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  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 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 Kris Hurst   Located in our Clean Up Area and the Kit Library, there are a selection of adaptive tools available in Ignite Studio. Ignite wants to offer individuals of all abilities, opportunities for creative expression.  These tools are for people who are just learning to...

By Alyssa Dyar Ignite Studio's Embroidery Kit has everything you need to get started practicing hand-stitched embroidery. The art of embroidery is as old as the production of fabric and as ubiquitous, too. Historically a sign of social status, power, or wealth embroidery continues to embellish...

by Sydney Brink Making your own recipe cards is a great way to stay organized in the kitchen. Cooking is a huge part of my “making” career – and yet, all of my recipes are misspelled, jumbled notes on my phone. My grandmothers both have stacks...

By Hailee Smith Here are some resources and tips for creating and cutting custom templates on Ignite Studio's laser engraver, Cricut Maker, or by hand! While many of Ignite Studio's laser engraver users primarily use the machine to engrave and cut flat objects, it is the perfect...