One of a Kind: CIADC Candlestick Donations

The Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center held an open call for candlestick donations from our community this summer. The candlestick holders represent the variety of industrial processes that take place in our metal, wood, technology and casting departments here at CIADC.

A selection of these works are now on display and for sale in the reception area at CIADC. 100% of the proceeds from all candlestick purchases will be put in the Operating Budget for new tools and Department upgrades. Great for a holiday gift that supports CIADC – stop in and make a candlestick holder yours!


David Goth – Mild steel, terra cotta, cast concrete $40

David Goth – Mild steel, terra cotta, cast concrete $40

David Goth is a student in the Fabricated Metalworking and Forging Department. David's candlestick holder is made of steel rods that were cast into a terra cotta pot with concrete.


Sarah Holden – Mild steel, velvet flocking hand bent, hammered and welded steel wire $125 

Sarah Holden – Mild steel, velvet flocking hand bent, hammered and welded steel wire $125 

Sarah Holden is an instructor in the Fabricated Metalworking and Forging Department. Sarah's candlestick is made of mild steel wire that was hammered, bent and welded together into sheets of patterned metal that she then cut and formed into a triangle shape. The red flocked heart bottom is coated with velvet to both highlight the heart bottom and protect the surface it sits on.


Natalie Kling – cast concrete $30 per set

Natalie Kling – cast concrete $30 per set

Natalie Kling is a continuing student in the Fabricated Metalworking and Forging Department. Natalie's candlestick holders were inspired by negative space. Natalie's favorite part of creating these pieces was investigating the variety of negative spaces available in her recycling bin. Her spent Trader Joe's spice containers created her favorite shapes.


Peter Mikalajunas – Forged and fabricated mild steel $200

Peter Mikalajunas – Forged and fabricated mild steel $200

Peter Mikalajunas is a continuing student in the Fabricated Metalworking and Forging Department. Peter's candlestick holders were created as an opportunity to experiment with different processes – forging steel rod flat and forming it into a spiral. Forming mild steel sheet to create dimensional leaves and welding together sections of steel round stock to create organic forms were all processes that Peter wanted to experiment with at CIADC.


Vic Nelson – Fabricated mild steel and plywood $150

Vic Nelson – Fabricated mild steel and plywood $150

Vic Nelson is a continuing student and monitor in the Fabricated Metalworking and Forging and Woodworking Departments. Vic's candlestick holder is informed by his interest in architecture and is made of brazed steel and fabricated plywood.


Dan O'Brien – Forged and fabricated mild steel $75

Dan O'Brien – Forged and fabricated mild steel $75

Dan O'Brien is a continuing student and monitor in the Fabricated Metalworking and Forging Deparment. Dan's candlestick holder was inspired by the paisley patterns of the 1960's hippie California where he grew up.

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions: Demo | September 24, 2016 – December 17, 2016

Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center is pleased to present our next exhibit Demo – featuring works by Aushra Abouzeid, Sarah Holden, Phillip Howell, Sarah Latimer, Laura Miracle, and Martin Pranga. 

Sarah Holden,  Teaching Samples: Rivets, Mortise and Tenon, Alternate Connection, Foldforming, and Angle Raising , Aluminum and mild steel

Sarah Holden, Teaching Samples: Rivets, Mortise and Tenon, Alternate Connection, Foldforming, and Angle Raising, Aluminum and mild steel

This exhibit includes creations designed to be touched, moved, manipulated, examined, and activated by visitors.

A reception for the exhibit will be held during the upcoming CIADC Fall Open House on Saturday, October 15. Visitors can get a hands-on experience, as well as join guided tours of the our historic building and watch live demonstrations in Casting & Molding, Metalworking, Technology, and Woodworking.

Gallery hours for Demo are Monday through Thursday 9 AM - 3:30 PM and 7-10 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 3:30 PM, and Sunday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM through Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Laura Miracle,  Glass Book , Brass and etched glass

Laura Miracle, Glass Book, Brass and etched glass

Education: Fall Enrollment is Open

This week, Fall enrollment opens for the term beginning September 12, 2016. Core classes will be offered in 6- and 12-week sections, there will be a smattering of single-session instruction modules, and we're pleased to announce two additions: CIADC will now be offering teen-focused courses on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and we've added an open studio access time slot for 12:30-3:30 PM on Sunday afternoons.

Check out the courses department by department below, and get ready for an active, creative Fall!

CASTING AND MOLDING

FABRICATED METALWORKING AND FORGING

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

WOODWORKING

And for all members who are not planning to enroll in core classes this term, please be sure to attend the free STUC sessions to maintain access to open studio time!

Free Safety and Tool Use Certification on Saturday, September 10

Technology Department STUC (ITDSTUC-01) – 10:00 AM with Matt Runfola

Woodworking Department STUC (WDWSTUC-01) – 10:30 AM with Laura Miracle

Metalworking Department STUC (FMFSTUC-01) – 11:30 AM with Matt Runfola

Casting Department STUC (CSTSTUC-01) – 12:30 PM with Dominic Sansone

  

Instructor Showcase

This Saturday, CIADC is very pleased to present the third exhibition of 3D works hosted in the Art & Design Center Gallery: Instructor Showcase with works by Nathan AldredgeNikki Renee Anderson, Alan Baker, Mark CarrollSarah HoldenLaura MiracleErik NewmanMatthew RunfolaDominic Sansone, and Quentin Shaw.

Detail of  Genie Vessel  by Quentin Shaw

Detail of Genie Vessel by Quentin Shaw

Our instructors at the Chicago Industrial Art & Design Center are talented teachers and exceptional creative makers. Their varied interests and approaches enhance the diversity of what we are able to offer to our students. In their personal work, each instructor utilizes the same skills, materials, tools, and processes taught at CIADC, applied in a manner reflective of their own individual style.

Detail of  Drop Garden  by Nikki Renee Anderson

Detail of Drop Garden by Nikki Renee Anderson

The opening reception for Instructor Showcase will take place Saturday, March 19 from 4 to 6 PM following the final open studio sessions of Winter Term. 

Detail of  Shaker Tower  by Erik Newman

Detail of Shaker Tower by Erik Newman

Join us, usher in the new season, and see what our staff members have been making when they're not sharing their skills in the CIADC workshops! Food, drink, and great company – see you Saturday!

Detail of  la vita e bella  by Matthew Runfola

Detail of la vita e bella by Matthew Runfola