Author: Katelyn Coyne

  by Katelyn Coyne Ignite Studio welcomes our next Maker-in-Residence, Boxx the Artist. Visit Ignite Studio May-August 2021 to meet her! Boxx is a self-taught visual artist. Her artwork employs acrylic, digital, and mixed mediums to capture different elements of life from the African diaspora. She focuses on people and experiences, and often documents history as...

  By Alyssa Dyar Did you know you can make laser engraved playing cards in Ignite Studio? Imagine play a game of poker with a deck of cards that you made! Designing your own deck of playing cards is a fun way to get to know some...

  by Sydney Brink Ignite Studio offers a lot of fun felt sewing projects for school-age kids in our Hand Sewing kits in the Kit Library. But that also means we end up with a lot of felt scraps lying around! In an effort to keep some...

  by Alyssa Dyar The steps for how to make a pinhole camera aren't as obscure as you may think. Follow along to make your own pinhole camera or projector. "A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens, but with a tiny aperture (the so-called pinhole)--effectively...

  by Kris Hurst Happy Women's (Art) History Month! Ignite Studio is celebrating Women's History this March by highlighting female artists, both famous and forgotten. Abstract artists highlight the elements of art such as color, shape and form. Abstract artists deviate from conventional ways of thinking about art...

  By Katelyn Coyne Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers has opened a call for art for our next exhibit "Menagerie." We are seeking art in a variety of mediums for this group exhibit. About "Menagerie" Menagerie: (noun) a collection of wild animals kept in...

  By Sydeny Brink Different versions of crayons have been in artists' toolboxes for a long time – they weren’t always toys for children! One of my favorite things in the world is opening a fresh set of crayons, and I’ll show you how many artists make...

  by Hailee Smith One advantage to creating in Ignite: mash-ups! Being able to work across genres and disciplines allows patrons to discover creative ways to blend techniques. Read on for a printmaking and laser engraving mash-up using Ignite's relief-cut print making kit and laser engraver. What is...

  by Garen Robie Ignite Studio is a great place for young patrons, like this week's Maker Spotlight on Abdullah and TJ, to explore and experiment with new technologies. These two came in to Ignite recently with their mom to complete their certification on our 3D printers....