Counter Sketching / Jewelry Illustration (Online)

  • Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Friday, January 29, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • Monday, January 25, 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PST)
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PST)
  • Friday, January 29, 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PST)
  • Jewelry Virtual Zoom Room, Class Code JE012521NA
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    Registration closes Friday, 01/22

**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

This three-session class will focus on Black and White jewelry illustration techniques and allow for practice during breaks, repeating strategic sections of instruction to gain deeper skills. Demonstrations will be shared on the use of drawing templates, different lead hardness, tracing paper, and white highlights to gain realism. Participants will gain experience in illustrating jewelry ideas in front, side, and edge views of rings, pendants and earrings.

Students will need to supply:

  1. In hardness of 2B, H, and 2H drawing pencils (mechanical or wooden)
  2. Jewelry Drawing Templates (Rio # 116-112 Ring Shanks and 116-110 Gemstone Template)
  3. Straight edge ruler
  4. Circles template
  5. Tracing Paper


  • Registration for this class will close on Friday, January 22nd.
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Instructor Bio:

Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

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