In collaboration with L’École Van Cleef & Arpels, Sharjah Art Foundation is organising three workshops at the Dubai Design District this November. Aimed at different age groups, the workshops are designed to engage children and adults in interesting jewellery-making techniques. Participants will learn how to create jewellery from different found objects and materials, and make their own jewellery plates.

All events are free and open to the public.
All material is provided by Sharjah Art Foundation.

To register please email to Education@sharjahart.org or phone 06 568 5050.

Kintsugi Jewellery Plates

Tuesday, 4:00—6:00 pm

14 November 2017
Dubai Design District
Creative Workshop Room

Celebrating an artefact’s diverse history and embracing its imperfections, kintsugi, translated as ‘golden repair’, is the centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted with gold powder. This art is related to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which, like kintsugi, embraces an object’s asymmetry, roughness and simplicity. Participants in the workshop will learn the technique of mixing the lacquer with metallic powder to create a paste that will hold the pieces of their broken pottery together again. The final result will be a jewellery plate laced with golden lines that tell tales of its history, beauty and encounters with adversity.

Oyster Jewellery Workshop

Thursday, 10:00—12:00 pm

16 November 2017
Dubai Design District
Creative Workshop Room

In this workshop, participants will use oyster shells to make their own jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets and more. They will then colour, design and hang them on a thread or wire.

Found Objects

Friday, 2:30—6:30 pm

24 November 2017
Dubai Design District
Creative Workshop Room

How do you turn a found object into jewellery? In this hands-on workshop, participants will use found objects as the centrepiece for their jewellery. They will discuss cutting and shaping unusual materials to create a strong design, starting with a concept and working all the way through to execution.

About L'Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels

Founded with the support of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris in February 2012, L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels is the world’s first school established for the general public to discover the savoir-faire, history and culture of fine jewellery and watchmaking.