Checkered Cottage Classes 2021

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.

JANUARY SILHOUETTE - BAGS AND BOXES BASICS - Jan introduces Silhouette 2021 with a fun Valentine themed class. You'll be working with the pretty Cupid & Co. collection from Echo Park, to create a stack of 3 cute boxes, each tagged and topped with a coordinating bow! You will also be making a great little treat bag with the perfect header to hold your candy.
  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $29.00
  • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , Laptop
  • Class Date:  
    • Wednesday, January 13  at  5:30 PM
      • Friday, January 15  at  10:30 AM
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      HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARDS - Amy kicks off 2021 with 2 brightly colored birthday cards for you to make. You'll be working with the Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday die and Photoplay Gnome paper; however, no gnomes were used in the making of these cards!! One of your cards will be made to hold a gift card, which is always helpful. There will be a 6 student limit in this class.
      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $23.00
      • Supplies:   paper trimmer, ruler , strong adhesive , markers in red, green and blue , or bring colored pencils
      • Class Date:  
        • Monday, January 18  at  10:30 AM
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        SILHOUETTE CAMEO ARTIST SERIES - This class will focus on Cut files by Planeta Silhouette. Basic skills will include using the offset tool and print and cut. Check out the cute box exploding with hearts and the fun flower pot o' hearts card!
        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $26.00
        • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
        • Class Date:  
          • Wednesday, January 20  at  10:30 AM
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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 cave your creations to file. The basics 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. You are welcome to bring a lunch with you, we have an fridge and microwave, or order from a local restaurant. 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, January 23  at  10:00 AM
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            COPICS WITH MARY - Mary has designed 2 beautiful winter cards along with a stunning Valentine and an envelope to match. You'll be working with a vintage Northwoods stamp along with an Impression Obsession stamp set. Bring your supplies and enjoy building these spectacular cards.
            • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $20.00
            • Supplies:   paper trimmer, detail scissors , 3 in 1 Glue, adhesive - Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots, ruler , CRAFT MAT, RULER, BONE FOLDER , Copics: R20, R22, R29, R32, R35, R39, B000, B45, C2, C5, YG67, YG97, E00, E19, E21, E23, E29, E37
            • Class Date:  
              • Tuesday, January 26  at  10:30 AM
                • Tuesday, January 26  at  6:00 PM
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                TRULY HEARTS - This class invites you to make 4 awesome Valentine cards, one using doilies, another with corrugated hearts (complete with a cute key), a Tim Holtz pocket die card, and a cool technique created using tissue paper. You'll be building the outside as well as the inside of your card. Lots of fun papers used from Photoplay and Echo Park.
                • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                • Difficulty:  n/a
                • Cost:  $22.00
                • Supplies:   basic kit
                • Class Date:  
                  • Tuesday, January 26  at  1:30 PM
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                  STACKED & LAYERED - Amy has chosen Sweet Talk from Simple Stories for this month's cards. You'll be building 6 very cute and whimsical Valentine themed cards. This class has a 11 student limit so procrastination is discouraged!!
                  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $25.00
                  • Supplies:   basic kit , red ink pad , blending tool , pencil , pop dots , art glitter glue
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Thursday, January 28  at  10:30 AM
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                    BIRDS IN BOOTS - Barb is kicking off 2021 with a very cute original design by Sandy Kelsey entitled Birds in Boots. You'll be painting on a framed board that measures approx. 12"x12". These 3 little guys are all decked out for the winter weather with their hats, scarves and boots! In addition to painting, you'll also do a little stenciling of snowflakes in the background. The cutoff for signing up for this class is Jan,14. Limit of 8 students.
                    • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $45.00
                    • Supplies:   brushes , dry brush #1 and #3
                    • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                      • Thursday, January 28  at  5:00 PM
                        • Thursday, February 4  at  5:00 PM
                        • Thursday, February 11  at  5:00 PM
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                    FEBRUARY SCRAPBOOKING - All things Valentines for these pages. Amy designed these pages using Cupid & Co. from Echo Park. You'll find that big red truck is the prevailing theme along with hearts, flowers and sweet sentiments. Great flips on these 2 pages to hold your photos.
                    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                    • Cost:  $23.00
                    • Supplies:   basic kit , black glaze pen, white glaze pen , straight edge , Black Soot Distress Ink , blending tool
                    • Class Date:  
                      • Monday, February 1  at  10:30 AM
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                      VALENTINE TECHNIQUE CLASS - Each card in this class is a special technique, You'll be using a paper bag and some corrugated cardboard and a Spellbinders die for your first card. Next up is foil flakes card using a slim cut Pink Fresh die along with fun flakes. The third card uses a die from Impression Obsession along with an ink transfer technique. Stamping, stenciling, inking, etc., this class has a little of everything including fun techniques to create your cards. You'll be finishing the inside of your cards as well as the fronts.
                      • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $22.00
                      • Supplies:   basic kit , masking tape
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Tuesday, February 2  at  1:00 PM
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                        FEBRUARY 2021 SILHOUETTE - Looking to take your Silhouette skills to the next level? This instructional class will guide you through 6 techniques using one cut file. The following techniques will be included in this class: Regular cut, offsets, converting a cut file to a print and cut file, making the cut file into a sticker, changing colors and adding a sentiment. This class is suitable for beginners and experience Silhouetters.
                        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                        • Cost:  $26.00
                        • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Wednesday, February 3  at  5:30 PM
                            • Friday, February 12  at  10:30 AM
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                            FEBRUARY SCRAPBOOKING AND CARD - Jan's Scrapbooking classes this year are themed "All About Me". Each month will pages that can be used for journaling, photos,quotes, and more. Plus you get to make a card not related necessarily to scrapbook pages but more to time of the year.
                            • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                            • Cost:  $29.00
                            • Supplies:   Basic kit
                            • Class Date:  
                              • Saturday, February 6  at  10:30 AM
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                              STAMP WITH STYLE BY AMY - FEBRUARY - Amy is back with her every popular Stamp with Style card class using the new Altenew Sweet Flowers stamp set which you get with the class. Amy will have the flower clusters die cut out for you ahead of time so all you have to do is stamp the die cuts with the layering stamps. Easy Peasy. Preorder the die from the cottage if you wanna keep skipping the fussy cutting. Price on class will be listed shortly.
                              • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $40.00
                              • Supplies:   Inks needed: Altenew Cherry Blossom Set, Green Valley set, and Gentlemen's Gray set , Hero Arts Black , May sub any pink, green or gray coordinating ink colors , basic kit
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Tuesday, February 9  at  10:30 AM
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                                VALENTINE IRIS FOLDING CARD CLASS - Iris Folding is a beautiful technique to have your image look like a pattern of a quilt. Sandi is bringing to the shop her series of classes featuring a different theme each month for the card. This is not a quick and easy technique so you will only complete one card but will have the pattern to make more at home. Sandi supplies all the different paper patterns to create your quilt design."
                                • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                • Cost:  $25.00
                                • Supplies:   Scissors, pencil with eraser, ruler, cutting mat, exacto knife, DS tape and regular tape
                                • Class Date:  
                                  • Wednesday, February 10  at  10:30 AM
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                                  TREE TOP PERCH ... CARDINAL - This beautiful piece is an original design by Sharon Chinn and features a proud cardinal perched on a leafy limb. This is a pen and ink piece with acrylic coloring. Your piece will measure app. 8"x10". Shown with a 9x12 black mat which IS NOT included but may be ordered from Barb when you sign up for class. Limit for this class is 8 students.
                                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                  • Difficulty:  Beginner
                                  • Cost:  $36.00
                                  • Supplies:   brushes , Fine point black Sharpie
                                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                    • Thursday, February 18  at  5:00 PM
                                      • Thursday, February 25  at  5:00 PM
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                                  SIMPLE STORIES SCRAPBOOK CLUB - Join Jan on the last Thursday every other month to work on your 2021 chronological scrapbook. You will complete two 12 x 12 double page layouts at each club meeting using the Simple Stories Best Year Every Collection Kit ($26.95) which you purchase separately one time for you basic supplies for the whole year. Each class you will receive 6 extra pages that coordinate to what Jan has created for those two months. If you cannot make a meeting, kits are available at no additional charge.
                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $34.00
                                  • Supplies:   Basic kit
                                  • Class Date:  
                                    • Thursday, February 25  at  1:30 PM
                                      • Thursday, April 29  at  1:30 PM
                                        • Thursday, June 24  at  1:30 PM
                                          • Thursday, August 26  at  1:30 PM
                                            • Thursday, October 28  at  1:30 PM
                                              • Thursday, November 18  at  1:30 PM
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                                              FRITILLARIES & THISTLES - Bring your watercolor pencils to create this stunning piece of art! Barb chose an original design by Tina Sue Norris. You'll be creating soft green and purple thistles against a black background and accented with butterflies, separate from the thistles. This piece is shown as an oval, measuring app. 6"x10". The mat IS NOT included but may be ordered from Barb when you sign up for class. Class size is limited to 8 students.
                                              • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                                              • Cost:  $40.00
                                              • Supplies:   Watercolor Pencils , small flat or filbert brushes , small detail scissors
                                              • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                                • Thursday, March 4  at  5:00 PM
                                                  • Thursday, March 11  at  5:00 PM
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                                              FOUR LEAF CLOVER IRIS FOLD CARD - Iris Folding is a beautiful technique to have your image look like a pattern of a quilt. Sandi is bringing to the shop her series of classes featuring a different theme each month for the card. This is not a quick and easy technique so you will only complete one card but will have the pattern to make more at home. Sandi supplies all the different paper patterns to create your quilt design."
                                              • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
                                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                                              • Cost:  $25.00
                                              • Supplies:   Scissors, pencil with eraser, ruler, cutting mat, exacto knife, DS tape and regular tape
                                              • Class Date:  
                                                • Wednesday, March 10  at  10:30 AM
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                                                MEMORYDEX MEMORIES WITH JAN - Start your memorydex files with 3 files per month created by Jan. You will create 4 months per class to go on your file spinner. Complete your memorydex by adding your own pictures and calendar files. This class will meet 3 times in 2021. Initial purchase is your Memorydex file for $20.95 plus class fee. This project is adorable and limited space so sign up soon. This class is a must see in person as the picture does not show all the different pages.
                                                • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                • Cost:  $28.00
                                                • Supplies:   Basic kit
                                                • Class Date:  
                                                  • Thursday, March 25  at  1:30 PM
                                                    • Thursday, May 27  at  1:30 PM
                                                      • Thursday, July 29  at  1:30 PM
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                                                      TULIP IRIS FOLD CARD - Iris Folding is a beautiful technique to have your image look like a pattern of a quilt. Sandi is bringing to the shop her series of classes featuring a different theme each month for the card. This is not a quick and easy technique so you will only complete one card but will have the pattern to make more at home. Sandi supplies all the different paper patterns to create your quilt design."
                                                      • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
                                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                      • Cost:  $25.00
                                                      • Supplies:   Scissors, pencil with eraser, ruler, cutting mat, exacto knife, DS tape and regular tape
                                                      • Class Date:  
                                                        • Wednesday, April 14  at  10:30 AM
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                                                        BASKET IRIS FOLD CARD - Iris Folding is a beautiful technique to have your image look like a pattern of a quilt. Sandi is bringing to the shop her series of classes featuring a different theme each month for the card. This is not a quick and easy technique so you will only complete one card but will have the pattern to make more at home. Sandi supplies all the different paper patterns to create your quilt design."
                                                        • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
                                                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                        • Cost:  $25.00
                                                        • Supplies:   Scissors, pencil with eraser, ruler, cutting mat, exacto knife, DS tape and regular tape
                                                        • Class Date:  
                                                          • Wednesday, May 12  at  10:30 AM
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