Stories

By: Alyssa Dyar We don’t usually think of play-dough as being a freeway for electricity. The Squishy Circuit kit in Ignite Studio shows us that it is! When we look at the ingredients, we see that salt is involved in making this squishy material. And, if...

By: Jeannette Pomeroy When I learned that I had been selected as Maker-in-Residence at Ignite Studio, I was both honored and humbled. I discovered Ignite the first time I visited the library, and was amazed at what I saw.  The studio is a tremendous community asset,...

By: Alyssa Dyar There is almost an endless amount of activities to do in Ignite studio. Here are a few examples of what children and their parents can do to find their inner maker. Remember to always walk in the studio, use kind voices, and clean up...

By: Megan Smith Our wheel throwing kits each come with a resourceful book, two buckets, two small sponges, one big clean-up sponge and a container of twelve tools. What are those twelve tools? Below I describe how you can use the tools and have included links...

By: Megan Smith Have you ever watched a magician at work? Wondered how they always know what card was yours, or how they got out of the locked box in time? We are no experts on magic in Ignite Studio, but we are familiar with making....

By: Jackie Humphrey If you’ve visited Ignite Studio, you’ve seen that there’s a lot of equipment here and it can be a little overwhelming.  The machines in the Fab Lab even require classes to use them.  But, there are a lot of really versatile, useful machines...

By: Megan Smith What might you be “throwing” in Ignite? Clay, of course! Not on our walls, but onto one of our pottery wheels. We have four Amaco Brent pottery wheels in Ignite that patrons can use with our in-studio kits and recyclable clay. Find a wheel...

By: Katelyn Coyne Making can be high tech or low tech. And making in Ignite Studio definitely runs the gambit. Our patrons are just as likely to create with cardboard as they are to dive into graphic design software. And we see both as important artistic...