Magical Gingerbread Village NEW! Class Nov 6
Magical Gingerbread Village Online Class
Saturday, Nov 6, 10-1pm MDT
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Limit: 14 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your class kit in time for class, register by Oct 16 if outside Colorado or Oct 23 if in Colorado.
We want to run off and live in this charming little village! It’s another small wonder from Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark, and is part of her Scandinavian Pattern Play series. The village features several small buildings that are folded from heavy kraft paper that you’ll decorate with a white pen. When a student in an earlier Pattern Play class suggested that Jone’s white-on-kraft designs would make a great gingerbread house, she replied, “Of course!”, and immediately started designing this little village.
The new patterns she developed require only a few simple pen and brush strokes, and are easy to create from the hand drawn booklet of inspiration she provides. Jone has a soft spot for little houses and knows a gazillion ways to decorate them. Her designs for drawing the doors, windows, and roofs are, of course, wonderfully whimsical. She’ll also share some of her paper crafting techniques; they add interest and texture to the little buildings. Spend a few hours with Jone making your own charming fairy tale village with just paper, white pen, and glue. You can almost smell the gingerbread!
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
- Craft knife with sharp blades
- Craft glue - one that dries quickly and creates a strong bond. Jone finds that Alene’s Tacky Glue works the best.
- Paper towels or baby wipes
- Favorite drawing pencil and eraser
- Scratch paper (copy paper is fine)
- Optional: apron
- Optional but really useful: bone folder
Class Kit Includes:
- Pencil and a kneaded eraser
- White Sakura Gelli roll pen
- Faber-Castell White Brush Pitt Artist Pen
- Small booklet with designs and instructions
- Preprinted house patterns on heavy kraft paper
- Scraps of kraft paper to practice on
- A surprise!
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.