Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Chicago Urban Art Group needs your help
The Chicago Urban Art Group is the reincarnation of the former Bridgeport gallery, 32nd&Urban. Building on the workshops they conducted for local youth and the amazing roster of artists they showed in their space, CUAG now has a new large space devoted to teaching silk screening and more. Info from their Kickstarter page...
We are an emerging arts non-profit organization offering high-quality, low cost silk screening workshops for youth and adults in ChiTown. We know this type of creative medium is costly and requires space, lots of space!
What we have to offer is just that- space, equipment and a wealth of DIY knowledge. CUAS wants to teach youth and adults’ guerrilla style tactics and do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques. Our workshops are meant to support a community of like-minded art makers and creatives in an open-minded and green-friendly space.
You can find our home in the Central Manufacturing District, now renamed the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center Space in the Bridgeport community on Chicago’s south side.
What to expect? 1,000 square feet of raw space, washout sink room, dark room for burning and exposing screens, communal art community, screen printing presses, various silk screen sizes and shapes, t-shirts and papers, inks galore, drying racks, green roof observatory, and much more!
Workshops vary in level and duration. Choose between a 2, 3, or 4-week workshop with a qualified instructor(s), opportunities to meet working screen printers and other special guests, as well as open studio sessions for those who wish to use the workshop space on their own time.
CUAS hopes to diversify our DIY workshops while offering employment to artists and art makers as instructors.
Visit their Kickstarter page to donate here... and their blog for great pictures of their workshops as well as studio visits with artists Brooks Golden, Revise CMW, and Phoebe Fisher.