Sweet Birds – Mama, Babies, & Woven Nest
Saturday, May 4th, 10:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
We’ve always been charmed by the sweet birds that Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark makes, but we’re positively in love with her mama bird, small chicks, and the woven nest they call home. Jone has collected the wooden pieces for the birds and prepped them, leaving you to focus on giving your birds a personality with simple lines and dots of acrylic paint. The designs are easy to learn, even if you’ve never held a brush before. The little nest, made from wire woven with grass-like materials, is endearing. Small bits and pieces of down, flowers, leaves, and the like poke out here and there, as in a real bird’s nest. Jone’s creation is natural, but there are other options for the color (psychedelic, even!) if your bird comes from the Land of OZ. Part of the fun of working with Jone is absorbing her clever techniques and seeing the unusual tools she makes from commonplace objects. She creates a very different, but wondrous, little world.
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:
Bag lunch and water bottle for the short lunch break
Optional: apron and favorite scissors for fine cutting
Optional: favorite brush for painting with acrylics
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