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!

Mini Book Mini Workshop - Céline Navarro

Make a Mini with Céline! Join Céline Navarro and create a gorgeous mini album that really pops. Céline will demonstrate how to put Color Theory paint, inks, and refills to use in a variety of stamping and mixed media techniques to add texture and flair. The end result is a gorgeous mini album you’ll be excited to show off.

To purchase Céline's workshop, add this item to your cart. Or bundle and save! Get all four 2014 Mini Book Mini Workshops with one click! Purchase the Mini Book Library to enroll in all four workshops for $36 - a 10% savings! For more information and to purchase this offer, click here.

Céline's workshop is enrolling through 11/30/2014 at 11:59pm EST and all class content will be available on 11/15/2014.

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25 Days 2014

Join us for 25 Days and record all your special holiday moments with Stephanie Bryan. Stephanie will be teaching this class to coordinate with Ali Edwards' December Daily® kit, and she’ll share plenty of prompts and videos to give you that extra bit of motivation you need to make a gorgeous album during the busiest season of the year. Stephanie will share foundation pages beginning in November, and she’ll provide daily updates through December to culminate in a complete album.

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gratitude | documented

It’s easy to feel content during the holidays, but do you remember to be grateful all year long? In Gratitude Documented, Shanna Noel will guide you through a series of prompts, videos, and more so that recording the seasons of gratitude from your life will be easy and enjoyable. Reflect on and recognize the themes of family, love, and personal triumph that resonate with you. Let’s come together and remember that there is so much to be grateful for.

Gratitude | Documented is enrolling now through November 30th at 11:59pm EST. The first lesson will be posted on November 1st.

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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.

This class is now available as a self paced workshop. All lessons are available for immediate viewing.

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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.

By enrolling, you'll have immediate access to the classroom and class message board. This class was active Feb 2014, and is now available as a self paced workshop.

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Mini Book Library

Little Books, BIG inspiration - times 4! Purchase the Mini Book Bundle for $36 - a 10% savings!

Purchasing the Mini Book Bundle enrolls you in all four of our 2014 Mini Workshops. A new mini workshop will be available each season from our expert line up of teachers - Nicole Reaves, Maggie Holmes, Marcy Penner and Céline Navarro. Each teacher will be showing you how to create a unique mini book through detailed PDFs and videos.

This bundle offer is available through November 30th. By enrolling now, you will receive immediate access to Nicole, Maggie, Marcy & Céline's Mini Workshops, and will be enrolled in when it comes available in November.

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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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