Co-Prosperity School Summer Session

The Co-Prosperity School is an Artist-Run School that has met regularly at the Co-Prosperity Sphere since 2010.  We run 8 week sessions. Participants find a place where intelligent dialogue on art takes place. Some find new tools to help their career.  Others form friendships. The class also offers people a space to discuss what is currently happening art-wise in Chicago. Best of all we think  participants are pleased to meet the people that shape the contours of our art ecology.

Our School is geared towards artists who have graduated from art school and are now making work outside that support system. Our format is also a reaction against the continuing education institution, the post (or non) MFA education.

Email us with questions or to sign up-

The 8 week  Jam Session is 150 dollars

Start time is 6:30 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, ends around 930

3219 s. Morgan St.

Upcoming Schedule for the School

July 8th- Orientation

July 15th– Jennifer Reeder-
Filmmaker and visual artist.  She constructs very personal narratives about landscapes, coincidence and trauma

July 22nd- Abigail Satinsky
Program Director of Threewalls

July 29th–  Cream and Co.
Cream Co. conducts research regarding perpetual time, perennial time and the duration of color. The group researches and records perceived and remembered moments of being in time, analyzes their collective findings and makes paintings that present ephemeral qualities of life, such as the memory of a year or the color of time in a specific location

Aug 5th- Annie Heckman
Installation artist and all around giver of good advice

Aug 12th- Industry of the Ordinary
is a two-person conceptual art collaborative, made up of Chicago-based artists and educators Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson.[1] Their work is usually performative or sculptural, often incorporating audience participation and interaction with the artists

Aug.- 19th- TBA

Aug. – 26th
Jessica Cochran- Curator, administrator, writer and instructor.  She is currently curator of Exhibitions and Programs Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College.

Past guests have included Daniel Tucker, Juan Angel Chavez, Hamza Walker, Paul Klein, Duncan MacKenzie, Stanley Tigerman, Abigail Satinsky, Shannon Stratton, Bill Ayers, Jason Lazarus, Mary Jane Jacobs, Eric Brown and Catie Olson, Mindy Rose Schwartz  Cody Hudson, Carolne Picard, Carrie Gundersdorf, Tom Torluemke, Tom Burtonwood, Aron Packer, James Duignan, Nandipha Mntambo, and Barbara Koenen.

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