Dovile Riebschlager

Dovile R.

Villa Park, IL
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Lesson Details

Sewing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been sewing my clothes since 13. I was supporting myself during my years in Art Institute by sewing for clients. After graduating I partnered with SBA Concern and my designs were produced commercially. In 1994 I got award for pachwork design from French magazine "Modes & Travauch". I can teach how to sew from table runner to coat and beyond.
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About

Dovile delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 1993

I began teaching while studying in Art Institute. My first students were 5 to 7 yr. old kids. It was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was teaching them skills, they were teaching me patience. Later the age of my students grew, until I ended up teaching the same students I was in the same classes just 6 months ago. Again another challenge. I love challenges and even more I love helping others to overcome them.
My philosophy about teaching is that everybody can learn, it is only the way how we learn is different for different people. Another very important thing - I strive to be creative, respectful and approachable.

Experience

Artist/Designer/Owner
Sep 2010 - Present
doviArt

Design and produce unique jewelry pieces from sterling silver, copper, brass and stainless steel and gems.
Participated in Fine Art Shows, exhibitions, worked on commissioned artwork.
Digitized and enhanced artwork using Adobe Illustrator CS6.
Digital drawing in Illustrator CS6.
Created visual materials (posters, catalogs) for several Art Exhibitions.

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Graphic Desing Associate
Apr 2007 - Aug 2010
Pivot Point International, Inc.

Responsible for conceptualization and design of all marketing materials, including brochures, mailers, postcards and posters, outside boards, T-shirts and other promotional products while maintaining everything consistent with corporate identity; vendor selection, procedures writing.
Designed book, catalog covers, catalogs, DVD face art and sleeves, packaging, international advertising
Designed for print collateral including: catalogs, direct mail, sell sheets, brochures, from concept to production and used those designs‑‑with light development‑‑for landing pages, email blasts, and banners to expand a campaign
Was entrusted with re-designing the Pivot Point magazine "SPRiTZ", including logo, concept and template
Instrumental in creating all banners and visual materials for Pivot Point hospitality room and booth at international show at McCormic place in Chicago for HairWorld 2008 and Americas Beauty Show 2008 and 2009, two biggest industry events and Design Success at Q Center in St. Charles which got excellent reviews
Art directed photo shoots of our products

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Adjunct Faculty
Apr 2007 - Sep 2009
Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division

Develop, plan and implement graphic design curriculum and lesson plans for students. Design enrichment programs to ensure students receive instruction equivalent to national standards. Incorporate each classrooms' coursework into teaching to make class relevant to daily education.
Graphic Design
Typography
Production Procedures

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Adjunct Faculty
Oct 2002 - Sep 2006
Robert Morris University

Digital Imaging (Photoshop), Typography I & II (Quark Xpress, Illustrator)
Multimedia I (Director)
Animation for the Web (Flash, Fireworks)
2D & 3D design

Education

Bachelor Engineering
Sep 1981 - Jun 2006
Kaunas University of Technology
Associate Computer Science in Multimedia
Apr 2000 - Jul 2001
IADT Chicago
Master Fine Art
Sep 1989 - Jun 1995
Vilnius Art Academy Kaunas Art Institute

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Lithuanian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Polish
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Merit Award
Dec 1999
Northwestern Art Council, IL
Honorable Mention
May 1994
“Modes & Travauch,” Paris

11 Reviews

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Eyani G. Sep 15, 2017
Sewing · In home

She's has many years of experience and also patient. I'm a beginner and she takes her time while teaching me.

Alexa Mar 2, 2017
Sewing · In home

Dovile is so great!

Janet Feb 15, 2017
Sewing · In home

My daughter enjoyed her sewing lesson with Dovile.

Emma U. Aug 12, 2016
Jewelry Design · In home

My daughter had a great time and is looking forward to the next time she and Dovile get together

Anya E. Jul 8, 2016
Sewing · In home

Dovile was great! She arrived on time. I wanted to brush up on my skills on how to make a pattern from an old dress. She is an excellent instructor. She explained things very well. By the end of the 2 hours I had a made a pattern and cut it out. I felt we accomplished a lot without rushing. It was definitely a 5-star experience.

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Lynne Jun 24, 2016
Sewing · In home

My 11 year old daughter had a great experience with Dovile. So nice and convenient for her to come to our home. Our first lesson was an assessment of how much my daughter knew about the machine, a general overview of how to use and conversations between the two to decide on what to make. Loved that Dovile gave homework each time(make a bobbin, cut the material for next week, etc.) My daughter made a denim purse and gained skills and confidence inputting out our machine. Thanks, Dovile!

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Abigail Jun 10, 2016
Sewing · In home

Only one lesson so far..great experience. So nice to have someone come to our home and work on our machine with our tools. Dovile was very laid back and worked well with my 11 year old daughter in getting to know our machine (and each her interests). They put together a plan (with homework) for the next lesson.

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Lacey A. Oct 31, 2015
Acrylic Painting · Online

Very knowledgable, patient and gives clear feedback. Is able to asses your skill level and instruct accordingly.

Austen Oct 18, 2015
Sewing · In studio

Dovile takes her time and makes sure you know what you are doing, Good teacher if you want to learn how to sew

Larry Oct 18, 2015
Sewing · In studio

Dovile is a very nice and knowledgeable teacher and glad we picked her to teach sewing!...Thank YOU Dovile!

Marlene D. Aug 15, 2015
Jewelry Design · Online

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