World of Watches

World of Watches – (1) Session

Create your own unique watch in this fun and relaxed workshop.This is a great class for all rendering and watercolor students. Learn from Eliza Kapitan and her 20 years of professional design experience. Once your designs are created, you have the option to have them turned into reality with a watchmaker in the diamond district.


  • The anatomy and terms for a timepiece.
  • How to draw an analog watch.
  • Create your own timeless piece.
  • You can have your own piece custom made in NYC.

For this class you will need:

  • Bring a sketchbook/paper.
  • Technical Pencils.
  • Whatever you feel comfortable rendering with (color pencils, paint, markers, etc.)

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Eliza Kapitan


Eliza Kapitan is a New York-based creative with over 20 years of professional design experience. With a firm background in fashion accessories, jewelry, & watch design, Eliza’s pieces have graced the pages of magazines such as Seventeen and People. Her designs have been commercialized and sold at many retailers including Henri Bendel, Macy’s, and Nordstrom (to name a few!). She was the head designer for Betsey Johnson’s watch line launch and currently designs timepieces for mid-tier and mass retailers. Eliza also has developed her own collections of handmade jewelry titled Love Eliza. She lives and works in NYC.

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With a globally-recognized professional studies program, the New York Jewelry Design Institute (NYJDI) gives emerging designers the opportunity to successfully introduce their collections to the world. For the curious, it is a playground to explore the beauty of jewelry.

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