice from the list of courses you have selected. The choice will be made when registrating online.
L'Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels offers a regularly scheduled program of evening conversations, from 8pm to 10pm. With this gift certificate, offer the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.
This initiation course offers you a journey across the five continents in order to examine the jewel from a new point of view. The course is taught by a jewelry art historian and a gemologist.
What is a jewel? Why does it attract us? Each civilization, each time period has produced its own answers. From Africa to Oceania, passing through Asia, the Americas and Europe, this world tour in jewelry invites you to discover materials, techniques and styles which give the jewel its identity, from olden times to now.
体验精湛工艺，了解如何打造杰作…… 这个课程由一位珠宝师和一位宝石镶嵌师授课——两人在Van Cleef & Arpels梵克雅宝工坊拥有多年的丰富经验。此外还有一位绘画教师和一位导师参与教学。
There is so much to discover about the creation of an iconic jewel. Above and beyond the value of the precious metal and the gemstones which go into the jewel, there is a summit of achievement reached together by all those who practice the savoir-faire of jewelry making.
You will try out the jewelers’ gestures hands-on, and thus experience for yourself all the richness of these artistic professions, guided personally by the Master Jewelers.
从各种灵感源泉开始，您会跟珠宝设计专家导师一起沿着三个工序，了解珠宝的制作过程：素描、描摹和水彩画。然后，逐步制作白镴模型，这是首次以三维立体形式呈现珠宝的工序。从第一笔的素描到再现实物，Van Cleef & Arpels梵克雅宝学院将带您探索珠宝制作的所有方面。
Prerequisite: having taken the course "The Lapidary Art 1 - Discovery: history and gestures", to register for the course "The Lapidary Art 2".
Discover the history of stone cutting and the principal techniques of the Lapidary. This course is taught by a lapidary and a gemologist. You will discover the history, the geography, the vocabulary and the tools used to cut and polish colored stones. You will understand also how the Lapidary studies a rough stone in order to decide the best way to cut it, to obtain the very best color, while also retaining the best weight of the stone. Finally, you will proceed to the first steps for cutting: you will use the cutting machine and you will execute lapidary techniques. You will leave with your pre-formed or “bruted” stone. Duration : 3h
Prerequisite: having taken the course "The Lapidary Art 1 - Discovery: history and gestures".
Cutting your own stone. Applying the techniques you learned during the course « The Lapidary’s Art 1 ». This course is taught by a lapidary and a gemologist.
You will first become acquainted with the major principles of cutting and the importance of proportions. Then you will cut your own stone until completion. Step by step, you will make the facets and polish them using the lapidary’s cutting and polishing machine. At the end of this course, you will leave with the fruit of your labor: your facetted stone.
Immerse yourself into two magnificent arts and crafts traditions. 这个课程由一位日本漆艺导师和一位珠宝师授课——两人在Van Cleef & Arpels梵克雅宝工坊拥有多年的丰富经验。此外还有一位导师参与教学。
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.
Discover the subtlety of applying the enameling art to a jewel
Enamel has existed since the invention of glass in ancient times. Accompanied by a Master Enameler, you will practice engraving the metal, crushing the enamel’s ingredients and then creating your own butterfly in champlevé and in plique à jour enamel. Cooking your enamel work at very high temperature in the specialized oven will show you how and why this is called : « the art of ‘grand feu’ », because it is the fire, omnipresent in the enameler’s work, which fuses and transforms the material in order to reveal the color.
In jewelry, creation is the result of a team effort, for which the design is the first step. The gouaché is a technically detailed rendering which will guide all the different « hands » who will participate in thecreation of the jewel. The mockup maker, the jewelers, the gemologists, the polishers, the setters: all will refer back to it during every single stage. The gouaché prefigures the jewel, both in volume and in color. The jewel is a 3 dimensional object in volume, for which the design is flat, 2 dimensional. In this course, you will learn how to master showing these volumes for a white gold jewel, and how to create a subtle play of lights and shadows, using your gouache paint and brushes.
In jewelry, creation is the result of a team effort, for which the design is the first step. The gouaché is a technically detailed rendering which will guide all the different « hands » who will participate in the creation of the jewel. The mockup maker, the jewelers, the gemologists, the polishers, the setters: all will refer back to it during every single stage. The gouaché prefigures the jewel, both in volume and in color. In this course you will discover how the designer must perfectly express the association of color with light. From cabochon shape to faceted cuts, you will apply the techniques for gouaché which show the liveliness of the real stones.
探索Van Cleef & Arpels梵克雅宝作品的历史和世界，工艺和灵感源泉。这个课程由一位经验丰富的导师和一位艺术史学家授课。
Pharaohs, emperors of Rome and Byzantium, princes of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; the great and powerful all used gold as a symbol of their power.
From the techniques of casting and repoussé to chasing and granulation, the talent of goldsmiths is a testament to the epic story of gold.
From Louis XIV to Art Déco, punctuated by extraordinary discoveries, the history of jewelry is marked by great creators.
After a retrospective journey and a presentation of the most famous jewelers, from Baroque to Art Déco, from the gems and precious metals to the most innovative materials, experience for yourself the blossoming of modern jewelry.
To discover how jewels evolved across the ages from Antiquity to the Renaissance, you can take part in the course "Gold & Jewelry, from Antiquity to the Renaissance Princes".
Discover how Art Nouveau revitalized jewelers' art. This class is conducted by two art historians.
A splendid time for artistic creation, Art Nouveau identified the jewel as a work of art. Let’s decipher and interpret together the style of this period of tumultuous change: the « Belle Epoque »! To go further and to conclude our exploration we will visit the « Jewelry Gallery » inside the Museum of Decorative Art in order to enjoy major pieces of Art Nouveau jewelry.
您已学习了“诠释宝石”课程，现在想象自己身处世界著名的宝石市场：泰国的尖竹汶府、斯里兰卡的拉特纳普勒或哥伦比亚的波哥大。目标：亲自搜寻并正确无误地挑选宝石！Van Cleef & Arpels梵克雅宝学院的“鉴别宝石：认识宝石”课程将帮助您掌握宝石学的基本概念和工具使用。学习如何作出明智选择！
Discover the Ruby: this miraculous stone, which, according to the Burmese legend, carries the fire and the blood of the Earth itself. This course is given by two expert gemologists.
After having contemplated the unique symbolism of the color red, you will then start studying where this legendary is found, the places around the world where it is extracted. You will also understand the fascinating and particular properties, which have made ruby the « Queen of Precious Stones » in many civilizations.
参观工作坊、与工匠和设计师探讨，以慧眼品鉴卓越作品…… 这个课程由一位经验丰富的导师和一位Van Cleef & Arpels梵克雅宝珠宝设计师授课。
在探索、了解并体验了Van Cleef & Arpels梵克雅宝的世界之后，我们将走进其核心地带。您将可与创作团队对话。之后，您会参观Van Cleef & Arpels梵克雅宝高级珠宝工作坊，亲眼见证珠宝制作的每道工序，并与拥有“黄金之手™”美誉的工匠大师进行面对面的交流。