Checkered Cottage Classes 2023

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.

JUNE SCRAPBOOKING - This month's pages are created using the wildly popular Bee Happy collection from Echo Park. Jan has also incorporated dies from PinkFresh along with the Ephemera from the Bee Happy line. Everything about these 2 pages are guaranteed to make you smile, even before you add your personal touches!
  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $32.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit
  • Class Date:  
    • Saturday, June 10  at  10:30 AM
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    KAREN'S WELCOME HOME STAMPERIA CARDS - Karen has designed 6 awesome all occasion cards, (4 A2 cards and 2 A7 cards) using the beautiful Welcome Home collection from Stamperia. You'll be working with an 8x8 pad along with packages of Ephemera and you'll have plenty of leftovers to take home. Each card will be finished on the front and the inside. We know you'll have a great time building each one of these fabulous cards!!
    • Teacher:  Karen Leach
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $45.00
    • Supplies:   basic kit , adhesive , wet glue , foam tape
    • Class Date:  
      • Monday, June 12  at  10:30 AM
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      FUN WITH DIE CUTS - You'll be using various papers from Photoplay and Echo Park along with solid colors to create these 3 very patriotic cards. The flowers are created from the Cape Marguerite layering die set from Altenew. Each flower has alternate petal layers and a flower center. Simply curl the petals a bit for an increased dimensional effect.
      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $26.00
      • Supplies:   basic kit
      • Class Date:  
        • Monday, June 12  at  1:30 PM
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        STENCIL ME IN - Amy has designed these 3 beautiful cards using stamps and dies from several companies including Gina K, LDRS, Hero Arts and Pinkfresh. You'll be working with Versa mark and and embossing powder to give these cards a professional look. The stencil used in class is the Pinkfresh, You're The Best stencil, which is yours to keep. Also Amy will give you a copy of the sentiments from class.
        • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $36.00
        • Supplies:   mini ink blending brushes , foam tape , favorite inks (Amy used Altenew sets: Pocketful of Sunshine, Cherry Blossom, Sea Shore, Cool Summer Night) , highlighter tape , stencil mat or MISTI
        • Class Date:  
          • Wednesday, June 7  at  1:30 PM
            • Wednesday, June 14  at  5:30 PM
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            THINGS FOR SUMMER - This piece is an original design by Marika Moretti. Your surface is an arched wood board measuring approx. 5"x 10" which easily slips into a stand. For those that have painted the opposite side in a previous class, your fee will be adjusted to $32. The subject matter on this side reflects fun summer items e.g., a bee skep, a crock of fresh lavender, slice of watermelon, etc. The cutoff date for signups is May 29.
            • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
            • Difficulty:  Intermediate
            • Cost:  $45.00
            • Supplies:   brushes , wall repair patch
            • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
              • Thursday, June 15  at  5:00 PM
                • Thursday, June 22  at  5:00 PM
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            JUNE SILHOUETTE - BEE BOOK - We're getting lots of ooo's and ah's for this little honey jar album with the cute yellow rings on top! Jan has chosen the Bee Happy collection from Echo Park to create this piece. Bring your Silhouette and have a fun time creating each page of this sweet little album. There is a limit of 6 students for this class. If you do not own a Silhouette and would like to do this project - Jan will create kits for $37. Please let us know when you sign up whether project or Silhouette class.
            • Teacher:  Jan Conway
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $32.00
            • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
            • Class Date:  
              • Tuesday, June 20  at  10:30 AM
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              GLIMMERING BEES WORKSHOP - Come take this workshop with Jan and make these 4 stunning greeting cards. Jan has chosen the Bee Happy collection of papers from Echo Park. You'll be using your hot foil machine to accent each card with gold foil to add a beautiful dimension to each card. There is a limit of 6 students in this class.
              • Teacher:  Jan Conway
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $28.00
              • Supplies:   basic kit , Hot Foil Machine , Coordinating Die cut machine , Gold foil
              • Class Date:  
                • Friday, June 23  at  10:30 AM
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                JUNE MONDAY CARDS - This month you'll be working with the beautiful collection from Carta Bella entitled Flora 6. You'll be creating 4 awesome greeting cards that are perfect for Thank You or Birthday giving. Jan has embellished each card with Washi Accents, Spellbinders sequins and the 12x12 sheet of stickers. These cards are the very definition of summer!!
                • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                • Difficulty:  n/a
                • Cost:  $30.00
                • Supplies:   basic kit
                • Class Date:  
                  • Monday, June 26  at  10:30 AM
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                  SIMPLE STORIES SCRAPBOOK CLUB - Jan's 2023 Scrapbook Club is featuring Simple Stories "Life Captured" colleciton. Purchase the elements of this paper collection from the Cottage to participate in this club. At the meeting you will complete three 12 x 12 layouts per quarter. Lot's of fun and extras that Jan provides in this club. 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:  $45.00
                  • Supplies:   basic kit , Life Captured kit of product to be used
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Thursday, March 23  at  1:30 PM
                      • Thursday, June 29  at  1:30 PM
                        • Thursday, September 28  at  1:30 PM
                          • Thursday, November 30  at  1:30 PM
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                          LAND THAT I LOVE - Your surface for this class will be a round 12" wood disc. You'll be showing your patriotic colors with the red striping around the edge accented by the deep blue hydrangeas flanking the wording. This is an original design by Sandy McTier. The cutoff date to sign up for this class is June 19.
                          • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                          • Cost:  $34.00
                          • Supplies:   blue printers tape , brushes
                          • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                            • Thursday, June 29  at  5:00 PM
                              • Thursday, July 6  at  5:00 PM
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                          STENCIL ME IN - You'll be creating these 3 spectacular all occasion cards using the Pinkfresh Painted Daisies stencil which is yours to keep; however, if you already have this stencil, your class fee will be adjusted to $24. You will also be working with the Painted Daisies stamp along with the Hero Arts infinity nesting rectangles and adding the Spellbinders sentiments.
                          • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                          • Cost:  $36.00
                          • Supplies:   blending brushes , craft mat , stencil mat or MISTI , highlighter tape , Post-it notes , Inks: Amy used Altenew Sets, Tropical Forest, Delectable Delights, Pocketful of Sunshine, Warm & Cozy, Cherry Blossom
                          • Class Date:  
                            • Wednesday, July 12  at  5:30 PM
                              • Tuesday, July 18  at  10:30 AM
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                              STRAWBERRY BOOK - LIVE LIFE IN FULL BLOOM - If you have taken a previous book class, you learned lay flat binding. This time you will be expanding your skills by adding twist-n-pops, waterfalls, and other fun interactive mechanisms as you'll be constructing this album from scratch. Some decorating and personal touches may be done at home. This class will run until 4ish, so please plan to bring a lunch or order in.
                              • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $54.00
                              • Supplies:   Bone Folder , Strong liquid glue such as Art Glitter Glue , weights such as 1-2-3 block , basic scrapbooking supplies
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Thursday, July 13  at  10:30 AM
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                                BEE KIND - Come paint with Barb and make this special Gnome Honey Sign for yourself or someone special that is perhaps a bee collector or keeper. This is an original design by Deb Mishima. Great piece as a door decoration or hung in any room of your house. This class is a two week class but notice the dates are not back to back Thursdays when you sign up. The cutoff date to sign up for this class is July 3rd.
                                • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                • Difficulty:  Intermediate
                                • Cost:  $45.00
                                • Supplies:   Basic paint kit
                                • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                  • Thursday, July 13  at  5:00 PM
                                    • Thursday, July 27  at  5:00 PM
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                                MY STORY BINDER BOOK - Jan has created this spectacular keepsake book for you to build when you take this class. You'll be working with the My Story collection from Simple Stories, You'll be making approx. 20 pages using elements, chipboards, stickers bits & pieces, etc and creating flip pages and tags accented with brads and twine. A really fun day at the Cottage from 10am - 4pm!! Directions for class will be sent digitally the day before class. You should bring your device with you to view instructions or you can print them at home. All extras from this class are yours to keep and create cards or more pages for your book.
                                • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                • Cost:  $80.00
                                • Supplies:   12x12 trimmer , scissors , scoring tool , border punch or decorative scissors , hole punch or cropodile , basic adhesive , foam/dimensional adhesives
                                • Class Date:  
                                  • Tuesday, July 25  at  10:00 AM
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                                  SUNFLOWER PILLOWCOVER - Barb has chosen an original design from Linda O'Connell to paint on this 14"x14" pillowcover. This original work showcases a beautiful sunflower with a WELCOME header and some fancy scrollwork for accent. What a beautiful accent piece to any room!
                                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                  • Difficulty:  Beginner
                                  • Cost:  $38.00
                                  • Supplies:   brushes , 14"x14" cardboard with plastic wrap so your fabric will not stick
                                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                    • Thursday, August 3  at  5:00 PM
                                      • Thursday, August 10  at  5:00 PM
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