Arches, Flowers, & More NEW! Class
Saturday, March 10, 10:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Spring is a glorious time to rejoice as leaves unfurl and buds open into colorful flowers. The world is bright again, and it’s time to play! Get into the spirit by making a small arch joyously decorated with miniature flowers, a charming little bird, and an optional celebratory banner. The arches that Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark creates are, quite simply, happy-making. Jone will show you ways to decorate the wooden base and small bird with painted designs of lines and dots. Miniature flowers clustered on the base and twined through the wire add to the charm. The flowers are made by cleverly combining bits and pieces – scraps punchedfrom decorative paper and book pages, small millenery items, and deconstructed fake flowers, for example. Talk about making a silk purse from a sow’s ear! Working on a small scale is different. It’s fascinating to see the unusual way Jone employs ordinary objects as tools. Use your arch as a cake topper, a playful decoration, or a display stand for small treasures. Or, make a sweet little girl in Jone’s Wee Painted Figures class to add to the scene. Jone will also have a supply of her tiny hand painted birds, bunnies, hedgehogs, etc., for sale both during class and in the store at her Trunk Show March 6, Tuesday, 6-8pm.
Please bring the following optional materials for class:
- a pointed wire cutter like the ones found in the jewelry sections of craft stores.
- apron and favorite scissors for fine cutting
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file 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