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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.


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.


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October 26, 2021

"Your Artwork has been Accepted... Now what?"

Andi Crist

Pack it, ship it, install it: Led by independent art handler and artist, Andi Crist, this workshop will dive into the details of preparing artwork to exhibit, securing it for transportation, and discuss resources for getting the job done right. This workshop will feature packing details for 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional artworks.


July 25, 2021

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

Pia Cruzalegui

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.

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November 12, 2021

"Nature Inside Out"

Gunjan Kumar

This workshop focuses on our engagement with nature as we aim to sensitize ourselves to the environment. International artist, Gunjan Kumar, invites participants to collect materials from their immediate environment that will be interwoven with techniques of art-making that have existed for centuries, across various cultures and geographies. The workshop aims to bring awareness to some of nature’s core principles and our interconnectedness with them.


August 8, 2021

"Have Your Art & Eat It Too"

Janet Austin

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.



"You Can't Eat That!"

Bryan Northup

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.