Kris Hurst Tag

By Kris Hurst Wendy Kiefel has been coming to Ignite Studio since 2019. Independently, she serves as a mentor and coach to a group of makers who sell merchandise in both a virtual and retail space. The makers combine technology with traditional art skills to create...

By Kris Hurst Macey Dickerson has been coming to Ignite Studio since January of 2020. She frequently uses Ignite's laser engraver to create designs for her Etsy shop and uses the AV studio to take photographs of her work. Macey was kind enough to answer some...

By Kris Hurst As part of our browsing collection, Ignite Studio offers access to Make: magazine. Make: has a great website that includes links to the projects, kid’s "camp" activities, and images showcasing maker creations around the world. Make: focuses on DIY projects that involve anything from ordinary items to...

By Kris Hurst I have so enjoyed working with the young makers who have joined me for my Ignite Kids Virtual Series that I've added three new classes! The Ignite Kids Virtual Series is programming that uses basic materials that families have at home to make projects....

By Kris Hurst Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist born in 1866. He is known for his colorful, non-representational paintings and is considered by many to be the founder of abstract art. Abstract art relies heavily on the elements of art including shape, color, and line...

By Kris Hurst Art is important. I’m not sure what I would do without the arts in my life. I was lucky enough to attend primary and middle schools where visual art and music were part of the curriculum. In high school, I took art classes...

By Kris Hurst [caption id="attachment_672" align="alignleft" width="195"] Michelangelo[/caption] Michelangelo was an Italian artist born in 1475. That’s 545 years ago, and we are still talking about him and looking at his work. Let’s call him Mike for the sake of conversation. Mike considered himself a sculptor and...

By Kris Hurst About the Sol LeWitt Maker Challenge (Video overview of Sol LeWitt Maker Challenge) If you are familiar with Ignite Studio, you know that we love maker challenges. A maker challenge encourages you to “make” something based on a prompt. Past maker challenges have included creating...

By Kris Hurst Optical illusions have a way of tricking us into seeing something other than what is right in front of us. This can be done through the use of color, hue (shades of a color), patterns, and line. Artists can “fool” us by creating...