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!

On The Grid

Save your projects from falling flat - learn how to give each one a solid foundation with On the Grid. Marcy Penner shares her secrets for using a grid based design to create perfectly pulled together projects in a flash.

You'll get Marcy's expertise in multiple areas to create the perfect base for your projects by exploring using basic grids, playing with design through the use of tags and other materials, and getting out of the square format by experimenting with other shapes or stamps.

On the Grid offers the blueprint to success - no heavy equipment needed.

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Day By Day | Project Shots

Capture the moments that mean the most. In this workshop we’ll show you how to look through the lens of your camera or phone and see how that moment will fit into your Project Life® spread. Learn interesting angles, subjects, and ideas for bringing in just the right words to capture your everyday.

To purchase Project Shots, 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 January 31st 2015 at 11:59pm EST and content will be available in January 2015.

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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. '

Paint.Plan.Play will begin on November 1st.

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Crafting time is precious. Stop wasting it looking for the supplies you need and feeling overwhelmed in your space. This class offers a deep dive into highly effective ways to make your workspace work for you. Marcy Penner and her team will walk you through steps to take your work area from tiring to inspiring. With two lessons a week, Marcy will take you step by step through each area of your space. Follow along each week and transform your space this month.

The first lesson will be posted on Monday, August 4th, and there will be a new lesson posted each Monday and Thursday in August.

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Digital | Beyond the Basics

Take your digital skills to the next level with Shanna Noel. Learn twenty cool techniques to get more from the digital files that Studio Calico offers each month. You’ll be exploring inventive ways to do more with templates, stamp brushes, digital paper, printables and digital die cut files both on your computer and on your papercrafting projects.

This is a self paced workshop. Enroll now and receive immediate access to all class lessons!

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Letterpress 2.0

Join Geralyn Sy for Letterpress 2.0. This new workshop will give you an in depth look at how Geralyn incorporates Letterpress into her creative process, and show you five fun techniques for printing with Studio Calico letterpress plates for your layouts, cards and pocket pages.

Letterpress 2.0 will remain open for enrollment, and the all of the class content will be live on June 1st.

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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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Color Studio

Take a spin on the color wheel with Color Studio. Join Studio Calico Creative Team Member Lisa Truesdell for an online class exploring color palettes from monochromatic to rainbow hued. You'll experiment with techniques for adding color to your projects with ink, mist, and watercolors, and learn to mix and match the products in your kits for a whole new look.

Please Note :
This class originally ran in March 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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life | scripted

Bring creative play into your memory keeping with the art of brush script. This month renowned artist, Kal Barteski, brings her popular class on brush script to the Calico Classrooms. Learn the ins and outs of brushes and inks to take a variety of projects to the next level with your own handwriting. Our Creative Team members will join in to inspire you how to incorporate your new skills into your pages and projects for 2014.

Please Note :
This class originally ran in February 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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Letterpress Bundle

New to Letterpress?

Enroll in the Letterpress Bundle and you'll receive access to Letterpress 2.0 AND our introductory Letterpress class taught by Tina Aszmus in September 2013 . The introductory class includes 8 full tutorials, 6 videos and 30 great projects to get you started & is available only through the bundle purchase.

For more information on Letterpress 2.0 or to purchase it on its own,please click here.

For more information on Letterpress with Tina Aszmus, please click here.

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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 January 31st at 11:59pm EST.

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