Stories

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 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...

By Alyssa Dyar Today we're going to learn about natural fabric dyeing at home. The benefits of natural dyes are numerous; they're biodegradable and nontoxic! Plus, they allow for individual expression: No one else is going to make the exact same color. To see the materials you'll...

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...

Description of Residency Ignite Studio invites emerging/early career central Indiana artists to serve as our Maker-in-Residence during the summer months. Ignite Studio is an arts-focused makerspace designed to offer broad access to the Hamilton County community to a variety of art and making practices. Our goal...

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...