Oceans of Possibilities in Ignite This Summer!

Oceans of Possibilities in Ignite This Summer!

 

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 year’s Summer Reading Program, not only can you receive points for reading, but also completing activities in Ignite. Login to your Beanstack account to see the ways you can earn points that count towards badges and prizes. The theme is “Oceans of Possibilities,” and you will find many projects related to this theme. Check out the descriptions below. You’re bound to have a whale of time exploring the depths of the library’s offerings this summer!

Oceans of Possibilities in Ignite!

Community Project of the Month: Quilled Fish
June 2022: ALL MONTH

Stop by Ignite to add your own quilled fish to our aquatic themed board. Follow our step-by-step, detailed instructions to create a fish using the art of paper quilling. Materials will only be available in Ignite (not to take home), for this community activity for the month of June.

Clay ‘Drop In’
6/8/2022
7/12/2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ignite Messy Maker Space

Drop in to Ignite and try your ‘hand’ at hand building. Hand building is a great way to learn about the properties of clay and its various stages. Instruction displays will facilitate self-exploration on different topics including coil, slab, sculpture, stamping, sgraffito and more. The clay is self-hardening and paintable and patrons will be able to take what they make! Ages 5 and up.

Shadowbox Aquariums Drop-In
6/14/2022
6/22/2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ignite Messy Maker Space

Drop into Ignite to create your own aquatic life shadowbox! Ignite will provide the materials and step-by-step instructions for you to make and take your very own 3D papercraft diorama of an underwater scene using paper and glue. Ages 5 and up!

Resin ‘Initial’ Keychain with Seashells and Sand Class
6/28/2022
7/19/2022
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ignite Classroom

They’re all over Etsy, but now you can learn how to make your own resin piece. Each participant will make three ‘initial’ keychains out of clear resin, sand, seashells, glitter and gold flakes. All supplies and instruction will be provided.  Resin must cure 24 hours before participants can take home their creations. Ages 10-12(with adult) and 13 up.

Community Project of the Month: Watercolor Jellyfish
July 2022: ALL MONTH

Stop by Ignite to add your own jellyfish to our aquatic themed board. Follow our step-by-step, detailed instructions to create a jellyfish using watercolors and salt. Materials will only be available in Ignite (not to take home) for this community activity for the month of July.

Wet Felted Aquatic Scene Drop-In
7/14/2022
7/25/2022
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Ignite Messy Arts Area

Drop-in to Ignite to try out a type of fabric making called ‘wet felting’. Wet felting is the process by which fibers, such as wool, are arranged into a design when dry and then made into a sheet of non-woven fabric by adding water and soap. Through this process, the fibers shrink and lock together to form a felted design. Ignite will provide the materials and step by step instructions for you to make and take your own felted piece. Ages 5 and up.

Be sure to log your activities in Beanstack! ‘Sea’ you in Ignite!



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