“Your Source for Materials on Campus”

Material Source is your partner in obtaining supplies for the making-possibilities available at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Our stores provide convenient access to curriculum-driven and hard-to-source art materials across campus. We are located in or near many of SAIC’s art-making facilities to help you explore the various media the school engages in.

Each Material Source location primarily serves the departments and facilities in which they are located, offering items catering to their specific needs, from lumber to electrodes and everything in between. We also carry many items at multiple locations that are useful to the whole community. Most of our items have been chosen by faculty and staff to support your educational needs.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has provided on-campus sales of materials in various forms for many years. In 2004, material sales across campus were consolidated under one department with two locations. Since then our department has grown into an operation supporting 3 independent storefronts, with an additional 3 storefronts that operate in tandem with the SAIC instructional shops. We are excited to continue to grow and assist the community in new and more comprehensive ways.

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Chad Nannenga

Material Source Manager, Coordination & Distribution

37 S Wabash Ave. #321

Office#: (312) 345-3722

Lucas Bucholtz

Material Source Manager, Inventory & Administration

37 S Wabash Ave. #321

Office#: (312) 345-9134

Megan Dwyer

Material Source Assistant Manager

116 S. Michigan Ave. 16th Floor

Eala O’Sé

Assistant Director, Material Source

116 S. Michigan Ave. 16th Floor

Office#: (312) 345-3910

Michelle Maynard

Associate Director of Media & Instructional Resources

116 S. Michigan Ave. 16th floor

Office#: (312) 345-3760