Advanced Jewelry Design and Rendering

Register Now


        Building upon the basic skills the Counter Sketching and Color Rendering class provided, this workshop starts with drawing and shading gemstones from the top and in perspective. Then we will spend two days exploring six different angles to represent a ring design ( top view, through the finger, profile, lifted perspective, rings at 45 degrees and building a ring from a center stone). The students will learn how to render pavé on different surfaces and draw chains, cuffs, and linked bracelets. We will also explore cufflinks and brooches. Students will create using source images ( which will greatly vary from art forms in mature to art movements through time) and transform what they see into vibrant jewelry designs. You will be encouraged to do quick sketches, then select one and render it without losing its dynamics, flowing lines. We will use light pads to make that possible. After sketching on white paper we will use light grey paper and render the designs in black and white. 

        • Tuition: $1,152.80 includes tuition, kit materials fee and applicable sales tax. (Tuition is $1,065, kit fee and materials are $80, and tax is $7.80)-Please note that you will need your kit materials from the pre-requisite class.


          During the registration process, a $200 deposit is necessary to reserve your spot in the class. The remainder of tuition and kit fee is due by the first day of class.

          Pre-requisites: This is an advanced class, designed for those who have taken Counter Sketching & Color Rendering w/ Rémy Rotenier, OR if you are skilled in Counter Sketching & Color Rendering you can call and we will put you in touch with the instructor to discuss your experience and skill level.

        • Dates:




    Class Schedule


    Graduate Bench Jeweler Program:

    12-week intensive program with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

    • Feb 28-May 21, 2021 - NOW ENROLLING
    • Aug 29-Nov 19, 2021- ENROLLING SOON

    Bench Comprehensive:

    5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

    • January 25-29, 2021 CLASS NOW FULL (call to be added to waitlist)
    • May 31- June 4, 2021 
    • July 12-16, 2021
    • August 2-6, 2021 

    Stone Setting Comprehensive:

    5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

    • February 1-5, 2021 CLASS NOW FULL (call to be added to the waitlist)
    • February  8-12, 2021
    • June 7-11, 2021 
    • July 19-23, 2021 with Drew Hadley
    • August 9-13, 2021

    Advanced Stone Setting:

    5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

    • February 15-19, 2021
    • June 21-25, 2021
    • August 16-20, 2021


    Mokume Gane with the Masters:

    5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion

    October 25-29, 2021

    Basic Pneumatic Engraving

    5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava
    May 17-21, 2021
    October 18-22, 2021


    5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava

    May 10-14, 2021 
    October 11-15, 2021 

    Counter Sketching & Color Rendering:

    5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

    July 12-16, 2021

    Have a Question about our classes?

    Click What Class is Right For Me? or give us a call