Online Course

4 x 3.5 Hour Sessions 

(14 Hours)

An Introduction to Designing Jewellery with CAD Rhino

Online Convenient Learning| Part-Time | Private Tuition

- Tuition from an experienced CAD Jewellery Designer 
- Suitable for Jewellery Maker CAD Beginners (Computer Aided Design) 
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Course dates to suit, Subject to tutor availability
4x 3.5 Hour sessions set over a 2 month period
Designed to offer tuition and skill practise motivation through homework tasks set between each tuition session.
HOW ONLINE TEACHING WORKS

The online CAD course works through free software called TeamViewer. This allows you to see the tutor’s computer screen and allows the tutor to see your computer screen.

 

Through this system you’ll be able to hear the tutor and ask questions, throughout.

See below for further information

Minimum Student requirement

Course Outcome

At the end of your 4 session course you will have gained an understanding of how the CAD software is structured and this will enable you to experiment with more tools and explore the possibilities for more designs on your own after the course.

This course has been specially designed to help Jewellery Makers take the first steps into Designing Jewellery with CAD (Computer Aided Design)

This method of design allows for a flexible exploration of ideas and the creation of repetitive and complex geometric shapes and/or produce minimalist and elegant jewellery.

Course content includes:

  • Setting up the user interface and layer palette

  • Points, Lines, Curves, Solids and how they correlate

  • Turning curves and lines into solids and complex geometry through repetition

  • Using text to create and engrave 

  • Minimum thickness and other limitations – Things to consider when casting items

  • Meshing, checking and exporting – Making objects ready for the 3D printing process (Rapid Prototyping)

  • Other options for 3D printers:  materials, pricing, qualities 

COURSE | TUTOR

 

Tutor| Experienced CAD Rhino Contemporary Jeweller and Tutor Sebastian guides your progress throughout. 

COURSE | SESSION CONTENT

Session 1 | 3.5 Hours

- Skill Level Assessment
- Design Tools Introduction
- 2D Design/Drawing
- Task set for homework practice

On your first session during a series of simple design exercises the tutor with review your skill level and aptitude for computer design, this will enable the course pace to be tailored to suit you.

 

The tutor will first show you the design interface and explain how Rhino uses point, curves, surfaces and polysurfaces to create printable design STL files.

 

Then with tutor guidance you will use some the design tools to create some simple 2D drawings.

 

Session Aim

The emphasis of this first session is for you to gain an understanding of the design process by focusing on the creation of 2D drawings, this will allow for an easier transition into your creation of 3D drawings/shapes/ designs.

Session 2 | 3.5 Hours

- 3D Drawing
- Engagement Ring; Bombee (Hollow)
- Design process overview
- Task set for homework practice
 

Beginning with a review of homework practise set and addressing with practise any issues arising.

 

Moving onto the use the tools in the software design surface menu to create several designs to learn: how to size, how to scale ; transforming solids ; making changes to your designs.

 

 

You will also learn about the minimum tolerances for 3D printing and important production information such as:

  • How a mold is made

  • How to add tree sprews successfully on mass production designs

  • Dealing with shrinkage

  • Polishing styles to suit design

  • Design – Components or Fused Unit for best results

  • Addressing the balance of production CAD and Hand Made

 

Session Aim

Practise and overview of the design techniques learnt. At the end of this tutorial you will be able to create several of the simplest 3D designs on your own.

Session 3 | 3.5 Hours

- Drop Earrings

- Creating your own 3D Design
- Design process overview
-Task set for homework practice

Beginning with a review of homework practise set and addressing with practise any issues arising.

 

The tutor will provide you with some gemstone shapes for you to import into your Rhino software and guide your use adding stones into simple designs.

 

To conclude this course you will first complete a small exercise designing a bangle with a pattern / engravings on it. The majority of the course session time will concentrate on you creating one of your own designs.

Throughout this final session the tutor will review your use of the commands and tools you have learnt so far, commenting on ways to make the work flow smoother.

Session Aim

Add gemstones to the shapes learned. Practise and overview of the design techniques learnt.

Session 4 | 3.5 Hours
- 3D Enhanced Bangle Design

- Design process overview

Beginning with a short review of homework practise set and addressing with practise any issues arising.

 

To conclude this course you will first complete a small exercise designing a bangle with a pattern / engravings on it. The majority of the course session time will concentrate on you creating one of your own designs.

Throughout the final session  the tutor will challenge you to find ways to accomplish your design by using the commands and tools you have learnt so far, commenting on ways to make the work flow smoother.

 

Finally, the tutor will provide you with a checklist to remind you of all the critical factors that are important to remember when starting your design/modelling processes. These are important because accuracy at the beginning of the design process will avoid frustrations and time when your model is near completion.

Session Aim

Practise and overview of the design techniques learnt.

PRACTISE

In addition to the 4 sessions of online guided tuition students are expected to maintain a level of self-practice  to prepare design material and note questions arising for the next tutor session.

 

 The tutor suggests 1.5 hours per week of personal CAD design practise, separate to your guided tuition.

COURSE | FEE

Online Course Duration|
4x 3.5 Hour tutorial sessions over a 2 month Period

- Session times to suit, subject to tutor availability

- Private tuition

Course Fee| £849 GBP

ADDITIONAL | INFORMATION

 

STUDENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

You must have ALL of these requirements to proceed with this Online CAD course

1. You MUST be a Jewellery Maker and be familiar with tools and techniques for making handmade jewellery.​

2. You’ll need to download TeamViewer software onto your computer. https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/            

 

3. Your computer MUST have a microphone connected.

 

4. You’ll need to download the free 90 day trial version on CAD Rhino onto your computer. https://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino/5/latest    

5. International students  – Please ensure your local time is compatible for learning with a tutor based in the UK. The 3 hour tuition sessions may fall at any time between 9.30am and 8.30pm (UK GMT) to suit, subject to tutor availability.

6. International students  – The course tuition is in English only.

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.

 

How to Book
1. Choose your date

 Decide when you might like your first course session to take place. (Subject to tutor availability)

 

2. Make a Course Enquiry

Advise your details on the form provided.

 

Booking Information

Once you have paid for your course a cancellation fee of £150 will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course.Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may rearrange your course for one other date if you wish (subject to tutor availability).

 

Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full.

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise and time that you are paying for.

 

Included in the course fee is a small fee for the administration of your course. 

Your payment is required in advance by BACS Bank Transfer Overseas students may request to pay by PayPal

Vat is not applicable

ONLINE TUITION

 Introduction to CAD Rhino 

1-Day Course| 6 Hours

or

2x 3 Hour Sessions

* Minimum student requirements as above also apply 
* Course content reduced for 6 hour course duration
 
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