Whether you are a professional jewellery designer or just a beginner, we have a course for you. We explain essentials and teach you to understand light as designers do and draw from your mind, not coping from the picture.
the most comprehensive and detail courses on jewellery illustration
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Drawing Gems Foundation course
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Learn to render gemstones in the traditional jewellery rendering gouache technic.
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Our groups are diverse and open for everyone, with or without prior experience in drawing. Clear step-by-step instructions make the technique accessible for the beginners, but there are enough details to master (and not to get bored) for the professionals.
The school was founded by a jewellery designer Inesa Kovalova from a desire to share her passion for jewellery hand painting craft. Inesa is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and Creative Academy by Richemont group. She has extensive practical experience in the industry with international brands, including interships in design studio of Van Cleef and Arpels in Paris. Since launching online in 2020 more than 500 students all over the world have taken her courses. Inesa also teaches at Central Saint Martins, Victoria and Albert museum in London and DiVA museum in Antwerpen.
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Hi, I am Inesa Kovalova, a jewellery designer and the founder of Draw Me A Jewel. Together with our talented team I develop our courses. I also teach you gouache painting at Drawing Gems Foundation and PRO courses.
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Not only has it been brilliant fun, but it was also challenging (in a good way - I was a total novice) and more than a little addictive! I acquired skills I never thought were possible (mine are amongst these). Moreover it has forever changed the way I understand and interpret illustrations and photographs of jewels. If you have time or inclination, I cannot recommend the course or Inesa enough!
Claudine Seroussi Bretagne jewellery historian, London UK
I’ve learned so many new tips and tricks when it comes to drawing gemstones. I feel how my painting skills skyrocketed and I can’t wait to start implementing those skills in my practice.
Yulia Kholdina CSM BA jewellery student, London UK
This course went beyond my expectations, and really taught me alot. Many, many thanks to Inesa and her team. I look forward to participating in the Pro-Course. And as much as I like the prices to stay as reasonable as they are, I think for the amount of time and patience she put into these courses, she could charge a little more.
Samira Jafari jewellery designer, London, UK
This course went above and beyond my expectations. The improvements to my designing skills amazed me, even after the first lesson. I have been looking for a course like this for many years, and having access to it online was so convenient. Inesa was professional in her teachings, and demonstrated techniques very well. The course lessons were great to watch over and over. And the structure moving from cabochons to compositions mapped out very well. Before the course, I was looking at gems and painting them on their appearance. After the course, I gained an understanding of light and volume and how this affects the brightness and shadows of each gem.
Tori Poynton @torixojewelry jewellery designer and maker, Toronto, Canada
It is an unbelievable course! I am so impressed by, not only the exceptional quality of Inesa's teaching - and her patient and beautifully clear explanations - but also the very well thought-through progression of the course and the way it developed/unfolded.
Jane Lunzer jewellery designer, London, UK
The course was a wonderful introduction to drawing gems. There is not much I would change. Inesa has a great way of explaining things. I completely agree that it is not always about perfection and one should develop their own style. Thank you for your patience, I am looking forward to hearing about the Pro level.
A really great course and teacher! The lessons were clear and really easy to understand thanks to the method used to explain what was said. Inesa was really comprehensive and I'm really super satisfied to have paid for this course. I would recommend it to anyone debutants as experimented. The price is really worth it for such a quality course. Thanks a lot to Inesa for being that great of a professor.