10 WEEKS • ONLINE • INSTRUCTOR-LEAD • SKILL-FOCUSED

Jewelry Arts:

Jewelry Design in ZBrush

with Tomas Wittelsbach

CLASS BEGINS: May 2nd 2018 | 1 PM (PST)

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10 WEEK LIVE, ONLINE SKILL-FOCUSED TRAINING FOR ARTISTS

Jewelry design is a fine art that has exploded with the advent of digital sculpting and 3D printing. In this course, world-renowned jewelry designer Tomas Wittelsbach will teach you his complete production workflow, giving you all the techniques you'll need to create your very own reproducible high-end jewelry.

This Jewelry Design in ZBrush course will consist of ten weeks of LIVE demonstrations and reviews. You'll learn core design skills and be part of a community of artists all working to achieve next level quality in their work.

Most importantly, you'll learn how to train your artistic eye and express something through your work, while creating portfolio ready designs that will impress.

GET TOMAS' CUSTOM UI AND BRUSH SET!

Want to try out Tomas Wittelbach's custom ZBrush settings for yourself?

You get:

  • Custom ZBrush Interface (.cfg file)
  • Brush Preset folder with 50 brushes Tomas uses.
  • Instruction on how to install.

Enter your name and email to the right to download his tailored user interface and brushes.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

In this course, students will create jewelry from scratch using ZBrush and Modo. The course will cover symmetry and textures, hinges and clasps, stone settings and iterations, 3D printing techniques and the business of jewelry. The course will teach students the complete production workflow used by Tomas Wittelsbach to create reproducible, high-end jewelry.

Estimated time for course work: 8-10 hours per week

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Course Format:  Standard

Duration:  10 Weeks + 2 Weeks of Access
Lecture Type:  Weekly video recordings
Assignment:  Deadlines each week
Feedback:  Live weekly

By the end of the course, you'll:

Know how to balance design and practicality.

Know how to establish and recreate symmetry in your designs.

Have developed work techniques to apply directly in real-world scenarios.

Have sculpted and 3D printed your own jewelry.

CURRICULUM

Our Industry-Standard curriculum is built together with today's best artists to bring you the highest quality training possible. Achieve your dreams today.

WEEK 1

Fundamentals:
Elegant Lines
  • Design vs Practicality / Making your designs read well
  • Designing with radial symmetry
  • Projection, extraction, line weight, composition

WEEK 2

ZBrush Fundamentals:
Drawing vs Sculpting
  • Recreating symmetry
  • Creating textures
  • Drawing vs Sculpting
     
     
     
     
     

WEEK 3

 
Pendants
  • Blocking out in Modo
  • Sculpting with posable symmetry
  • Flushing out the design
     
     
     
 

WEEK 4

Bracelets
  • Creating a bracelet and cutting plug
  • Using the techniques shown in a realistic scenario
  • Importance of keeping it simple

WEEK 5

Earrings
  • Blocking out a Flourish in Modo
  • Creating overlap and cutting for Keying
  • Earring discussion
     
     

WEEK 6

Fashion Rings
  • Creating iterations
  • Stone setting
  • Developing your voice
     
     
     
     
 

WEEK 7

Complex Hinged and Keyed Jewelry Pieces
  • Creating hinges and separate pieces with Extract
  • Refining Extraction
  • Fitting the Lens

WEEK 8

 
Filigree Details
  • Extracting
  • Bas relief
  • Booleans
     
     

WEEK 9 & 10

Fundamentals of 3D Printing Jewelry
  • Prepping for 3D print
  • Molding and casting process
  • The business of jewelry
 

WHAT IS A SKILL TRACK?

This course is what we call a Skill Track. That means you work closely with an expert in the field who demonstrates the tools, workflows and techniques that you'll need to know to excel as an artist.

Skill
Focused

Skill Tracks rely heavily on lectures and demonstrations whereas Bootcamps & Career Tracks focus primarily on you and your work.

Flexible Commitment

Are you just looking to pick up a skill? Just want to learn how an artist works?  If so, then Skill Tracks are the perfect solution.

Live Weekly Meetings

Stay connected! Yes, we're ONLINE but you meet with your instructor every week to learn new skills.

Pick Up New Software Skills

Want to pick up the software skills you need to thrive in a Bootcamp or on-the-job?  Skill Tracks are a great way to achieve this.

About your Mentor

Tomas Wittelsbach

After a distinguished career in Hollywood – where he served as the lead sculptor on such films as Batman Forever, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Big Fish – Tomas Wittelsbach took his technical understanding of using form, motion, and tension to tell a story and began to create on a much smaller scale.

In 2005, he launched his own line of jewelry, the House of Wittelsbach. Hinged largely on traditional European iconography and translated with crypt-like skeletons resurrected from a dusty underworld, the House of Wittelsbach reimagined what fine jewelry could look like.

Today, Tomas has teamed up with Jim Tuttle of Green Lake Jewelry Works to create a one-of-a-kind collection called Ink Metal. Tomas personally designs each piece in the exquisite line of ornately detailed jewelry – all reflective of his dark, countercultural aesthetic.
 

A SAMPLE OF TOMAS WITTELSBACH'S WORK:

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We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we're typically asked, along with our responses:

When is the live session?
MAY 2ND at 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern

When is the first class session?
MAY 2ND at 1 PM Pacific

What if I miss a class? Can I download it later?
Yes, everything is recorded and downloadable.

How long do I have access to the material?
You have access to the course material for two weeks after the end of the course. A total of 12 weeks.

How long are the live sessions?
The live sessions are between two and three hours long.

When do you get the downloads up?
We get the downloads of live sessions online about 24 to 48 hours after the live session ends.

How do I talk to the teacher?
You can talk freely during the class and also via the Workplace group and private forum.

Will I be able to ask questions?
Yes.

Are there demonstrations or lectures?
Yes. They will be live and recorded. All downloads will be in your course.

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