Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Check our FAQ for quick answers about L'ÉCOLE in New York event

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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.

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 eclairé,” an enlightened amateur, but no prerequisite of education or skills is needed, only curiosity! 

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?
L’ÉCOLE instructors, 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's instructors.

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. 

HOW MANY COURSES ARE OFFERED?
The event last two weeks. We are offering 15 different courses between October 25 and November 9, 2018, but also conversations (talks) and exhibitions. Check out the 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 6 students only.

WHERE ARE THE COURSES HELD?
During this two-week event starting from October 25th to November 9th, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts will be taking place at 2 East 63rd Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

IS THE LOCATION WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, there is ramp access at the main entrance on 63rd Street. 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. Conversations are $25. To check the schedule and reserve your seat, visit us.lecolevancleefarpels.com. 

WHAT ARE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS?
These are interactive workshops intended for children and teens, from ages 5 to 17, which are held on two consecutive Saturdays, October 27th and November 3rd. Each session is 2 hours. The L’ÉCOLE Creative Workshops are taught by a minimum of 2 instructors 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?
Creative workshops for children are $15, evening conversations are $25, and courses are between $125 and $250.

HOW DO I REGISTER ONLINE?
Log on to us.lecolevancleefarpels.com. All specific course, creative workshop, 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 and billing information. 

CAN I REGISTER BY PHONE?
No. At this time, we are unable to process registration by phone. If you have questions about how to register, one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

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, to be added to our wait list, please submit your request through the contact page, precising the type of session you are interested in.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY?
We are happy to provide a full refund up to 10 days prior to a class. Please check our Legal terms for more information.

HOW DO I RECEIVE GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT L’ÉCOLE, SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS?
Log on to us.lecolevancleefarpels.com to subscribe to our Newsletter to receive news about our events, or register your name and contact information on contact page and we will be happy to send you information and updates about L’ÉCOLE.

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT PRESS OR TO REQUEST AN INTERVIEW?
Please contact the Olivia Tedesco, Public Relations:
olivia.tedesco@vancleefarpels.com