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.

AMY SCRAPBOOKING - APRIL - Using the Avery Elle cloud cover die along with the fun I Love Easter collection from Echo Park, Amy has created the perfect pages to hold your Easter memories. We think you'll have EGGSTRA-FUN building these pages featuring a cute yellow chick and big chocolate bunny. THIS CLASS WILL BE OFFERED AS A LIVE CLASS VIA ZOOM WITH AMY ON MONDAY APRIL 13 OR YOU CAN JUST ORDER A KIT. WE WILL NEED TO THE EXTRA WEEK TO MAIL YOU KITS FOR LIVE CLASS AS TO WHY WE PUSHED THE DATE BACK A WEEK.
  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $25.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit , Strong adhesives for small pieces , cutter Bees or jewel picker , pop dots , clear Glaze pen
  • Class Date:  
    • Monday, April 6  at  10:30 AM
      • Monday, April 13  at  10:30 AM
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      MARY'S COPIC CARDS - Mary advertises this class as a Copic class, but you may bring any markers you're more comfortable using or colored pencils, if you prefer. You'll be creating 3 beautiful all occasion cards using Impression Obsession dies and stamps along with Lawn Fawn clouds and grass dies. These cards are built using the very pretty paper from the new Pink Paislee Bloom Street collection. Each card features a furry friend in a garden setting. Way cute cards!!!
      • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $26.00
      • Supplies:   basic kit , Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters, Dk. Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass , paper trimmer , detail scissors , 3 in 1 Glue, Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape. , pop dots, ruler, CRAFT MAT , Copics: Y08, Y11, YR07, YR61, R08, R20, R29, RV95, B21, BV02, E00, E23, E29, C2, C3, C5, YG03, YG17
      • Class Date:  
        • Tuesday, March 31  at  10:30 AM
          • Tuesday, April 7  at  6:00 PM
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          3 -D TEXTURE FADES - Create 3 cards using 3-D Texture Fades. Your flowers are created using the Sizzix Thinlits Flower Dies. Add your own sentiments for a one of a kind card.
          • Teacher:  Nancy Wethington
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $22.00
          • Supplies:   Craft mat , favorite adhesive , pokey tool , ink applicator , Designer Dries Clear Art Glitter Glue with precision point (will be using for a bead) , Distress Oxide Inks: Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone , Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Iced Spruce , 2" round scallop punch, if you have one or you may use Nancy's. , water mister
          • Class Date:  
            • Thursday, April 9  at  10:30 AM
              • Thursday, May 14  at  10:30 AM
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              APRIL SILHOUETTE - Jan has designed the very best girlfriend cards that we have ever seen!! These ladies exude style in black and white with their fancy feathered hats and lovely jewels. We think you'll agree that they pop nicely on the Lasting Impressions Black Bird Doodle Graph paper. RESCHEDULE NOTE - THE ORIGINAL CLASS WAS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 10 BUT WE PUSHED THE CLASS BACK TO MAY 8 DUE TO CORONA VIRUS. THE APRIL 14 CLASS IS MOVED TO MAY 6.
              • Teacher:  Jan Conway
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $27.00
              • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , Laptop
              • Class Date:  
                • Friday, April 10  at  10:30 AM
                  • Tuesday, April 14  at  5:30 PM
                    • Wednesday, May 6  at  5:30 PM
                      • Friday, May 8  at  10:30 AM
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                      SILHOUETTE BABY SHADOWBOX - Create this darling shadowbox for a boy or a girl using Silhouette Cameo. Purchase the paper of your choice to personalize your creation and have a shower gift/baby gift on hand whenever needed. RESCHEDULE NOTE - THE ORIGINAL CLASS WAS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 10 BUT WE PUSHED THE CLASS BACK TO MAY 8 DUE TO CORONA VIRUS.
                      • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $26.00
                      • Supplies:   Sihouette, cutting mat, laptop, blade
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Friday, April 10  at  1:30 PM
                          • Friday, May 8  at  1:30 PM
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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 save your creations to file. The 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:  
                            • Saturday, April 11  at  10:00 AM
                              • Saturday, May 9  at  10:00 AM
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                              STAMP WITH STYLE - APRIL - In this class you'll be making 4 cards created by Amy using the stamps and dies from Altenew, Tim Holtz, Concord and 9th, Wendy Vecchi and Gina K. You'll be taking the Mod Vases stamp home with you. Amy will be showcasing the new E6000 spray adhesive in class. AMY WILL BE HOLDING THIS CLASS LIVE VIA ZOOM - KITS WHICH INCLUDE THE MOD VASE STAMP SETS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU PRIOR TO THIS DATE. SIGN UPS ARE STILL WELCOME BUT PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN BEFORE YOUR KIT IS MAILED OUT.
                              • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $36.00
                              • Supplies:   Inks needed: Altenew: Green Valley Set, Deep Blue Seas Set, Crimson(Red Sunset Set), Maple Yellow (Pocketful of Sunshine Set) , Versamark , Hero Arts black , white pigment ink , Misti , blending tools , carft mat,die brush tool, antistatic powder, white embossing powder, Glossy Accents
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Tuesday, April 14  at  10:30 AM
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                                READY, SET, GO!! - Mary has created the cutest layout using the All Boy collection from Echo Park. Don't let the name restrict you as these papers also lend themselves to travelers memories as well. The colors are universal and Mary has provided great spaces for photos, notes, etc.... RESCHEDULE NOTE - THE ORIGINAL CLASS WAS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 16 BUT WE PUSHED THE CLASS BACK TO MAY 19 DUE TO CORONA VIRUS.
                                • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                • Cost:  $24.00
                                • Supplies:   basic kit
                                • Class Date:  
                                  • Thursday, April 16  at  10:30 AM
                                    • Tuesday, May 19  at  10:30 AM
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                                    APRIL - FUN WITH DIE CUTS - Amy has gone tropical! You'll be making 3 cards using the fabulous Altenew products along with the Sizzix phrases die and circle punches. You'll get to keep the Altenew Monstera Die that you'll use in class. NEW CLASS DATE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS - PRIOR SIGN UPS WILL BE MOVED TO THE NEW DATE.
                                    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                    • Cost:  $34.00
                                    • Supplies:   Misti , manual die cutting machine and plates , strong liquid adhesive or Xyron , pop dots , clear and black Glaze pens , tweezers , craft mat , washi tapeor purple tape , Rose Bud Memento , Hero Arts black ink
                                    • Class Date:  
                                      • Monday, April 20  at  10:30 AM
                                        • Monday, May 18  at  1:00 PM
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                                        FLOWERS COLORED WITH DISTRESS INKS - This is a fun technique class in which the only coloring you'll do is with Distress Inks!! You'll be using little finger daubers - one for each color ink. Mary has designed these cards using the beautiful stamps and dies from Tim Holtz and embellished with Stickles. We ask that you check your stash at home and bring the Distress Inks listed below. If you are missing colors, not to worry as Mary will have hers here to use.
                                        • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                                        • Cost:  $25.00
                                        • Supplies:   basic kit , Clear Wink of Stella , Stickles: Yellow, Pink Tafeta, Lavendar , white colored pencil , Hero Hues black dye ink , Distress Inks if you have them: Dusty Concord, Sgaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Forest Moss, Sgabby Shutters
                                        • Class Date:  
                                          • Tuesday, April 21  at  10:30 AM
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                                          SPRING CARDS - In this month's class, you'll be making your cards using various spring colored cardstock and accenting with ribbons! One card will feature 2 little songbirds on a leaf ribbon branch. Another is created with bits of ribbons forming flower petals. Your third card is ribbon wrapped to form a very cute kite. You choose the color for your kite card in either yellows or blues and please let us know your choice when you sign up. RESCHEDULED CLASS DUE TO CORONA VIRUS - FROM APRIL 21 TO MAY 5
                                          • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                                          • Cost:  $22.00
                                          • Supplies:   basic kit , Nuvo or Art Glitter glue , detail scissors , paper trimmer
                                          • Class Date:  
                                            • Tuesday, April 21  at  1:00 PM
                                              • Tuesday, May 5  at  1:00 PM
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                                              APRIL (MARCH) STACKED & LAYERED - This month you'll working with the cutest gnomes in the brightest colors. Amy has created 6 all occasion cards using the Ephemera pack from the Tulla and Norbert collection from Photoplay. They'll be leftovers from your pack to take home and maybe enjoy making more of these bright friendly cards. THIS CLASS HAS BEEN MOVED FROM MARCH 26 TO APRIL 23 DUE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSING STORE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS ISSUES. AMY WILL BE HOSTING THIS CLASS ON THE 23rd LIVE VIA ZOOM. KITS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU PRIOR TO THE DATE AND MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE MAILING.
                                              • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                                              • Cost:  $24.00
                                              • Supplies:   basic kit , black glaze pen , clear glaze pen , crystal Stickles , Distress Ink: Pine Needles , Wink of Stella
                                              • Class Date:  
                                                • Thursday, March 26  at  10:30 AM
                                                  • Thursday, April 23  at  10:30 AM
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                                                  APRIL (MARCH) MONDAY CARDS - Jan has designed 3 pretty Spring floral cards that would be perfect for just about any occasion. Your backgrounds are soft brown ginghams and stripes accenting flowers in blues, pinks and corals surrounding your lettering. There will be a $5.00 upcharge for kits only. THIS CLASS HAS MOVED FROM THE MARCH 30 DATE TO APRIL 27 DUE TO CLOSING TEMPORARILY DURING CORONA VIRUS ISSUES.
                                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                  • Cost:  $25.00
                                                  • Supplies:   basic kit
                                                  • Class Date:  
                                                    • Monday, March 30  at  10:30 AM
                                                      • Monday, April 27  at  10:30 AM
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                                                      MARY'S COPIC CARDS - Mary has designed 3 stunning cards for you to make this month. You'll be using a beautiful poppy stamp from Altenew along with pretty florals from Taylored Expresions. You'll also be painting your pearl accents with your Copics so as to get an exact match to your flowers.
                                                      • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                      • Cost:  $20.00
                                                      • Supplies:   basic kit , Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry , Clear Wink of Stella , yellow Stickles , COPICS: RV34, RV63,RV69, R20, R29, R35, R81, V01, V17, V22, YG67, YG93, B000, B02, B05, Y00, Y08, YR12, YR16, YR23, YR24
                                                      • Class Date:  
                                                        • Tuesday, April 28  at  10:30 AM
                                                          • Tuesday, May 5  at  6:00 PM
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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.
                                                          • 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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                                                                      APRIL SCRAPBOOKING - Spring has sprung in all it's glory on these 2 pages designed by Jan. You'll be working with the pretty Easter Wishes collection from Colorplay (a little tiny division of Photoplay)! Bunnies, bouquets, plaids and florals all make up these bright and fun pages ready to hold special memories. RESCHEDULE NOTE - THE ORIGINAL CLASS WAS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 4 BUT WE PUSHED THE CLASS BACK TO MAY 2 DUE TO CORONA VIRUS.
                                                                      • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                      • Cost:  $26.00
                                                                      • Supplies:   basic kit
                                                                      • Class Date:  
                                                                        • Saturday, April 4  at  10:30 AM
                                                                          • Saturday, May 2  at  11:30 AM
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                                                                          PARROT TULIP - This is an elegant original design by Bobbie Campbell,CDA. Second in a series of heart shaped candy jar lids, This beautiful parrot tulip is painted in shades of avocado green and rose. If you choose, you may bring your own surface to paint on and we will adjust the price accordingly. Additional charge for this class will be .75cents to cover a vellum pattern and photo.
                                                                          • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                                                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                          • Cost:  $42.00
                                                                          • Supplies:   brushes
                                                                          • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                                                            • Thursday, May 7  at  6:00 PM
                                                                              • Thursday, May 14  at  6:00 PM
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                                                                          ALSTROMERIA - Barb has chosen a clear glass cylinder vase for her surface for this class. You'll be using glass paints as your medium . This beautiful original design is by Jill Fitzhenry. Your flower is painted in pretty shades of pink and white with pops of green in leaves and stamens. You may choose to bring your own surface and we will adjust your class fee accordingly. There will be an additional charge of .75 cents for a vellum pattern and photo.
                                                                          • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                                                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                          • Cost:  $28.00
                                                                          • Supplies:   #1 round brush , #10 liner brush
                                                                          • Class Date:  
                                                                            • Thursday, May 28  at  6:00 PM
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                                                                            CITRA SOLV ART - Citra Solv art is a process that yields unique, original art every time. To set you up for success, we'll begin the class with the essentials: finding the right print media to use, methods to activate the ink, and other process "dos and don'ts" that I've figured out along the way. We'll then focus on manipulating the papers further with different tools in additive and subtractive measures to make this art uniquely yours and showcase your point of view. That journey will show you some successful media choices that play nicely with this unusual substrate. No 2 pieces will be alike as each outcome will be determined by the meshing of the random play of the inks and the different point of view of each participant. Matting and framing in the provided 5"x 7" frame is the last step. Class will run from 1 - 4 pm
                                                                            • Teacher:  Nancy Curry
                                                                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                            • Cost:  $39.00
                                                                            • Supplies:   black permanent ink pad, scissors, pen or pencil , optional: favorite word motif stamps or stencils
                                                                            • Class Date:  
                                                                              • Saturday, March 21  at  1:00 PM
                                                                                • Tuesday, June 2  at  10:30 AM
                                                                                  • Saturday, June 6  at  1:00 PM
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                                                                                  WATERCOLOR PARROT - This is a stunning piece. You'll be doing a watercolor of a brightly colored parrot perched on beautifully shaded tropical leaves. An original design by Jan Rosenburg. Barb will show you how effective a black Identipen will be on this piece for outlining and giving depth behind his feathers. You may purchase a mat for your artwork for an additional $6.50. Also there is an additional .75 cents charge for a vellum pattern and photo.
                                                                                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                                                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                                                  • Cost:  $38.00
                                                                                  • Supplies:   #6 or #8 round brush , #10 flat watercolor brush
                                                                                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                                                                    • Thursday, June 4  at  6:00 PM
                                                                                      • Thursday, June 11  at  6:00 PM
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