Painting metals
Starts March 15th
6 weeks with a tutor
6 months access
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.

Painting metals with gouache course is designed to focus on depicting yellow, white and rose gold or silver jewellery. In other words, predominantly highly polished metal surfaces and volumes.

It requires a basic experience in gouache painting as it might be challenging for complete beginners to paint small scale objects and maintain a right consistency of paint to achieve a satisfying result. If you are a complete beginner in this technique we advice you to start with our Drawing Gems Foundation course.

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
  • 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
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
The course program is divided into 3 parts.

Each block consists of theory of light explanations, step-by-step demonstration video tutorials, and practical exercises for independent work (actual jewels) with explanations on how to paint them. You are also welcome to paint your own designs that correspond to the topic of the block instead or additionally to independent practical assignments.
You will have 2 weeks to complete each of them if you would like to proceed with a group and get a review.
After each part, we will have a live webinar work review on Sunday.

While you are welcome to work at your own pace, we advise you to submit any amount of work to benefit from the review webinar. The more works you accomplish, the faster you will progress.

Please note, this course doesn't cover perspective drawing.
For perspective, check our Sketching jewellery course .
Webinars: We will review your submissions and address difficulties you might have in the process. You will need to submit your works and questions 1 hour before the webinar. Webinars are held on Zoom and recorded. The record will appear on the platform the next day
Ribbons and knots
Folds and textures
Part 2.
Part 3.
The second part delves into painting ribbons and knots, beloved subjects in jewellery art. We will learn to paint twisted flat metal ribbons and wire knots.
In the third part, we will paint folded surfaces and complex objects. Based on the knowledge and skills you get in the previous parts, we will learn folds construction and paint an illustration of a folded metal brooch.
Final lesson is dedicated to drawing gemstone compositions(jewels)
Part 1.
This part is dedicated to practicing simple volumes in different metal colours. Participants will develop an understanding of light and shadow, learning to approach drawing different metal volumes such as flat and angled surfaces, spheres, tubes, chains, and toruses.
Smooth shapes, creases, and textures.
Week 5.
The final week is devoted to drawing smooth shapes, creases and textures.
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We draw incredible jewels from week one!
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Painting MetalS with gouache
+3 live webinars
  • 6 weeks of curated learning in the inspiring team
  • recorded videos
  • 3 online feedback webinars (we will review your works together!)
  • 6 months access to the videos
  • Telegram group chat
  • Certificate of completion
You can pay in TWO installments
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Early bird € 280
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.

from March, 1
(including VAT 21%)
€ 320
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