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!

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.

$10.00
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Sketchbook 2015

Kelly Purkey's awesome Sketchbook class returns to the Calico Classroom with all new original ideas for creative inspiration! In this essential class, you'll fill your sketchbook with 8 original sketches, 50 all new projects including layouts, cards, mini books, and more, and 50 additional sketches based on the projects so you can revisit them again and again.

Registration for this class will be open until April 30th, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. Class will begin on May 5th.

$29.00
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Love Your Lettering

Whether it's on invitations or business cards, art prints or posters, the hand-lettered look has been popping up everywhere. It's a trend we can't help but love, and resident hand-lettering pro, Jasmine Nora Jones, is ready to show you all the secrets behind this art-form. Jasmine will introduce you to all the tools you'll need, walk you through a foundation of basic lettering styles, then show you how to add variation with flourishes and more. You'll even learn how to make "word art" out of a quote! When this class is over, you'll definitely love your own lettering!

Registration for this online workshop will close on April 30th at 11:59pm EST. Class will begin on April 6th.

$19.00
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Sparkle

Sharpen your skills with our Spring Class Sale!

Shine bright in Shanna Noel's Sparkle class! Shanna will demonstrate expert techniques using mists, glitter, paint, stamping, and script to show you how to add serious glamour to any project.

When it comes to metallics, silver is a classic choice, but Shanna will show you how to combine colors like gold and black to make a bold statement. She'll give you tips on putting ZING glitter and metallic inks to use with your stamp sets, along with leading you through painting techniques that will add the right amount of shine to any project. You'll learn the best ways to layer metallic materials to create totally fun and unique looks that really shimmer.

Let Shanna help you embrace your bold side so that any project you make can beam with style and sparkle!

Please Note : This class originally ran in January. 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 not be monitored by an instructor.

This class originally retailed for $29.00 and is now available for $15.00 (a 48% discount!). Our Spring Class Sale ends on 4/26/2015 at 11:59pm EST.

$15.00
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paint.plan.play

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.

$29.00
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Snapshot

Sharpen your skills with our Spring Class Sale!

Bring your every day moments into focus with Snapshot. Join April Foster in shooting a photo a day for 30 days and learn to capture all of the little details that add up to your favorite memories.

Please Note : This class originally ran in September. 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 not be monitored by an instructor.

This class originally retailed for $15.00 and is now available for $10.00 (a 33% discount!). Our Spring Class Sale ends on 4/26/2015 at 11:59pm EST.

$10.00
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30 days of me

Sharpen your skills with our Spring Class Sale!

As memory keepers we spend our lives capturing the world around us. Yet, when you take the time to gather your memories and share them with the world, are YOU in those moments? By enrolling in “30 Days of Me” Maggie Holmes will guide you through this month long course where you will learn more ways to incorporate yourself into your memory keeping by completing an entire album, focused on you. This class will remind you that not only is it important to collect those moments with the ones you love, but to also show yourself in your projects.

Please Note : This class originally ran in September. 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 not be monitored by an instructor.

This class originally retailed for $29.00 and is now available for $10.00 (a 65% discount!). Our Spring Class Sale ends on 4/26/2015 at 11:59pm EST.

$10.00
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More Bright Ideas

Sharpen your skills with our Spring Class Sale!

It’s easy to sit back and watch your supplies pile up. Finding the inspiration once you commit to using them is harder. In “More Bright Ideas,” resident expert Nicole Samuels will guide you along a four week course designed to jump start your creativity and get the supplies off your desk and into your projects. Eliminate those piles in this virtual crafting retreat full of ideas, inspiration and motivation.

In this workshop, Nicole will guide you through 8 creative challenges designed to make you look at paper and glue in a whole new light.

Please Note : This class originally ran in August. 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 not be monitored by an instructor.

Our Spring Class Sale ends on 4/26/2015 at 11:59pm EST.

$5.00
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Workspace

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.

Registration for this class will close on April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

Please Note :
This class originally ran in August 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.

$15.00
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Cameo Basics

Sharpen your skills with our Spring Class Sale!

Join Kelly Noel for Cameo Basics. This workshop will give you an in depth look at how Kelly incorporates her Silhouette into her creative process, and show you five fun ways for using digital die cuts and the Silhouette Studio Software to create custom titles, embellishments and backgrounds for layouts, cards and pocket pages. Special guest Natalie Elphinstone will be sharing a bonus technique using the Silhouette Sketch Pens.

Please Note : This class originally ran in July. 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 not be monitored by an instructor.

This class originally retailed for $9.00 and is now available for $5.00 (a 44% discount!). Our Spring Class Sale ends on 4/26/2015 at 11:59pm EST.

$5.00
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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.

Registration for this class will close on April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

Please Note :
This class originally ran in May 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.

$19.00
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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.

Registration for this class will close on April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

Please Note :
This class originally ran in May 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.

$9.00
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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.

$0.00
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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.

Registration for this class will close on April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

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.

$19.00
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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.

Registration for this class will close on April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

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.

$39.99
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Stretch Your Kit

Sharpen your skills with our Spring Class Sale!

Are you ready to jumpstart the way you look at supplies? Tired of letting your kits pile up month after month without touching them? Ready to pull out the tools you have on hand and put them to use?

Amy Tan is here to help show you how to see the Studio Calico Main kits in new ways and get those supplies onto your pages. She’s ready to share tips and tricks on making your kit supplies stretch to create beautiful page after page.

Known for her playful and innovative pages, Amy is the perfect teacher to help you stretch your kits. She’ll walk you through ideas for breaking open those brown paper bags and seeing your kits in a fun new way. Amy and Studio Calico kits... what a great combination!

Please Note : This class originally ran in February of 2012. 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 not be monitored by an instructor.

This class originally retailed for $30.00 and is now available for $10.00 (a 67% discount!). Our Spring Class Sale ends on 4/26/2015 at 11:59pm EST.

$10.00
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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.

Registration for this bundle will close on April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

$29.00
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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.

$25.00
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