Checkered Cottage Classes 2022

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.

IF THE SHOE FITS - A sensational Halloween decoration to be hung just about anywhere you desire. You'll be painting your wording on a piece of primitive wood. Sliding through the bottom of your sign is the witch's dress and below, her leggings and boots along with a scary spider and her old broom. This is an original design by Patricia Rawlinson. The cut off date to sign up for this class is August 22.
  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $45.00
  • Supplies:   brushes
  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
    • Wednesday, September 28  at  5:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 6  at  5:00 PM
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OCTOBER SCRAPBOOKING - Jan has designed the most frightful scrapbook pages for this month!! You'll be working with the spooky Fright Night collection from Photoplay, which is a perfect backdrop for all your treasured Halloween memories.
  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $28.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit
  • Class Date:  
    • Saturday, October 8  at  10:30 AM
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    FUN WITH DIE CUTS - SANTAS AND MUMMIES - Amy has designed 3 fun cards -a way cute mummy and a friendly ghost, along with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. You'll love building these animated characters using the Dancin' dies from Spellbinders!
    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $30.00
    • Supplies:   basic kit , tweezers , liquid glue with fine tip , ink blending tools , Distress Inks: Hickory Smoke, Rustic Wilderness, Villianous Potion, Vintage Photo,Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet , Hero Arts ink, Soft Granite , 1/4" or 3/8" foam dots
    • Class Date:  
      • Monday, September 19  at  10:30 AM
        • Tuesday, October 11  at  1:30 PM
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        STENCIL ME IN - We think you'll find these to be the most eye catching cards of the season. Amy has designed 3 awesome Fall all occasion cards using the Hero Arts coloring layering Pumpkin Bunch stencil, which is yours to keep. You'll be stenciling and coloring your images to give them a dimension and to make your Jack o Lantern pumpkins glow!
        • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $38.00
        • Supplies:   Craft mat , small and large ink blending brushes , highlighter tape , Inks: Altenew Antique Gold,Green Fields, and Sweet Dreams sets , Regular Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalde, Crackling Campfire, Rusty Hinge, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Rustic Wilderness, Faded Jeans, Villainous Potion, Black Soot , basic kit , Pixie Spray if you have it.
        • Class Date:  
          • Wednesday, October 12  at  5:30 PM
            • Tuesday, October 18  at  10:30 AM
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            SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS - QUILTED STOCKING - This is an original design by Shara Reiner, CDA. For those that have painted the opposite side of this piece, your cost will be adjusted to $34. This design is a brightly colored patchwork stocking filled with fun Christmas items. Cutoff date for signing up for this class is August 29.
            • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $58.00
            • Supplies:   brushes
            • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
              • Thursday, October 13  at  5:00 PM
                • Thursday, October 20  at  5:00 PM
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            OCTOBER SILHOUETTE - Jan has designed a fold over mini album filled with great little tucked under compartments for all your favorite treasures and photos. You'll be working with the very festive Magic of Christmas collection by Echo Park.
            • Teacher:  Jan Conway
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $32.00
            • Supplies:   Silhouette machine
            • Class Date:  
              • Friday, October 14  at  10:30 AM
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              FUN WITH DIE CUTS - In this class, you'll be creating two fun cards designed by Amy using the Lawn Fawn Peekaboo pop Up Die, along with Lawn Fawn Build a Barrel Apple and Spellbinders build a spring birdhouse and Dancin' Santa. Amy will demo all 3 mechanisms included in the die sets and show how they can be used in multiple ways to achieve what you want.
              • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $30.00
              • Supplies:   basic kit
              • Class Date:  
                • Monday, October 17  at  10:30 AM
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                OCTOBER 31 BOOK - A spectacular way to save all your Halloween memories. You'll be creating this accordian album using the Simple Stories Vintage Halloween collection of papers. A fun book to display year round. This class will be limited to 11 people.
                • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                • Difficulty:  n/a
                • Cost:  $45.00
                • Supplies:   basic kit , Cropodile , ink blending tool , Distress Ink: Black Soot, Crackling Campfire , heat gun , Ticket stub corner punch , bone folder , Score Board , strong liquid glue , black glaze pen , brayer or stamp pressure tool
                • Class Date:  
                  • Tuesday, October 18  at  1:30 PM
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                  SANTA'S SHADOWBOX - Jan has worked with the very popular Spellbinders Parcel and Post Mailbox die and several embellishment dies that coordinate with mailbox. The frame in this class Jan has created on her Silhouette BUT this is not a Silhouette class. She will have them cut for you before class. Great project and perfect for anyone on your holiday list as a unique gift.
                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $30.00
                  • Supplies:   Basic kit , Double foam tape, scor tape, wet glue
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Wednesday, October 19  at  10:30 AM
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                    OCTOBER MONDAY CARDS - Jan has designed 4 very traditional Christmas cards for this class. All done in reds and greens with an accent of red Mirricard. You'll be working with the Salutations papers from Echo Park along with some red, green and white cardstock. Each card is a different fun fold, showing all different salutations.
                    • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $30.00
                    • Supplies:   basic kit
                    • Class Date:  
                      • Monday, October 24  at  10:30 AM
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                      PINK FRESH SCRAPBOOK CLUB - Jan's 2022 Scrapbook Club is featuring Pink Fresh "The Best Day" line of papers and embellishments. Purchase the Elements of this paper collection for $64.50 from Checkered Cottage to participate in this Club which you will use throughout the whole year. At each meeting you will complete two 12x12 layouts. The Pink Fresh Scrapbook Club will meet: February 17 - January & February layouts, April 14 - March & April layouts, June 16 - May & June layouts, August 25 - July & August layouts, October 27 - September & October layouts, November 17 - November and December layouts, Can't make it to class? There is a class fee for each meeting and kits for this Club are available at no additional charge. Join soon so we can order the class materials for you.
                      • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $34.00
                      • Supplies:   Supply list for this class at each meeting. , Basic kit
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Saturday, March 5  at  10:00 AM
                          • Thursday, April 14  at  1:30 PM
                            • Thursday, June 16  at  1:30 PM
                              • Thursday, August 25  at  1:30 PM
                                • Thursday, October 27  at  1:30 PM
                                  • Thursday, November 17  at  1:30 PM
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                                  OCTOBER SILHOUETTE ARTIST SERIES - In this Silhouette class you will make the cutest Santa's shadowbox creating your frame from Silhouette and combining some diecuts from Spellbinders to decorate the inside. Great gift for anyone this coming holiday season.
                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $30.00
                                  • Supplies:   Silhouette, Laptop, cutting mat plus basic kit
                                  • Class Date:  
                                    • Friday, October 28  at  10:30 AM
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                                    BEST FRIENDS - Barb has painted a beautiful original winter snowman scene by Sharon Chinn, on a 10" masonite board. This will be a wonderful welcome piece hung anywhere in your home or on the front door. As always, the writing on this piece is optional.
                                    • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                    • 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 3  at  5:00 PM
                                        • Thursday, November 10  at  5:00 PM
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                                    CHRISTMAS LODGE BOOK - Amy has designed a spectacular Christmas treasure in the way of this accordian album. You'll be building your album using the Simple Vintage Christmas collection from Simple Stories. A wonderful way to save all your Christmas memories in the way of photos, notes, recipes, etc. This class is limited to 12 students.
                                    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                    • Cost:  $45.00
                                    • Supplies:   basic kit , Cropodile , Ticket stub corner punch , bone folder , ScoreBoard , strong liquid glue , white gelly roll pen size 10 , brayer or stamp pressure tool
                                    • Class Date:  
                                      • Tuesday, November 8  at  1:30 PM
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                                      SWEET CHRISTMAS TREATS - This fun wood piece measures 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" and depicts a fun Christmas gnome holding his gingerbread man surrounded by festive Christmas sweet treats. A pretty piece to display on your tree or maybe hang from a doorknob. The signup deadline for this class is Oct. 28.
                                      • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                      • Cost:  $35.00
                                      • Supplies:   brushes
                                      • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                        • Thursday, November 17  at  5:00 PM
                                          • Thursday, December 1  at  5:00 PM
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                                      SANTA MAGNET - This is a very relaxing one night painting class, creating this very cute Santa face magnet. He would make a great little stocking stuffer or just place on the fridge to hold important stuff!!
                                      • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                      • Cost:  $18.00
                                      • Supplies:   brushes
                                      • Class Date:  
                                        • Monday, November 21  at  5:00 PM
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                                        FESTIVE ORNAMENT TRIO - Barb has painted 3 festive wood tree ornaments each one featuring a cute Christmas gnome holding either his penguin, snowman, or gingerbread man. This is an original design by Jaime Mills-Price. Class will begin at 2pm and run until 8pm. The cutoff date for signups is Nov. 25.
                                        • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                        • Difficulty:  Intermediate
                                        • Cost:  $30.00
                                        • Supplies:   brushes
                                        • Class Date:  
                                          • Thursday, December 8  at  2:00 PM
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