Stories

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,...

By Kris Hurst I have so enjoyed working with the young makers who have joined me for my Ignite Kids Virtual Series that I've added three new classes! The Ignite Kids Virtual Series is programming that uses basic materials that families have at home to make projects....

By Amanda Sabo Ignite is open with limited services! We are so thrilled to see you all again. As I write this, we have our first patron back in the space, using the laser engraver. I imagine our equipment as the furniture in Beauty and the...

By Sydney Brink Welcome back to Ignite’s plein air series! In part one, we introduced plein air contour drawing and explored positive and negative shapes in nature. In part two, we will use a monochromatic ink wash to practice with value as a precursor to using color...

By Amanda Sabo One thing I’ve noticed teaching Ignite’s Sewing Quick Start session is that our patrons have sewing machines at home that they are eager to use but just aren’t sure how to get started! Since I can’t help guide you through the process at...

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 Katelyn Coyne Ignite Studio launches Curbside Creativity Packs to curb your quarantine boredom during Covid-19. Drive through Hamilton East Public Library’s Curbside Holds Pickup and ask about our Creativity Packs. A different pack will be available for pick up each week, starting on Fridays. Spark...