Art of jewellery gouache painting
Jewellery gouache painting is a precise and creative craft, treasured in historical jewellery houses as an important part of their heritage. Every jewellery drawing is a tiny masterpiece seen to hold the same importance as a jewellery piece itself.
From faceted gemstones to pearls, discover a range of gem varieties and cuts and learn drawing techniques used in the jewellery design industry.
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Inesa Kovalova
International jewellery designer with extensive experience in drawing.

After the background in academic drawing from the art and architecture schools she developed her jewellery design skills at Creative Academy - private design school by Richemont group in Milan. There she worked on real projects for Richemont brands such as Van Cleef and Arpels, Vacheron Constantine, Roger Dubuis and others, followed by an internship in Van Cleef and Arpels design department in Paris.

Combining her drawing skills with extensive practical experience in the industry she worked out the series of jewellery drawing programs of different levels for jewellery designers and lovers. Since 2016 Inesa has been teaching around the globe. For her masterclasses she collaborated with different art and design institutions, including Victoria and Albert museum in London.

In 2019 Inesa received Masters degree in Jewellery at Central Saint Martins. Her personal design work is focusing on the exploration of the relationship between material, design and craftsmanship.

Who is this course for?
If you love jewellery and are fascinated by the magic of a jewellery drawing.
It is suitable for beginners and experienced jewellery artists, who have not yet studied the nuances of light, shadows in cabochons and faceted cuts.
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  • Jewellery lovers passionate about design and interested in starting painting their dream jewels
  • Jewellers, who want to learn how to visualize gemstones and want to learn how to sketch them for clients
  • Beginning jewellery designers and jewellery students
  • Experienced jewellery designers to improve their illustration skills
  • Everyone else who loves to draw and want to learn gouache painting technique
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The programme starts with drawing single cabochons and facetted cuts, that evolve into compositions with increasing complexity in every lesson
Week 1. Introduction to light and shadow. Drawing Beads and Cabochons
We will learn how light interacts with shapes (cubes, spheres, cones..etc) and how to create a 3D-volume by depicting light and shadow on a 2D image. In this lesson we discover how to draw opaque, translucent and transparent materials and practice drawing cabochons in different shapes and opacity. As a home task you will practice drawing cabochons and draw a bead and/or cabochon piece.
Week 2. Round cut diamonds
In this lesson we approach drawing transparent faceted gemstones starting with the round cut. Based on previous knowledge about light and shadow we deconstruct the volume of the diamond cut and learn how to approach illustrating facets on the stones of different sizes. You will practice by drawing a piece of jewellery with round cut diamonds.
Week 3. Facetted cuts

In this lesson we will advance further into facetted cuts and learn how to illustrate other shapes: pear shape, oval, marquise, baguette. Your assignment will be to illustrate a jewellery piece that combines different shapes of facetted cuts.
Week 4. Opals and Pearls
We will learn how to approach drawing gemstones with irregular structure and how drawing pearls is different from drawing beads. As a result of the lesson you will draw a jewellery piece with peals and opals.
Week 5. Drawing of the gemstone composition
Final lesson is dedicated to drawing gemstone compositions(jewels). We learn how to analyze the solid volume of a jewel, consisting of numerous gemstones, placed in different positions. We learn to position the drop shadow and place accents to make your jewellery drawings sparkle on paper. You will get a final assignment of the jewellery piece combining the elements that you leant in previous lessons.
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Video lesson —> Homework —> Live webinar —>
Revising homework —> Video lesson —> Homework —>
Live webinar —> Revising homework
The course lasts for 5 weeks
Every week you will get access to the new video tutorial
You will be given a task and have 7 days to complete it
In the end of every topic there will be a live webinar that is a continuation of the lesson. There will be discussed the most common challenges and questions
Access to the group chat, where you can meet your fellow-students, make friend and share ideas
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To fully participate in and to complete the course assignments, please make sure you have the following materials:
    • Designer's Gouache paints
    • Dark tone colored paper 160-240 grm thickness
    • Grey tone marker
    • Brush
    The complete list of recommended materials will be sent to the enrolled students together with a video explanation.
    • An up-to-date version of Google Chrome
    • A fast and reliable internet connection - a minimum of 1Mbps is required. You can check your network here -
    • Printer or access to printing facilities where you can print provided templates on the dark tone paper
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  • Combination of recorded lessons and live webinars
    Feedback, additional explanations and Q&A with the tutor during webinar sessions
  • Accessibility for all levels

    Informative video tutorials with step by step instructions clear for the beginners
  • Fascinating hometasks

    Templates(tracings) of the existing jewellery pieces by well-known brands as practical assignments
  • Forums for support

    Meet your mates in the Group chat! Here we discuss the ups and downs and support each other. Among classmates you will definitely find new friends and partners.
  • Lesson recordings

    All the materials are saved in your personal account on the course platform and you can access them any time during 3 months.
  • Hadn't enough time to finish the course?
    There is an opportunity to extend the access for additional fee
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320 Euro

(including VAT 21%)

- access to all the recorded lessons
- 10 drawing templates
- records of review webinars from the previous course
- access to materials for 3 months

Personal feedback on your works

480 Euro
(including VAT 21%)

(only 30 places available)
- access to all the recorded lessons
- 10 drawing templates
- weekly live webinars
- access to materials for 3 months
- course chat
+ personal feedback on your works by our graduate jewellery artist Ksenia Pyaskovskay
Does your company pay for the course? Does it have a VAT number or registered outside Europe? Send us a message, we will help you to pay without VAT.

Paying as a company you are not eligible for any discount including Early bird price.

Please contact us to process this kind of payment.
Does your company pay for the course? Does it have a VAT number or registered outside Europe? Send us a message, we will help you to pay without VAT.

Paying as a company you are not eligible for any discount including Eraly bird price.

Please contact us to process this kind of payment.
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