The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center offers classes, workshops, and studio access year-round on the quarter system.
There is a 1-week Class Make-Up Week at the end of each term for CIADC cancelled class sessions due to instructor illness/schedule, bad weather, etc. Please note: the Class Make-Up Week is not for individual student make-ups, only used when necessary for the entire class.
The CIADC has a Class Break following the Class Make-Up Week for each term. In general, normal Open Studio Access times are held during Class Make-Up and Class Break Weeks.
Please see the Class and Studio Access schedule here.
Summer Term 2017: June 19 - September 10, 2017
Class Term: June 19 - August 27 (10-Weeks)
Class Make-Up Week: August 28 - September 3
Class Break: September 4 - September 10
Summer Teen Camps: Ages 12-15
Week A: July 10 - July 14; (Camp 1: 9am-12pm, Camp 2: 12:30pm-3:30pm)
Week B: July 17 - July 21; (Camp 1: 9am-12pm, Camp 2: 12:30pm-3:30pm)
Week C: July 24 - July 28; (Camp 1: 9am-12pm, Camp 2: 12:30pm-3:30pm)
Fall Term 2017: September 11 - December 31, 2017
Class Term: September 11 - November 19 (10-Weeks)
Class Make-Up Week: November 20 - November 26
Class Break: November 27 - December 31
Holiday Immersion Week 2017: Dates TBD
Winter Term 2018: January 1 - March 25, 2018
Class Term: January 1 - March 11 (10-Weeks)
Class Make-Up Week: March 12 - March 18
Class Break: March 19 - March 25
Observed Holidays (CIADC Building Closed)
New Year’s Day (January 1)
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Thanksgiving / Black Friday (fourth Thursday / Friday in November)
Christmas Eve / Christmas (December 24 / 25)
New Year’s Eve (December 31)
Any Holiday falling on Saturday is observed the previous Friday
Any Holiday falling on Sunday is observed the following Monday