Cozy Crop House Classes

We have a variety of inspirational classes to offer you, and most are taught during our weekend retreats--though we have begun to schedule classes during the week as well. Local patrons are welcome to join a weekend group's class or come during the week.

Pre-registration is required, and some classes require a minimum of 3 students in order to run. If you would like to see any of the classes listed below offered, please let me know so that we can put it on the schedule. And if you would like to learn about something not listed, please let us know that as well; we will aim to learn it and teach it, if possible.

Click here for our current weekday class schedule.

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Cricut 101  $15

This fantastic class covers everything you've ever needed to know about using your Cricut and then some! We explain how to use all the functions, how to create layered pieces, using your Cricut to draw, and more. You'll get to create a cool, hands-on make and take, plus learn tips on using the Cricut, such as how to keep the cutting mats sticky longer, online resources, etc., and where to go to find what can be cut on each cartridge. Taught by Kate Rothacker

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Unique Techniques with Alcohol Inks $20

Splashes of color, polished stone or stained glass looks, textured backgrounds, color-matching your embellishments or metallic pieces; these are just _some_ of the techniques you'll use in creating your own set of sample cards. You'll refer to them again and again to create dramatic cards & scrapbook elements on your own.

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"Gotta Love the Mouse!" Class - 6 pages! $25 1.5 Hours

This class was inspired by Rut's last trip to Disney. So if you're working on your Disney album this is the class to be in! You'll create THREE 2-page layouts, using various techniques from paper tearing to ribbon as embellishment and rounding corners in interesting ways! You can't miss this class! All embellishments and papers (cut to size) are provided. So come and join the Disney fun in the "Gotta Love The Mouse!" page class. Taught by Rut Lopez

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"Just 6 Sheets of Paper" Class $20 2 hours

Using 3 sheets of 12"x12" cardstock, 3 sheets of 12"x12" patterned paper, ribbon and some embellishments, you will create a 2 page layout, 3 tags, 2 cards, 1 notebook cover and 1 index card book. Taught by Rut Lopez

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Explosion Box Class $15 1.5 hours

This explosion box album is a cool little album. The end product is a 4x4 square shaped album. When you take off the lid, it opens/explodes into a mini album. Taught by Rut Lopez.

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12 x 12" Multi-Photo Layout in Disney or Other Theme $15

Create two 12x12 layouts using 12+ photos, Sizzix, ribbon and matting your photos. Make a beautiful double layout in class, making use of lots of pictures on a page. The theme of this double layout can be changed for your photos; simply let us know what subject you would like your pages to be. The instructor will help select the appropriate page additions for the class. You'll find yourself using this versatile layout over and over again! Taught by Rut Lopez

Star Book $25

Create a beautiful free-standing star-shaped table centerpiece displaying fun photos. All materials are included.
Tools needed: bone folder, paper trimmer, scissor and hole punch.
Taught by Rut Lopez

Zentangle ® Techniques $10

There is so much talk about Zentangle these days, but what exactly is it? It is a relaxing art form, requiring very little thought and artistic skill--but producing stunning effects! Zentangle is a registered name for a method of repetitive, patterned doodling that transforms "ordinary" into "Wow!" It is something you can use on cards, pages, art journals, trading cards, fabrics, and more. We have taken the techniques and applied them to titles to give you a quick demo of this hot topic!
Taught by Kate Rothacker

Quilling Basics $15

This class will introduce you to an old art form, paper quilling. This uses coils of colored paper to create beautiful accents for your projects. You will learn coiling and looping techniques to form a variety of shapes to create simple images for a card, and see examples of how you can apply those basics in other applications. You will be amazed how simple it is to create intricate works of art.

Mini Book $20

Check out this class to learn how to make an adorable 6x6 mini album using 1 sheet of 12 x 24 cardstock and a different, simplified way to scrapbook. Using coordinating papers and a method that's both pre-planned and random, you will end up with a delightfully cohesive yet free-spirited look. Make gift albums in a flash...and learn how you can speed up your own scrapping as well!
When requesting this class please let us know your color scheme or theme for your book.

FlowerSoft Through the Seasons $20, approx. one hour

Learn the versatility of FlowerSoft! You will start with four cards pre-stamped with the same image and ready to go; you get to bring them to life by adding dimension and color with 5 different colors of Flowersoft. Taught by Andrea Sherman

You'll Love Iris Folding
$20, approx. one hour

This beginner level class will teach you the technique of iris folding which is a paper folding technique that creates a design focusing on the center (or iris) of your pattern. The detailed preparation is done for you so you can focus on learning the technique.
During this class you will complete. a heart iris folding pattern suitable as a card or Scrapbook page.
You will also receive detailed written instructions and an additional pattern so you can do a project later.
Please bring a scissors and regular scotch tape. Taught by Andrea Sherman

Mixed Media Bird Canvas: 1.5 to 2 hours - $35

Learn very basic mixed media techniques without being overwhelmed by all of the possibilities! We'll talk about some different ways to create mixed media art and get our hands just a little messy playing with Faber Castell Gelatos and Mod Podge. Learn how to create visual texture on your piece with Crafters Workshop stencils and StazOn ink as well as, of all things, bubble wrap! Discover punchenella and how to use it, do a little stamping, and add an adorable patterned paper birdy and a phrase. You'll create a fun home décor item to keep for yourself or give as a gift. (patterned papers may vary from those pictured) Taught by Teresa Fenstermacher

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Mixed Media "Home" Canvas
$45, approx. 2-2.5 hour

Come join me for some mixed media fun! We will create this adorable "Home is where the heart is" canvas using Faber Castell Gelatos, StazOn ink, Crafter's Workshop stencils, stamps, patterned paper, bubble wrap, punchenella, Mod Podge, and Golden glass bead gel mixed with paint for the sun! You will learn basic techniques and ideas for getting color down and creating visual texture that will get your creative ideas flowing. Create this fun piece to hang in your home or give as a gift! (patterned papers may vary from those pictured) Taught by Teresa Fenstermacher

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Canvas Mixed Media Class
Class time- 1.5-2 hrs.
Cost- $35

Have you wanted to learn about mixed media but were afraid to try? This beginner class is for you! You will finish an 8" by 10" canvas, featuring the use of Mod Podge, Gesso, Stencils, and Faber-Castel Gelatos. You will learn a variety of techniques that are useful with your other paper-crafting projects as well. Instructor- Tami Howse

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Faith/Hope/Love Mixed Media Heart Plaque $30, approx. 1.5-2 hour

You will create this lovely piece for your home or for the home of someone you love while learning basic mixed media techniques. We will use vintage book paper, tissue paper, and Mod Podge to create our background then add gesso and Gelato using a stencil to create the heart. The magic happens when the heart is shaded with Faber Castell Big Brush India Ink. We'll add a dimensional key and words in a typewriter font then finish it off with a pretty bow. This piece is 5" x 7", the tissue paper and key style may vary a bit from those pictured. Taught by Teresa Fenstermacher

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Mixed Media Canvas with Glass Bead Gel
Class time- 1.5-2hrs.
Cost- $35

Prepare to get your hands messy with this mixed media class featuring glass bead gel. Learn about layering to create depth while you finish an 8" by 10" canvas using Mod Podge, Faber-Castel Gelatos, gesso, stamps, glass bead gel, and more.

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