SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY COMES TO DUBAI
Who better to teach the UAE’s future jewellery designers than the house of Van Cleef & Arpels? L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels opens its Dubai location this week offering children and adults the opportunity to enrol in classes and workshops, as well as exhibitions, cinema screenings and events, all open to the public. The month-long programme is designed to entertain and educate anyone interested in design, history, jewellery and contemporary culture. Here are my highlights:
Enrol in one of 14 adult classes including The History of Jewellery and The Universe of Gemstones. Courses require a minimum of Dh400 donation, which will go to Dubai Cares charity.
Five free creative workshops are also available for kids and teenagers. Each workshop is focused around jewellery design and the history of jewels.
Cinema and Jewellery Nights screent iconic films that star the most memorable jewellery, including Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor and To Catch a
starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Throughout the month there will be evening conversations hosted by experts in jewellery. The talks will be open to 80 members of the public and will include subjects such as The Magic of Natural Pearls, Architecture and Jewellery and From Rocks to Jewels.
Exhibitions taking place include Pearls & Jewels, Emirati Adornment: Tangible and Intangible and Through the Eyes of a Connoisseur. L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels will run from November 7-25 at Hai 3, Dubai Design District. Bookings and class registration can be made by calling 04 252 740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit me.lecolevancleefarpels.com for more.