Education is at the core of the Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center’s Mission. We believe that if you have a basic understanding of material, process, and safety, you will gain confidence to create objects effectively. Our instructors teach a fundamental approach to making that can be transferred no matter what the object, no matter what the style, and no matter what your experience level. We will help guide you - from idea to design, through the process to your desired object.
The CIADC offers continuing education in Casting & Molding, Fabricated Metalworking & Forging, Integrated Technology & Design, and Woodworking all under one roof. Learn how to create with one material and process, or take advantage of all our departments so you can cross-over using the material(s) and process(es) that best fit your project.
We are a year-round facility, offering classes and workshops throughout the week. Whether you consider yourself to be an artist, a craftsperson, a hobbyist, a maker, a designer, an innovator, or just curious, come learn (or refine) the skills, methods, and design that will help you realize your 3D goals in a fun, safe, and creative atmosphere!
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