L’École, School of Jewellery Arts, has announced that it is opening a permanent campus in Hong Kong this Autumn. The Paris-based institution was first set up in 2012, and is the only school of its kind that offers hands-on courses in the art of jewellery design that cuts across age groups and backgrounds.
The school has conducted successful travelling editions in the past, landing in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai and New York since 2013. Now, after frequent engagements with the student community abroad, L’École has decided to open its first overseas outpost in Hong Kong. The campus will be located at K11 Musea, the new luxury experiential retail, art and cultural destination in Tsim Sha Tsui.
“L’École, School of Jewellery Arts, and K11 Musea share the values of transmission and the commitment to promoting the public education of art, and it therefore felt natural and relevant to have this be our home in Asia. This expansion is perfectly aligned with Hong Kong’s development as a leading arts and culture hub in Asia too. With our ideal location in the city, we look forward to welcoming many more students from all over Asia Pacific,” says Élise Gonnet-Pon, Managing Director of L’École Asia Pacific, School of Jewellery Arts.
The Asia Pacific campus, once complete, comprises two levels of intimate classrooms, workshops, exhibition spaces and a specialised library with over 600 titles on jewellery art and design. The school will also introduce 17 different course topics under three main themes of Savoir Faire, Art History of Jewellery and the Universe of Gemstones, to start with. Each of these courses will stretch from two to four hours and the number of students admitted per course is capped at 12 to enhance interaction in class.
The international faculty will include experts, passionate jewellers, designers, jewellery historians, gemologists and more. The school will also launch a one-year full-time programme offering modules such as Workshops for Young People, Evening Conversations, and for the first time in Hong Kong curated jewellery exhibitions featuring private collections as well as works by noteworthy contemporary artists.
For more details and registration information, visit hk.lecolevancleefarpels.com.