Material Source

Your Source for Materials on Campus

SAIC’s Material Source is your partner in obtaining supplies for the making possibilities available at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Our inventory serves curricular and facility needs throughout many of the School's departments and our four locations are embedded in or near these areas. We also provide convenience and introductory items to help you explore the variety of art-making processes our facilities support.

Are you looking to try laser cutting for the first time? Maybe you are interested in trying embroidery. What about circuit building or mold making? Or, perhaps you just want to purchase the materials required for your course. Regardless, Material Source is here to help!

Want to know where we are located, when we are open, and what products we carry? Please visit the Material Source website for that and more. 

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