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.

ALL THINGS SNOWMEN - FLOORCLOTH - Barb has painted this original design by Maxine Thomas on a floorcloth measuring 14" x 20". This still life features a collection of crocks and snowmen in a fun winter scene. You will need to pick up your floorcloth prior to class to apply your base color. The cutoff date for signups is Sept.13.
  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
  • Difficulty:  Intermediate
  • Cost:  $60.00
  • Supplies:   brushes
  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
    • Thursday, September 16  at  5:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 23  at  5:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 30  at  5:00 PM
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FUN WITH DIE CUTS - Amy has designed these 2 cards to show the versatility of the Looking Glass die from Hero Arts. You'll be creating a beautiful slimline with 3 windows and a second 4x4 card each of which will take on different looks with Distress Inks and blending brushes. Amy will have all parts cut for slimline card but bring your own machine to line your dies to make A2 card. You'll be keeping the Canyon Lands Die set along with the Slimline Stencil for your very own to take home!!
  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $40.00
  • Supplies:   non-rotary 12" paper trimmer (i.e. Fiskars triple track with guide) or sharp xacto knife with self healing mat and t-square , pencil , die cutting machine and plates , Ranger Distress Inks: these or something similar: Wild Honey, Rustic Wilderness, Prize Ribbon, Broken China, Black Soot, Twisted Citron , purple tape for die cutting , blending brushes
  • Class Date:  
    • Monday, September 20  at  10:30 AM
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    STENCIL ME IN - Using the Gina K Sketched Flowers stamp and die set, Amy has created 5 very clean and simple cards. So not Amy, but so striking!! Using your favorite Distress Ink combo of 3 colors,( Amy used Mustard Seed, Rustic Wilderness and Prize Ribbon), to achieve the pretty colors when overlapped with each other. Included in the cost of this class is an A2 Hero Arts Square Stencil for you to take home.
    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $25.00
    • Supplies:   Your favorite Distress Ink combo ( see above for the colors Amy chose for her samples) , black ink for sentiments if you're bringing your own stamps , 3 blending brushes, masking tape, repositional tape runner , Misti ( if bringing your own stamps) , small water bottle, microfiber towel
    • Class Date:  
      • Tuesday, September 21  at  10:30 AM
        • Tuesday, September 28  at  1:30 PM
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        ELEGANT CARD BOX - You'll be covering a 14" x 8" x8"(deep) lidded box with the stunning Elegance collection from Graphic 45. Inside each box are file folders for each month. Mary will supply everyone with numbered sheets to attach to front of each folder. Each folder will keep cards for the birthdays you list on the front of your folders. Never forget to send a card for any occasion with this beautiful reminder. Mary will supply the pretty embellishments on your box. If you wish to substitute another cardstock, you will need 7 1/2 sheets coordinating, 4 of the same for the sides of the box. This class will run from 1 -5. You may bring a snack if you wish.
        • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $60.00
        • Supplies:   basic kit
        • Class Date:  
          • Tuesday, September 21  at  1:00 PM
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          STACKED & LAYERED FALL - These 8 Fall all occasion cards are created from Carta Bella Welcome Autumn collection. You'll have 1 slimline card along with a tri fold A2 and each card has a strategically placed ephemera piece along with a bit of Mirricard accent hare and there!
          • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $32.00
          • Supplies:   basic kit
          • Class Date:  
            • Thursday, September 23  at  10:30 AM
              • Monday, September 27  at  1:30 PM
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              COPICS WITH MARY - This month you'll be creating 3 beautiful cards using the very pretty Fall collection from Echo Park. Mary has designed one tri-fold card with a cute scarecrow inside and another, a mini slimline with pumpkins waiting for your Copic coloring. Your third card is a slightly oversized A2 with layering of Fall items on the front.
              • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $20.00
              • Supplies:   basic kit , gold gel pen , Vintage Photo Distress Ink and applicator , ruler
              • Class Date:  
                • Tuesday, September 28  at  10:30 AM
                  • Tuesday, October 5  at  6:00 PM
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                  BOO MANTEL ART - Amy has designed a new mantel art piece for you to create in time for your Halloween decorating. There are 5 panels to this piece with the backs finished with tags and pockets. You'll be working with the new Monster Mash collection from Photoplay. You'll have fun adding all the ephemera and glitzy embellishments to make this fun and whimsical piece! This is an extended time class running from 10:30 - 3:30. Bring snacks, lunch or order in if you like.
                  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $55.00
                  • Supplies:   basic kit , black and orange chisel tip Sharpies , Distress Ink Black Soot and ink blending tool , scissors , paper trimmer , black foam tape , bone folder , hot glue gun and glue sticks , strong liquid glue and brayer , pencil , Glossy Accents,baby powder, Wobbles
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Wednesday, September 29  at  10:30 AM
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                    FALL CARD COLLECTION WITH KAREN - In this class you'll be creating 6 slightly oversized A2 Fall all occasion cards using the beautiful Welcome Autumn collection from Carta Bella. Several die cuts will be accented on each card along with a special sentiment on the inside of each.
                    • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $30.00
                    • Supplies:   basic kit
                    • Class Date:  
                      • Friday, October 1  at  10:30 AM
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                      FALL MANTEL ART - Amy's newest mantel art piece uses the pretty fall papers from the Hello Autumn collection from Carta Bella. You'll be building 6 panels, back and front, using cardstock and Ephemera pieces along with some wonderful embellishments. Use the hidden pockets to record what you and your family are thankful for from year to year. Add some photos to remind you how blessed life can be. This is an extended class running from 10:30 - 3:30.
                      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $63.00
                      • Supplies:   basic kit , orange chisel tip Sharpie , Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Crackling Campfire, Vintage Photo , Altenew Ink: Dark Chocolate , blending brushes or ink blending tools , craft mat, strog liquid glue , brayer, scissors , paper trimmer, hot glue gun and glue sticks
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Wednesday, October 6  at  10:30 AM
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                        G45 MIDNIGHT TALES ALBUM BOX - In this class, you'll be decorating a shadowbox with Midnight Tales cardstock and placing your embellishments strategically around the opening. A piece of the cardstock will be attached to the inside back of box so you may display your shadowbox when the album is not enclosed. You'll be decorating the main cover of the album, the inside pockets of it, the covers of each of the 3 notebooks as well as the inside pockets of each notebook as well as the first page. The students in attendance,may take photos of the project. Please pick up your box prior to class as your homework will be to paint your box black. This class will run from 10:30-3:30 so think about packing a lunch or ordering out.
                        • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                        • Cost:  $75.00
                        • Supplies:   Black Soot, Crackling Campfire Distress Inks , Blending tool, hot glue gun and glue sticks , strong liquid glue, brayer, black foam tape,12" paper trimer , with guide line , detail scissors , Dress My Craft Designer punch in the banner shape, favorite corner punches , (Amy used a ticket stub and a 1/4" corner round) 1.25" circle punch
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Thursday, October 7  at  10:30 AM
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                          STAMP WITH STYLE - Amy has designed 5 beautiful cards with a Christmas theme using the Pirouette Templates along with the Christmas stamp set from LDRS,both of which are yours to take home. This system of template and stamps combines the best of the wreath builder and the Turnabouts. They even guide you to make a spiral wreath. THIS IS A MORE EXPENSIVE CLASS BUT YOU GET THE STAMP SET AND THE PIROUETTE PATTERN TEMPLATE TO KEEP AND CREATE MORE CARDS AT HOME.
                          • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                          • Cost:  $52.00
                          • Supplies:   basic kit , Black fine line pen , Altenew Inks Amy used: Red Cosmos, sea Shore, Green Fields(or other green and black) , Gold pigment or Versamark
                          • Class Date:  
                            • Tuesday, October 12  at  10:30 AM
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                            SILHOUETTE CAMEO CHRISTMAS SERIES - Jan has designed 2 fun and whimsical slimline Christmas cards featuring presents and a very cute reindeer. You'll be adding touches of gold Mirricard to accent your cards. One of your cards says it all...Oh What Fun!
                            • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                            • Cost:  $30.00
                            • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                            • Class Date:  
                              • Wednesday, October 20  at  10:30 AM
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                              BEDTIME PRAYERS - This is the third in a series of 5"x7" scenes painted on a masonite board that slips into a slotted wood frame. If you have the frame from a previous class, we will adjust your class fee. This little original scene by Sharon Shannon, shows a very cute kneeling snowman saying his prayers along with 2 little bunnies joining in. A very sweet scene. Cut off date for signups is Oct.18. If you have a frame from a previous class the price is $31.
                              • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $38.00
                              • Supplies:   brushes
                              • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                • Thursday, October 21  at  5:00 PM
                                  • Thursday, October 28  at  5:00 PM
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                              MONDAY CARDS - Jan has designed 3 slightly oversized all occasion/ Christmas cards in a stunning palette of red, white and green on a black background. You'll be adding accents of silver Mirricard along with button and twine embellishments to complete your cards.
                              • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $24.00
                              • Supplies:   basic kit
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Monday, October 25  at  10:30 AM
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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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                                            JINGLE JINGLE AND RAT-A-TAT-TAT ORNAMENTS - In this class you'll be painting on 2 cutout wood snowflake ornaments. Each is a songbird, one playing his drum and the others singing. These are original designs by Peggy Harris. Ornaments are approx. 4"x4".
                                            • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                                            • Cost:  $33.00
                                            • Supplies:   brushes
                                            • Class Date:  
                                              • Thursday, November 4  at  5:00 PM
                                                • Thursday, November 11  at  5:00 PM
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                                                NOVEMBER SILHOUETTE - Jan has designed a VERY cute little album using the Jingle All The Way papers from Echo Park. This little Christmas album is sure to be a Christmas keepsake ready to hold all your special moments or to give as a very special gift. This class will run from 10am to 4pm.
                                                • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                • Cost:  $33.00
                                                • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                                                • Class Date:  
                                                  • Friday, November 5  at  10:00 AM
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                                                  NOVEMBER SCRAPBOOKING - Black and white dots are the base papers for these 2 pages with the addition of the beautiful papers from the Simply Vintage Lemon collection by Simple Stories. Jan has added a great 2" black and white check bow along with a cute fold out card.
                                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                  • Cost:  $23.00
                                                  • Supplies:   basic kit
                                                  • Class Date:  
                                                    • Saturday, November 6  at  10:30 AM
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                                                    HAPPY HOLIDAYS GNOME - You'll have fun painting this cute little skating gnome on a wood mitten to display during the holidays on your tree or perhaps to hang on a doorknob. He is an original design by Jill Fitzhenry. The cutoff date for signing up for this class is Nov. 29.
                                                    • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                    • Cost:  $21.00
                                                    • Supplies:   brushes
                                                    • Class Date:  
                                                      • Thursday, December 9  at  5:00 PM
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