Drawing
Gems
the most comprehensive online course on gouache jewellery painting, that will enable you creating jewellery illustrations in 5 weeks
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.
ART OF JEWELLERY GOUACHE PAINTING
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.

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.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
  • 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
PROGRAMME
Round cut diamonds
Facetted cuts
Opals and Pearls
Drawing of the gemstone composition
Week 2.
Week 3.
Week 4.
Week 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.
Week 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.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM THE COURSE
  • 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!
HOW IS THE COURSE ORGANISED
The course lasts for 5 weeks
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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
04
Every week you will get access to the new video tutorial
02
Access to the group chat, where you can meet your fellow-students, make friend and share ideas
05
You will be given a task and have 7 days to complete it
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Video lesson → Homework → Live webinar → Revising homework → Video lesson → Homework → Live webinar → Revising homework
STUDENTS' RESULTS
COURSE PRICES
INDEPENDENT
  • access to all the recorded lessons
  • 10 drawing templates
  • records of review webinars from the previous course
  • access to materials for 3 months
€ 320
WITH INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK
  • (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
€ 480
PAY
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Paying as a company you are not eligible for any discount including Early bird price.
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Personal feedback on your works
(including VAT 21%)
(including VAT 21%)
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Tutor's Feedback
Feedback, additional explanations and Q&A with the tutor in the end of every week (for Full-pack)
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Accessibility for all levels
Informative video tutorials with step-by-step instructions clear for the beginners
3
Fascinating hometasks
Drawing the existing jewellery pieces by well-known brands as practical assignments with step-by-step guides
4
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 (for Full-pack)
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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
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Hadn't enough time to finish the course?
There is an opportunity to extend the access for additional fee
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT
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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this course suitable for beginners?


Yes! Even if you don't have drawing experience, you're welcome to start and archive surprising results! Your personal result will depend on time and effort put into self-practice. Please, consider that all the students are of different levels and backgrounds and therefore all the results are different and not comparable.

Are all the students on the same levels?
No. There are complete beginners and more advanced students. The learning process is adjustable for different levels and results will also vary. You will have a chance to learn from your mates. When you already have some experience in jewellery drawing you will bring your skills to the next level by structuring your knowledge and extensive practice.
How many hours per week I need for the course?
We assume that minimal time you need for the course is 6-10 hours per week: lesson duration is 1-1,5h + 2 h webinar. Time for the homework and self-practice depends on you. Homeworks might be partly completed for a weekly review, minimal recommended time for this is about 3-4 h.
How long are all the videos available?

You have an access to the videos for 3 months. In case you'd like to prolong the access, it is possible for 35 EUR per month.
What time are the live webinars going?
As our group is international, we tried to choose the best time that can work for different timezones. Live webinars are scheduled at 3:00 pm LND/ 10:00 am NYC. However if you missed the webinar, its record is available soon after.
Will you be able to send printed templates?

Unfortunately, no. We are providing files that you need to print yourself on the recommended paper.

Will you be able to recommend suppliers of materials that we need?
Unfortunately, no. We are providing you the detailed list of tools and materials, but we are not able to recommend the suppliers as we don't know all the art shops in the world) You are welcome to share your recommendations with us for future students!
Will I get the certificate after finishing the course?
Unfortunately, no. However you will be able to prove your skills with your drawings.
Will I be able to create as good drawings as those posted on your Instagram?
The result depends only on you. For sure you will be surprised with your achievements! The maximum result you get after doing the hometasks properly and accurately.
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