Final View: Instructor Showcase

The latest Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center exhibition Instructor Showcase will come to a close this week on Saturday, April 30. If you haven't had a chance to get a close look, plan to come in this week, Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 3:30 PM and 7 to 10 PM, or on Saturday between 9 AM and 3:30 PM. 

Above is a top-down installation view of la vita e bella by Matt Runfola – forged and fabricated steel, stainless steel, patina. Join Matt for an intensive education during CIADC's upcoming Immersion Week in Metal Fabrication

Here's a split-second of Nathan Aldredge's color-shifting sculpture, made with micro-controller, 3D printer, CNC router, et cetera. Nathan's next class at CIADC begins Saturday, May 14: Intro to Rhino: 3D CAD Modeling For Design.  

Luminous in the northwest corner of the gallery is Laura Miracle's Door Chandelier. In addition to Laura's next 5-week woodworking course, she will be leading two single session instruction modules: Model Making for Furniture and Objects on Tuesday, May 10 + Wood Finishing Techniques on Tuesday, May 24

Composite scaling installation detail from Fiberwave by Mark Carroll. Join Mark in Intro to Composite Fabrication, beginning Monday, May 2.

Solid bronze Drop Garden, by Nikki Renee Anderson.

Detail of Exposing Trophy by Sarah Holden – mild steel and nylon stockings!

Suspiciously well-balanced Shaker Tower by Erik Newman – constructed with cherry, walnut, oak, aluminum, and plastic army men. Join Erik for his second five-week session of Intro to Woodworking on Wednesday, May 4.

Behold: Your tears evoke a taste as memorable as honey by Dominic Sansone – sand-cast aluminum and walnut. Learn the secrets of the trade with Dominic in Intro to Sand Cast Metal starting Saturday, May 7.

Reflection and distortions surround Genie Vessel by Quentin Shaw. Join Quentin in Intro to Metalworking on Saturday mornings beginning May 7.

Here are some of the evolving 3D printed components of Alan Baker's work-in-progress 3D Scanner. Join Alan for the next spring session of Intro to Electronics and Microcontrollers For The Built Object, starting next Wednesday, May 4.

Next up in the gallery is Blueprints, opening reception on Saturday, May 21 from 4-6 PM!