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3D4D by CSI provides creative opportunities for everyone focusing on themes in contemporary art. If you are a practicing artist, hobbyist, or family looking for new educational opportunities there are classes for your skill level and interests. Instructors are local professionals at the top of their disciplines.


Our current programming is virtual. We are working on our in person program taking into consideration health guidelines.


At 3D4D by CSI, we recognize our personal social responsibility. A portion of our programming proceeds benefit other Chicago community philanthropic groups.

3D4D by CSI is for everyone!

Our community is more interesting with diverse perspectives and voices.  We encourage and welcome artists of all backgrounds to experience 3D4D and have scholarship opportunities available in case of need to make programs available to all.


To apply for workshop scholarships please fill out this form.

Have an idea for a class or want to propose a class? We welcome proposals for our growing program. Please send your ideas proposals to:

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July 25, 2021

"Latin American Tales:
The Magic of Storytelling and Art"

Pia Cruzalegui

Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Skill Level: all levels
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Price: $120

Take a cultural dive into Latin American folktales!

In this workshop, young artists will experience a Latin American tale, a presentation by author Michael Zapata on the importance of stories with a little history on Incan and Mayan storytelling. Then participants will make a collaborative story and create a mixed media artwork related to their story.


August 8, 2021

"Have Your Art & Eat It Too"

Janet Austin

Ages: 4 - 8 years old with an assistant & age 8 and up
Skill Level: all levels
Duration: 1 hr
Price: $45

It’s a feast for your mouth and your eyes! With inspiration from Giuseppe Arcimboldo painting, The Gardener, make a food art sculpture led by 3D4D artist Janet Austin.



August 29, 2021

"You Can't Eat That!"

Bryan Northup

Ages: 6 years to teen
Skill Level: all levels

Duration: 2 hrs

Price: $120

Explore art-making with single-use plastics while we pretend to be sushi chefs! Students will discover the possibilities and process of making Plastishimi, transforming everyday “trash” into edible looking artwork worthy of your wall. The instructor will offer brief demonstrations on techniques originated in his art practice and guide the group while they create a small sushi-themed wall relief or small sculpture. 

A portion of this programs' proceeds go to Climate Cycle, an organization focused on youth environmental education.