Checkered Cottage Classes 2020

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.

COPICS WITH MARY - Great new cards with Mary just in time for Father's Day or perhaps a guys birthday. Of course she has added an everyday card to the collection as well working with a new bird die from Impression Obsession - the guy stamps used are also from new clear sets from Impression Obsession so let us know if you would like to preorder any of these. Spring Bird Die 949-K is $9.95, Layered Thyme Stamp set is $18.95, and Summertime Stamp set is $18.95. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM
  • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $20.00
  • Supplies:   Basic kit , Distress inks Vintage Photo and Evergreen Bough , Pop dots, glitter glue, detail scissor , Copics: B000, Y18, 100, RV69, G82, E07, E29, E99, BG10, BG11, BG15, BG72, BG99, YR31, R21, R32, AND R39
  • Class Date:  
    • Tuesday, May 26  at  10:30 AM
      • Tuesday, June 2  at  6:00 PM
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      MAY STACKED AND LAYERED WITH AMY - Amy is working with Photoplay's line - Monterey Bay to create this month set of fun stacked and layered cards. You will work with an Elizabeth craft die titled Planner Esential Christmas Winter ($22.95) for the fun shaped card. A great die that can be used over and over. She is also working with a Dare to B Artzy Wavy Framelits die ($23.95). If interested both dies can be special ordered through the cottage. Of course as with all of Amy's stacked n layered classes you get to keep whatever is leftover for future cards from the Ephemera pack. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $25.00
      • Supplies:   Basic kit
      • Class Date:  
        • Thursday, May 28  at  10:30 AM
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        ALSTROMERIA - Barb has chosen a clear glass cylinder vase for her surface for this class. You'll be using glass paints as your medium . This beautiful original design is by Jill Fitzhenry. Your flower is painted in pretty shades of pink and white with pops of green in leaves and stamens. You may choose to bring your own surface and we will adjust your class fee accordingly. There will be an additional charge of .75 cents for a vellum pattern and photo. . MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
        • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $28.00
        • Supplies:   #1 round brush , #10 liner brush
        • Class Date:  
          • Thursday, May 28  at  6:00 PM
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          QUARANTEAM SCRAPBOOK PAGES WITH AMY - Amy has worked with the most timely paper for these times titled Family Night. This months layout is unique because the two photomats on the right page lift up to reveal either 4 more photos or room for journaling. The left page has 6 photo options that they can strategically place around to highlight the different activities on the game board, such as calling Grandma. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
          • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $24.00
          • Supplies:   basic kit , Navy Ink, Red Ink, Pop Dots, and Wink of Stella
          • Class Date:  
            • Monday, June 1  at  10:30 AM
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            CITRA SOLV ART - Citra Solv art is a process that yields unique, original art every time. To set you up for success, we'll begin the class with the essentials: finding the right print media to use, methods to activate the ink, and other process "dos and don'ts" that I've figured out along the way. We'll then focus on manipulating the papers further with different tools in additive and subtractive measures to make this art uniquely yours and showcase your point of view. That journey will show you some successful media choices that play nicely with this unusual substrate. No 2 pieces will be alike as each outcome will be determined by the meshing of the random play of the inks and the different point of view of each participant. Matting and framing in the provided 5"x 7" frame is the last step. Class will run from 1 - 4 pm MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
            • Teacher:  Nancy Curry
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $39.00
            • Supplies:   black permanent ink pad, scissors, pen or pencil , optional: favorite word motif stamps or stencils
            • Class Date:  
              • Saturday, March 21  at  1:00 PM
                • Tuesday, June 2  at  10:30 AM
                  • Saturday, June 6  at  1:00 PM
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                  APRIL SILHOUETTE - Jan has designed the very best girlfriend cards that we have ever seen!! These ladies exude style in black and white with their fancy feathered hats and lovely jewels. We think you'll agree that they pop nicely on the Lasting Impressions Black Bird Doodle Graph paper. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED RESCHEDULE NOTE - THE ORIGINAL CLASS WAS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 10 BUT WE PUSHED THE CLASS BACK TO MAY 8 DUE TO CORONA VIRUS. THE APRIL 14 CLASS IS MOVED TO MAY 6.
                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $27.00
                  • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , Laptop
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Friday, April 10  at  10:30 AM
                      • Tuesday, April 14  at  5:30 PM
                        • Wednesday, May 6  at  5:30 PM
                          • Friday, May 8  at  10:30 AM
                            • Wednesday, June 3  at  5:30 PM
                              • Friday, June 12  at  10:30 AM
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                              WATERCOLOR PARROT - This is a stunning piece. You'll be doing a watercolor of a brightly colored parrot perched on beautifully shaded tropical leaves. An original design by Jan Rosenburg. Barb will show you how effective a black Identipen will be on this piece for outlining and giving depth behind his feathers. You may purchase a mat for your artwork for an additional $6.50. Also there is an additional .75 cents charge for a vellum pattern and photo. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                              • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $38.00
                              • Supplies:   #6 or #8 round brush , #10 flat watercolor brush
                              • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                • Thursday, June 4  at  6:00 PM
                                  • Thursday, June 11  at  6:00 PM
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                              MAY SCRAPBOOKING WITH JAN - Beautiful pages as always - Jan is working with Carta Bella Farmhouse Market paper. This paper just speaks for itself and with Jan's additional decorations - it is must have pages. This class will be held in conjunction with April scrapbook pages so expect to stay a little longer that day BUT hopefully you will be happy to be back at the cottage and won't mind two classes at once. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                              • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $25.00
                              • Supplies:   Basic supply kit
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Saturday, May 2  at  10:30 AM
                                  • Saturday, June 6  at  10:30 AM
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                                  APRIL SCRAPBOOKING WITH JAN - Spring has sprung in all it's glory on these 2 pages designed by Jan. You'll be working with the pretty Easter Wishes collection from Colorplay (a little tiny division of Photoplay)! Bunnies, bouquets, plaids and florals all make up these bright and fun pages ready to hold special memories. RESCHEDULE NOTE - THE ORIGINAL CLASS WAS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 4 BUT WE PUSHED THE CLASS BACK TO MAY 2 DUE TO CORONA VIRUS. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $26.00
                                  • Supplies:   basic kit
                                  • Class Date:  
                                    • Saturday, April 4  at  10:30 AM
                                      • Saturday, May 2  at  11:30 AM
                                        • Saturday, June 6  at  10:30 AM
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                                        MAY (MARCH) MONDAY CARDS - Jan has designed 3 pretty Spring floral cards that would be perfect for just about any occasion. Your backgrounds are soft brown ginghams and stripes accenting flowers in blues, pinks and corals surrounding your lettering. There will be a $5.00 upcharge for kits only. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED THIS CLASS HAS MOVED FROM THE MARCH 30 DATE TO APRIL 27 DUE TO CLOSING TEMPORARILY DURING CORONA VIRUS ISSUES.
                                        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                                        • Cost:  $25.00
                                        • Supplies:   basic kit
                                        • Class Date:  
                                          • Monday, March 30  at  10:30 AM
                                            • Monday, April 27  at  10:30 AM
                                              • Monday, May 18  at  10:30 AM
                                                • Monday, June 8  at  10:30 AM
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                                                MASCULINE CARDS WITH KAREN - Karen has created some to die for masculine cards that can be used for any occasion you need to send a man a card. Remember - Karen finishes the insides of her cards - so stop by soon to see in person as they are just as creative inside as out. She has worked with dies and embellishments to build these 4 cards and does include envelopes.
                                                • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                • Cost:  $25.00
                                                • Supplies:   Basic kit , Brown Ink of your choice , Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive Glue or glue of your choice , Tape to put your cards together with - again of your choice
                                                • Class Date:  
                                                  • Tuesday, June 9  at  1:00 PM
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                                                  SILHOUETTE BABY SHADOWBOX - Create this darling shadowbox for a boy or a girl using Silhouette Cameo. Purchase the paper of your choice to personalize your creation and have a shower gift/baby gift on hand whenever needed. RESCHEDULE NOTE - THE ORIGINAL CLASS WAS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 10 BUT WE PUSHED THE CLASS BACK TO MAY 8 DUE TO CORONA VIRUS. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                  • Cost:  $26.00
                                                  • Supplies:   Sihouette, cutting mat, laptop, blade
                                                  • Class Date:  
                                                    • Friday, April 10  at  1:30 PM
                                                      • Friday, May 8  at  1:30 PM
                                                        • Friday, June 12  at  1:30 PM
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                                                        SILHOUETTE BASICS WORKSHOPS - 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, squares, circles and ovals will be covered. You will learn several methods of resizing your images. You will also learn to save your library or save your creations to file. The basics to organizing your library will also be explained as well as how to maneuver the Silhouette Store. After each topic is explained, you will have time to practice and get individual help. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will use your new skills to craete a project. This class is limited to 6 participants.Please bring your Silhouette machine, laptop, a mat and a blade. PREREQUISITE: Download Silhouette Studio Software and create a Silhouette account. If you need help with this, arrangements can be made prior to this class date for an additional fee. LUNCH will be provided during a short class break. This class will run from 10am - 4pm. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                                                        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                        • Cost:  $75.00
                                                        • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop , mat , blade
                                                        • Class Date:  
                                                          • Saturday, May 9  at  10:00 AM
                                                            • Saturday, June 13  at  10:00 AM
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                                                            STAMP WITH STYLE BY AMY - JUNE - Amy is working this month with Concord & 9th Endless Birthday Stamp Set and die. These cards are very interactive which DOES NOT show in the picture. You open and open and open and the card keeps moving in circles. You will get the Stamp set that retails for $24.95 with class fee. The Endless Die is an optional purchase for $29.95 but essential if you want to make more. Fun class - stop in to see how these cards work and we are sure you will be hooked.
                                                            • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                            • Cost:  $36.00
                                                            • Supplies:   basic kit , Misti, Stamp Press, or large stamp block , Repositionable tape runner , Altenew inks: Starlight, Vineyard Berry, Honey Drizzle , Memento Inks: Paris Dusk and Tangelo , Versamark, Clear and Sparkle embossing powder, Wink of Stella, Black and Clear Glaze pens, bone folder
                                                            • Class Date:  
                                                              • Monday, June 15  at  10:30 AM
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                                                              LAYERED ON WITH KAREN - Karen has created a fun interactive class where you create your own unique project using many different mediums - no two projects alike. We will provide different ribbons, embellishments, paper pieces, buttons, etc... for you to have fun working with and layering. Feel free to bring in any items you might wish to add to your project cards. The pieces you make can be framed or added to a front of a card. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                                                              • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                                                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                              • Cost:  $24.00
                                                              • Supplies:   Basic kit
                                                              • Class Date:  
                                                                • Tuesday, June 16  at  1:00 PM
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                                                                FUN WITH DIE CUTS BY AMY - Amy has created three out of this world cards working with Altenew Mountain Die Set which you will receive as part of the class. She has different folding techniques for opening her cards - not to mention all the different embellishments she has added along with using embossing folders for dimension. The animals are so cute picking out over the hills in the cards. Sign up soon - this class will fill up quickly.
                                                                • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                • Cost:  $35.00
                                                                • Supplies:   Basic kit , Die cut machine with plates , Inks: Distress Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain, Memento Paris Dusk, Nothern Pine, and Rich Cocoa, Hero Arts Black and Charcoal Inks, Ink Blending Tool and Craft Mat
                                                                • Class Date:  
                                                                  • Wednesday, June 17  at  10:30 AM
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                                                                  SUMMER FLORALS - Jan has created some dynamite cards during this Quarantine time at home. In this class she has combined her Silhouette skills coordinated with beautiful papers to bring you these 3 cards. No - this is not a Silhouette class as Jan has done all the work for you - you just come in, cut, layer, and build these beauties.
                                                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                  • Cost:  $23.00
                                                                  • Supplies:   Basic kit
                                                                  • Class Date:  
                                                                    • Monday, June 22  at  10:30 AM
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                                                                    "GET YOUR QUILT ON" PAGES WITH KAREN - Gorgeous quilted pages from paper designed by Karen. Each person will be able to chose 2 double sided papers and 2 solid coordinating papers for the class to build your "quilted" pages. You will make a 2 page layout. The photo is a samples of what your layout will look like. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                                                                    • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                                                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                    • Cost:  $20.00
                                                                    • Supplies:   Basic kit
                                                                    • Class Date:  
                                                                      • Tuesday, June 23  at  10:30 AM
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                                                                      AUTHENTIQUE SCRAPBOOK CLUB WITH JAN - Get your 2020 Calendar Scrapbook ready in advance!!! This club will meet 6 times during 2020. At each meeting, you will complete scrapbook pages for 2 months for 2021. The club will meet on the following dates: February 27, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 29, and November 19. The first class is $65 as it will include the paper pad you will be working with throughout the year. The classes after the first will be $32. Can't make it to class? No worries - kits available at no additional charge. Join anytime. Previously completed pages will still be available. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                                                                      • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                      • Cost:  $65.00
                                                                      • Supplies:   Authentique Calendar Collection which is included in the first class fee , Basic kit
                                                                      • Class Date:  
                                                                        • Thursday, February 27  at  1:30 PM
                                                                          • Thursday, April 30  at  1:30 PM
                                                                            • Thursday, June 25  at  1:30 PM
                                                                              • Thursday, August 27  at  1:30 PM
                                                                                • Thursday, October 29  at  1:30 PM
                                                                                  • Thursday, November 19  at  1:30 PM
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                                                                                  GRAPHIC 45 MONDAY CARDS WITH JAN - Jan showcased these fun cards during the Corona Virus stay in place period. She is working the new Ocean Blue Graphic 45 paper line to create these great cards plus special embellishments Jan has created. Don't miss out this fun class. MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED IN THE CLASSROOM.
                                                                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                                  • Cost:  $30.00
                                                                                  • Supplies:   Basic kit , Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, Tea Dye Distress Ink, sponge or ink blending tool
                                                                                  • Class Date:  
                                                                                    • Monday, June 29  at  10:30 AM
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