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.

PUMPKIN PARTY WAGON - Barb has created a fun flag measuring approx. 9" x 14". You'll be painting an original design by Sharon Bond. Lots of the usual Halloween subjects having a great time celebrating on the Pumpkin Party Wagon. Class includes dowel rod and sheer ribbon for hanging
  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $35.00
  • Supplies:   brushes
  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
    • Thursday, September 24  at  6:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 1  at  6:00 PM
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GNOMES - Amy has created 3 little dimensional gnomes to enhance your Fall/Halloween decor! Just bring a few supplies and Amy will walk you through putting these little guys together. A little glitz here a little hair there and you become the proud owner of these 3 little funny gnomes!!
  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $28.00
  • Supplies:   Hot glue gun and glue sticks , detail scissors , Black Soot Ink and ink blender , craft mat , tweezers , strong liquid adhesive , tape and black Sharpie
  • Class Date:  
    • Monday, September 28  at  10:30 AM
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    COPICS WITH MARY - You'll be doing some beautiful fall coloring in this class. Mary has chosen some awesome Northwoods stamps for these 3 cards along with with assorted fall cardstock from Bo Bunny and Lasting Impressions. One of your cards will be done with a panoramic fold to highlight your stamped image. Three spectacular cards!
    • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $20.00
    • Supplies:   paper trimmer , detail scissors , 3 in 1 Glue , Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots, ruler CRAFT MAT , Copics: E00, E07, E11, E23, E20, C4, Y00, Y02, Y38, G43, YG11, YG63, BG10, BG72, BG99, R24, YR61, YR07, R32, B95, BV04
    • Class Date:  
      • Tuesday, September 29  at  10:30 AM
        • Tuesday, October 6  at  6:00 PM
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        HALLOWEEN WREATH - Mary has created the best Halloween wreath that is quick and easy to assemble - even though it looks complex with all her extra details she has added. A perfect statement piece for any front door and we all need some good Halloween spirit this year. She has completed her wreath with a Boo sign in the middle that is covered with one of our popular paper lines - Halloween Marketplace. Sign up soon - limited space for this class.
        • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $35.00
        • Supplies:   Glue Gun and glue sticks, wire cutter, detail scissor, Vintage Photo distress ink and applicator, and Art Glitter glue , Wire if you have some - you will not need alot , Scissor to cut ribbon
        • Class Date:  
          • Thursday, October 1  at  10:30 AM
            • Monday, October 5  at  1:00 PM
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            OCT. SCRAP - The baking season is almost upon us and Amy has created her pages this month using the perfect Apron Strings collection from Simple Stories. You'll have plenty of space to highlight recipes or photos of favorite baked goods.
            • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $25.00
            • Supplies:   basic kit , white pigment ink , blending tool , lots of foam tape , Scor Tape , strong liquid adhesive
            • Class Date:  
              • Monday, October 5  at  10:30 AM
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              BOOZ'D - Forget 5:00 somewhere, it's 2020 everywhere so let's share some fun!! You'll be making a handy dandy mini booze carrier using the Boo crew paper from Simple Stories. Build your carrier, add some fun ribbon and a couple of great tags and you're ready to anonymously gift someone with booze, and sit back and see if they'll pass it on to someone else in the neighborhood! Amy will make kits if you need to make more or can't attend the class.
              • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $20.00
              • Supplies:   basic kit , Scoreboard , scissors, paper trimmer , strong liquid glue , tweezers , black ink and blending tools , CropA Dile
              • Class Date:  
                • Tuesday, October 6  at  10:30 AM
                  • Tuesday, October 6  at  1:30 PM
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                  OCTOBER SILHOUETTE - Create personalized return address labels with your Silhouette Cameo. Learn to use text, print and cut images and pattern fills and align tools to create the labels. Finish it off with a cute box for gift wrapping. Choose your own theme in class.
                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $29.00
                  • Supplies:   Silhouette Machine , laptop
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Wednesday, October 7  at  5:30 PM
                      • Friday, October 9  at  10:30 AM
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                      KAREN'S CURRENCY CHRISTMAS CARDS - Karen has created 5 spectacular Christmas cards to hold any currency you choose to include in a very creative way. She designed these cards using the Farmhouse Christmas line from Carta Bella and each one has a different and fun way to incorporate your enclosed gift of anything from a dollar to those larger bills!! What a fun class!!
                      • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $22.00
                      • Supplies:   basic kit
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Thursday, October 8  at  1:00 PM
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                        THE ESCAPE ARTIST - Barb has started a wonderful Watercolor Pencil series here at the cottage that is project based vs card making. She is a very experienced painting teacher and we know you will learn valuable techniques that can be used for cards, scrapbooking, or any project you wish to work with watercolors pencils. This piece can be framed upon completion. No experience necessary.
                        • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                        • Cost:  $18.00
                        • Supplies:   Stylus, Sharpie Ultra Fine Marker, #2 Round or #2 Flat Brush, and Watercolor pencils
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Thursday, October 8  at  2:00 PM
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                          MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT! - In this class you'll be painting a fun design by Sharon Cook. Your surface is a combination of 2 pieces of wood. The top piece features 2 whimsical skeleton faces. Your lower piece states Make No Bones About It (Two Heads Are Better Than One!) Sure to be a Halloween keeper that you'll hang every year!
                          • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                          • Cost:  $45.00
                          • Supplies:   brushes , Basic painting kit
                          • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                            • Thursday, October 8  at  6:00 PM
                              • Thursday, October 15  at  6:00 PM
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                          MARY'S HALLOWEEN CARDS - Mary has created 3 of the most fun Halloween cards. You'll be coloring a very fashion conscious witch, cute little trick or treaters and a spooky haunted house. Each card carries a fun saying and two of your cards will feature fun folds.
                          • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                          • Cost:  $22.00
                          • Supplies:   basic kit , detail scissors , bone folder , markers e.g. Copics
                          • Class Date:  
                            • Thursday, October 15  at  10:30 AM
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                            THANKFUL FOR DIE CUTS - This is the Fun With Die Cuts version for Thanksgiving. You'll be creating 2 beautiful cards to share Thanksgiving blessings with loved ones. Great die cuts make these cards super interesting as you'll see little gnomes popping out here and there. Amy is working with a new die from Karen Burniston that is titled Pop n Swap that can be ordered for $25.95.
                            • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                            • Difficulty:  n/a
                            • Cost:  $22.00
                            • Supplies:   basic kit
                            • Class Date:  
                              • Monday, October 19  at  10:30 AM
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                              RECIPE BOOK WORKSHOP - Karen has designed the prettiest slightly vintage recipe book for you to make. She used the Apron Strings collection from Simple Stories and embellished with fun ribbons and twine. You'll have lots of paper left over to use as you wish. Perhaps to add extra pages or embellish ones that you've done. This would be a very special, and, perhaps much appreciated gift for a new bride. or a way to pass down treasured recipes from a family member.
                              • Teacher:  Karen Leach
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $42.00
                              • Supplies:   basic kit
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Tuesday, October 20  at  1:00 PM
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                                SILHOUETTE CAMEO CHRISTMAS SERIES - Sharpen your Silhouette skills and learn new techniques while creating useful cards, tags, gift card holders and gift boxes for Christmas. In this class you will create a fun fold card and 10 Christmas gift tags. You will learn the basics of sketch pens and print and cut using your Silhouette Cameo. This class is suitable for beginners,however, experienced Silhouetters are welcome. Class limited to 6 participants.
                                • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                • Cost:  $26.00
                                • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                                • Class Date:  
                                  • Wednesday, October 21  at  10:30 AM
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                                  OCTOBER SCRAPBOOKING - Jan has used the Halloween Market collection from Carta Bella to create this month's pages. Lots of fun plaid and Halloween banners accompanying two dapper friendly skeletons! Great pages to display those haunting memories!!
                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $26.00
                                  • Supplies:   basic kit
                                  • Class Date:  
                                    • Saturday, October 24  at  10:30 AM
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                                    OCTOBER MONDAY CARDS - You'll be creating 4 awesome dimensional cards conveying 4 lovely sentiments on clear cardstock. Jan has designed these cards using the Jen Hatfield collection from American Crafts entitled The Avenue. Folded just right, each card will stand up giving a nice dimension to it's backdrop.
                                    • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                    • Cost:  $27.00
                                    • Supplies:   basic kit
                                    • Class Date:  
                                      • Monday, October 26  at  10:30 AM
                                        • Monday, October 26  at  1:30 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. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED
                                        • 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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