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Atop a Toadstool NEW! Online Class March 5

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Atop a Toadstool Online Class
Sunday, March 5, 10am-1pm MT
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Limit: 15 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your kit in time for the class, register by February 26.

Class Details

Elves and mushrooms - what’s not to like? Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark has added a little elf to her magical, fairytale world. He’s perched on a red and white mushroom, which is so high that he needed a ladder to climb up! We wonder what he’s thinking as he gazes out across the meadow . . . 

Learn how to make this cute little guy out of some wooden forms, wire, a bit of paint, and a few odds and ends. You can position him any way you want since his arms and legs bend. Jone likes finding different poses for her elves in addition to tiny objects for them to hold. Her family of elves tells quite a story! 

Jone has made everyone a tiny paper clay bird to keep the elf company. She’ll step you through putting together the rest: building the ladder, making the mushroom and the elf, painting them, and decorating a stand for them with a field of itsy mushrooms. It’s quite a surprise to see what she uses for the mushrooms and how simple it is to make them.

Come spend some time with Jone creating a bit of magic!

This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class. 

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • 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)
    • Light Buttermilk (off white)
    • Hauser Light & Medium Green (spring green and basic green)
    • Matcha Green (very light green - optional)
    • Warm Beige
    • Burnt Sienna (reddish brown)
    • Blue Harbor (medium blue)
  • Optional: Modge Podge to overlay your designs with a protective coat. Jone suggests the matte finish.
  • Optional: utility scissors
  • Optional: apron

Class Kit Includes:

  • Small booklet with instructions and designs for inspiration
  • Wood peg and forms
  • Paper clay bird
  • Paint brushes
  • Small bits and pieces: wire, wood pieces, nails and upholstery tacks, etc to complete the scene

We ship class kits approximately 2 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number (check your spam folder) 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.

Zoom Info

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

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 Bio

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 Instagram: @jonehallmark


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