Author: Amanda Sabo

By Alyssa Dyar [caption id="attachment_731" align="alignright" width="300"] Eva Hesse’s work Repetition 19 III is an example of repeating form as a process.[/caption] At Ignite Studio one of the guidelines on our Patron Bill of Rights reads: “It’s about the process not about the product.” What does that...

By Garen Robie At Ignite Studio we pride ourselves on being a STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math—oriented makerspace. To us, science and art go hand in hand. As Raymond Chandler wrote: “There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the...

By Sydney Brink We here at Ignite know you like giving cards and gifts with a unique and artsy flair. This week we’ll go over how to make your own scratch-off art—a craft I remember doing when I was younger and brings up wonderful feelings of...

By Kris Hurst Art is important. I’m not sure what I would do without the arts in my life. I was lucky enough to attend primary and middle schools where visual art and music were part of the curriculum. In high school, I took art classes...

By Amanda Sabo Hello Friends! How I have missed you! I’ve been working behind the scenes since the COVID-19 closure, so we haven’t seen a lot of each other. I hope you’ve been taking advantage of our virtual offerings, like today’s DIY cereal box postcard drop-in...

By Garen Robie At Ignite, we know you love making, and Mother’s Day is a wonderful occasion to create something handmade and unique for your loved one. The following DIY projects for Mother’s Day are perfect for those of you with kids, who need a little...

By Alyssa Dyar If you’ve been missing the paper quilling kit at Ignite Studio, you’ll especially love this drop-in project: toilet paper roll quilling! Quilling is the process of rolling strips of paper material into different shapes to form intricate designs or pictures. For this project...

By Sydney Brink It’s warming up outside! We can start participating in hiking, biking, and so much more in the spring sunshine. You see spring flowers popping up and leaves budding on trees, so you pull out your phone, snap a picture, and realize your camera...

By Kris Hurst [caption id="attachment_672" align="alignleft" width="195"] Michelangelo[/caption] Michelangelo was an Italian artist born in 1475. That’s 545 years ago, and we are still talking about him and looking at his work. Let’s call him Mike for the sake of conversation. Mike considered himself a sculptor and...

By Dorothy LaFara Learn how to mix colors and build a personalized color palette by exploring Creativebug, one of the new resources available to HEPL cardholders. At Creativebug you will find thousands of art and craft video classes for people with all levels of experience. One...