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  by Jared Hart If you’re planning a themed party, it’s pretty easy to create custom cork coasters using our laser engraver. All you need are some cork coasters, and a little bit of laser engraving experience. Prior to using Ignite’s laser engraver for the first time,...

  By Sydney Brink A very long time ago, I found this post by Evermore Studio that outlined how to make a flower press using a laser engraver. I loved the idea and wanted to make one for a family member for a holiday gift! You can...

  by Kris Hurst Every 1st quarter of the year, Ignite focuses on a specific medium or technique. This year it’s an everyday art material that can be used as canvas, sculpted, folded, woven, cut, pasted, sewn, embroidered and quilled. Guessed it yet? PAPER! Paper has been...

  by Tyler Elks It’s winter, the nights are long, the days tend to be gloomy, and we’re mostly stuck indoors. It’s easy to get lost in all the monotonous greys of the season. But just because the outside looks a bit bleak doesn’t mean the inside...

by Tyler Elks Knitting vs Crocheting, what’s the difference? Which one is better? Hint: That second one is a trick question, both are equally wonderful forms of fiber art. And you can explore both in Ignite Studio's kit library. What is knitting? Knitting is the “production of fabric...

  by Katelyn Coyne Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library has opened a call for art for our annual exhibit, "The 700 Collection." We are seeking art in a variety of mediums for this juried group exhibit with cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd...

  By Daniel Wiseman Have you ever wanted to create your own 3D models to be printed but you weren’t sure how? Using just a few tutorials and step-by-step guides–I tackle all the ways you can get started with 3D modeling and be on your way to...

  by Kris Hurst Did you miss our Painted Fabric class that featured content from Creativebug? No worries! Free art classes with Creativebug app are available everyday with your library card. Access them at home or in the Ignite Studio. This was such a fun and easy...

  by Katelyn Coyne Ignite Studio and Nickel Plate Arts are teaming up once again for Comic Book 2023. Celebrating 10 years, Comic Book in a Day has become a fixture in the local illustration community each year. Join us for workshops with professional comic book artists,...

  by Tyler Elks Here at Ignite, we have a wonderful paper-making kit that you can use while in our space. However, some folks may want to take the fun of paper-making home with them, or maybe you just want a specific size for your paper. Either...

  by Sydney Brink You’ve heard of cyanotypes before, but have you ever heard of an anthotype? An anthotype is creating an image with light-sensitive materials derived from plants. There are lots of home-grown recipes using materials like boiled onion skins, red cabbage, or even tea to...

  by Jared Hart Getting tired of the same old cookie cutters you use every holiday season? It’s actually really easy to make your own! While teaching a patron how to use our 3D printers, they introduced me to a handy website called CookieCad. Using this site,...

  by Kris Hurst Handmade items are a great gift to give around the holidays. They are fun to make and add a personal touch. From November thru December, Ignite has several different classes and drop-ins for school aged patrons on up to get involved in making...

  by Jared Hart We have posted a blog about cyanotypes in the past (Making Cyanotype Prints at Ignite). If you have read through that blog, you’ll know that there is a whole chemical process you need to follow in order to get your paper ready to...

  by Tyler Elks It’s officially spooky season–for those who celebrate Halloween–and if you’re anything like me you may have already started decorating. Here are 5 DIY Halloween ideas for those of you who love a good craft. Ignite Studio is the perfect place to make some...

  by Sydney Brink I love relief cut printmaking. It shares similar ground with relief carving in the way you have to handle material. As a person with a background in sculpture, carving like this makes a great segue into the world of printmaking. Despite how much...

  by Kris Hurst Check out maker books in Ignite! Ignite is building up a collection of printed material related to art and making. We have an adult collection. And we offer books for school aged children. Find both collections located on the moving shelving units in...

  by Tyler Elks So you may know that here at Ignite we have a watercolor kit, but what you may not know, is that you may have some household items that you can use for a fun watercolor challenge at home including tea leaves! Follow these...

  by Katelyn Coyne Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers has opened a call for art for our next exhibit, “Interiors.” We are seeking art in a variety of mediums including painting, sketching, collage, mixed media, photography, assemblage, ceramics and sculpture. ABOUT “Interiors” As daylight diminishes and temperatures...

  by Katelyn Coyne DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 26, 2022. Ignite Studio seeks Artists-in-Residence for 2023. Central Indiana artists are invited to apply. 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. Apply...

  By Sydney Brink Ignite has some incredible new maker books available for check-out to take home! One of our brand new books is Beginner’s Guide to Screen Printing by Erin Lacy. I was surprised to learn about different solutions to screen printing that I had never...

  by Kris Hurst Weave your way down to Ignite Studio to meet our newest Maker-in-Residence: Megan Benson! Megan is a fiber artist and weaver, who brings a contemporary focus to this traditional medium. Megan will be in the Ignite Maker-in-Residence studio September-December 2022 along with an...

  by Daniel Wiseman Whether you're going back to school and/or anxiously awaiting for the fall festivities later on in the year–we have some exciting art activities that’d be fun to partake in while you go through the coolest time of the year! Here are 4 ideas...

  by Sydney Brink You may have read “How to Make Gelli Prints” about monoprinting with a gelatin plate – but you can do a much simpler version of gelli prints without magazine transfers! Read on to learn how to use Ignite's Monoprinting Kit.   Supplies to Make  Gelli...

  by Tyler Elks Have you used our paper person kit yet? If you have and you’re looking to make it a bit more fun and add a dash of challenge to it, try making a paper puppet! The best part is, everything that you’ll need to...