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.

MINTAY WRITTEN MEMORIES - In this class with Karen,you'll be working with the beautiful and very romantic Written Memories collection from Mintay. These 6 cards would be perfect Valentines, wedding cards or any special occasion. You'll be working with 6x6 pack of papers and taking the remainders home to make more cards. Your cards will be complete on the front as well as the inside. Envelopes will be provided.
  • Teacher:  Karen Leach
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $35.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit , paper trimmer , scissors , wet craft glue , pop up tape , brown distress ink
  • Class Date:  
    • Saturday, January 22  at  10:30 AM
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    STACKED AND LAYERED JANUARY (Valentine) - Amy has designed 8 fun gnome themed Valentine cards for this month's Stacked n Layered class. On each card you'll find a fun sentiment along with a cute gnome to make your Valentine smile. Your Ephemera Kit is for you to keep if you choose to make more cards.
    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $32.00
    • Supplies:   basic kit , small Wobbles , foam tape , scissors , 12" paper trimmer , Stardust Gelly Roll Pen , bone folder
    • Class Date:  
      • Monday, January 24  at  1:30 PM
        • Thursday, January 27  at  10:30 AM
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        HE LOVES ME... - Bring your colored pencils to this class and create this sweet little 5x7 picture. This is an original design by Sharon Shannon and it depicts a little girl nestled in a garden setting of daisies. You'll be using a different technique for blending with odorless paint thinner and a small brush to blend your colors. The frame is NOT included but you may purchase one from Barb. .
        • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
        • Difficulty:  Beginner
        • Cost:  $33.00
        • Supplies:   pencils: white PC938, cream 914, 10% cool grey 1059, 30% cool grey, 1063 50% cool grey, 1067 90% cool grey, 942 yellow ochre, 1052 30% warm grey, 997 beige, 1019 rosy beige, 943 burnt ochre, 1090 kelp green, 1020 celadon green, 1027 peacock blue, 1082 chocolate, 947 dk. umber, 941 lt. umber, 901 indigo blue,colorless blender , small flat #1 and #2 brushes
        • Class Date:  
          • Thursday, January 27  at  5:00 PM
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          JANUARY MONDAY CARDS - Jan has designed 4 cards form the new collection from Simple Stories entitled Vintage Garden. You'll be working with the Ephemera pack to give your cards dimension. Beautiful colors of grays and greens with an accent of soft blue will make you think early springtime.
          • Teacher:  Jan Conway
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $28.00
          • Supplies:   basic kit
          • Class Date:  
            • Monday, January 31  at  10:30 AM
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            STAMP WITH STYLE - Attend this class with Amy and have fun creating loads of backgrounds using the Stamping Foam and various textures you already have in your craft room and in your home. Once you get started printing, everything you think you see becomes a background to you! The foam is reusable and has 6 sides of stamping fun. You will receive one stamp foam with the class that can be used over and over with 6 different sides to work with. Great technique class and you will learn how to do double textures as well.
            • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $26.00
            • Supplies:   Embossing gun or Ranger heat tool (Amy will have one to share) , water mister , a stamping block roughly 4"x6" , microfiber towel , ink in your favorite color combos (Amy used Altenew sets - Glacier Caves, Tropical Forest and Sea Shore
            • Class Date:  
              • Tuesday, February 8  at  10:30 AM
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              STENCIL ME IN - FEBRUARY - Amy has designed these 3 cards using the LDRS Thankful Flowers Slimline Stencil. So many different looks on each card from this stencil. A really fun and informative technique class. A MISTI or Waffle Flower stencil mat is very helpful for this class, but not necessary. Your LDRS Slimline Stencil is included in the price of your class for you to keep.
              • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $37.00
              • Supplies:   Blending brushes , Black pens with a detail tip and brush tip , craft mat , a way to clean your stencils such as a water mister and towel , foam tape , paper trimmer , Inks - (Amy used the Altenew sets: Tranquility, Tropical Forest, Sea Shore)
              • Class Date:  
                • Wednesday, February 9  at  5:30 PM
                  • Tuesday, February 15  at  10:30 AM
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                  SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE AROUND - Your surface for this class is a 9"x12" board with cut edges to resemble a postage stamp. You'll be painting a very cute snowman spreading a message of LOVE all around. This is an original design by Debbie Cole. You will be working with a stencil to learn the fun technique to achieve a snowy wintery background. The cutoff date for signups is Jan. 31. Class is limited to 8 students.
                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                  • Difficulty:  Beginner
                  • Cost:  $35.00
                  • Supplies:   brushes , black Identipen , blue painters tape
                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                    • Thursday, February 10  at  5:00 PM
                      • Thursday, February 17  at  5:00 PM
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                  SILHOUETTE SENTIMENTS - February's Silhouette class focuses on different techniques for creating sentiments for your cards and projects. We will discuss basic cut file modifications, using one file with several techniques, digital stamp files and converting text to path. This is an instructional class only as no project will be created; however, you will leave class with many sentiments to use on future projects. Time will be allowed in class for experimentation and individual help creating your own sentiments.
                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $24.00
                  • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Friday, February 11  at  10:30 AM
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                    SILHOUETTE CAMEO ARTIST SERIES - Jan has chosen the new Simple Stories collection entitled Weathered Garden to design these pretty boxes to make a book stack sized to fit 4x6 photos. Your boxes will be tied with a great burlap ribbon. This stack is suitable for gift giving as well as home decor.
                    • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $30.00
                    • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                    • Class Date:  
                      • Wednesday, February 16  at  10:30 AM
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                      FUN WITH DIE CUTS - FEBRUARY - Amy has designed a fantastic card using an Impression Obsession Wedding Cake die (which is yours to keep). You'll be placing your cake in a 'bay window' that Amy will have cut from her Silhouette. You will be making the edges of the windows sharp for folding and popping up. A door with arched windows will be on the right of your card to give a storefront appearance. Gina K Sketched Flower stamps will be used for the sentiments. Great idea for birthdays, showers, etc.....
                      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $34.00
                      • Supplies:   liquid glue with fine detail tip , tweezers, ink blending tools, craft mat, scissors, ruler or straight edge , Inks: (Amy used Altenew Ruby Slipper, Grass Field, Citrus Burst, sea Breeze) , Wobbles
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Thursday, February 17  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.
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Thursday, February 17  at  1:30 PM
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