Scandinavian Pattern Play – Designs & Initials
Thursday, May 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Jone Hallmark.
Using just a few simple pen and brush strokes, learn from Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark how to draw Scandinavian-inspired patterns. The designs are reminiscent of Rosemåling, a type of decorative painting that features scrollwork and floral ornamentation so stylized that the flowers can only be described as fanciful. Traditional pieces are colorful, but Jone likes using white on brown kraft paper and adding color to accent the design. This class is similar to earlier ones Jone has taught at the store, but this time she’s adding decorative initials. What a fun way to personalize something! Or to highlight a favorite word or phrase. You’ll learn to create scrolls, circles, sweeping stems, petals, leaves, and other details by connecting basic “C” and “S” strokes. The flowing designs are easy to make and are useful for decorating pretty much anything, large or small. Jone provides lots of kraft-colored items for you to work with. Take the white pens provided in class home with you. The technique is rather addicting! Absolutely no painting or drawing experience is necessary.
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.
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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