maker in residence

Experts from your own backyard.

about this program

Ignite Studio features a professional and emerging maker and artist to help patrons connect with different creative processes. Drop-in during open studio hours, sign-up for a class, or participate in an ongoing collaborative project during these 6-12 week residencies. The Maker-in-Residence Program is funded with support from the Friends of the Library.

Kay Bae

meet

KayBae Art is a midwest-based creative studio exploring organic, deeply textured, and delicate beauty while drawing inspiration from Eastern and Western cultures. Kay’s creativity is fueled by the beauty of lines, shapes, colors, and space in both the natural and man-made world. Most of Kay’s work can be characterized by its linear rhythm, dynamic movement, and use of varied materials that, along with vibrant colors, create bold compositions. Kay’s work is unique in the the amount of attention paid to color, time, and methodology. Because of her wide-ranging interests, she explores a number of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolor, silk painting, mixed media collage, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, sewing, crochet, and felting.

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Kay Bae

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST & SCULPTOR

meet

KayBae Art is a midwest-based creative studio exploring organic, deeply textured, and delicate beauty while drawing inspiration from Eastern and Western cultures. Kay’s creativity is fueled by the beauty of lines, shapes, colors, and space in both the natural and man-made world. Most of Kay’s work can be characterized by its linear rhythm, dynamic movement, and use of varied materials that, along with vibrant colors, create bold compositions. Kay’s work is unique in the the amount of attention paid to color, time, and methodology. Because of her wide-ranging interests, she explores a number of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolor, silk painting, mixed media collage, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, sewing, crochet, and felting.

see

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

visit

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

Kay’s work

become a maker

professional maker

Ignite Studio seeks applications for our professional maker-in-residence twice yearly. A professional maker serves a 12-week term of residency, receives a stipend (funded by the Friends of the Library), a modest budget for supplies, and access to a 1600 sq. ft. residency studio devoted specifically to their craft. In return, Ignite staff asks each resident to offer 8 hours of experiences to Ignite patrons each week through open studio hours, classes, workshops, and other experiences.

emerging maker

Ignite Studio seeks applications for our emerging maker-in-residence twice yearly. An emerging maker serves a 6-week term of residency, receives a modest budget for supplies and have access to a 1600 sq. ft. studio devoted specifically to their craft. In return, Ignite staff asks each resident to offer 4 hours of experiences to Ignite patrons each week through open studio hours and drop-in activities.

How can I apply to become Ignite Studio’s Maker-in-Residence?

Download a copy of our application guidelines to learn more about the application process.
Professional Maker-in-Residence Application Guidelines
Emerging Maker-in-Residence Application Guidelines

How is a Maker-in-Residence selected?

The Maker-in-Residence is selected through a jury process. Jury members include HEPL staff, representatives of organizations with whom Ignite often collaborates, members of the Friends of the Library, and past Makers-in-Residence.

What does Ignite Studio look for in a Maker-in-Residence?

An ideal Maker-in-Residence has an interest in inviting people into their creative process and experience teaching at some level. We look for an artist with various content expertise including but not limited to 2D art and 3D visual art, performing arts, multidisciplinary arts, science and engineering, and craft.

How does a Maker-in-Residence schedule get set?

Once selected, the Maker-in-Residence works with the Ignite Studio manager to determine a schedule and variety of experiences for Ignite Studio patrons.

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