Checkered Cottage Classes 2018

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.

EARLY BIRD CHRISTMAS CARDS - Come and start your Christmas card stash a little early. You'll be taking some new images from Stampendous and coloring them with Copic markers. Bring your markers or Kathi will have one extra set for sharing. These cards are a true work of art with all the shading Kathi has added.
  • Teacher:  Kathi Anderson
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $30.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit , Copics: 0 Colorless Blender, E29,E35,E39,E41,E42,E44,E50,E53 R24, R27, R29, R39, YG17, YG25, YG67, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, Y19,Y23,Y26, W0, W3, W5, BG01, BG05
  • Class Date:  
    • Thursday, October 11  at  10:30 AM
      • Monday, October 22  at  5:30 PM
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      AMY'S CARD CLUB - You'll be creating 3 cards this month using the Fabulous Holiday Labels (included in class fee) from Gina K. You will also be using Gina K Labels Die, Gina K Greenery Stamp Set, and Gina K Fabulous Frames. One of your cards this month is a very festive little gift card holder tied with a bit of twine and embellished with a small silver charm.
      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $33.00
      • Supplies:   Basic kit , Memento Ink: Summer Sky, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk, Rose Bud Pink, Paris Dusk, Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand , Archival Ink: Coffee , Hero Arts Ink: Soft Granite , Tools needed: Misti or Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen , Wreath Builder Template
      • Class Date:  
        • Tuesday, October 9  at  10:30 AM
          • Tuesday, October 23  at  6:00 PM
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          SILHOUETTE BASICS WORKSHOP - 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, circles and ovals will be covered. You will learn several methods of resizing your images. You will also learn how to save your library or save your creations to file. The basics of organizing your library will also be explained as well as how to maneuver the Silhouette Store. After each topic is explained, you will time to practice and get individual help. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will use your new skills to create a project. The class will be limited to 8 participants. PREREQUISITE: Download Silhouette Studio Software and create a Silhouette account. If you need help with this, arrangements can be made prior to the class date for an additional fee. Lunch will be provided during a short class break. This class will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm
          • Teacher:  Jan Conway
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $65.00
          • Supplies:   Silhouette machine and Laptop , mat and blade
          • Class Date:  
            • Friday, October 26  at  10:00 AM
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            MONDAY CARDS - IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS - These 4 cards designed by Jan, using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. You'll be working with very festive papers from Lasting Impressions and Doodlebug with accents of gold and silver Mirricard. Bring your Copics to add color. Finish up with embellishments from Nuvo and Wink of Stella and your cards are ready to send.
            • Teacher:  Jan Conway
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $26.00
            • Supplies:   basic kit , Copics: B12,E31,G5,G94,R46, Y08, YG09 , white and silver Nuvo drops if you have them , Clear and Gold Wink of Stella if you have them
            • Class Date:  
              • Monday, October 29  at  10:30 AM
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              CREATIVE CARDS WITH MARY - If you're in the market for some very pretty all occasion Fall cards, this month's Copic class is for you! Mary has designed 3 beautiful cards for the season each with some very pretty bows and a brad accent.
              • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $20.00
              • Supplies:   basic kit , paper trimmer , detail scissor , 3 in 1 Glue, adhesive, Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots , ruler , corner rounder , Gold Paint Pen , Gold Gel Pen , Vintage Photo Distress Ink , CRAFT MAT , Copics: YG93, Y04, Y18, Y38, YR07, YR12, YR14, YR16, R08, E15, E59 ,
              • Class Date:  
                • Tuesday, October 30  at  10:30 AM
                  • Tuesday, November 6  at  6:00 PM
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                  FIRST STAR - This is a multi media piece featuring a bit of cardstock and paints to complete this original design by Tracy Moreau. Barbara has chosen a wood surface that could be used as a framed wall hanging or she will gladly add handles to make it a tray.
                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $45.00
                  • Supplies:   palette knife , brushes
                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                    • Thursday, November 1  at  6:00 PM
                      • Thursday, November 8  at  6:00 PM
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                  NOVEMBER SCRAPBOOKING - Jan has titled these pretty fall pages with the word Blessed. You'll be working with the seasonal papers from Authentique and Bo Bunny with accents from Lasting Impressions and a pop of copper Mirricard. The perfect pages to showcase all fall and Thanksgiving memories.
                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $28.00
                  • Supplies:   basic kit
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Saturday, November 3  at  10:30 AM
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                    HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Amy has chosen fun and whimsical gingerbread men for her Christmas pages this month. You'll find lots of room for all your holiday memories to be displayed. The Home For The Holidays theme will be displayed beautifully across the bottom 2 pages. Very festive!
                    • Teacher:  Amy crawford
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $24.00
                    • Supplies:   basic kit , paper trimmer , adhesive , Brushed Corduroy Distres Ink , red and lime green Stickles
                    • Class Date:  
                      • Monday, November 5  at  10:30 AM
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                      CHRISTMAS BANNER - Mary has designed the most awesome Christmas Banner using the magnificent Vintage Christmas collection from Simple Stories. Your 6 banner tags will be embellished with stickers, SnoTex, a bit of tinsel, etc. All pieces are hung from a pretty piece of chenille with silver bells and snowflakes. Some fun techniques are used in this class. What a great keepsake decoration this will be in your home. Class will run from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
                      • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $0.00
                      • Supplies:   basic kit
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Wednesday, November 7  at  12:00 PM
                          • Saturday, November 17  at  12:00 PM
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                          NOVEMBER SILHOUETTE - Learn to import SVG files from a source other than the Silhouette Studio Design Store. You will also learn how to include these files permanently in your library while creating two darling Christmas Cards. Bring your Silhouette Cameo, mat, blade, adhesives, and a flash drive is you have one. (Optional).
                          • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                          • Cost:  $27.00
                          • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop , Mat and Blade , Flash Drive - optional
                          • Class Date:  
                            • Wednesday, November 7  at  5:30 PM
                              • Friday, November 9  at  10:30 AM
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                              CHRISTMAS BOOK - Nancy has designed this spectacular book using the elegant paper collection from Simple Stories. You'll be layering your papers to make pockets and tags and embellishing with beautiful chipboard and festive trinkets. A true keepsake to hold all your special Christmas memories. This class will run from 10:30 - 4pm.
                              • Teacher:  Nancy Wethington
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $49.00
                              • Supplies:   paper trimmer and scissors , adhesive - both wet and dry , 1" Scor-Tape , glue gun and glue sticks , Crop-a-dile , Scor-board , Black and Vinrage Photo Distress Ink and applicator , palette knife or popsicle stick
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Saturday, November 10  at  10:30 AM
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                                CARD CLUB - CHRISTMAS - This month you'll be using dies, stamps and folders from Sizzix, Hero Arts and Gina K. The stamp you'll keep is the Holiday Frame Stamp from Gina K. Amy has designed 3 beautiful cards in soft blue/green winter hues. Perfect to send for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any ocassion. .
                                • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                • Cost:  $0.00
                                • Supplies:   basic kit , Misti or Stamp Platform , Gina K. Wreath Builder template , Red Stickles, Neptune Nuvo drops, Versamark Ink, Memento Ink: London Fog, Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug, Rhubabrb Stalk, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand, Pear Tart
                                • Class Date:  
                                  • Tuesday, November 13  at  10:30 AM
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                                  CHRISTMAS THYME ORNAMENTS - In this class you'll be painting 4 wood ornaments from an original design by Renee Mullins. Each ornament has a fun familiar face of the season along with a bit of wording. So pretty hanging on the tree, from a mantle or anywhere for a seasonal touch.
                                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $30.00
                                  • Supplies:   brushes
                                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                    • Thursday, November 15  at  6:00 PM
                                      • Thursday, November 29  at  6:00 PM
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