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.
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.
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 class!
"Remy Rotenier might be the best teacher I've ever had for anything. His patience, encouragement, and complete talent make me feel like I am receiving a treasure each time we have class. He graciously shares his gifts and immense talent and has made me feel there is hope for me to achieve some competence by listening and observing him carefully."
metalsmith, gemologist, appraiser
Diana Widman, Graduate Gemologist, AiS-GJV (Gems and Jewelry Appraiser)
Diana Widman Design
”Remy is such an incredible teacher, mentor and resource for all things related to the art of jewelry design. He is worth every penny. In each private session, Remy not only coaches you through the technical side of drawing, coloring, painting, etc. but also teaches you about the tools you’ll be using and resources available to you and tailors each class to your individual goals. You truly come out with a much deeper understanding of the everything that goes into the discipline. Plus, he is the nicest guy! 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking to add jewelry design and rendering to their repertoire, business or resume. ”
“ I want to thank my sweet loving teacher Rémy Rotenier for enjoying to teach with such a great passion and for adjusting to my style. Thank you for all the great knowledge you have given me through all these months!!”
“I found Remy’s classes so easy and more importantly, lots of fun! Remy’s so patient, sweet and professional. I hate taking classes, but I LOVE taking classes from Remy!”
Recommended Supply Sites: dickblick.com and riogrande.com
-Mechanical pencils (0.3mm and 0.5mm, I like 0.2 and 0.9mm also!)
-Erasers (a kneaded eraser, a Mono Tombow 2.3mm click eraser, and a Pentel Click or just a larger plastic eraser)
-Paper stumps (3 sizes: small, medium, and large)
-A transparent ruler with millimeters and an 8th graph Westcott pink beveled ruler
-Copy (32lbs?) or drawing paper
-Thin tracing paper (Canson 25lbs)
-A 0.8mm Sakura Gelly Roll white pen
-Low Tack Artist Tape
-A piece of blotting paper (square)
-A Huion light pad (Amazon)
-A set of Prismacolor Scholar coloring pencils (24 or 48)
-A little compass
-A ball burnisher
Winsor and Newton gouache 14ml tubes:
In Winsor watercolor:
To paint the Stones:
- koh-I-Noor color wheel
- Grumbacher 24 transparent watercolors
-Winsor and Newton Series 7 round brush in size 1 and 3
-a piece of white cotton fabric (t-shirt for example)
-2 clear cups for water
-Heavy Grey paper like Canson Or Staples card stock:
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