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.

4th JULY FRIENDS - This is an original design by Lisbeth Stull depicting a cute Raggedy Ann and her trusty dog. A very patriotic piece complete with American flag and the letters USA.
  • 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, July 19  at  6:00 PM
      • Thursday, July 26  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, July 20  at  10:00 AM
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    GHOST STAMPING SUMMER FLOWERS - In this class you will be learning a cool technique called ghost stamping. You will be using some stunning Penny Black brushstroke flowers to create 4 similar but different all occasion cards. You'll be doing a step by step tutorial of heat embossing using 2 new sets of Big Words from Stampendous. This is an extended time class, running longer than usual. You have the option when signing up to preorder Penny Black stamps THIS WILL BE AN EXTENDED CLASS. PLEASE PLAN ON BRINGING LUNCH OR ORDER OUT.
    • Teacher:  Kathi Anderson
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $24.00
    • Supplies:   basic kit , Hero Arts ink colors - Cornflower, Fresh Peach, Ultra Pink, and Passionflower , Penny Black stamps - can be preordered - Lilacs 40-592, Blossom Branch 40-588, Blissful Blooms 40-600, and Passionate 40-453. These are an optional purchase and not required to bring to class.
    • Class Date:  
      • Tuesday, July 24  at  10:30 AM
        • Monday, July 30  at  6:00 PM
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        MONDAY CARD ASSORTMENT - Join Jan to make these 4 fun cards using the Oh Baby! collection from Simple Stories. You'll love building each card with a whimsical animal popping up and displaying a different greeting. Bring your Copics for coloring these adorable images. There will be an upcharge of $5.00 for kits only.
        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $26.00
        • Supplies:   basic kit , black gel pen , Copic Markers: B000, C2, E31, R30, R43, RV00, RV11, YR21
        • Class Date:  
          • Monday, July 30  at  10:30 AM
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          FLOWERS IN ZIG CLEAN COLOR REAL BRUSH MARKERS - You'll be using the Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the Hero Arts Flowers. We think you'll love the bright colors on these flowers as well as the awesome stitched scalloped edges on each card. Kathi will have extra sets of markers for you to use if you do not have any.
          • Teacher:  Kathi Anderson
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $25.00
          • Supplies:   basic kit
          • Class Date:  
            • Monday, July 30  at  1:00 PM
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            COPICS WITH MARY - This month's class has some fun dimensional cards for you to create and color. You'll be making a pretty shadowbox with hot air balloons and an underwater scene with funky colorful fishies and a bright colored cupcake with crazy little ladybugs! Bring your Copics for a fun and relaxing time coloring with Mary.
            • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $20.00
            • Supplies:   basic kit , paper trimmer , detail scissors , 3 in 1 Glue , adhesive - Art Institute Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots , ruler , score board , bone folder , craft mat , Copics: 100, YG03, YG25, B000, B04, R24, R29, Y08, Y18, YR15, YR68, V05, V06, V09, R81, R85, C5, W0, E23, White Gel Pen
            • Class Date:  
              • Tuesday, July 31  at  10:30 AM
                • Tuesday, August 7  at  6:00 PM
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                AUGUST SILHOUETTE - This trendy mixed media project is a combo of paper, vinyl, paint, and wood. Personalize this wood panel by choosing your own flower colors to match your decor when you sign up and the monogram of your choice. This if great project for the upcoming gift season. Don't own a Silhouette but interested in taking this project - give us a call as we are taking names for a non silhouette class. The class would be a little higher cost due to Jan having to cut all product for the project.
                • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                • Difficulty:  n/a
                • Cost:  $36.00
                • Supplies:   Silhouette machine, mat, blade, and hot glue gun and glue sticks
                • Class Date:  
                  • Wednesday, August 1  at  5:30 PM
                    • Friday, August 10  at  10:30 AM
                      • Friday, August 10  at  1:30 PM
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                      WELCOME PINEAPPLE - Bring your wire cutters and have fun making this fun and tropical welcome pineapple with Amy. Just attach your tropical Welcome sign to the front and you're ready to prominently display this fun piece anywhere.
                      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $37.00
                      • Supplies:   basic kit , wire cutters , rotary cutter and mat , 3 in 1 glue , brayer , ruler
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Thursday, August 2  at  10:00 AM
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                        HALLOWEEN/FALL PITCHER - In this class you'll be painting two different but similar scenes. One side will feature a classic Fall theme with pumpkins and sunflowers and the opposite side you'll paint a fun Halloween scene complete with Jack o Lantern and whimsical Halloween tree with spooky ornaments. Your surface is a round 12" tall galvanized pitcher and includes a wood tag.
                        • Teacher:  Barb Ogden
                        • Difficulty:  Intermediate
                        • Cost:  $48.00
                        • Supplies:   Brushes
                        • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                          • Thursday, August 2  at  6:00 PM
                            • Thursday, August 9  at  6:00 PM
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                        AROUND TOWN A DAY AT THE ZOO - We all love to have a fun day at the zoo - on a cool day that is vs this St. Louis heat. Amy has created dynamic pages for your photo's from the day using Photoplays latest line We Bought a Zoo. This is a great collection of paper.
                        • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                        • Cost:  $23.00
                        • Supplies:   Basic kit , Sanding block/edge distresser, cropodile, grommet large eyelit setter
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Monday, August 6  at  10:30 AM
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                          DOUBLE DEUX PAPER BAG MINI ALBUM - In this class Nancy will be teaching you to make this beautiful little album from scratch. It's so full of happy colors, Prima Marketing flowers and lots more. Six pages with loads of room for pictures. This is an extended time class (10:30 - 3:30) so there will be a 30 minute lunch break. BYOL or order out if you prefer.
                          • Teacher:  Nancy Wethington
                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                          • Cost:  $45.00
                          • Supplies:   Paper trimmer, detail scissors, brayer , Adhesive: Wet glue+score tape 1/8" and 3/8" , Foam tape (black preferred) , Score Board , Black Distress Ink + applicator or your favorite black ink , Glossy Accents or similar (or you can do this step at home)
                          • Class Date:  
                            • Saturday, August 11  at  10:30 AM
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                            WINTER FUN - This piece is classic Maxine Thomas! This is a scene featuring 7 sweet snow people flanked by two evergreens a birdhouse and a few well placed cardinals. For all that painted St. Nicks, this scene will be painted on the opposite side of your board. If didn't paint St. Nicks and need a board, just let us know when you sign up. We will make a price adjustment for those that have the board.
                            • 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.
                              • Thursday, August 16  at  6:00 PM
                                • Thursday, August 23  at  6:00 PM
                                • Thursday, August 30  at  6:00 PM
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