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The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) formerly 32nd&urban: gallery/space needs your help!

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 located in the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center (CSMC) 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.

***We will keep you updated on the list of Chicago-based artists donating their design/art work for our posters and stickers.***

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    Magenta Level Supporter :
    Sticker pack designed by Chicago-based artists + Exclusive program updates + $10 off any future workshop through Chicago Urban Art Society

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    CUAS T-Shirt + Sticker Pack designed by Chicago-based artists + One Limited Edition Screen Printed Poster by a Chicago-based artist/designer + $10 off any future workshop through Chicago Urban Art Society

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    CUAS T-Shirt + Sticker Pack designed by Chicago-based artists + One Limited Edition Screen Printed Poster by a Chicago-based artist/designer + $10 off any future workshop through Chicago Urban Art Society + Silk Screen Class (6.0 hours of hands on experience)

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    CUAS T-Shirt + Sticker Pack designed by Chicago-based artists + One Framed Limited Edition Screen Printed Poster by a Chicago-based artist/designer + $10 off any future workshop through Chicago Urban Art Society + Silk Screen Class (6.0 hours of hands on experience)

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