Introduction to Drawing Jewellery Designs
All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.
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.
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.
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
Light and shade
More complex shape combinations
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.