La Catrina - and her Flowered Hat! NEW! Online Class Oct 2
La Catrina - and her Flowered Hat! NEW! Online Class
Sunday, October 2, 10-1pm MT
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Limit: 15 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your kit in time for the class, register by Sept 25.
Dia de los Muertos is an annual, high-spirited Mexican holiday that literally explodes with color! It celebrates the annual return of the spirits of the departed, and is a time for food, drink, lively music, parties, and activities the spirits enjoyed in life. This new little character from Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark is dressed for the occasion. The colorful figure is Jone’s interpretation of Catrina, the iconic symbol of the holiday. Her dress is covered in painted flowers composed of simple lines and dots. The designs are easy to learn even if you’ve never held a paint brush before. Just follow the examples in the small booklet Jone provides. Catrina’s smiling skull face is even easier. (Jone made her, so of course she’s smiling!)
Catrina wouldn’t be Catrina without a wildly decorated hat. Jone’s Catrina has a hat that is covered with miniature flowers. To make them, Jone cleverly combines bits and pieces of this and that, such as scraps of decorative paper, book pages, small millenary items, and fake flowers she’s taken apart and repurposed. Talk about making a silk purse from a sow’s ear! She’s delighted to show you her tricks.
Part of the fun of working with Jone is absorbing her clever techniques and seeing the unusual tools she makes from commonplace objects. Plus, you never know what other whimsical touch she might dream up during class!
Join us in the store for Jone’s Pop-Up Shop September 14, Wednesday, 3-5pm.
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. Jone includes a set of small paint brushes in the class kit.
- Paper towels or baby wipes
- ModPodge, matte finish
- Fine black sharpie or similar permanent pen
- Acrylic craft paint-Jone uses Deco Art Americana, which comes in small plastic bottles, but other acrylic paints are fine. The brand Folk Art is comparable in price. Following is a list of the specific Deco Art Americana colors she used for this project. (Feel free to substitute other colors.)
- Santa Red (true red)
- Royal Fuschia (bright pink)
- Cadmium Yellow (basic yellow)
- Burnt Sienna (reddish brown)
- Spiced Pumpkin (orange)
- Light Buttermilk (off white)
- Lavender (purple)
- Blue Harbor (medium blue)
- Hauser Greens - one light & one med
- Dark Chocolate (deep brown)
- Optional: tweezers
Class Kit Includes:
- Small booklet with instructions and designs for inspiration
- Set of small paint brushes for acrylic paint
- Small pieces of cardstock to practice painting on
- Wooden skewer
- A wooden peg doll, and other small wooden pieces
- Lots of this and that to make the flowers for Catrina’s hat
- Glue & glue brush
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.