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By Garen Robie Summer is a great time to get crafty, whether it’s with kids or friends. String art is a fun and simple project to make an image, shape, or letter to add interest to any room. Materials A piece of wood cut to the size...

By Alyssa Dyar The art of paper cutting has been around nearly as long as paper. Cultures from all over the world use paper cutting as a form of expression and decoration. In Mexico artisans make banners with colorful tissue paper and small chisels or scissors....

By Kris Hurst As part of our browsing collection, Ignite Studio offers access to Make: magazine. Make: has a great website that includes links to the projects, kid’s "camp" activities, and images showcasing maker creations around the world. Make: focuses on DIY projects that involve anything from ordinary items to...

By Syndey Brink Welcome back to Ignite’s plein air series! Posts so far have gone over positive and negative shapes through contour drawing and using monochrome painting to find your values. You have the building blocks now to step into the wonderful world of color! This blog...

By Amanda Sabo Hello All! Today's laser engraver art blog post is geared to those of you who are already certified to use the laser engraver. For those of you who haven’t been able to get certified because of the COVID closure and our limited services, I...

By Alyssa Dyar [caption id="attachment_867" align="alignleft" width="170"] Egyptian coffin made from papyrus, linen, and plaster[/caption] During these days of internet interactions and computer conversations, my eyes and hands are craving old-timey paper. Have you noticed it’s everywhere?! In the mail, coffee cups, cereal boxes, egg cartons, birthday...

By Amanda Sabo What comes to mind when you think of HEPL’s Ignite Studio? Maybe, like me, your first thought is that it’s a bright, open, 15,000-square-foot makerspace. Maybe you associate Ignite with having a Fab Lab full of high-tech equipment like the laser engraver. Maybe,...