Checkered Cottage Classes 2018

314-909-7233
www.checkeredcottage.com

Class Policies

Payment
Required at time of sign up - no exceptions

Cancellations
Prior to 1 week – refundable
One week or less – non-refundable but class kit provided

Parking For Classes At Checkered Cottage
We know there are few things in life worse than trying to find a parking space in Downtown Kirkwood especially when you have a class that will keep you busy for more than the alotted 2 hours designated by the Kirkwood Police Dept. As of January 1, 2015, in an effort to keep everyone one step ahead of the law, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

On the day of class only, proceed to the Downtown Kirkwood Business office located at 130 E. Jefferson (just across Kirkwood Rd. on the south side of the street). There you can purchase a one day parking pass for a mere $5.00. This will allow you to park the entire day with no hassle.

Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors at St.Peters Parish, you may park on their lot which also gives you sanctuary from parking fines! Their lot is located at the corner of Clay and Jefferson.
We feel these are two good solutions that will keep you from running out in, what could be, inclement weather to move your car every two hours.

We are constantly trying to make your experience at the Cottage as enjoyable as possible. We hope that between the new classroom and these new suggestions for your parking needs, you'll find your class taking time will be much more relaxed and productive.

More Information
For more information regarding class policies or basic kit supplies,
please go to our supplies section of the website.
Due to manufacturers availability of product, papers may be
different from those on class samples.

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR PENCILS - Come and learn how to use watercolor pencils to get a great watercolor look on some cute fall images from Impression Obsession. Using watercolor pencils is easy peasy!! If you have always wanted to watercolor, this is the class for you. Kathi has used Faber Castell Goldfaber Aqua Pencils but you may bring what you want in comparable colors. If you want to order pencils prior to class, Kathi can get them for you at a VERY good price but you must order at least 2 weeks before class to insure they'll arrive on time.
  • Teacher:  Kathi Anderson
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $27.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit , #0 round watercolor brush , Colors Kathi used: #108 Dark Cadmium Yellow, #115 Dark Cadmium Orange, #126 Carmine Permanent, #167 Permanent Green Olive, #176 Van Dyke Brown, #187 Burnt Ochre, #192 Indian Red, #283 Burnt Sienna
  • Class Date:  
    • Thursday, September 27  at  10:30 AM
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    PAINTED ROCKS - Barb will bring the rocks. You bring the brushes. We'll supply the paints so that you can come to this class and have fun painting these whimsical and colorful rocks in all kinds of funky images! You can base paint the images the first week and come back the next week to give them their personalities!!
    • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $30.00
    • Supplies:   brushes
    • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
      • Thursday, September 27  at  6:00 PM
        • Thursday, October 4  at  6:00 PM
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    CHOICES: BOO AT THE ZOO or HALLOWEEN NIGHTS GRANTS FARM - In this class you get to make the choice as to whether you want to save your memories from the Zoo or Grant's Farm. Amy has designed two sets of fun, colorful and sometimes whimsical pages from which to choose. You need only let us know when you sign up which pages you're doing. Decisions! Decisions!
    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $21.00
    • Supplies:   basic kit , Black Soot Distress Ink
    • Class Date:  
      • Monday, October 1  at  10:30 AM
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      THE WITCH IS IN - Amy has designed the ultimate Halloween decor piece. You'll be building your project with lots of netting, beads and embellishments overflowing from a seriously spooky witches shoe. Just add a fun sign and glaringly glitzy skeleton head and this piece is ready to greet your Halloween visitors! There will be an upcharge of $10.00 for kit only.
      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $38.00
      • Supplies:   basic kit , rotary cutter and mat , wire trimmers , hot glue gun and glue , needle nose pliers , scissors , green Stickles
      • Class Date:  
        • Monday, October 1  at  6:00 PM
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        COPICS WITH MARY - Come Copic with Mary and create these 3 beautiful (mostly) all occasion cards. One of your cards is a fun shaker Halloween card, another is a pretty lighthouse nautical theme and the third a lovely princess card all complete with embellishments and well appointed glitter!
        • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $20.00
        • Supplies:   basic kit , paper trimmer , detail scissors , 3 in 1 glue, Art Glitter glue or double sided tape , solid strip pop dots (preferably black, , ruler , tweezers , CRAFT MAT , Copics: YG03, YG11, YG25, YG63, YR07, YR12, YR24, YR68, G20, G82, E000,E23, E33, E57, V22, V17, 100, Y11, B000, B02, B04, B34, BG10, BG11, BG15, R29, R81, R83, R85, C2, C4, C5, FB2, W0
        • Class Date:  
          • Tuesday, September 25  at  10:30 AM
            • Tuesday, October 2  at  6:00 PM
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            HALLOWEEN BANNER - This banner, designed by Mary, hangs proudly above our counter for all to see! All the spooky elements of Halloween are represented including creepy spider tags, witches, black cats, pumpkins etc.. You'll be attaching all your cardstock pieces together to spell the word SPOOKY. The whole banner is attached to a creepy old heavy (looking) black chain! Perfect!!! This class will run approx. 3 hrs. There is an upcharge of $5.00 for kit only.
            • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $47.00
            • Supplies:   Basic Kit , A Crop-a-Dile (if you have one), , 3 in 1 Glue or Art Glitter Glue, lots of pop dots, , orange-yellow ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, , green and yellow Stickles
            • Class Date:  
              • Wednesday, October 3  at  12:30 PM
                • Tuesday, October 9  at  5:30 PM
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                OCTOBER SCRAPBOOKING - You'll have a great time building your pages using the Trick or Treat collection from Photoplay. Just add a few extra cuts as embellishments from Jan along with the perfect Halloween theme : A Haunting We Will Go, dancing across the top of your pages.
                • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                • Difficulty:  n/a
                • Cost:  $26.00
                • Supplies:   basic kit
                • Class Date:  
                  • Saturday, October 6  at  10:30 AM
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                  A FLOWERY HALLOWEEN - Jan has designed an awesome Halloween decor piece that you are sure to use year after year. You'll be decorating an 8x8 weathered wood box sign with fun flowers in the colors of the season along with whimsical lettering and jolly pumpkins on the fence.
                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $32.00
                  • Supplies:   basic kit
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Monday, October 8  at  10:30 AM
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                    AMY'S CARD CLUB - You'll be creating 3 cards this month using the Fabulous Holiday Labels (included in class fee) from Gina K. You will also be using Gina K Labels Die, Gina K Greenery Stamp Set, and Gina K Fabulous Frames. One of your cards this month is a very festive little gift card holder tied with a bit of twine and embellished with a small silver charm.
                    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $33.00
                    • Supplies:   Basic kit , Memento Ink: Summer Sky, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk, Rose Bud Pink, Paris Dusk, Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand , Archival Ink: Coffee , Hero Arts Ink: Soft Granite , Tools needed: Misti or Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen , Wreath Builder Template
                    • Class Date:  
                      • Tuesday, October 9  at  10:30 AM
                        • Tuesday, October 23  at  6:00 PM
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                        OCTOBER SILHOUETTE - Jan has designed the perfect Halloween Banner. This TRICK OR TREAT banner can be used year after year as a swag at the mantel or anywhere in your home. You'll be using Lasting Impressions black cardstock for your letters.
                        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                        • Cost:  $29.00
                        • Supplies:   basic kit , Silhouette Machine , Laptop
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Wednesday, October 10  at  5:30 PM
                            • Friday, October 19  at  10:30 AM
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                            EARLY BIRD CHRISTMAS CARDS - Come and start your Christmas card stash a little early. You'll be taking some new images from Stampendous and coloring them with Copic markers. Bring your markers or Kathi will have one extra set for sharing. These cards are a true work of art with all the shading Kathi has added.
                            • Teacher:  Kathi Anderson
                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                            • Cost:  $30.00
                            • Supplies:   basic kit , Copics: 0 Colorless Blender, E29,E35,E39,E41,E42,E44,E50,E53 R24, R27, R29, R39, YG17, YG25, YG67, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, Y19,Y23,Y26, W0, W3, W5, BG01, BG05
                            • Class Date:  
                              • Thursday, October 11  at  10:30 AM
                                • Monday, October 22  at  5:30 PM
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                                SANTA - You'll be working with charcoal pencils in this class. Barbara has chosen an original piece by Karen Patton of a jovial old Santa holding the jingle bell reins in his gloved hands. Lots of energy in this Santa portrait. This piece measures 12"x16" and comes with the mat. Barb will provide the graphite pencils for the class.
                                • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                • Cost:  $48.00
                                • Supplies:   kneaded eraser , any kind of pencil sharpener , 12x16 foam core board , stylus , large soft brush , old piece graphite
                                • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                  • Thursday, October 11  at  6:00 PM
                                    • Thursday, October 18  at  6:00 PM
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                                HALLOWEEN ALBUM - Nancy has designed this 8x8 album with 7 back to back pages to hold your Halloween treasures, photos, notes, etc. This Simple Stories collection entitled Vintage Halloween is the perfect paper with which to build your album. A true keepsake for years to come. This class will run from 10:30 - 4:00. Please bring lunch or plan to order in.
                                • Teacher:  Nancy Wethington
                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                • Cost:  $49.00
                                • Supplies:   paper trimmer , scissors , Crafty Foam Tape , 1/4" & 1/2" Scor Tape , wet glue , WeR Corner Stub Punch , Stickles to do at home: green, orange, yellow, black
                                • Class Date:  
                                  • Saturday, October 13  at  10:30 AM
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                                  BLESS OUR HOME - This beautiful Fall piece was designed by Amy for the Fall season. You'll be building your piece with colorful netting and embellishing with fabric sunflowers and fall ribbon. Amy has added a very traditional fall sign to welcome all, whether on your front door or a special place in your home. There will be up charge of $10.00 for kit only.
                                  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $38.00
                                  • Supplies:   basic kit , scissors, rotary cutter, mat, hot glue gun and glue, needle nose pliers
                                  • Class Date:  
                                    • Monday, October 15  at  10:30 AM
                                      • Tuesday, October 16  at  6:00 PM
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                                      FALL WREATH - This magnificent whispy but very full wreath is designed by Mary. You'll be adding lots of seasonal elements including burlap and plaid woven ribbons, sunflowers, various types of leaves,berries, little ghords and even a couple of fun feathers for accent. Just add your thankful sign which Mary has chosen and it"s ready to be hung either on the door or perhaps above a mantle. This class will run approx. 3 hrs. Kits only will NOT be available for this class.
                                      • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                      • Cost:  $49.00
                                      • Supplies:   Basic Kit , wire cutter , pliers , full size glue gun and glue sticks , scissors , spool of florist wire
                                      • Class Date:  
                                        • Wednesday, October 17  at  5:30 PM
                                          • Thursday, October 18  at  11:00 AM
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                                          SILHOUETTE BASICS WORKSHOP - Spend your day at Checkered Cottage learning the basic operations of your Silhouette Machine. This class will cover the very basic manipulations of the Silhouette Studio Software. You will learn the mechanics of group and ungroup. We will work with text, and learn to weld. Freehand drawing of rectangles, circles and ovals will be covered. You will learn several methods of resizing your images. You will also learn how to save your library or save your creations to file. The basics of organizing your library will also be explained as well as how to maneuver the Silhouette Store. After each topic is explained, you will time to practice and get individual help. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will use your new skills to create a project. The class will be limited to 8 participants. PREREQUISITE: Download Silhouette Studio Software and create a Silhouette account. If you need help with this, arrangements can be made prior to the class date for an additional fee. Lunch will be provided during a short class break. This class will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm
                                          • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                                          • Cost:  $65.00
                                          • Supplies:   Silhouette machine and Laptop , mat and blade
                                          • Class Date:  
                                            • Friday, October 26  at  10:00 AM
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                                            MONDAY CARDS - IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS - These 4 cards designed by Jan, using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. You'll be working with very festive papers from Lasting Impressions and Doodlebug with accents of gold and silver Mirricard. Bring your Copics to add color. Finish up with embellishments from Nuvo and Wink of Stella and your cards are ready to send.
                                            • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                                            • Cost:  $26.00
                                            • Supplies:   basic kit , Copics: B12,E31,G5,G94,R46, Y08, YG09 , white and silver Nuvo drops if you have them , Clear and Gold Wink of Stella if you have them
                                            • Class Date:  
                                              • Monday, October 29  at  10:30 AM
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                                              CREATIVE CARDS WITH MARY - If you're in the market for some very pretty all occasion Fall cards, this month's Copic class is for you! Mary has designed 3 beautiful cards for the season each with some very pretty bows and a brad accent.
                                              • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                                              • Cost:  $20.00
                                              • Supplies:   basic kit , paper trimmer , detail scissor , 3 in 1 Glue, adhesive, Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots , ruler , corner rounder , Gold Paint Pen , Gold Gel Pen , Vintage Photo Distress Ink , CRAFT MAT , Copics: YG93, Y04, Y18, Y38, YR07, YR12, YR14, YR16, R08, E15, E59 ,
                                              • Class Date:  
                                                • Tuesday, October 30  at  10:30 AM
                                                  • Tuesday, November 6  at  6:00 PM
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                                                  FIRST STAR - This is a multi media piece featuring a bit of cardstock and paints to complete this original design by Tracy Moreau. Barbara has chosen a wood surface that could be used as a framed wall hanging or she will gladly add handles to make it a tray.
                                                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                  • Cost:  $45.00
                                                  • Supplies:   palette knife , brushes
                                                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                                    • Thursday, November 1  at  6:00 PM
                                                      • Thursday, November 8  at  6:00 PM
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                                                  CHRISTMAS THYME ORNAMENTS - In this class you'll be painting 4 wood ornaments from an original design by Renee Mullins. Each ornament has a fun familiar face of the season along with a bit of wording. So pretty hanging on the tree, from a mantle or anywhere for a seasonal touch.
                                                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                  • Cost:  $30.00
                                                  • Supplies:   brushes
                                                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                                    • Thursday, November 15  at  6:00 PM
                                                      • Thursday, November 29  at  6:00 PM
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