A Sweet May Flower Girl Class ONLINE
Sunday, April 11, 10-1pm MDT
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Limit: 14 students. Includes class kit + shipping
The tiny world of Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark is populated with the most adorable small characters! For her newest class she’s created a charming little flower girl, who is looking forward to celebrating May Basket Day on May 1st. (May Basket Day is an almost forgotten, but very sweet, tradition that dates back to the 1800s. To celebrate spring, people would hang a basket of flowers on a neighbor’s doorknob, ring the bell, then dash madly away to stay anonymous. Lots of fun and laughter!) Jone’s little flower girl is a peg doll with a painted dress and a big spring hat sporting a riot of wee, handmade flowers. Jone provides a little booklet with designs for the flower girl’s dress, which are easy to learn even if you’ve never held a brush before. The booklet also includes a drawing on how to place the features for the flower girl’s face. After “dressing” your sweet doll, you’ll spend the rest of the class crafting miniature flowers and artfully arranging them on the flower girl’s hat. Part of the fun of working with Jone is absorbing her clever techniques and seeing how she crafts her little wonders from bits and pieces of this and that. Plus, you never know what other whimsical touch she might dream up during class. Her world is a charming and magical little place!
To receive your kit in time for class, register by March 28 if outside Colorado or April 4 if in Colorado. We ship the kits via USPS Mail and will email you the tracking number. If you are a Boulder local, you can pick up your kit from our Pearl Street location by choosing “curbside pick-up” when registering. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.
Class Kit Includes: flower stamens, acrylic paint (6 colors), paint brushes, blank wooden peg doll, beads, misc. tools for working small, booklet with designs and instructions. Kits will begin shipping at least 3 weeks before the class date or earlier.
Please bring the following materials:
-Favorite drawing pencil and eraser
-Tweezers and other tools for working small
-Small jar of water for painting
-Small pair of scissors for fine cutting
-Paper punches/scrap papers/small items for embellishments
-Optional but useful- scratch paper for practicing designs
Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the morning of the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations made 3 weeks before class can either be refunded or used to pay for another class. If the class kit has already been shipped at the time of cancellation, the price of the kit plus shipping will be deducted from the refund amount. Two Hands Paperie retains a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. For cancellations made after the cancellation deadline, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee cannot be transferred to pay for another class. You may, however, gift the class along with the class kit to someone else; just notify us of the switch. These policies are to ensure that THP and teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 4 students are enrolled one week before. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be contacted via email and refunded the FULL class fee.
Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark, who says of herself, “I tend to work in a two-inch square!”, has created her own little world of magical delights. Each tiny wonder – from the cleverest fox or hedgehog to a charming parade of flower-bearing young girls – is handcrafted from paper clay, wire, wood, and other tiny bits and pieces. Her sophisticated yet simple designs show the influence of both her father’s Scandinavian heritage and the intricate painted miniatures she collected when living in Switzerland. Her affinity for using small, ordinary objects comes from her mom, also a graphic designer and artist. She taught Jone that you can make just about anything you want instead of going to a store to buy it. Jone’s creative life started on the floor of her father’s studio, where she sat as a child surrounded by brushes, paints, and a treasure of paper. Her passion for design eventually led to work developing store displays, award-winning lines of decorated papers, and the beloved Bryce and Madeline stickers. One day, after twenty years of licensing her artwork for other people’s products, Jone realized that she needed to get back to basics and simplify. In that moment, her tiny little world was born. Now she spends her time teaching, drawing, painting, and making huge messes on every available flat surface. Visit Jone's website: polkadotponie.blogspot.com