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!

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 being on April 6th.

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Day by Day | Chaos Control

Document More. Clutter Less. Lists, tickets, receipts, tags and other memorabilia can add so much to the story in your Project Life® album, but it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the bits and pieces you collect. In this workshop, we’ll share ideas of memorabilia to save, how to keep it organized and accessible, and then explore fun ways to get it all into your album.

To purchase Chaos Control, 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 March 31st 2015 at 11:59pm EST and content will be available in March 2nd.

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Mini Book Workshop 2015 | Tina Aszmus

Take time to explore your surroundings and record the details of daily life that you may have overlooked. Join Tina Aszmus in this Mini Book Workshop, and learn how to document the every day in an artful 4x6 mini album.

To purchase Tina's workshop, add this item to your cart. Or bundle and save! Get all four 2015 Mini Book Mini Workshops with one click! This month only, get 4 workshops at 20% off. For more information and to purchase this offer, click here.

Early bird offer expires 3/31/2015 at 11:59pm EST. Tina's workshop is enrolling through 3/31/2015 at 11:59pm EST and class content will be available on 3/10/2015.

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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 March 31st at 11:59pm EST.

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Mini Book Library 2015

Build your Mini Book Library with Studio Calico! Enroll in our Mini Book Mini Workshops and create four unique books to hold 2015’s biggest memories. Tina Aszmus, Maggie Holmes, Stephanie Bryan and Marcy Penner will each be sharing a different style of mini book in this series of workshops.

Get early bird pricing now! Enroll in all four Mini Book Workshops with the Mini Book Library for $32 - a $20% savings! The first workshop with Tina Aszmus begins on March 1, 2015 - click here for more details. ! Enrollment ends on 3/31/2015 at 11:59pm EST. (As an added bonus, our regular class discounts for rewards customers and kit subscribers will also apply.)

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