"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
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:
Three French Hens
Faith, Hope and Charity is a series of online classes featuring Traditional French painting techniques. Each class will feature a different style on a cut corner tray and small chicken tine. Use the photo as the indication of the size of the pieces. The chicken tine is a smaller version of our previous Cackleberry tine.MORE INFORMATION
New Online Class:
A Telemark Study...
This wood piece was inspired by a traditional Norwegian melkar, a flour box. The first melkar, the Blackberry one, was started about 20 years ago and just recently finished. The Stillwater piece, with scenes, was painted for one of our books, published much later, but pictures were never taken of all surfaces. Therefore, we decided to show and discuss both pieces together in this lesson.MORE INFORMATION
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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.