The Chicago Art Department currently operates out of the
Community Space. TransAmoeba is a spacious yet homey 2-level
3,000 sq. ft loft, which serves as artist studios, rehearsal
space, and community gathering center.
A True interMEDIA SchoolHouse
The Chicago Art Department is an environment specifically
catered to the interMEDIA artist. While most art making environments
are designed around the needs of a specific discipline or
media, the Chicago Art Department environment has been established
to facilitate connections between media and disciplines. Each
workshop area has been set-up to not only accomodate but actually
encourage working between the digital and the analog.
Real World Art-Making Space
Chicago Art Department members are provided
with a unique opportunity to learn and make art in a full-time,
fully operational artist studio. Yes! When school is not in
session artists are still working here into the wee hours
of the night. We believe this may provide many intangible
learning opportunities. Students can not only learn in a classroom
environment, but make immediate and direct connections to
their own real-world artmaking situations.
State of the Art Digital Equipment
The Chicago Art Department
NOTE: TransAmoeba is home to 4 cats.
You may want to take this into consideration if you are allergic
to cats. Past students have been able to work in the space
with proper allergy medicine.