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By Jackie Humphrey We’re all trying to navigate this quarantine. There’s a lot of unknowns right now, and that can be stressful. Study after study has shown that making and creating can be a great stress reliever. It’s a way to positively occupy your mind and...

By: Sydney Brink At Ignite, you can practice all kinds of traditional art media, but have you ever wondered how to make art like your favorite cartoonists or illustrators? Using a computer to draw is the cornerstone of many professional artist practices. Digital art has lots...

By: Sydney Brink Ignite Studio is a great place to discover the intersection of art and technology. Technology has always been a big part of contemporary art making, like sound installation artists like Marina Abramovic and Julianna Swartz, or using technology like jumbotrons for written art...

Summertime evokes lazy days of shade. Warm colors and melting ice cream. Car trips and lush greenery. What do the shades of summer look like through the eyes of an artist?  Ignite Studio seeks 2D artwork in a variety of sizes and mediums that fit the...

By: Amanda Sabo Hello Friends! Because some of you have recently asked about methods for T-shirt making, this blog post will introduce you to one method for getting your designs on fabric: heat transfer vinyl. Rather than take you through the technique step-by-step, I’ll highlight some...

By: Amanda Sabo Hello Friends! I’m back with a fun and easy DIY holiday-countdown calendar. For those of you not familiar with a holiday-countdown calendar, it is sometimes called an Advent calendar and is traditionally used to countdown the days until Christmas with a little gift...

By: Garen Robie Back to Basics You’re never too old or advanced in your skills to retrace your steps and reacquaint yourself with fundamentals. I learned that the hard way when I experienced a huge setback in my education. In 2003 I began studies at Wabash College...

By: Amanda Sabo Fall officially arrived on September 23rd, and now that it’s October, even the most jaded of us are ready to decorate for the season. Below I’ll show you three decorations I’ve made using materials at Ignite that are also available to you! I’ll...

By: Jackie Humphrey Do you dream of becoming the next Stan Lee? Does your creativity need an energy boost? Come to the Ignite Studio for Comic Book in a Day on Saturday, October 5. We’re partnering with Nickel Plate Arts again to bring comic book creators...