Through the Magnifying Glass . . . ! NEW! Online Class April 24
Through the Magnifying Glass . . . ! NEW! Online Class
Sunday, April 24, 10-1pm MT
Instructor: Jone Hallmark
Limit: 14 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your kit in time for the class, register by Apr 17.
It’s no secret that Santa Fe artist Jone Hallmark likes to work small. She says of herself that she’s most comfortable working in a 2x2 inch square! Taking a cue from Alice in Wonderland Jone stepped through “the looking glass” (in her case a magnifying glass) to visit with the small creatures that usually hurry about unnoticed. She found Miss Bee resting on a leaf, which arches over a small scene in the grass. Miss Bee hasn’t even noticed the tiny ladybug hidden among the mushrooms underneath. Can you spot her?
Join Jone as she brings this enchanting scene to life. She’s a master at transforming commonplace objects into endearing little personalities, and you’ll be surprised at some of the materials she uses. You’ll work with tiny peg dolls, wire, paint, glue, and bits of this and that to create this miniature scene. Jone likes to sneak little surprises into her classes, and this one is no exception. Her mind is full of ideas about what Miss Bee and her friend need in their tiny world. Who knows what, or who, will appear!
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.)
- Santa Red
- Cadmium Yellow
- Light Buttermilk (off white)
- Hauser Greens - one light & one med
- Evergreen (dark green)
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.