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.

SANTA - You'll be working with charcoal pencils in this class. Barbara has chosen an original piece by Karen Patton of a jovial old Santa holding the jingle bell reins in his gloved hands. Lots of energy in this Santa portrait. This piece measures 12"x16" and comes with the mat. Barb will provide the graphite pencils for the class.
  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $48.00
  • Supplies:   kneaded eraser , any kind of pencil sharpener , 12x16 foam core board , stylus , large soft brush , old piece graphite
  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
    • Thursday, October 11  at  6:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 18  at  6:00 PM
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BLESS OUR HOME - This beautiful Fall piece was designed by Amy for the Fall season. You'll be building your piece with colorful netting and embellishing with fabric sunflowers and fall ribbon. Amy has added a very traditional fall sign to welcome all, whether on your front door or a special place in your home. There will be up charge of $10.00 for kit only.
  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $38.00
  • Supplies:   basic kit , scissors, rotary cutter, mat, hot glue gun and glue, needle nose pliers
  • Class Date:  
    • Monday, October 15  at  10:30 AM
      • Tuesday, October 16  at  6:00 PM
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      FALL WREATH - This magnificent whispy but very full wreath is designed by Mary. You'll be adding lots of seasonal elements including burlap and plaid woven ribbons, sunflowers, various types of leaves,berries, little ghords and even a couple of fun feathers for accent. Just add your thankful sign which Mary has chosen and it"s ready to be hung either on the door or perhaps above a mantle. This class will run approx. 3 hrs. Kits only will NOT be available for this class.
      • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
      • Difficulty:  n/a
      • Cost:  $49.00
      • Supplies:   Basic Kit , wire cutter , pliers , full size glue gun and glue sticks , scissors , spool of florist wire
      • Class Date:  
        • Wednesday, October 17  at  5:30 PM
          • Thursday, October 18  at  11:00 AM
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          OCTOBER SILHOUETTE - Jan has designed the perfect Halloween Banner. This TRICK OR TREAT banner can be used year after year as a swag at the mantel or anywhere in your home. You'll be using Lasting Impressions black cardstock for your letters.
          • Teacher:  Jan Conway
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $29.00
          • Supplies:   basic kit , Silhouette Machine , Laptop
          • Class Date:  
            • Wednesday, October 10  at  5:30 PM
              • Friday, October 19  at  10:30 AM
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              EARLY BIRD CHRISTMAS CARDS - Come and start your Christmas card stash a little early. You'll be taking some new images from Stampendous and coloring them with Copic markers. Bring your markers or Kathi will have one extra set for sharing. These cards are a true work of art with all the shading Kathi has added.
              • Teacher:  Kathi Anderson
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $30.00
              • Supplies:   basic kit , Copics: 0 Colorless Blender, E29,E35,E39,E41,E42,E44,E50,E53 R24, R27, R29, R39, YG17, YG25, YG67, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, Y19,Y23,Y26, W0, W3, W5, BG01, BG05
              • Class Date:  
                • Thursday, October 11  at  10:30 AM
                  • Monday, October 22  at  5:30 PM
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                  AMY'S CARD CLUB - You'll be creating 3 cards this month using the Fabulous Holiday Labels (included in class fee) from Gina K. You will also be using Gina K Labels Die, Gina K Greenery Stamp Set, and Gina K Fabulous Frames. One of your cards this month is a very festive little gift card holder tied with a bit of twine and embellished with a small silver charm.
                  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $33.00
                  • Supplies:   Basic kit , Memento Ink: Summer Sky, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk, Rose Bud Pink, Paris Dusk, Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand , Archival Ink: Coffee , Hero Arts Ink: Soft Granite , Tools needed: Misti or Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen , Wreath Builder Template
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Tuesday, October 9  at  10:30 AM
                      • Tuesday, October 23  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, October 26  at  10:00 AM
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                        MONDAY CARDS - IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS - These 4 cards designed by Jan, using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. You'll be working with very festive papers from Lasting Impressions and Doodlebug with accents of gold and silver Mirricard. Bring your Copics to add color. Finish up with embellishments from Nuvo and Wink of Stella and your cards are ready to send.
                        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                        • Cost:  $26.00
                        • Supplies:   basic kit , Copics: B12,E31,G5,G94,R46, Y08, YG09 , white and silver Nuvo drops if you have them , Clear and Gold Wink of Stella if you have them
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Monday, October 29  at  10:30 AM
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                          CREATIVE CARDS WITH MARY - If you're in the market for some very pretty all occasion Fall cards, this month's Copic class is for you! Mary has designed 3 beautiful cards for the season each with some very pretty bows and a brad accent.
                          • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                          • Cost:  $20.00
                          • Supplies:   basic kit , paper trimmer , detail scissor , 3 in 1 Glue, adhesive, Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots , ruler , corner rounder , Gold Paint Pen , Gold Gel Pen , Vintage Photo Distress Ink , CRAFT MAT , Copics: YG93, Y04, Y18, Y38, YR07, YR12, YR14, YR16, R08, E15, E59 ,
                          • Class Date:  
                            • Tuesday, October 30  at  10:30 AM
                              • Tuesday, November 6  at  6:00 PM
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                              FIRST STAR - This is a multi media piece featuring a bit of cardstock and paints to complete this original design by Tracy Moreau. Barbara has chosen a wood surface that could be used as a framed wall hanging or she will gladly add handles to make it a tray.
                              • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $45.00
                              • Supplies:   palette knife , brushes
                              • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                • Thursday, November 1  at  6:00 PM
                                  • Thursday, November 8  at  6:00 PM
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                              NOVEMBER SCRAPBOOKING - Jan has titled these pretty fall pages with the word Blessed. You'll be working with the seasonal papers from Authentique and Bo Bunny with accents from Lasting Impressions and a pop of copper Mirricard. The perfect pages to showcase all fall and Thanksgiving memories.
                              • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $28.00
                              • Supplies:   basic kit
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Saturday, November 3  at  10:30 AM
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                                HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Amy has chosen fun and whimsical gingerbread men for her Christmas pages this month. You'll find lots of room for all your holiday memories to be displayed. The Home For The Holidays theme will be displayed beautifully across the bottom 2 pages. Very festive!
                                • Teacher:  Amy crawford
                                • Difficulty:  n/a
                                • Cost:  $24.00
                                • Supplies:   basic kit , paper trimmer , adhesive , Brushed Corduroy Distres Ink , red and lime green Stickles
                                • Class Date:  
                                  • Monday, November 5  at  10:30 AM
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                                  NOVEMBER SILHOUETTE -
                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $0.00
                                  • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
                                  • Class Date:  
                                    • Wednesday, November 7  at  5:30 PM
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                                    CARD CLUB - CHRISTMAS - This month you'll be using dies, stamps and folders from Sizzix, Hero Arts and Gina K. The stamp you'll keep is the Holiday Frame Stamp from Gina K. Amy has designed 3 beautiful cards in soft blue/green winter hues. Perfect to send for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any ocassion. .
                                    • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                    • Difficulty:  n/a
                                    • Cost:  $0.00
                                    • Supplies:   basic kit , Misti or Stamp Platform , Gina K. Wreath Builder template , Red Stickles, Neptune Nuvo drops, Versamark Ink, Memento Ink: London Fog, Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug, Rhubabrb Stalk, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand, Pear Tart
                                    • Class Date:  
                                      • Tuesday, November 13  at  10:30 AM
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                                      CHRISTMAS THYME ORNAMENTS - In this class you'll be painting 4 wood ornaments from an original design by Renee Mullins. Each ornament has a fun familiar face of the season along with a bit of wording. So pretty hanging on the tree, from a mantle or anywhere for a seasonal touch.
                                      • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                      • Cost:  $30.00
                                      • Supplies:   brushes
                                      • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                        • Thursday, November 15  at  6:00 PM
                                          • Thursday, November 29  at  6:00 PM
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