Drawing Gems
online course
Drawing Gems
online course
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.
Tutor description
Inesa Kovalova
International jewellery designer with more than 20 years overall 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 drawing gems online 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.
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
What will I gain from the course?
We will discuss various approaches to jewellery illustration and learn to work in the classical gouache technique.
You will learn fast and efficient ways to illustrate various gem cuts, choose the right approach to your illustration depending on your aims, the size of the drawing, time you have to finish it
Understanding of the volume of the object you draw, learn how to position light and shadow, and then depict them using gouaché
Topics covered:
1
Transparent and opaque cabochons
2
Round diamonds
3
Facetted cuts: pear shape, ovals, marquise, baguettes
4
Opals and Pearls
5
Drawing of the gemstone composition
How is the course organized?
The course lasts for 4 weeks
Every 5 days you will get access to the new video tutorial
You will be given a task and have 5 days to complete it
In the end of every topic there will be a webinar to discuss the most common challenges
Access to the group chat, where you can meet your fellow-students, make friend and share ideas (full pack)
After each topic you will receive personal feedback (full pack)
There is a possibility to learn independently in the light version, without communication with the group and tutor
Materials & Equipment
To fully participate in and to complete the course assignments, please make sure you have the following materials:
The list of recommended materials will be sent to the enrolled students together with a video explanation.
  • Designer's Gouache paints
  • Dark tone colored paper 160-240 grm thickness
  • Grey tone marker
  • Brush
  • 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 - speedtest.net
  • Printer or access to printing facilities where you can print provided templates on the dark tone pape
Students' results
Feedbacks
Why to learn with us?
Live sessions with the expert
Lesson recordings
Practical assignments
Personal feedback
Forums for support
2 months online access
The next course is expected in August. Please make an enquiry below if you want to join us and we'll notify you as soon as the enrollment starts.