Woodland Fox – and Friends! NEW! Class Oct 10
Woodland Fox - and Friends! Online Class
Sunday, Oct 10, 10-1pm MDT
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Limit: 14 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your class kit in time for class, register by Sep 19 if outside Colorado or Sep 26 if in Colorado.
The tiny world of Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark is populated with the most adorable wee characters! In this case, it’s a friendly woodland fox and a chorus of birds perched in a tree. They make a sweet tableau. Creating the little scene is a great exercise in learning how to paint the patterns that are characteristic of Jone’s work. She has a gazillion “funky, weird little tricks”, as she calls them. The class starts with some exercises to get you comfortable holding the brush, maintaining a sharp point as you work, and creating different effects by varying the strokes. A main focus is practicing tone on tone patterns and layering colors on top of each other. These small details make all the difference.
The sweet little fox is simple to make. You’ll paint a peg doll form, shape the muzzle and ears with small pieces of cardstock, and add a fuzzy curved tail to give him personality. Once everything is painted, assemble the pieces and then add the cheerful little birds and mushrooms that Jone supplies. Poof! You’ll think you’ve been transported to the fabled woods of fairy tales. Come spend some time with Jone in her little wonderland!
This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.
Please bring the following materials:
- Small pair of scissors for detailed cutting
- Small water jar for painting. Note that Jone includes one of her small paint brushes in the class kit.
- Paper towels or baby wipes
- Craft glue - one that dries quickly and creates a strong bond. Jone finds that Alene’s Tacky Glue works the best.
- Scratch paper for practice (copy paper is fine)
- Optional: tweezers and a fingernail cutter
- Acrylic craft paint
- Jone uses Deco Art Americana, which comes in small plastic bottles. Folk Art is comparable in price. Here is a list of the specific Deco Art colors she used for this project. (Feel free to substitute others.)
- Light Buttermilk
- Santa Red
- Burnt Sienna
- Dark Chocolate
- Hauser Medium Green
- Hauser Light Green
- Matcha Green (optional)
Class Kit Includes:
- Pencil and a kneaded eraser
- Small bottle of Alene’s Tacky Glue.
- White gel pen
- Small booklet with instructions and with designs for inspiration
- Templates for fox head
- Small round paint brush to use with acrylic paint
- Wooden skewer and upholstery tack
- Blank wooden pieces with pre-drilled holes: tree cone, fox peg doll, circular base, tree trunk, and branches
- Pipe cleaner for the fox tail
- Small mushrooms of spun cotton - 2 per student
We ship class kits approximately 3 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number once your kit ships. 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.
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 day before 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 email@example.com.
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
For cancellation made 3 weeks before class we can either issue a refund or apply the funds to another class. We deduct the price of the class kit plus shipping if we’ve already shipped the kit, and we retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the class there is no refund or credit. If Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, we’ll contact you by email and refund the FULL class fee.
Instructor BioSanta 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. See her work on Instagram at @jonehallmark or visit her website polkadotponie.blogspot.com. She hopes you enjoy her tiny world.