Swoon Living

333 have dabbled | 29 reviews
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4.91 | 29 reviews

Swoon Living

333 have dabbled | 29 reviews
Big square screen shot 2018 04 28 at 4.27.42 pm
4.91 | 29 reviews
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Swoon Living

Dabble me this, Dabble me that what can be learned from Paddy Fitz Pat? All sorts of neat little crafty tid bits will be shared. With the power of the plastic cards many cool and unique pieces of equipment have been purchased and now all we need is an audience to teach. So leave the kids at home, put on your safety goggles and let's get messy. If you don't get any on you then you're just not having any fun.
(Always keep hair tied back and no loose fitting clothes or open toed shoes.)

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Dabble me this, Dabble me that what can be learned from Paddy Fitz Pat? All sorts of neat little crafty tid bits will be shared. With the power of the plastic cards many cool and unique pieces of equipment have been purchased and now all we need is an audience to teach. So leave the kids at home, put on your safety goggles and let's get messy. If you don't get any on you then you're just not having any fun.
(Always keep hair tied back and no loose fitting clothes or open toed shoes.)

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Matthew Y.
    Reviewed on 01/26/20

    The set up for the class was very accessible and easy to do; we got to participate in the full process from start to finish and see examples of finished products -- the skylines come pre-cut, and assembly of the candle is really easy; it was nice to walk away with a high quality finished product.

    The set up for the class was very accessible and easy to do; we got to participate in the full process from start to finish and see examples of finished products -- the skylines come pre-cut, and assembly of the candle is really easy; it was nice to walk away with a high quality finished product.

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    Kyla J.
    Reviewed on 01/25/20

    This class was so much fun! Kelsie explained every step of the process and taught us a lot about wood cutting/candle making/generally about the studio. It was really chill, and the candles are gorgeous and we will be keeping them forever.

    This class was so much fun! Kelsie explained every step of the process and taught us a lot about wood cutting/candle making/generally about the studio. It was really chill, and the candles are gorgeous and we will be keeping them forever.

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    Leslie H.
    Reviewed on 01/11/20

    Loved this class! Kelsey was wonderful and the finished product was awesome.

    Loved this class! Kelsey was wonderful and the finished product was awesome.

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    Elizabeth R.
    Reviewed on 01/07/20

    My boyfriend and I took this class and had a great time! We had a real hands on experience and I now feel more comfortable using a table saw. The workshop is very cool but it is a workshop so make sure you dress appropriately. We both loved our skylines but take note that you don't get the one you create as it takes 45 mins for the laser to cut out all the details. Something fun and different to do and they have a handful of class offerings, check them out!

    My boyfriend and I took this class and had a great time! We had a real hands on experience and I now feel more comfortable using a table saw. The workshop is very cool but it is a workshop so make sure you dress appropriately. We both loved our skylines but take note that you don't get the one you create as it takes 45 mins for the laser to cut out all the details. Something fun and different to do and they have a handful of class offerings, check them out!

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    Laura V.
    Reviewed on 12/28/19

    Bought 2 tickets for my nieces Christmas presents. 2 hour class was only 30 minutes, and they didn't get to take home the actual candles they made, they took previously made candles home instead. Both nieces said they had a blast regardless.

    Bought 2 tickets for my nieces Christmas presents. 2 hour class was only 30 minutes, and they didn't get to take home the actual candles they made, they took previously made candles home instead. Both nieces said they had a blast regardless.

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    Molly P.
    Reviewed on 12/17/19

    I went with a few of my girlfriends to this class and we had a great time. Our instructor was awesome and we learned a lot and had fun while making the candles. We would definitely recommend this class for anyone who wants to do something out of the ordinary for a fun activity!

    I went with a few of my girlfriends to this class and we had a great time. Our instructor was awesome and we learned a lot and had fun while making the candles. We would definitely recommend this class for anyone who wants to do something out of the ordinary for a fun activity!

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    Joshua G.
    Reviewed on 12/12/19

    Fun experience, and fantastic end result. Can customize however you want. You can be as hands on as you'd like, or have instructor take care of some steps if you don't feel comfortable (e.g. using the table saw). Totally up to you.

    Can't wait to hang it up!

    Fun experience, and fantastic end result. Can customize however you want. You can be as hands on as you'd like, or have instructor take care of some steps if you don't feel comfortable (e.g. using the table saw). Totally up to you.

    Can't wait to hang it up!

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    Courtney C.
    Reviewed on 11/28/19

    Utilize the drone video to find your way into the shop, it was super helpful! Free street parking right outside the building. Class was very fun and a great learning experience. Only downfall is that you do not get to take home the same skyline that you design due to laser cutting taking 45 mins per piece. You get to take home one that had already been pre-made.

    Utilize the drone video to find your way into the shop, it was super helpful! Free street parking right outside the building. Class was very fun and a great learning experience. Only downfall is that you do not get to take home the same skyline that you design due to laser cutting taking 45 mins per piece. You get to take home one that had already been pre-made.

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    Ghazala I.
    Reviewed on 10/24/19

    Looove the finished product! A quality soy candle that smells AMAZING, with a crackling wood wick wrapped in a skyline decal, plus a cork lid that can be used as a coaster. Patrick and Shaun were very welcoming hosts. I would have liked to have gotten a little more hands on with the laser cutter if possible, though.

    Looove the finished product! A quality soy candle that smells AMAZING, with a crackling wood wick wrapped in a skyline decal, plus a cork lid that can be used as a coaster. Patrick and Shaun were very welcoming hosts. I would have liked to have gotten a little more hands on with the laser cutter if possible, though.

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    Joe L.
    Reviewed on 04/01/19

    Very fun class, hands-on, and Patrick is a great host. The bottle openers are very rustic looking and make for great functional decorations.

    Very fun class, hands-on, and Patrick is a great host. The bottle openers are very rustic looking and make for great functional decorations.

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    Ashley H.
    Reviewed on 02/24/19

    Patrick was a wonderful teacher. He was good-humored and patient, and all of our projects turned out fantastic. The studio is also pretty cool and its fun to see what other projects they are working on. The bottle opener was easy to make and you could customize the laser etching so that your piece is unique.

    Patrick was a wonderful teacher. He was good-humored and patient, and all of our projects turned out fantastic. The studio is also pretty cool and its fun to see what other projects they are working on. The bottle opener was easy to make and you could customize the laser etching so that your piece is unique.

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    Elizabeth S.
    Reviewed on 02/18/19

    The teacher took all the time we needed to walk us through every step and make sure our bottle openers were perfect.

    The teacher took all the time we needed to walk us through every step and make sure our bottle openers were perfect.

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    Marisa H.
    Reviewed on 02/16/17

    As someone who had never tried glass-blowing before, this was a very non-intimidating way to be introduced to the art and create really cool take-home piece! The instructors were great and the bowls that we made look so cool. I still get so many compliments on them :).

    As someone who had never tried glass-blowing before, this was a very non-intimidating way to be introduced to the art and create really cool take-home piece! The instructors were great and the bowls that we made look so cool. I still get so many compliments on them :).

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    Yvette C.
    Reviewed on 03/20/16

    The instructors were very patient and informative. I learned a lot about glass blowing and was impressed by my finished product

    The instructors were very patient and informative. I learned a lot about glass blowing and was impressed by my finished product

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    Christine S.
    Reviewed on 01/24/16

    Great class, I learned a lot and love the piece that I made! Instructors were very friendly and helpful.

    Great class, I learned a lot and love the piece that I made! Instructors were very friendly and helpful.

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    Alisa B.
    Reviewed on 01/18/16

    I was a bit nervous walking in to this class as it was in an unusual setting. However, that turned out to be really cool as it was the teacher's workshop. He was very knowledgable and our terrariums were really cute. I've even made one at home since doing the class!

    I was a bit nervous walking in to this class as it was in an unusual setting. However, that turned out to be really cool as it was the teacher's workshop. He was very knowledgable and our terrariums were really cute. I've even made one at home since doing the class!

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    Kathryn D.
    Reviewed on 01/17/16

    The class was very enjoyable and laid-back. I really liked the fact hat there was a variety of containers, plants and filler materials. This way, everybody made a terrarium that reflected their personality. Bought this for my Mom as an bonus Christmas gift. She thoroughly enjoyed it and is "up" for doing another Dabble class.

    The class was very enjoyable and laid-back. I really liked the fact hat there was a variety of containers, plants and filler materials. This way, everybody made a terrarium that reflected their personality. Bought this for my Mom as an bonus Christmas gift. She thoroughly enjoyed it and is "up" for doing another Dabble class.

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    Jessica H.
    Reviewed on 01/10/16

    Patrick was both a fabulous host and instructor. He had a myriad of materials available to us and was knowledgable in regards to function and design.

    Patrick was both a fabulous host and instructor. He had a myriad of materials available to us and was knowledgable in regards to function and design.

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    Emily Y.
    Reviewed on 01/08/16

    Glass blowing in Chicago! Who knew? The art of glass blowing is really fascinating, seeing it in person doesn't make it any less magical. Tom and Patrick were both super nice, super professional, super patient guys. They put up with a really chatty class (myself included) that wanted a lot of special treatment ("I want stripes!" "You can't have stripes, that's not possible without a mold" "I want dots!" "Okay, but your bowl might not be symmetrical!" "DOTS!" "Okay, dots."). It's almost worth going just to watch them twirl around scalding batons without injuring themselves. Definitely recommend!

    Glass blowing in Chicago! Who knew? The art of glass blowing is really fascinating, seeing it in person doesn't make it any less magical. Tom and Patrick were both super nice, super professional, super patient guys. They put up with a really chatty class (myself included) that wanted a lot of special treatment ("I want stripes!" "You can't have stripes, that's not possible without a mold" "I want dots!" "Okay, but your bowl might not be symmetrical!" "DOTS!" "Okay, dots."). It's almost worth going just to watch them twirl around scalding batons without injuring themselves. Definitely recommend!

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    Christine D.
    Reviewed on 01/07/16

    So pleased with the whole experience! Organized, professional, patient, friendly, informative and fun! A+ two thumbs up 5 star class.

    So pleased with the whole experience! Organized, professional, patient, friendly, informative and fun! A+ two thumbs up 5 star class.

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    Roxane G.
    Reviewed on 12/20/15

    I've done glass blowing before, actually, and I go back because of instructors like these. Patient, clear instructions with always an eye to safety, combined with humor and great knowledge about their art and you always come away having learned something as you make something very unique. You are involved in the process from start to finish and you can honestly say that you have created something pretty wonderful. But more than creating a bowl or an ornament, the experience stays with you. Glass can be fascinating and this was a fabulous experience with a great instructor.

    I've done glass blowing before, actually, and I go back because of instructors like these. Patient, clear instructions with always an eye to safety, combined with humor and great knowledge about their art and you always come away having learned something as you make something very unique. You are involved in the process from start to finish and you can honestly say that you have created something pretty wonderful. But more than creating a bowl or an ornament, the experience stays with you. Glass can be fascinating and this was a fabulous experience with a great instructor.

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    Kris P.
    Reviewed on 10/09/15

    Great class. Would do again for other projects

    Great class. Would do again for other projects

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    Kayla W.
    Reviewed on 09/22/15

    This class was so awesome! It had way more options for containers, gravel, rocks, sand, etc. than I expected and it was a blast! The studio was super cool too, and we even got a tour of it after the class ended. It really exceeded my expectations. The teacher played awesome music too and took requests!

    This class was so awesome! It had way more options for containers, gravel, rocks, sand, etc. than I expected and it was a blast! The studio was super cool too, and we even got a tour of it after the class ended. It really exceeded my expectations. The teacher played awesome music too and took requests!

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    Cara T.
    Reviewed on 07/24/15

    I loved my glasses that I made in this class. I use them all the time and they are super durable. The instructors were really fun and approachable. They make sure you don't blow anything up, which is great. They are also really good teachers and you learn to use a lot of different equipment. At the end of this class, you will get glasses that I think you will literally have for the rest of your life.

    I loved my glasses that I made in this class. I use them all the time and they are super durable. The instructors were really fun and approachable. They make sure you don't blow anything up, which is great. They are also really good teachers and you learn to use a lot of different equipment. At the end of this class, you will get glasses that I think you will literally have for the rest of your life.

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    Jessica K.
    Reviewed on 05/16/15

    My fiance and I attended this class together. We had a great time working with Patrick and loved that every part of the process was hands on. We would definitely do this again.

    My fiance and I attended this class together. We had a great time working with Patrick and loved that every part of the process was hands on. We would definitely do this again.

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    Jennifer G.
    Reviewed on 05/02/15

    I love my new drinking glasses! The whole process was a fun experience. I'd love to take this class again.

    I love my new drinking glasses! The whole process was a fun experience. I'd love to take this class again.

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    Monique C.
    Reviewed on 04/19/15

    Super fun and informative class! Patrick was extremely accommodating and patient as we learned to use the tools to cut our bottles into glasses. Can't wait to get our glasses back and wow our friends with our handmade collection. Patrick is a talented artist, we will be back to purchase his artistic wine glass set as well! Highly recommend.

    Super fun and informative class! Patrick was extremely accommodating and patient as we learned to use the tools to cut our bottles into glasses. Can't wait to get our glasses back and wow our friends with our handmade collection. Patrick is a talented artist, we will be back to purchase his artistic wine glass set as well! Highly recommend.

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    John S.
    Reviewed on 04/18/15

    This class was really cool and definitely worth the time.

    This class was really cool and definitely worth the time.

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    Charity S.
    Reviewed on 01/10/16

    The class was fun! Small group so I was able to have one on one time with the instructor. All the materials provided allowed for each attendee to add their own personality to their plant. The class is slated for two hours but only last about one.

    The class was fun! Small group so I was able to have one on one time with the instructor. All the materials provided allowed for each attendee to add their own personality to their plant. The class is slated for two hours but only last about one.

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