Checkered Cottage Classes 2021

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.

FLOWERS OF HOPE - Barb has designed a very colorful image of a daisy visited by a busy bee under the word LOVE on this 8"x10" stretched canvas. The background of your canvas will have an embossed look achieved with embossing paste. Over that you'll be brushing rainbow brush strokes in a diagonal to make your daisy pop!! The cutoff date for signing up is April 6. Class limit of 8 students.
  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $42.00
  • Supplies:   brushes
  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
    • Thursday, April 8  at  5:00 PM
      • Thursday, April 15  at  5:00 PM
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STAMP WITH STYLE - APRIL - This month Amy is using the Queen Anemone stamp set along with the organic linen embossing folder to create these spectacular cards. Your stamp set is included with your class but each student will need their own favorite embossing folder to use in class as sharing and trying to disinfect between uses will take too much time. Amy will disinfect each of the store's Cuttlebug between uses.
  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $40.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit , Inks: Green Fields with permanent Black set , Red Cosmos set , Rock Collection set , Favorite background embossing folder
  • Class Date:  
    • Tuesday, April 13  at  10:30 AM
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    GRAPHIC 45 BLOSSOM CARD WORKSHOP - Karen has designed 8 spectacular cards using the Graphic 45 Blossom collection. You'll be using the 8x8 pad from this line along with the die cuts ephemera kit, a few of the 12x12 sheets and some very pretty ribbon to embellish your cards. In this workshop format, you'll be keeping the remaining papers from your 8x8 pad along with an envelope for each card and a photo of each card. This workshop will run from 10:30 - 3:30. Limit - 8 students.
    • Teacher:  Karen Leach
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $46.00
    • Supplies:   basic kit , pop dots , 3 in 1 or Art Glitter glue , paper trimmer
    • Class Date:  
      • Saturday, April 17  at  10:30 AM
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      FUN WITH DIE CUTS - WEEKENDER HANDBAGS - In this class you will be creating 2 very cute handbags using dies from Concord and 9th and Carta Bella. You will also be stamping and using an embossing folder along with various inks. These are so cute and versatile - think diaper bag for a shower, or maybe a gift bag to hold sweets or a gift card.
      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $25.00
      • Supplies:   basic kit , blending brush , craft mat , bone folder , , , , scissors , Inks used by Amy: Altenew Frosty Pink and Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
      • Class Date:  
        • Monday, April 19  at  10:30 AM
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        STENCIL ME IN - APRIL - In this class you will learn the difference in blending techniques as you stencil on different materials while making a shaker, slimline and window tri-fold cards all in one fun class. Perfect cards for graduate or a very special friend. You may want to leave the sentiment off to keep in your card collection, ready for any occasion.
        • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $35.00
        • Supplies:   black Sharpie , blending brushes , painters or washi tape , 1/4" Scortape , foam tape , Art Glitter Glue , craft mat , baby wipe and micro fiber towel
        • Class Date:  
          • Tuesday, April 20  at  10:30 AM
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          SILHOUETTE CAMEO SERIES - This month's Artist Series class features 2 artists: Cali Arroyo and Dresden Carrie. You will be using the sketch option to create both of your cards and matching envelopes. We will also be manipulating sticker files to meet our creative needs.
          • Teacher:  Jan Conway
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $26.00
          • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
          • Class Date:  
            • Wednesday, April 21  at  10:30 AM
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            STACKED & LAYERED - APRIL - Amy has designed 8 cards for you to Stack and Layer this month. You'll be working with the pretty Celebrate collection from Pink Fresh along with the Altenew Ribbon Waves embossing folder. Amy has embellished with Nuvo drops and some mini sentiments. The perfect cards for any occasion.
            • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $30.00
            • Supplies:   basic kit , black ink and blending tool , black detail pen , Nuvo drops: Neptune, White Pearl
            • Class Date:  
              • Thursday, April 22  at  10:30 AM
                • Monday, April 26  at  1:30 PM
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                MEMORY BOX - LITTLE LAMB - This is Barb's annual FREE class offered to any one who would like to come paint a Memory Box. Each box will be donated to a hospital with an infant bereavement program. The boxes are then made available to any parent that has lost an infant. The box is a way to sent home securely, all of the little ones belongings. Since the late 90's, over 9000 boxes have been donated by Barb's chapter. Her local chapter alone donated over 200 boxes last year. The cute design on this year's box is an original by Ellen Rohne. Cut off date to sign up is May 3.
                • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                • Difficulty:  n/a
                • Cost:  $0.00
                • Supplies:   brushes
                • Class Date:  
                  • Thursday, April 22  at  5:00 PM
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                  MONDAY CARDS - Jan has designed 3 very pretty cards from the Echo Park Baby Girl collection. You will be using clear card stock in the flower center and the butterfly wings and adding some Sparkletz for a mini shaker card accent. Eye catching cards for any occasion.
                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $29.00
                  • Supplies:   basic kit
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Monday, April 26  at  10:30 AM
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                    CREATIVE CARDS WITH MARY - Mary has designed this month's cards using the Bunnies or Baskets collection from Photoplay along with new stamps from Penny Black. You'll be accenting your flowers with Glossy Accents to make them pop. Three pretty springtime cards for all occasions.
                    • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $20.00
                    • Supplies:   paper trimmer,detail scissors , 3in 1 Glue, Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots, ruler , CRAFT MAT , Copic colors: RV10, RV55, RV63, G21, YG03, YG93, BV13, YR31, BG11, BG15, E15, B000, B24, B32, C5, Y13
                    • Class Date:  
                      • Tuesday, April 27  at  10:30 AM
                        • Tuesday, May 4  at  6:00 PM
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                        SIMPLE STORIES SCRAPBOOK CLUB - Join Jan on the last Thursday every other month to work on your 2021 chronological scrapbook. You will complete two 12 x 12 double page layouts at each club meeting using the Simple Stories Best Year Every Collection Kit ($26.95) which you purchase separately one time for you basic supplies for the whole year. Each class you will receive 6 extra pages that coordinate to what Jan has created for those two months. If you cannot make a meeting, kits are available at no additional charge.
                        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                        • Cost:  $34.00
                        • Supplies:   Basic kit
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Thursday, February 25  at  1:30 PM
                            • Thursday, April 29  at  1:30 PM
                              • Thursday, June 24  at  1:30 PM
                                • Thursday, August 26  at  1:30 PM
                                  • Thursday, October 28  at  1:30 PM
                                    • Thursday, November 18  at  1:30 PM
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                                    MISS TULIP - Your painting surface in this class will be a custom made wood slatted piece made to resemble a barn door complete with handles! Barb has chosen an original design by Maxine Thomas entitled Miss Tulip. The scene is that of a cute rabbit relaxing against a pitcher of tulips. The sign to her right states, Life Begins In A Garden. The cut off date for signing up for this class is April 8th.
                                    • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                    • Difficulty:  Intermediate
                                    • Cost:  $48.00
                                    • Supplies:   brushes
                                    • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                      • Thursday, April 29  at  5:00 PM
                                        • Thursday, May 6  at  5:00 PM
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                                    MAY SCRAPBOOKING & A CARD - This month's pages feature all things Spring and gardening. Your pages will feature flowers and seed packets on a black and white background with the title, Embrace The Journey. Jan has designed a pretty coordinated card featuring little flowers and butterflies on tags. Fun and trendy pages to highlight your memories.
                                    • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                    • Cost:  $28.00
                                    • Supplies:   basic kit
                                    • Class Date:  
                                      • Saturday, May 1  at  10:30 AM
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                                      FLOWER GARDEN MINI ALBUM - Jan has chosen papers from one of the prettiest collections in the store. You'll be working with the Flower Garden line from Carta Bella. This little all inclusive album fills the bill for envelope, gift card, greeting card all folded into one sweet album finished with a cute bow. Jan will also include a pattern with score lines to take with you to be able to make more at home.
                                      • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                      • Cost:  $24.00
                                      • Supplies:   basic kit
                                      • Class Date:  
                                        • Saturday, May 1  at  1:00 PM
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                                        MAY SCRAPBOOKING WITH AMY - Amy has chosen the Wicker Lane collection from Photoplay for this month's pages. These are such fun and whimsical papers featuring little quips here and there to accent any fun and goofy pictures you care to feature!! The background paper, featuring all cameras, is perfectly suited to these pages!
                                        • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                                        • Cost:  $22.00
                                        • Supplies:   basic kit
                                        • Class Date:  
                                          • Monday, May 3  at  10:30 AM
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                                          MAY SILHOUETTE - In this class you'll learn to coordinate Echo Park digital files with the physical paper line, Salutations. Learn to work with digital .jpg files and png files utilizing several different techniques.
                                          • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                                          • Cost:  $28.00
                                          • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                                          • Class Date:  
                                            • Wednesday, May 5  at  5:30 PM
                                              • Friday, May 7  at  10:30 AM
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                                              WHITE BREAST NUTHATCH - This little piece is an original design by Marlene Kreutz. This is a multi media piece which incorporates decoupage, distressing and acrylic painting on a piece of masonite which slips in and out of a custom cut 6"x7" open end wood frame. A perfect piece to change out for any season. Think pumpkins, snowflakes, etc..... Cut off date for signing up is May 6th.
                                              • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                              • Difficulty:  Intermediate
                                              • Cost:  $45.00
                                              • Supplies:   brushes
                                              • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                                • Thursday, May 13  at  5:00 PM
                                                  • Thursday, May 20  at  5:00 PM
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                                              MEMORYDEX MEMORIES WITH JAN - Start your memorydex files with 3 files per month created by Jan. You will create 4 months per class to go on your file spinner. Complete your memorydex by adding your own pictures and calendar files. This class will meet 3 times in 2021. Initial purchase is your Memorydex file for $20.95 plus class fee. This project is adorable and limited space so sign up soon. This class is a must see in person as the picture does not show all the different pages.
                                              • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                                              • Cost:  $28.00
                                              • Supplies:   Basic kit
                                              • Class Date:  
                                                • Thursday, March 25  at  1:30 PM
                                                  • Thursday, May 27  at  1:30 PM
                                                    • Thursday, July 29  at  1:30 PM
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