the most comprehensive online course on gouache jewellery painting, that will enable you creating jewellery illustrations
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.
After the background in academic drawing, 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 Inesa 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.

"Curiosity about life in all its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people."
Inesa Kovalova
International jewellery designer with extensive experience in drawing.
course tutor
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
  • Beginning jewellery designers and jewellery students
  • Everyone else who loves to draw and want to learn gouache painting technique
  • Jewellers, who want to learn how to visualize gemstones and want to learn how to sketch them for clients
  • Experienced jewellery designers to improve their illustration skills
The programme starts with drawing single cabochons and facetted cuts, that evolve into compositions with increasing complexity in every lesson
Round cut diamonds
Facetted cuts
Opals and Pearls
Drawing of the gemstone composition
Module 2.
Module 3.
Module 4.
Module 5.
In this lesson we approach drawing transparent faceted gemstones starting with the round cut.
In this lesson we will advance further into facetted cuts and learn how to illustrate
We will learn how to approach drawing gemstones with irregular structure and how drawing pearls is different from drawing beads.
Final lesson is dedicated to drawing gemstone compositions(jewels)
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.
Module 1.
Introduction to light and shadow. Drawing Beads and Cabochons
The final week is devoted to drawing smooth shapes, creases and textures.
Week 5.
Smooth shapes, creases, and textures.
  • Understand 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
We draw incredible jewels from week one!
The course consists of 5 modules. Each module has 2-3 video step by step explanation.
In the end of every topic there is a recored webinar from the previous a live course that is a continuation of the lesson. There we discussed the most common challenges and questions
Every week you will get access to the new video tutorial and set of jewellery templates to paint.
You can leave your questions in comments under the each video.
In the end of each module there is an assignment to complete.
Video lesson → Homework → Live webinar → Revising homework → Video lesson → Homework → Live webinar → Revising homework
Drawing Gems course
Drawing Gems course
Drawing Gems course
Drawing Gems course
Drawing Gems course
Drawing Gems course
Drawing Gems course
Drawing Gems course
  • access to all the recorded lessons
  • 10 drawing templates
  • 5 live feedback webinars
  • course chat
  • access to materials for 6 months
  • certificate of completion
  • (only 20 places available, group starts once a year, next one is in 2024)
  • access to all the recorded lessons
  • 10 drawing templates
  • 5 live feedback webinars
  • access to materials for 6 months
  • course chat

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Personal feedback on your works
(including VAT 21%)
(including VAT 21%)
€ 340
€ 520
You can pay in TWO installments - 170€ each. Click «Pay» to proceed
You can pay in TWO installments - 260€ each.
Tutor's Feedback
Feedback, additional explanations and Q&A with the tutor in the end of every week (for Full-pack, live version)
Accessibility for all levels
Informative video tutorials with step-by-step instructions clear for the beginners
Fascinating hometasks
Drawing the existing jewellery pieces by well-known brands as practical assignments with step-by-step guides
Forums for support
Meet your mates at the course platform! Here we discuss the ups and downs and support each other. Among classmates you will definitely find new friends.
Lesson recordings
All the materials are saved in your personal account on the course platform and you can access them any time during 6 months
Hadn't enough time to finish the course?
There is an opportunity to extend the access for additional fee
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 - speedtest.net
  • Printer or access to printing facilities where you can print provided templates on the dark tone paper
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