Calico Classroom – learn, create, grow

Welcome to the calico classroom!

Our online classes bring industry leading instructors and contributors right into your workspace to share trendsetting tips and techniques for papercrafting. This virtual classroom means that we are able to bring the best of the best together to challenge you creatively, and you won't even have to leave the comfort of your own home.

We offer at least one new class a month covering a variety of inspriation and techniques, each tailored to fit the topic and teacher. Our teachers give instruction via downloadable PDFs and prerecorded videos, and our classrooms have a class message board and gallery where you can interact with your teachers and classmates while the class is active. You will always have access to the class PDFs and videos, so if life gets in the way you'll be able to go back and access them at any time.

Want to get a better idea of what classroom lessons entail? Download this lesson from one of our most popular classes from 2013, Bright Ideas.

Ready to learn & be inspired? enroll in a class today!

Day by Day | Out Of Pocket

Stop hiding in the pocket. Give dimension to your Project Life® album by coming out of the pocket. This workshop shows you how to mix things up with additional tools like dies, attachers, hidden journaling, index tabs and dividers to give your spreads interesting components that take your album from simple to simply amazing.

To purchase Out of Pocket, add this item to your cart. Or bundle and save! Purchase all five of our 2015 Day by Day Workshops with one click and save 20%! To find out more about the Day by Day Workshop Bundle, click here.

This workshop is enrolling through June 30th 2015 at 11:59pm EST and content will be available starting June 5th.

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Make It BIG

The motto for this class: the bigger, the better! Join Paige Evans as she shares ways to use big elements in your cards, layouts, and Project Life® spreads to make a big impact. Paige shows how to use die cuts, stamped designs, photos, and more to create oversized features that make a statement.

Enrollment for Make It Big goes through May 31st at 11:59pm EST. Class will begin on June 1st.

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Inked | Color

Add color and interest to your projects with Inked | Color! Maggie Massey is here to share new and creative ways to incorporate stamps into your layouts, Project Life® spreads and cards. Brighten up your projects by combining your stamps with fun variations on techniques using ink, embossing powder, reinkers, watercolors and more!

BUNDLE AND SAVE - purchase all three of our Inked classes with one click and save over 15%! To find our more about the Inked 2015 Bundle, click here. To purchase just Inked | Color, add this item to your cart.

Registration for this class will be open until May 31st, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. Class will begin on May 12th.

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We've all experienced it – the frustration of sitting in front of a blank page for hours and still coming up empty. Well, we've got the remedy: cutting-edge artist Ashley Goldberg. Ashley’s come wielding her brush and paints to invite you into Paint.Plan.Play, an “art” class designed for scrapbookers. Grab the paints and brushes you've been collecting and let Ashley help you tap into the creativity you've got hiding inside yourself.

During the first half of Paint.Plan.Play, you’ll explore core painting techniques Ashley uses every day, then you will transition into putting those new skills to use in several projects. With Ashley’s expert guidance, you will learn how to take control of color, pattern, and text by using paint, collage, and various other mediums to add allure to all your paper crafting projects – from personally designed journal layouts to Project Life spreads. '

NOTE : This class originally ran in November 2014. By enrolling now, you'll have access to all of the class material and will be able to access the class message board to view previous comments. However, message board and galleries will will not be monitored by an instructor.

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Digital Basics

If you've fallen in love with the designs in the Studio Calico Digital Shop, but weren't quite sure how to use them - then you're in the right place! In this class, we'll give you the basics to get you started with stamp brushes, printable journal cards and accents, digital die cut files, templates and digital cardstock. Best of all, it's FREE! We've even included digital files so you have what you need to work through all of the lessons.

Want to learn even more about digital? Check out Beyond the Basics with Shanna Noel!

This class will begin on May 15th.

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Day By Day Workshop Bundle

Keep learning all year long with the Day by Day Workshop Bundle. Whether you’re new to Project Life® or a long time veteran, this series of five workshops will bring you inspiration all year long with topics from photography to applying design ideas to your spreads.

Purchase in the Day by Day Workshop Bundle for $40 to enroll in all five workshops - a 20% savings! These workshops can also be purchased separately throughout 2015 for $10 each.

This bundle offer is available through June 30th at 11:59pm EST.

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Inked 2015 Bundle

Join Geralyn Sy, Ginny Hughes, and Maggie Massey in the Calico Classroom in 2015 to learn fast, fun inking techniques! This talented trio will inspire you to grab your embossing powders, stamps, watercolors, and more to personalize and add artistic flair to any project.

Purchase the Inked 2015 Bundle for $25 to enroll in all three workshops - a savings of over 15%! These workshops can also be purchased separately throughout 2015 for $10 each.

This bundle offer is available through May 31st at 11:59pm EST.

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