Amy

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5.0 | 26 reviews

Amy

142 have dabbled | 26 reviews
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5.0 | 26 reviews
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Amy Zwikel

Amy Zwikel is a Chicago based artist who's mission is to cultivate her creative skills through material exploration and experimentation in order to provide unique, macrame focused artwork and experiences for the modern free spirit. Amy was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, but loves to travel and experience the globes's vast cultural landscape. She currently lives in Chicago's charming Roscoe Village neighborhood. Amy earned her BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and went on to become an Art Director at a midsize Chicago marketing agency. Continuing to broaden her artistic reach, Amy earned an MAT in Art Education from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. Amy is in her 6th year teaching drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, digital photography and graphic design at a nearby high school.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Amy Zwikel is a Chicago based artist who's mission is to cultivate her creative skills through material exploration and experimentation in order to provide unique, macrame focused artwork and experiences for the modern free spirit. Amy was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, but loves to travel and experience the globes's vast cultural landscape. She currently lives in Chicago's charming Roscoe Village neighborhood. Amy earned her BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and went on to become an Art Director at a midsize Chicago marketing agency. Continuing to broaden her artistic reach, Amy earned an MAT in Art Education from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. Amy is in her 6th year teaching drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, digital photography and graphic design at a nearby high school.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Alexandra M.
    Reviewed on 04/14/18

    This is my favorite dabble class so far! Amy was super helpful with all the tips and advice on how to make the dreamcatcher, and the result was amazing for everyone. Plus, making a dreamcatcher was super relaxing and I felt really great with what I made by the end of class!

    This is my favorite dabble class so far! Amy was super helpful with all the tips and advice on how to make the dreamcatcher, and the result was amazing for everyone. Plus, making a dreamcatcher was super relaxing and I felt really great with what I made by the end of class!

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    Linda F.
    Reviewed on 04/13/18

    Amy was incredible! She was so personable and extremely patient during the process! I definitely struggled a bit, and she didn’t hesitate to be there right next to me when I needed her! This class far exceeded my expectation, and I look forward to doing another class with her soon!

    Amy was incredible! She was so personable and extremely patient during the process! I definitely struggled a bit, and she didn’t hesitate to be there right next to me when I needed her! This class far exceeded my expectation, and I look forward to doing another class with her soon!

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    Tammy G.
    Reviewed on 03/27/18

    This class was so much fun! Amy walked us through the process and helped us get started. She taught us how to switch colors, add embellishments, and helped out when I got tangled. Such a relaxing activity, great host, and a wonderful end product!

    This class was so much fun! Amy walked us through the process and helped us get started. She taught us how to switch colors, add embellishments, and helped out when I got tangled. Such a relaxing activity, great host, and a wonderful end product!

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    Brandy J.
    Reviewed on 03/26/18

    This class was great! I had been waiting to go to one of these, because most of the time her events are sold out. I would say it's definitely worth the wait. It was fun and easy. The atmosphere is great - the studio is everything you hoped it would be. I would probably go to another one to make a larger piece next time.

    This class was great! I had been waiting to go to one of these, because most of the time her events are sold out. I would say it's definitely worth the wait. It was fun and easy. The atmosphere is great - the studio is everything you hoped it would be. I would probably go to another one to make a larger piece next time.

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    Shannon W.
    Reviewed on 02/01/18

    THis class was a perfect intro class to macrame. The instructor is a high school art teacher so she definitely knows how to lead a group. There were 8 people so it was small enough that you could easily ask questions and get hands on help. The space was beautiful.

    THis class was a perfect intro class to macrame. The instructor is a high school art teacher so she definitely knows how to lead a group. There were 8 people so it was small enough that you could easily ask questions and get hands on help. The space was beautiful.

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    Natalie C.
    Reviewed on 01/06/18

    Amy was a great instructor- very thorough, organized and easy to follow. We left with a great finished product, written instructions and resources, and some new skills. Had a great time, would absolutely recommend!

    Amy was a great instructor- very thorough, organized and easy to follow. We left with a great finished product, written instructions and resources, and some new skills. Had a great time, would absolutely recommend!

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    Jennifer S.
    Reviewed on 12/20/17

    Amy was a wonderful host. The set-up was perfect for the project. She was thorough and patient at explaining each step (multiple times!). I love how my plant hanger turned out!

    Amy was a wonderful host. The set-up was perfect for the project. She was thorough and patient at explaining each step (multiple times!). I love how my plant hanger turned out!

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    Alexandra K.
    Reviewed on 12/13/17

    Amy made our macrame project clear and straightforward. It's no surprise that she's a school art teacher; she clearly has a knack for making art accessible to all.

    Amy made our macrame project clear and straightforward. It's no surprise that she's a school art teacher; she clearly has a knack for making art accessible to all.

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    Claire M.
    Reviewed on 12/07/17

    This was a GREAT class! I have taken several classes through Dabble and this was one of the best. Amy was a great teacher and the environment she creates in her studio is lovely. She thoroughly explained each step and made sure to give individual attention to every student. It was a great balance of learning and fun! I'm excited to display the plant hanging I made and can't wait to try out additional macrame projects in the future.

    This was a GREAT class! I have taken several classes through Dabble and this was one of the best. Amy was a great teacher and the environment she creates in her studio is lovely. She thoroughly explained each step and made sure to give individual attention to every student. It was a great balance of learning and fun! I'm excited to display the plant hanging I made and can't wait to try out additional macrame projects in the future.

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    Manisha J.
    Reviewed on 12/07/17

    Amy was a great instructor. She took the time to teach us the knots, let us practice, and came around to help individually. I went home with something I can’t wait to use in my home!

    Amy was a great instructor. She took the time to teach us the knots, let us practice, and came around to help individually. I went home with something I can’t wait to use in my home!

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    Judith W.
    Reviewed on 10/16/17

    It was nice to revisit Macrame with this fun class!
    Amy was patient with me as I tried to make the knots this way and that.
    I did complete the project and was quite pleased with the results.

    It was nice to revisit Macrame with this fun class!
    Amy was patient with me as I tried to make the knots this way and that.
    I did complete the project and was quite pleased with the results.

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    Malorie S.
    Reviewed on 09/29/17

    This was my first dabble class and it was so much fun! My friends and I loved learning how to do macrame and now have a new hobby :) Amy was super sweet and helpful, will for sure be back for another class by Amy!

    This was my first dabble class and it was so much fun! My friends and I loved learning how to do macrame and now have a new hobby :) Amy was super sweet and helpful, will for sure be back for another class by Amy!

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    Tessa F.
    Reviewed on 08/22/17

    Great, intimate class in a lovely boutique! Clear instruction and lots of room for creativity. I'd take the class again just to be able to make another wall hanging.

    Great, intimate class in a lovely boutique! Clear instruction and lots of room for creativity. I'd take the class again just to be able to make another wall hanging.

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    Lydia C.
    Reviewed on 05/22/17

    The Hand Dyed Macrame Wall Hanging Class is a fun and simple introduction to the world of macrame and crafting. Amy is an excellent and skilled teacher! She balances the class time perfectly between teaching new skills and allowing students to have time to play, make mistakes, and create a unique piece all of their own.

    I will definitely be back for more classes! I highly recommend this workshop.

    The Hand Dyed Macrame Wall Hanging Class is a fun and simple introduction to the world of macrame and crafting. Amy is an excellent and skilled teacher! She balances the class time perfectly between teaching new skills and allowing students to have time to play, make mistakes, and create a unique piece all of their own.

    I will definitely be back for more classes! I highly recommend this workshop.

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    Samantha B.
    Reviewed on 03/24/17

    Amy was a great teacher! Very informative and patient. I highly recommend this class!

    Amy was a great teacher! Very informative and patient. I highly recommend this class!

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    Sara O.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    Such a great class! It was just the right balance of learning and doing and you get to take away something really unique and wonderful for your home. The teacher is super nice and very helpful.

    Such a great class! It was just the right balance of learning and doing and you get to take away something really unique and wonderful for your home. The teacher is super nice and very helpful.

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    Janine M.
    Reviewed on 03/09/17

    Absolutely LOVED this class. Amy was a wonderful teacher, super patient, and just really fun to learn from. My friend and I hit unusually heavy traffic and were unfortunately 30 minutes late. Amy did a great job of bringing us up to speed quickly while still engaging our other classmates. I was surprised how easy macrame is- just like making a big friendship bracelet! Was excited to learn this skill and can't wait to try it again.

    Absolutely LOVED this class. Amy was a wonderful teacher, super patient, and just really fun to learn from. My friend and I hit unusually heavy traffic and were unfortunately 30 minutes late. Amy did a great job of bringing us up to speed quickly while still engaging our other classmates. I was surprised how easy macrame is- just like making a big friendship bracelet! Was excited to learn this skill and can't wait to try it again.

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    Emily F.
    Reviewed on 03/09/17

    I had such a great time in this class! It's nice to do something new/creative after work with some lady friends or to go and make NEW ones! My friend and I planned to go to this class together, we BYOB'd and left with a great piece and a new skill! Amy was a delightful teacher, her instructions were simple, she helped when we were struggling and was prepared with set up, beads, and even a light snack/water! I highly recommend this class!

    I had such a great time in this class! It's nice to do something new/creative after work with some lady friends or to go and make NEW ones! My friend and I planned to go to this class together, we BYOB'd and left with a great piece and a new skill! Amy was a delightful teacher, her instructions were simple, she helped when we were struggling and was prepared with set up, beads, and even a light snack/water! I highly recommend this class!

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    M G.
    Reviewed on 02/23/17

    Wonderful class!

    Wonderful class!

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    Lisa C.
    Reviewed on 01/29/17

    This was a great class! The venue was beautiful and Amy was a great teacher!

    This was a great class! The venue was beautiful and Amy was a great teacher!

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    Nicolette T.
    Reviewed on 12/08/16

    Loved the class! It wasn't too big so it was just the right amount to talk, get to know everyone and get great tips from the instructor, Amy.

    Loved the class! It wasn't too big so it was just the right amount to talk, get to know everyone and get great tips from the instructor, Amy.

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    Becky S.
    Reviewed on 10/29/16

    It was a really fun class. Amy is an amazing teacher and I learned a ton. I've since been making my own macrame creations at home!

    It was a really fun class. Amy is an amazing teacher and I learned a ton. I've since been making my own macrame creations at home!

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    Erin S.
    Reviewed on 09/23/16

    Loved the class!! Amy's a great teacher and it was so nice to walk out with a finished piece. The cost of the class was very reasonable.

    Loved the class!! Amy's a great teacher and it was so nice to walk out with a finished piece. The cost of the class was very reasonable.

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    Jessy L.
    Reviewed on 07/11/16

    Love the takeaway from this class! Made an awesome macrame plant hanger that I hung up as soon as I got home. The actual macrame part was somewhat complicated to "get" right away, but Amy was right there for 1v1 instruction every time any of us got stuck. Thus, the small class size was crucial for this kind of project. Loved her energy and positive vibes and would definitely take another class from her again!

    Love the takeaway from this class! Made an awesome macrame plant hanger that I hung up as soon as I got home. The actual macrame part was somewhat complicated to "get" right away, but Amy was right there for 1v1 instruction every time any of us got stuck. Thus, the small class size was crucial for this kind of project. Loved her energy and positive vibes and would definitely take another class from her again!

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    Jessica H.
    Reviewed on 07/10/16

    Amy was a fabulous instructor, host and designer. Throughout the entire class, Amy was extremely patient and flexible. I would highly recommend this class !

    Amy was a fabulous instructor, host and designer. Throughout the entire class, Amy was extremely patient and flexible. I would highly recommend this class !

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    Heidi J.
    Reviewed on 05/08/16

    Such a fun time with a beautiful result! Can't wait to take the hanging planter class next.

    Such a fun time with a beautiful result! Can't wait to take the hanging planter class next.

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