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Happy Little Bluebird Girl NEW! In-Store Class May 6

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Happy Little Bluebird Girl NEW! In-Store Class 
Saturday, May 6, 10:30am-4:30pm 
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Limit: 7 students

Class Details:

This little Bluebird Girl created by Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark is a bundle of happy! We’ve always known that bluebirds signify happiness. What we were surprised to find out, though, is that their association with happiness has been true for thousands of years across cultures as diverse as ancient China and the Navajo. Jone’s girl has a bluebird nesting in her hair, one on her arm, and another at her feet. She’s also surrounded by a wee garden of flowers and mushrooms. She must be a happy girl, indeed!

Spend the day with Jone creating some happiness. The little girl and the base are easy to paint even if you’ve never touched a brush before. Jone’s instruction booklet shows how to use simple lines to create the patterns that decorate the wooden doll and stand. She also has clever tricks for making the teeny tiny mushrooms and the small garden of flowers planted at the Bluebird Girl’s feet. As a bonus, you’ll learn to make the charming paper clay birds dancing around her.

We’re confident you’ll take home a lot of happiness from this class!

Masks are optional and encouraged for all students and instructors. Students will be provided their own set of tools, which are sanitized between every class session. Due to the size of our class space we are unable to practice social distancing in the classroom. The requirements for store staff and customers will follow Boulder County mask and safety mandates. Please contact ahead of time if you have specific questions regarding class covid safety.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Optional: scissors for fine cutting
  • Optional: apron
  • Optional: a brown bag lunch for the lunch break
  • Optional: tweezers for working with small things

    Class Materials Include:

    • Peg doll and other small parts
    • Paints, brushes, containers, paper towels etc
    • Paper clay
    • Assorted tools
    • Glue

    Note that Jone will bring some of her small wonders to sell directly to students. Payment directly to her.

    Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

    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.

    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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