Paper Cuts – Snip, Snip, Snip!
Sunday, May 5th, 11:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Paper cutting is an ancient and popular folk art that’s practiced around the world. A pair of scissors, some paper, and a steady hand are all that’s required. The designs range from simple to delicate and dizzyingly complex. Somewhere in between are the small creations of Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark. They’re charming, and harken back to a slower-paced time when decorations were made by hand at home. We particularly like the ones made from old book pages. Jone’s simpler paper cuts require only a single fold. For others, you’ll cut patterns that connect through multiple layers of paper folded into an accordion. Jone provides some printed patterns to start you out. Once you get into the rhythm of cutting, though, it’s easy to create your own designs. Jone encourages it! Frame a series of paper cuts to great effect or use them to decorate packages, cards, envelopes, book covers, and other items. Or get into the spirit of the day – Cinco de Mayo – and create your own Papel Picado banner.
Take all three of Jone’s classes and receive a Two Hands Paperie Gift Card for $25.
Join us in the store for Jone’s Trunk Show on Boulder’s First Friday event May 3, 6-8pm.
Please bring the following materials to class:
Favorite scissors for fine cutting
Bag lunch and water bottle for the short lunch break
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