Free Workshops in Chicago This Week

Transit Residency (TRANSIT)’s Wild Card Artist-in-Residence will be offering low-cost (or FREE if you do not want to take yours home with you) workshops in Chicago next week!! Learn how to build “Inorganisms” — electronic creatures! David Kadish is a Toronto-based artist with an engineering background who is Transit’s first Wild Card Artist-in-Residence. He is in Chicago Oct 1-16, 2015.

Workshops will be in West Town, at Comfort Station Logan Square, and at the Harold Washington Library’s Makers Lab, respectively.

Please try to *pre-register* to ensure we have enough supplies on hand! Complete details and links to registration can be found here:

Mon Oct 12 (5-9pm): West Town workshop at 515 N Noble

Wed Oct 14 (noon-6pm): Drop-in workshop at Comfort Station in Logan Sq.

Thurs Oct 15 (1-3pm): “Electronic Creature” workshop at Harold Washington Library Makers Lab (3rd floor)

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Transit Residency is a unique artist residency program founded in 2010 by Meredith Winer (MFA Book & Paper, 2005). Rather than having a space ourselves, we partner with organizations and facilities that have the desire to host artists-in-residence but have neither the funding nor staff to do this on their own. We offer both inbound and outbound programs, both bringing creatives to Chicago to be “plugged in” to existing arts communities, and sending Chicago-based creatives out to make work elsewhere, and showcase the work of our Artists-in-Residence through workshops, lectures and exhibitions throughout Chicago and beyond.

October 2015 is DCASE’s 20th celebration of Chicago Artists Month. This year’s theme is “City As Studio” — Transit Residency’s inbound programs always use the city of Chicago as their studio.