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  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 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 here! We help patrons on-ramp to...

  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...

  by Kris Hurst Drop-In to Ignite Studio in Fall 2022! Ignite Studio will host drop-in activities twice a month. We will have a specific, self-guided activity that folks can do in the space at designated drop-in tables for the duration of two weeks. You will find...

By Tyler Elks Recently I’ve been trying to use the laser engraver here at Ignite Studio more often. I had stumbled across acrylic earrings at a store when it hit me–I can make my own acrylic earrings using the tools at Ignite! In this post you’ll...

  By Jared Hart If you read through my previous blog about Creative South, then you already know what the Creative South conference is all about as well as some of the things I learned while I was there. In short, Creative South is a small creative...

Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers has opened a call for art for our next exhibit, “Pattern.” We are seeking art in a variety of mediums including painting, sketching, collage, mixed media, photography, ceramics and sculpture. ABOUT “Pattern” Brushstrokes, motifs, lines, shapes, colors--anything can be turned...

By Sydney Brink Public art is all around us! Hamilton County has interactive maps of all the public art in different towns of the county – try organizing a walking tour in one area to get a taste for the local art! HEPL and Ignite Studio...

  By Daniel Wiseman Need to do some hardware repair? Working on an arduino? Building a robot? We have you covered with new soldering tools available at Ignite! In this blog, I’ll go over what soldering is and how to use the tools we have available. You MUST...

  by Tyler Elks Father’s Day is coming up and let’s face it, dads can be hard to shop for! So, what can you do? Here are a 9 DIY ideas for Father's Day gifts, ranging from easy to advanced, that you can make for the dads...

  by Kris Hurst Ignite Studio's maker spotlight is back to highlight Ignite super-user Fredrick Stahly. Hamilton County resident Frederick Stahly's IMDb page lists a range of professional credits. He has an Emmy nomination and two Golden Reel awards for his work. His resume includes such films...

  by Sydney Brink Ignite Studio has a new tool to help you make! Check out our 12”x16” light box for all your making needs. Sit at a table with an electric outlet above it, and plug the USB end into the right side of the tablet...

  by Kris Hurst The coast is clear for you to checkout Ignite Studio this summer! Get your sea legs while trying any of our 75+ kits, ‘dropping in’ to learn a new technique or taking time to get certified on our Fab Lab equipment. For this...

  by Jared Hart I recently had the opportunity to go to a creative conference in Columbus, GA. This was my second time attending Creative South and it hasn’t disappointed me yet. I haven’t had experience with any other creative conferences, but from what I hear, this...

by Tyler Elks Adobe is a big name in the creative field. They offer programs and apps that help people create high quality content. One of the more recent releases from Adobe, as a part of the creative suite, is Adobe’s Creative Cloud Express. Read on...

  By Sydney Brink A monoprint is a type of print that can only be made once, hence the prefix mono-, meaning “only” or “one”. With the monoprint kit at Ignite Studio, you can use a gelatin plate to make your own unique prints. Typically, the gelatin...

  by Tyler Elks Recently I have fallen head over heels in love with embroidery. I was introduced to this artform via social media and decided to use the embroidery kit here at Ignite Studio! It didn’t take too long to get the hang of, and I...

By Daniel Wiseman Part of producing quality video content means spending time editing your videos. Video editing is a crucial part of content creation since it allows you to control for various elements like sound, presentation, and extra content that would otherwise be hard to understand...

  by Kris Hurst Celebrate 45 years of Star Wars with HEPL and Ignite! We are hosting a Virtual Fan Art Contest for all things Star Wars. A selection of enthusiastic staff will choose a winner based on the following guidelines:   Must be related to Star...

By Tyler Elks It’s winter, and it’s cold, and we’ve been huddled up inside for the past few months. I’ve started to miss the beauty of flowers! So when I came across the idea of using a laminator to preserve flowers I had to try it....

  by Sydney Brink This past year I’ve been really interested in papercraft of all kinds. Collage is something I’ve found to be really calming and enjoyable, while also being an engaging exercise in thinking about color, texture and shape. I always get approached asking what I’m...

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