Jewellery designers have traditionally relied on drawings to show their clients what the final piece will look like. This tends to be time consuming, especially if the client requests multiple revisions.
International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the Bahrain Ministry of Industry and Commerce are hoping to change that by introducing the IGI Professional Jewellery Designer CAD programme.
This will help designers to develop their designs more quickly and accurately, without compromising on creativity, and present the finished image to the client for immediate feedback.
The CAD course, which is being conducted in Bahrain for the first time, also received accreditation from Tamkeen. Established in August 2006, Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain’s national reform initiatives, and Economic Vision, and helps nurture and develop the skills and capabilities of Bahraini individuals, as well as enterprises.
The IGI Professional Jewellery Designer CAD course will take place on 17 May, at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. It will introduce participants to the basic principles of designing and also focus on the intricate details of drawing and editing curves.
They will be trained to create surfaces of basic jewels and shade/render the designs. Moreover, the course will also help them to accurately calculate and estimate gold weights.
According to Roland Lorie – Co CEO, IGI Worldwide, “Bahrain’s vibrant jewellery industry needs highly skilled professionals who are up-to-date with the latest technologies. Our CAD programme will enable jewellery designers to show their clients in advance what their designs will look like. They can email their rendering to the client and, if the client wants different options, the design can easily be changed without having to re-draw the entire image. Our Professional Jewellery Designer course enables designers to easily modify and improve their designs and creations.”
Creativity will be at the core of the course, as conversions from 2D freehand jewellery design to 3D formats come to life, along with conversions of CAD drawings to prototype units.
A total of 15 students can enroll for the CAD course, for a fee of BD 900 per person. The classes will run for 14 days, except Friday, from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM.