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Learn to Draw and Design from Rémy

Rémy considers himself lucky to have  been able to study drawing, painting and design from the best teachers in Europe, and he has continued to perfect his art through study and practice in the decades since. Today, he takes great pleasure in giving back to aspiring artists through teaching. Whether he is teaching a live class at a jewelry training institute, or producing one of his acclaimed DVDs, Rémy delights in bringing his passion, talent, and unique teaching methods to students.

Rémy’s Upcoming Teaching and Events Schedule

Classes are now currently being conducted online, including one-on-one classes and classes for groups/schools.

I teach my classes on Zoom, using two cameras – one on me and one on the drawings – and a microphone. Students also must have a camera/microphone. This allows us to communicate clearly and see the drawings and each other. Each class is three hours long. One class per week seems to work well and provides enough time for students to complete their homework and practice what they’ve learned. We will establish a regular weekly schedule and confirm the next class from week to week. Mastery of these techniques requires focus and commitment. Your ability to bring your and your clients’ ideas to life is well worth the effort.

My black and white drawing curriculum generally requires 24 hours of instruction (8 classes). The watercolor curriculum also runs 24 hours (8 classes). The colored pencils curriculum is a bit shorter and generally requires 18-20 hours of instruction (6-7 classes). It is best to begin your lessons with the black and white drawing classes as they provide a strong design foundation before moving into color.

My standard rate for teaching is $120/hr. Due to the impact of COVID, I lowered my rate to $80/hr., so a complete, 3-hour class is currently $240, plus tax. I send a PayPal invoice and email a supplies list before the classes begin. You are welcome to buy one class at a time or as many as you would like. If you purchase 8 classes at one time, I offer a 10% discount. If you must cancel a class, 24-hour notice is required. Classes canceled with 24-hour (or more) notice will be rescheduled. Classes canceled with less than 24-hour notice will be charged at 50%.

For even more instruction and unlimited access to my drawing and painting methods, I created 3 DVDs covering my techniques. You can find them on the page below.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to schedule a test class!

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Ground-Breaking DVD Series

Rémy has produced a ground-breaking series of jewelry design training DVDs. The first, Counter Sketching Jewelry, teaches how to make black and white custom design sketches on paper in front of a client. The second, Color Rendering of Jewelry, instructs how to render jewelry designs into finished paintings that can be presented to customers. His most recent course, Advanced Jewelry Design, includes more than 7 hours of instruction in black and white design and drawing skills.  These three courses encapsulate classes that Rotenier has taught at jewelry and design schools for years, and incorporate skills he has learned in 30 years as a professional designer.


  • ". . . Not only is [Rémy] an extremely skilled artist, but he is a very good teacher. His classes are well prepared, his materials very helpful, and his attitude is friendly and caring.

    ". . . Everyone in the class walked away with a vastly improved skill level, no matter what level they came in with. I believe that anyone who takes a class with Rémy will be making a valuable investment in their future career as a jeweler, metal smith or designer. At the end of his workshop they will be able to sell their work just by drawing it!" 

    Elichai Fowler
    Designer and Owner
    Paradise Ring Works, Livingston, Montana
  • “I had no compasses, no rulers, no vector based software---but there I was designing, as part of a fantastic counter-sketching workshop with Rémy Rotenier. . . [He] had us drawing without tools or templates. And though it took me a few hours to get past the initial discomfort, I soon was scribbling and drawing and having fun.

    “Ditching my usual tools helped me to explore new facets of creativity. . . I am having fun getting lost in the creative process, without the distraction of my tools. And getting lost on purpose takes me to the place where magic happens.” 

    Kate Wolf (from MJSA Journal, Jan. 2011)
    Jeweler, Educator, Tool Queen, and Wicked Wench of Wax
    Portland, Maine
  • "I had the pleasure of working with Rémy Rotenier in which some of our time was dedicated to his teachings of jewelry rendering. I have been designing for many years but will be forever thankful for the techniques he showed me.

    "It has opened up a new way for me to look at and improve my own work by guiding me to a way to see things differently than what I was able to easily do on my own." 

    Jill Suddendorf
    Corporate Designer
    IB Goodman Company


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  • Address
  • 11024 Montgomery Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM  87111

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