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.

STACKED & LAYERED CHRISTMAS - This month you'll be working with the new Gnome For The Holidays collection from Photoplay. Amy has created 6 bright and festive cards, each one with a different fold and some with a bit of shimmery ribbon. Bring your Naughty and Nice list as you'll get to add those names to one of your cards. Fun stuff!!!
  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $25.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit , Nuvo black and berry red , Glossy Accents , Wink of Stella
  • Class Date:  
    • Thursday, October 22  at  10:30 AM
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    SANTA ROLLING PIN - Your surface in this class is an old fashioned wood rolling pin. Bring your brushes and join Barb in painting this piece from handle to handle. The main body of the rolling pin features a sweet old world Santa ready to deliver his toys. A keepsake for all ages. This is an original piece by Sharon Reiner. This class has an 8 student limit. The cut off date for signups for this class is Oct.15
    • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
    • Difficulty:  Beginner
    • Cost:  $35.00
    • Supplies:   brushes
    • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
      • Thursday, October 22  at  5:00 PM
        • Thursday, October 29  at  5:00 PM
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    OCTOBER SCRAPBOOKING - Jan has used the Halloween Market collection from Carta Bella to create this month's pages. Lots of fun plaid and Halloween banners accompanying two dapper friendly skeletons! Great pages to display those haunting memories!!
    • Teacher:  Jan Conway
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $26.00
    • Supplies:   basic kit
    • Class Date:  
      • Saturday, October 24  at  10:30 AM
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      OCTOBER MONDAY CARDS - You'll be creating 4 awesome dimensional cards conveying 4 lovely sentiments on clear cardstock. Jan has designed these cards using the Jen Hatfield collection from American Crafts entitled The Avenue. Folded just right, each card will stand up giving a nice dimension to it's backdrop.
      • Teacher:  Jan Conway
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $27.00
      • Supplies:   basic kit
      • Class Date:  
        • Monday, October 26  at  10:30 AM
          • Monday, October 26  at  1:30 PM
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          RECIPE BOOK WORKSHOP - Karen has designed the prettiest slightly vintage recipe book for you to make. She used the Apron Strings collection from Simple Stories and embellished with fun ribbons and twine. You'll have lots of paper left over to use as you wish. Perhaps to add extra pages or embellish ones that you've done. This would be a very special, and, perhaps much appreciated gift for a new bride. or a way to pass down treasured recipes from a family member.
          • Teacher:  Karen Leach
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $42.00
          • Supplies:   basic kit
          • Class Date:  
            • Tuesday, October 20  at  1:00 PM
              • Monday, October 26  at  1:30 PM
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              COPICS WITH MARY - We think you'll agree that these 3 have to be the most beautiful fall cards. Mary has used Northwoods stamps, colored with her Copics and embellished with Stickles, ribbon and brads to create these outstanding cards! She chose the perfect paper collection from Carta Bella entitled Hello Autumn.
              • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $20.00
              • Supplies:   Paper trimmer, detail scissors , 3 in 1 Glue, adhesive - Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots, ruler , CRAFT MAT , Copics: E07,E11, E23, E29, BG10, BV00, BV04, R24, R39, YG03, YG25, YG63, C4, Y02, Y18, Y38, YR07, YR68, YR24, 100.
              • Class Date:  
                • Tuesday, October 27  at  10:30 AM
                  • Tuesday, November 3  at  6:00 PM
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                  WINESGIVING - Amy has designed another little 4 pack carrier for those ever popular wine splits. You'll be using beautiful paper in grays, blacks and greens with black accents to build your box. The hang tag is made with a Sizzix folder and black and white twine. You'll add a perfect sentiment card in front to complete your project. Has to be the best hostess gift of all times!!
                  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $20.00
                  • Supplies:   basic kit , Strong adhesive like Art Glitter Glue or 3 in 1 but PLEASE no tape runners! , Ink blending tool , craft mat , inks used: Hero Arts Charcoal, and Soft Granite and some sort of mint green , scissors and pop dots
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Wednesday, October 28  at  1:30 PM
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                    PUMPKIN ON CANVAS - Mary has created a true work of home decor art for you to make in this class. You'll be covering a 12 x 12 stretched canvas, along with a sectioned pumpkin, with paper from the stunning Autumn Sunset collection by Prima Marketing. Mary will show you how to make pretty accent flowers to place around the stem. A truly elegant piece that could hang year round or give as a gift.
                    • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $23.00
                    • Supplies:   basic kit , Art Glitter Glue , detail scissors
                    • Class Date:  
                      • Thursday, October 29  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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                                  SANTA'S HOUSE - Come spend the day with Amy and make this custom cut chipboard snow covered cottage. Santa is out front to greet everyone along with his reindeer and some cute little bottle tress. Inside you'll be putting together 4 pages (back to back) with pockets, flaps and folds to hold so many Christmas memories. Lots of festive cardstock makes this Santa House a keepsake for sure. This class will run until approx. 3 pm., so you may want to bring a snack or lunch.
                                  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $58.00
                                  • Supplies:   Basic Kit , Glossy Accents , Hot Glue Gun and Glue , Foam tape , Scortape , Strong liquid adhesive , ScorBoard , Bone folder
                                  • Class Date:  
                                    • Friday, October 30  at  10:30 AM
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                                    NOVEMBER SILHOUETTE - This month, Jan has designed 3 large and very festive tags using the new Christmas paper from Photoplay. You will learn to use pattern fills and outlines to create these 3 festive Christmas tags. Guaranteed you'll have the cutest wrapped presents under the tree!!
                                    • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                    • Cost:  $28.00
                                    • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                                    • Class Date:  
                                      • Wednesday, November 4  at  5:30 PM
                                        • Friday, November 13  at  10:30 AM
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                                        MINI CANVAS ORNAMENTS - Barb has painted 2 very cute images by Jayna James on mini stretched canvases measuring 3"x3". One canvas is a fun jack o lantern face and the other a sweet penguin face. These would be so cute as ornaments or displayed on a small easel. The class cutoff date is Oct. 29. This is a one night class with a limit of 8 students.
                                        • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                        • Difficulty:  Beginner
                                        • Cost:  $20.00
                                        • Supplies:   brushes
                                        • Class Date:  
                                          • Thursday, November 5  at  5:00 PM
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                                          NOVEMBER 2020 SCRAPBOOKING - Gathering will be the prevailing theme for this month's pages. Jan has chosen the pretty colors, mint, blush, orange and green on a black/white checked background to create these Thanksgiving pages. Beautiful and none traditional shades to highlight your holiday memories.
                                          • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                                          • Cost:  $26.00
                                          • Supplies:   basic kit
                                          • Class Date:  
                                            • Saturday, November 7  at  10:30 AM
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                                            BELIEVE MANTEL ART - Amy has worked with the Authentique line of paper, Christmas Magic, to create this piece of art. One side you will have the words Believe on it - the flip side you can add photo's of family or Christmas past. Amy has added lot's of embellishments to her piece for added dimension. A beautiful addition to your home for the holidays. This class will run for 3 hours - kits will be available if can't take the class.
                                            • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                                            • Cost:  $45.00
                                            • Supplies:   Red chisel tip Sharpie, Black Sharpie, Snow Marker, Scissors, Foam tape, liquid glue, brown ink such as Vintage Photo, ink blending tool, and craft mat
                                            • Class Date:  
                                              • Monday, November 9  at  10:30 AM
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                                              FALL IRIS FOLDING WITH SANDRA - Iris folding originated in the 20th century Holland, where early craft people made their designs using patterned paper cut from the inside of envelopes. Today, crafters uses any light weight paper such as scrapbook paper, origami paper, wrapping paper,inside of envelopes, or pages from magazines. In this class you will learn how to do the iris folding design just in time for Fall or Thanksgiving. We hope you can join our guest teacher for this technique driven class.
                                              • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
                                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                                              • Cost:  $25.00
                                              • Supplies:   Scissors, scoring tool, cutting mat, exacti knife, and double sided tape
                                              • Class Date:  
                                                • Wednesday, November 11  at  10:30 AM
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                                                GNOME EXPRESS - You'll be painting 6 fun and whimsical gnomes on this wood arrow. They're flying through the night sky on their Gnome Express sled. The arrow measures app. 5"x14" and is an original design by Julie Cloud. The cutoff date for signing for this class is Nov.2nd.
                                                • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                                • Difficulty:  Intermediate
                                                • Cost:  $40.00
                                                • Supplies:   brushes
                                                • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                                  • Thursday, November 12  at  5:00 PM
                                                    • Thursday, November 19  at  5:00 PM
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                                                MERRY DIE CUTS - These cards are from an inspired design by Jennifer McGuire that Amy has changed to make her own. You'll be making 2 cute Christmas cards that feature an ornament on the front of your card attached to a belly band. The card comes with a cute little insert that explains to the recipient that they can remove the ornament from the band and hang on their tree. Of course the cards are even cuter made with the Gnome Christmas cardstock!!
                                                • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                • Cost:  $24.00
                                                • Supplies:   liquid glue , tweezers and/or jewel picker , Scor-Tape , scissors, pencil , Diamond Stickles , Woodland Green Nuvo drops , pink marker or ink for blush on gnome faces , light gray ink and blender for gray on beard
                                                • Class Date:  
                                                  • Monday, November 16  at  10:30 AM
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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 cave your creations to file. The basics 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.
                                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                  • Cost:  $75.00
                                                  • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop , mat , blade
                                                  • Class Date:  
                                                    • Monday, November 23  at  10:00 AM
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                                                    WE THREE NUTCRACKERS - A perfect addition to your Christmas tree this year would be these 3 wonderful wood ornaments that measure app. 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" and are an original design by Maxine Thomas. Each nutcracker is painted in rich tones that pop beautifully on their black background. The cut off date to sign up for this class is Nov.23. Class is limited to 8 students as each ornament is hand cut for this class.
                                                    • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                    • Cost:  $36.00
                                                    • Supplies:   brushes
                                                    • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                                      • Thursday, December 3  at  5:00 PM
                                                        • Thursday, December 10  at  5:00 PM
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                                                    IRIS FOLDING WITH SANDRA - Iris folding originated in the 20th century Holland, where early craft people made their designs using patterned paper cut from the inside of envelopes. Today, crafters uses any light weight paper such as scrapbook paper, origami paper, wrapping paper,inside of envelopes, or pages from magazines. In this class you will make two cards using assorted pattern papers.
                                                    • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
                                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                    • Cost:  $25.00
                                                    • Supplies:   Scissors, scoring tool, cutting mat, exacto knife, and double sided tape
                                                    • Class Date:  
                                                      • Wednesday, December 9  at  10:30 AM
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