School introduces design-led modules and introductions to watchmaking.
Van Cleef & Arpels has added three new courses to the offer at its jewellery school L’École Van Cleef & Arpels, with plans to take a travelling version of the school to Japan this summer.
The school, which opened in Paris in February 2012, has already welcomed 1,500 students from more than 28 countries. Following an encouraging start the school has now added three new courses to its curriculum, bringing its offer to 13 programs.
The new classes focus on jewellery design and watchmaking across its Savoir-Faire and History of Art modules.
The two new Savoir-Faire courses include the Explore and create: from design to mock-up class, where students will work closely with their instructor to sketch and trace jewellery designs in pencil and gouaché before creating three-dimensional interpretation of the jewellery design in pewter.
The second Savoir-Faire course, Dive into the heart of a mechanical watch, will enable to students to get to grip with the basics of watchmaking, taking apart a mechanical watch and putting it back together again.
The new History of Time, History of Mankind course focuses on the ways in which man has measured time, from early civilization to today. The course will look in-depth at astronomical clocks and watches with complications.
The school will take a number of its classes to Tokyo, Japan, this summer. L’École Van Cleef & Arpels will operate classes in the city for a fortnight, between July 17 and 31.