Give a Creative Gift this Holiday Season!

3 ways to save on CIADC programming this Holiday Season:

1. Refer a Friend 10% Discount

Bring a Friend to a CIADC Core Class and both of you receive 10% Back! Our thanks for helping us grow the CIADC community

Please Note: At least one of you must be NEW to CIADC (not have taken a 1/2-term or full-term Core Class previously), and have yet to register for Class

To receive the refund, you need to:

  • Both individually register for your Core Class; You do NOT have to be in the same Class to receive the discount

  • Email us at info@ciadc.org with your and your friend's names and both registration Order Numbers

After we receive the email, we will refund 10% of the tuition to you and your friend. One discount per person per term; BOTH registrations and the email must be received before the start of the Class

See our Department Class offerings here

2. 10% Off New -or- Renewed CIADC Membership

Purchase a 12-month rolling Membership now through December 31, 2016 at nearly $20 off! Membership valid for 12-months from purchase date, or current Membership expiration date, whichever is later. Members receive programming discounts and Membership helps support our organization

Use discount code Member10 at checkout to start or continue receiving Membership perks

See more about Member perks and purchasing a Membership here

3. Discounted Tuition on NEW Department Classes For Members

We want to make it a bit easier for Members to take a Core Class in a NEW DepartmentMeet the STUC prerequisite and/or Learn a new material and process to incorporate into your creative practice

Receive 5% Back on a single Core Class you register for in a Department you have yet to take a Core Class in

Receive 10% Back on that NEW Department Class if you also register for another Core Classes (in any Department) for the term

Please Note: Offer valid to current CIADC Members only. A NEW Department Core Class is a 1/2-term to full-term Class in a Department you have yet to complete a Core Class in

To receive the refund, you need to:

  • register for your NEW Department Core Class (and other Core Class, if applicable)

  • Email us at info@ciadc.org with your name and registration Order Number

After we receive the email, we will refund either 5% or 10% of NEW Department Core Class tuition to you. One discount per person per term; Registration and the email must be received before the start of the Class

See our Department Class offerings here

Education: 5-Week Summer Classes and Instruction Modules

Summer term at Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center is in full swing, but there's still time to join a series of great 5-week core classes or single-session instruction modules. The second half of the term begins the week of July 25 through July 30 – sign up today and keep up with the latest in the CIADC workshops – CIADC is offering a 10% discount to all new students: use code SUMMER10 at checkout!

5-Week Core Classes

Casting

Intro to Sand Cast Metal (CST120-05)
Wednesday 9 AM - 12 PM with Quentin Shaw beginning July 27;
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM with Dominic Sansone beginning July 30

Intro to Composite Fabrication (CST150-05) 

Monday 7-10 PM with Mark Carroll beginning August 1

Fabricated Metalworking & Forging

Intro to Metal Fabrication (FMF110-05)
Saturday 9 AM to 12 PM with Quentin Shaw beginning July 30

Integrated Technology & Design

Intro to Rhino: 3D CAD Modeling For Design (ITD110-05)
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM with Nathan Aldredge beginning August 6

Intro to Electronics and Microcontrollers For The Built Object (ITD120-05)
Wednesday 7-10 PM with Alan Baker beginning July 27

Woodworking

Intro to Woodworking (WDW110-05)
Wednesday 7-10 PM with Erik Newman beginning July 27;
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM with Laura Miracle beginning July 30

Instruction Modules

Casting

Flexible Mold Making (CST520-01)
Tuesday, July 26 with Dominic Sansone 7 PM

Cold Casting (CST530-01)
Tuesday, August 9 with Dominic Sansone 7 PM

Fabricated Metalworking & Forging

TIG Welding: Steel, Stainless Steel, and Bronze (FMF530-01)
Tuesday, July 26 with Matt Runfola 7 PM

TIG Welding: Aluminum (FMF540-01)
Tuesday, August 2 with Matt Runfola 7 PM

New Term, New Instructors

As winter flexes back and forth through the next few weeks, we have the upcoming Spring Term to look forward to at CIADC. Spring registration is live online, and the new term will begin the week of March 28th.

Whiteboard Mainframe

Whiteboard Mainframe

In addition to the expanded range of classes offered, we're excited to introduce additional instructors in every department: Nikki Renee Anderson and Mark Carroll will join the Casting Department, Quentin Shaw joins Metalworking, Nathan Aldredge will join Technology, and Erik Newman joins Woodworking.

Icelandic Garden  Photographs by Nikki Renee Anderson ( nikkireneeanderson.com )

Icelandic Garden Photographs by Nikki Renee Anderson (nikkireneeanderson.com)

Detail from Chicago Composite Initiative – Mark Carroll ( chicagoci.org )

Detail from Chicago Composite Initiative – Mark Carroll (chicagoci.org)

Quentin Shaw making a steel darbuka drum – video by gladerfilmworks

From  Play in the urban context  by Nathan Aldredge ( nathanaldredge.com )

From Play in the urban context by Nathan Aldredge (nathanaldredge.com)

Sewing Cabinet  by Erik Newman ( eriknewman.com )

Sewing Cabinet by Erik Newman (eriknewman.com)

Below are details on upcoming Spring courses, including 5- and 10-Week Core Classes, Instruction Modules, and the next free set of Safety and Tool Use Certification. Sign up today and keep your spring lively at CIADC!

5-Week Core Classes

Casting

Fabricated Metalworking and Forging

Technology

Woodworking

10-Week Core Classes

Casting

Fabricated Metalworking and Forging

    Woodworking

    Instruction Modules

    Casting

    Fabricated Metalworking and Forging

    Woodworking

    Members not planning to enroll must renew each Department Safety and Tool Use Certification they wish to work in, every term. Sign up today to ensure full Open Studio Access for Spring!

    Safety and Tool Use Certification (STUC)

    Technology - Saturday, March 26 // 12 PM
    Woodworking - Saturday, March 26 // 12:30 PM
    Casting - Saturday, March 26 // 1:30 PM
    Metalworking Saturday, March 26 // 2:30 PM