Rémy's Video Courses Available Online
Rémy Design is happy to announce that Rémy’s groundbreaking video courses will be available electronically through Rio Grande! After teaching at prestigious jewelry and design schools for many years and sharing his techniques with hundreds of students, Rémy recorded these lessons for DVD format, and has now made them available to stream and download online as well.
Advanced Jewelry Design
Learn how to develop and draw complex designs with this instructional series, created by fine-jewelry designer, artist, expert jeweler and teacher, Rémy Rotenier. Find ideas for rings, earrings, pendants, chains, bracelets, brooches and cuff links. With more than seven hours of instruction in free-hand drawing techniques, you will gain the confidence and skills you need to create custom designs, as well as strong brand development for jewelry collections.
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/advancedjewelrydesign/329435973
Counter Sketching Jewelry: Black and White
Expert jeweler, designer, illustrator and teacher Rémy Rotenier reaches out to both students and professional jewelry designers in this film, sharing his knowledge and expertise in creating black-and-white sketches of design ideas. Begin with basic pencil and paper sketching skills, developing the ability to quickly capture your ideas on paper so that you can visually explain a design concept to a customer or client. Rémy provides step-by-step instructions that help you develop the skills—and the confidence—to create powerfully detailed drawings. Even in this era of so many digital design options, the ability to create free-hand drawings is timeless and will be endlessly useful in creating personal collections, designing custom pieces for private clients, or designing in a production environment.
The film was developed in collaboration with Blaine Lewis, founder of the New Approach School for Jewelers, renowned diamond-setter and innovative teacher of the jewelry arts.
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/countersketchingjewelry/300775636
Color Rendering of Jewelry
Expert jeweler, designer, illustrator and teacher Rémy Rotenier reaches out to both students and professional jewelry designers in this series, sharing his knowledge and expertise in creating luminous color renderings of design ideas. In the classic European tradition (under which Rémy himself trained), this instructional video takes you beyond basic techniques to teach you the skills for rendering lustrous metals and brilliant gemstones in professional-quality presentation paintings.
You will learn to depict metals, gemstones and other jewelry materials with life-like color and depth. Students are coached to use these same techniques to create individual gouache* paintings of their own designs.
With the tools in this series of videos, you will be prepared to create renderings of your designs that glow with exceptional realism, vitality and sparkle.
The series was developed in collaboration with Blaine Lewis, founder of the New Approach School for Jewelers, renowned diamond-setter and innovative teacher of the jewelry arts.
*Gouache is a technique of painting with opaque pigments that contain a binding agent (typically gum arabic).
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colorrenderingofjewelry/329416907