"A Folk Artist: One who finds sheer joy in painting simple, straight forward decorations in rich and beautiful colors."
Matte Flow Acrylics
Jo Sonja® Matte Flow Acrylics are flow formula acrylics offering the opacity of color and the beautiful, velvet matte finish associated with traditional gouache plus superb handling and brushing characteristics. Unlike gouache, they are water-resistant and will not chip or crack when cured. Made from the finest quality pure pigments, the colors will remain vibrant and true for generations. They are safe, water based and clean up easily with soap and water.SHOP NOW
Fine Artist Brushes
Combining the brush-maker's skill and advanced technology with the experience and sensitivity of a dedicated folk artist, we are proud to present a line of the highest quality brushes developed especially for the high technical demands of the decorative artist.SHOP NOW
New Online Class:
The Garden of
the Sea Dragon
This new class features floral, sea shell and Chinoiserie techniques. Sometimes I love to try something a little different and perhaps challenging. Inspired by two beautiful alder wood pieces, this was such a good time. Painting two very detailed techniques on shaped surfaces.MORE INFORMATION
Jo Sonja's Online Classes
All lessons available are online streaming format. No DVDs, No shipping charges and No need to wait for it to arrive. After your purchase you have immediate, lifetime, on-demand access to all instruction and digital packet materials. Class Purchase Includes: On-demand, lifetime access anytime beginning immediately after your purchase.VIEW ALL
New Online Class:
Good King Wenceslas
Here, on this lovely alder cabinet, which stores your favorite Christmas ornaments or other festive fancy, stands Good King Wenceslas, under a bright moon, surrounded by an icy floral border.MORE INFORMATION
New Online Class:
The Blue Dolphin
Originally designed to be a gentlemen's gift box. The absolute perfect painting style to use with a more masculine theme would be Hindeloopen. This is a style still enjoyed by a number of artists in Hindeloopen today. So we’ll take our inspiration from the works of an earlier artist, Gerardus Steven Huttinga, 1883 - 1963. And from his inspiration I’ve developed this simplified, slightly softer look which is wonderfully fun to paint and very decorative.MORE INFORMATION
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Design & Surface Bundles
Product bundles that include the unfinished wood piece and the design. FREE shipping on most bundles!
Brush bundles include one of each size for the brush series shown. Buy the bundle and save
30% - 50% from retail prices.
Jo Sonja's Nativity Ornament series. Another wonderful outlet for our creative journey. Each collection includes instructions, color photos, patterns and four etched MDF ornaments.
The world of folk art and design offers such a variety. These are the design packets by Jo Sonja that are currently available from our studio. We have placed these designs into categories but invite you to browse through them as many design combinations cross over several different sections.
We carry a select few general supplies. These are the ones that are used and recommended here in our studio. They represent some of Jo Sonja's personal favorites.
Books & Magazines
Our books and magazines are designed to introduce the artist to the world of folk art and decorative painting. Whether you are a beginner or advanced painter, a wealth of knowledge awaits. While you might select one to start, experience has shown us that eventually you'll be tempted to add them all to your library.