Mr. Rabbit’s Garden NEW! Online Class March 19
Mr. Rabbit’s Garden NEW! Online Class
Saturday, March 19, 10-1pm MT
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Limit: 14 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your kit in time for the class, register by March 12.
Mr. Rabbit is beaming with pride as he checks out his cabbages, radishes, and carrots! His garden is the newest little scene from the imagination of Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark. Her wee little worlds are peopled with charming characters and the cleverest of things. All that’s required to create them is some paint, a bit of glue, a few wood pieces, and simple everyday items. Who knew toothpicks could become radishes? Or that a flower could be transformed into a cabbage? (We wonder if Jone secretly works with Cinderella’s fairy godmother . . .)
Part of the fun of working with Jone is absorbing her clever techniques and seeing how she crafts her little wonders from bits and pieces of this and that. Plus, you never know what other whimsical touch she might dream up during class. One thing that sets her classes apart is the hand drawn booklet she provides, which is full of patterns, instructions, little drawings, reminders, and hints. She makes a new one for each class. We have quite a collection, and they’re inspiring – exactly what Jone hopes! Her favorite part of a class is seeing what other people make as they riff on her ideas. Her classes are like sitting around the kitchen table with a group of friends, crafting away and sharing stories.
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
- 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, 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.)
- Honey Brown (light brown)
- Light Buttermilk (off white)
- Santa Red
- Spiced Pumpkin (Orange)
- Hauser Greens - one light and one medium
- Evergreen (dark green)
- Blue Harbor (perfect blue)
Class Kit Includes:
- Pencil and kneaded eraser
- Alene’s Tacky Glue
- Small booklet with instructions and designs for inspiration
- Set of small paint brushes for acrylic paint
- Wooden skewer and one upholstery tack
- Blank wooden pieces with pre-drilled holes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.