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Introduction to Drawing Jewellery Designs 

2-Day Course

All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

This course is an ideal introduction for Jewellery Makers who need to improve their drawing skills to make their Jewellery designs come alive on paper. 

  • Learn essential drawing techniques 

  • Easily communicate your design ideas to clients

  • Produce a body of jewellery design artwork for a portfolio.

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Day One

The content of this day lays down the important foundations for the drawing techniques required to effectively create recognizable simple Jewellery design sketches.

  • Sketching techniques for critical shapes

  • The importance of perspective

  •  Basic shading techniques

  • Drawing reflective surfaces

  • Basics of using tinted paper & coloured pencils

  • How to create basic recognisable gemstone shapes

  • Task set for homework practise

At the beginning of your course, the tutor will firstly explain essential drawing methods via demonstrations and then, with step-by-step tutor guidance you will then complete some practical pencil sketches. These sketching tasks will provide important practical techniques for effective sketching of important shapes using perspective and shading to create simple shape combinations. Techniques for creating simple gemstone shapes will also be included.

There will also be a brief introduction and practice of using pencil on tinted paper and simple use of coloured pencils, more in-depth practice follows on day two

In between the course days/session the tutor will provide you with a small homework project to practise the techniques covered.


Day Two

The emphasis of this day/session course is to provide practical tips for enhancing your jewellery drawings as your practice becomes more detailed. Build your confidence and use techniques learned to practice creating jewellery illustrations.

  • Your design process overview / Practice issues arising

  • Confidence building

  • Light and shade

  • More complex shape combinations

  • Using colour

The first part of this course will be to review and discuss your practice drawings of simple forms set at the end of day of the previous course, which are not expected to be perfect, but as aid for the tutor see in which areas might need improvement.

 You will then take a little time to re-visit and through step-by-step guided practice of the techniques learn to build confidence and accuracy in your drawing techniques.

Your drawing practice during the course will indicate the beginnings of your design/drawing style, so that future collections of drawings can form a cohesive body of work suitable for a portfolio.

If you have some jewellery ideas you might like to discuss these with the tutor to ask if they might form part of your practice on the day.

MATERIALS |All course materials required will be advised by the tutor in advance of the course. You will need these to take part in the course.

 Course  Tutor Options

ONLINE & Yorkshire

Zoe Y

Professional Jeweller and Designer

Course Fee: Upon request 


Dave G

Goldsmith & Artist

Course Fee: Upon request

ONLINE & Essex

Mark L Jewellery Related Designer  & Artist

Course Fee: Upon request


Melanie E Goldsmith 

Course Fee: Upon request

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Additional Information

What is the course date?

The course date is set by you, so that you can undertake a tuition session at your convenience.


All dates / times of course sessions are subject to tutor availability.

Start time are generally 10am GMT London Time but this can be adjusted slightly to suit.

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise that you pay for.

Where there is a selection of tutors,  course, fee's may vary due to individual tutor requirements for teaching.


In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.


Course fee payment is required in advanced by BACS Bank Transfer invoice or IBAN for international students.

Vat/Tax is not applicable

About Tuition

Materials | Preparation

Any Design materials required will be advised to you directly by the tutor prior to the course.


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