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!

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.

$39.99
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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.

$19.00
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Mixed Media

Bring out your inner artist this spring! Céline Navarro and Anna-Maria Wolniak will take the mystery out of mixed media with a series of videos and in depth tutorials sharing their favorite techniques. Spend 5 weeks exploring twenty new and inventive ways to add color and texture to any paper project.

The Mixed Media classroom is now open. The first lessons will be posted on 4/1/2014, and new lessons will be posted each Tuesday through April. You will always be able to access the class material, even after the class has ended.

Registration for this class will close on 4/30/2014 at 11:59PM EST.

$19.00
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Sketchbook 2014

This Studio Calico favorite is back and better than ever. Sketch Expert Kelly Purkey is returning to the Calico Classroom with a fresh line up of design inspiration. Whether you’re new to paper crafting or a long time expert, this class will give you the tools to spur your creativity during class and long thereafter. You’ll walk away from this class with 72 sketches and several projects to flip through whenever you need inspiration in the future.

​Sketchbook is enrolling now through April 30th at 11:59pm EST, and the first class lesson will be posted on May 5th at 8am EST.

$29.00
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