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Popular Crafts & Hobbies Teachers in Des Plaines, IL

Adeline H.

2 Reviews
Palatine, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. in Apparel Design from Dominican University
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Adeline H.

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Sewing with me will not only teach you the basics but will help you delve into your creativity! Also, as someone with stress, I find sewing can help relieve some of it, and I can show you how to apply mindfulness techniques to make the most of your experience with sewing.

About Adeline

Hi! I grew up loving art, and then became interested in fashion and sewing during my teen years. After interning with a local Chicago designer I decided to go to university for apparel design. After graduating I had several jobs, one as a seamstress and most recently one at an embroidery shop where

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Angie C.
Adeline is a wonderful instructor! She is very patient and makes me feel at ease. I feel like I'm successfully learning and working toward my goal.
Beth A.
Adeline was punctual, friendly, and knowledgable. She communicated well and related to my 12 year old grandson. He enjoyed his kesson.
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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Kelvin L.

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Learn how to grow your own organic vegetable at your backyard. Join my exclusive program that explore all the phases of creating and enjoying an edible garden, from designing, composting and plant care to harvesting and preserving.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Michele K.
Kelvin is a wonderful instructor! He is very patient, personable, and seems very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Kelvin!
Chris H.
Great guy!! Very intelligent
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Angela C.

13 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Angela C.

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Have you always wanted to learn to knit? I can teach you the in's and out's of knitting from beginning to end. Want to learn a new technique and need a little help? I often will take the time to learn new techniques just for the challenge of it. I have taught since 2010 and love knitting anything from washcloths to ornaments to socks and sweaters and beyond. This is a portable and relaxing activity.

About Angela

I learned to crochet in grade school, taught myself to knit and learned to sew from my mother at a very early age. Teaching grade school children/students is my passion. I believe learning to knit and sew can help students learn a level of patience and persistence that will help them in their schoo

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Louis
Angela was amazing! My son was knitting after his first lesson. She is very patient and kept him on task. Hes already looking forward to next weeks lesson.
Rachael
Excellent teacher very attentive and understanding
Krista N.
Angela is a very knowledgeable instructor! She helped me come up with different ways to construct garments for my unique business and sped up my surging and sewing skills in just 5 lessons. She’s very patient and excellent at explaining things in depth and easy for a beginner to understand. I would definitely recommend Angela!

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Tokia C.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts from Auburn University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Tokia C.

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Scarves? Hats? Oh, why of course! I can assist you with making some basic essentials and I can help you elevate your creations to personalized levels. Ever see a scarf with a design or words crocheted within it? Well, I can teach you how to do that as well!

In my course you will learn
How to start a chain
Single Stitch
Double Stitch
Triple Stitch
Reading Patterns
Inlay Patterns
Crochet in the Round
Changing Yarn Colors
Ridged Patterns
Keyhole Patterns
Hats
Scarves
Shirts & More
You will love what you can create once you leave my courses! Each lesson will with tangible creations that you will get to take home and practice.

Note: Please bring a jumbo ball of yarn, and basic crochet needle kit to each class. Supplies are not provided. Patterns, and techniques are taught and given during each lesson. Please inquire if you have concerns about which crochet needle kit to obtain

Please contact me BEFORE purchasing a course so that we can ensure I am able to provide

About Tokia

With over a decade of snatching microphones and captivating audiences, Tokia's (2Deep’s) resume reads like Who’s Who travel guide. From Cornell University to Ottawa University, American University to Penn State, United States to Australia, this German born-Alabama raised entertainer has spoken to c

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Shaquille
I've made huge strides since we've started working together.
Dawn
Very friendly, knowledgeable, and she was able to immediately relate to the goals and vision I have for my lessons. Can't wait to dig my heels in.
Diane
Great first lesson! Looking forward to many more!
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Deva R.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies from Emerson Theological Institute
  • Teaches students 21 and up
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Deva R.

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Having been a professional instructor for almost 20 years, I teach a form of Astrology that is termed "Western Vedic Astrology." This system uses both the modern Western Greek/Persian methods combined with the ancient original ancient East Indian Vedic methods. In this way the student, in a short period of time learns to evaluate a person beyond mundane psychology to the psycho-spiritual level.

The fusion of both systems creates makes astrology inspiring, fulfilling and enjoyable to learn because it is encompassing, fun and enlightening to the student. The outcome is an understanding of the planets and the cosmos at a deeper level than ordinary Astrology can afford.

The purpose and outcome of learning Western Vedic Astrology is to become a well trained and knowledgeable astrologer who not only able to assess the present and understand the past, but able to see the future as well.

About Deva

My serious Vedic astrological and spiritual education began some decades ago. I follow my intuition and try to be analytical at the same time. My karmas and desires compel me to act, just like anyone else. However, we are not only a ball of feelings and desires. We possess a mind and intelligence

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Marjorie
Very detailed class, well planned. Great teacher.
Extremely knowledgeable.
Eileen Murthy
Deva Roberts is an awesome astrologer! I've had my chart done twice before and this one was by far the most thorough and helpful. Deva is brilliant! I'm very grateful that I found him to do my chart during this challenging time of my life. I now have more clarity and direction.
Chennie Sudana
Having lived in India for 8 years, I've visited many astrologers. Most of them gave bad advice or incorrect predictions. When Deva did my chart, I was a little skeptical at first. Then I realized, that he wasn't here to predict my future like a fortune teller but guide me on the right path instead. He is an astrologer and life coach in one. After taking his classes, I now have a better sense of direction in my life. His strategy has helped me become more self-aware and become more accepting of myself.
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Vincent B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner
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Vincent B.

5 Reviews
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Beginning chess students will learn how to properly move the pieces, opening technique, tactics, and basic endgame concepts.

About Vincent

Hello, my name is Vinnie Basile, founder and owner of Basile's Beats Music Studio. I am a professional trombonist and bassist who studied music at Joliet Junior College and Olivet Nazarene University. During my college years, I wanted a way to spread the wealth of skill and knowledge I was obtai

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Chrissy and Luke
Vinny has given lessons to my son for 3 years in the Chicagoland area. He started in 7th grade. My son made the highest level of Wind Ensemble when entering high school as a freshman. I highly recommend Vinny. Vinny works on your child's school music and he also gives a lesson that you need to accomplish. Vinny is a likable person, great with kids, he has this "cool" vibe to him that makes you smile and the kids relate to him very well. I suggest you try him out!
Maria
Vincent was a great instructor, gave my son all the resources he needed at all times, was super flexible with scheduling and very dependable. Highly recommended!!
Raphael
Always on time and ready to teach. Very patient and shares ideas and resources

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"So much fun! I'm excited for my next lesson. Rhiannon is a great teacher."
Katy
Took Embroidery lessons from Rhiannon P.
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"Vena was very knowledgeable in all of the areas of sewing I had questions in. She drew on her 15 years' professional experience to give me great pointers for the clothing line I am getting up and running; was patient, and fun! Thank you Vena!"
Carrie Linn
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Very personable. Patient.. and knowledgeable"
Makeny
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"It was the first lesson. But I think it is going to be great."
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"Kyle is an amazing instructor! In one session he went over six or seven studies and allowed me to try and work out complicated winning ideas in different positions, and then showed me the correct ones and more importantly, the ideas that a chess player should take away from them. I can genuinely say that even in that one session, I feel like Kyle helped me substantially improve as a chess player."
Zach
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Working with Jane was very comfortable. She was encouraging and enthusiastic. She showed me how to pick up those sleeve stitches and left me feeling confident that I could continue the task on my own."
Tracy Aranda
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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"Great teacher, very informative. It was able to learn a lot and given guidance on what to continue working on.
Thank you Atousa!"
Nick
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Tracy was awesome. I learned a lot. She answered all of my questions and gave great advice. I recommend!"
Autumn
Took Sewing lessons from Tracy B.
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"Great patient teacher"
Zoe
Took Chess lessons from Reid S.
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"David is a phenomenal instructor! He really ironed out my stroke and taught me the proper fundamentals. It’s so easy to pick up bad habits in pool, but David was extremely patient and fixed every flaw. You can tell he’s extremely knowledgeable about the cue stroke and sport. I highly recommend his expertise to polish your game!"
Matt
Took Billiards lessons from David B.
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