Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center (CIADC) is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, charitable organization with a mission to provide continuing education, working access, and community for 3D object makers working with materials and processes requiring industrial workspace, specialized skill-sets, and shop equipment.
CIADC is a multidisciplinary industrial arts resource center featuring dedicated departments in Casting & Molding, Fabricated Metalworking & Forging, Integrated Technology & Design, and Woodworking, for Adults and Teens.
Programming is designed to appeal to DIYers, craftspeople, makers, artists, and innovators of all skill levels and interests. CIADC offers the shared space, tools, and community of a makerspace with the structure of a continuing education center. Classes and workshops are offered on a quarterly basis in all four departments. For those comfortable with the tools, materials, and processes offered, studio access work time outside of classes is available to both students and non-students.