Intro to Gesture Drawing

Intro to Gesture Drawing

Hey y’all, its Katie here with another Ignite Studio art blog! Something I hear a lot from people is “I’m no good at drawing, I can only do stick figures” or “I want to learn figure drawing but it’s scary and I have no idea where to start.” If this sounds like you,...

Introducing Ignite’s Macrame Kit

Introducing Ignite’s Macrame Kit

Introducing Ignite's Macrame Kit! Macrame is a form of textile that uses knots as opposed to weaving or knitting. While there are hundreds of different macrame knots, just learning a few of the basics will open many possibilities of what can be made. Introducing...

Draw with Ignite’s Wacom Intuos

Draw with Ignite’s Wacom Intuos

We are spotlighting a hidden gem in Ignite, our Wacom Intous tablet. This is available for checkout to use here in the studio. Intuos is a screenless drawing tablet where you use the pen to draw in an application. It is sensitive and has buttons for gesture...

Intro to Gesture Drawing

Hey y’all, its Katie here with another Ignite Studio art blog! Something I hear a lot from people is “I’m no good at drawing, I can only do stick figures” or...

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New & Exciting

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Art studio and makerspace at HEPL. Ideas Spark Here.

Spark Creativity With A Maker Kit.

These fully stocked kits provide all the supplies and tools needed to try a variety of activities. Check one out, use it in our space and check it back in before you leave.

Featured maker kits:

  • Clay Hand Building
  • Maker Craft
  • Relief Cut Printmaking
  • Watercolor Painting
Adult kit library at Ignite Studio

Take Your Creativity To The Next Level At The Fab Lab.

Two 3D printers, a laser engraver, vinyl cutter, sewing machines, Cricut Makers, sublimation printers, a heat press and a mug press are all available in Ignite. Print 3D objects, cut and engrave with laser precision, or make your next professional quality sign, t-shirt or mug. Some equipment requires certification while video tutorials are available for others.

Available at Fab Lab:

  • Two 3D Printers
  • Laser Engraver
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Materials for equipment
3D printer station at Ignite Studio

Record and produce music, videos and more!

Take advantage of our audio/video production studio to record your next project. This suite includes free access to audio and video production equipment, mixing console, microphones and cabling, high-end cameras, lighting equipment, a green screen and more.

Available in the A.V. Studio:

  • Production equipment
  • USB Audio Box
  • Microphones and cabling
  • Cameras, lighting and more
close up of sound equipment in the A.V. Studio at Ignite

Create Your Next Digital Media Project

Make your next tech project come to life in our digital media labs. Four lab spaces are available for free to users in Ignite Studio. Each is equipped with a 27” iMac with retina display and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

Available in the digital media labs:

  • 27" iMac
  • Adobe Products
  • Audio Recording Kit
  • Video Recording Kit
iMac in Digital Media Lab

Spaces for all creative projects!

Ignite Studio offers zones for creativity. Make a mess with paints and clay in the messy maker area. Create something beautiful from paper or fabric in the clean maker area. Explore a range of mediums and activities from our kit library at our tables.

Areas at Ignite Studio:

  • Clean areas
  • Messy areas
  • Clean-up area
  • Exhibit space and more
Tables and chairs in the clean area of Ignite Studio
Artist with paint palette

maker-in-residence

Ignite Studio houses a Maker-in-Residence space designed to support professional and teaching artists in central Indiana. Artists will serve 12-16 week terms in this space, exhibit their work, offer educational experiences to patrons, and provide insight into their own creative process. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming artists and how to apply to the program.

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Intro to Gesture Drawing

Intro to Gesture Drawing

Hey y’all, its Katie here with another Ignite Studio art blog! Something I hear a lot from people is “I’m no good at drawing, I can only do stick figures” or “I want to learn figure drawing but it’s scary and I have no idea where to start.” If this sounds like you,...

read more
Introducing Ignite’s Macrame Kit

Introducing Ignite’s Macrame Kit

Introducing Ignite's Macrame Kit! Macrame is a form of textile that uses knots as opposed to weaving or knitting. While there are hundreds of different macrame knots, just learning a few of the basics will open many possibilities of what can be made. Introducing...

read more
Draw with Ignite’s Wacom Intuos

Draw with Ignite’s Wacom Intuos

We are spotlighting a hidden gem in Ignite, our Wacom Intous tablet. This is available for checkout to use here in the studio. Intuos is a screenless drawing tablet where you use the pen to draw in an application. It is sensitive and has buttons for gesture...

read more
Intro to Gesture Drawing

Intro to Gesture Drawing

Hey y’all, its Katie here with another Ignite Studio art blog! Something I hear a lot from people is “I’m no good at drawing, I can only do stick figures” or “I want to learn figure drawing but it’s scary and I have no idea where to start.” If this sounds like you,...

read more
Introducing Ignite’s Macrame Kit

Introducing Ignite’s Macrame Kit

Introducing Ignite's Macrame Kit! Macrame is a form of textile that uses knots as opposed to weaving or knitting. While there are hundreds of different macrame knots, just learning a few of the basics will open many possibilities of what can be made. Introducing...

read more
Draw with Ignite’s Wacom Intuos

Draw with Ignite’s Wacom Intuos

We are spotlighting a hidden gem in Ignite, our Wacom Intous tablet. This is available for checkout to use here in the studio. Intuos is a screenless drawing tablet where you use the pen to draw in an application. It is sensitive and has buttons for gesture...

read more
Introducing Ignite’s Bead Buddy Kit

Introducing Ignite’s Bead Buddy Kit

Did you go to summer camp in the eighties or nineties? Or maybe attend last month’s Crafty Teens session? If so, then you may be familiar with Ignite’s newest kit: Bead Buddies! These beaded critters are fun and easy to make, and are great a great addition to any...

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Beginner Embroidery Project: Text Tees

Beginner Embroidery Project: Text Tees

Ignite has an exciting new piece of equipment: the Brother nq1700e Embroidery Machine! With this machine you can embroider beautiful designs onto towels, tablecloths, Bags, or ever clothes! This machine has so much to offer, but it can be intimidating to have so many...

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How to Sublimate Acrylic Earrings

How to Sublimate Acrylic Earrings

by Jared Hart While using one kit or piece of equipment in Ignite is great, combining multiple tools can produce some pretty exciting results. One such case is the acrylic earrings I have been making. I have been getting a lot of questions about how I make them, so I...

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“Adventure Begins” This Summer in Ignite Studio

“Adventure Begins” This Summer in Ignite Studio

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Adventure Begins...” If you’re looking for a new adventure to begin this summer, start at Ignite with one of our exciting workshops or classes! Registration for classes begins 2 weeks in advance. Visit our event calendar to...

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How to use A.I. to Kick-start your Projects

How to use A.I. to Kick-start your Projects

by Ashabul Alam In today's digital age, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is soaring in popularity and has become the flagship piece of technology the talk of the town in social media and the world. From the widely renowned ChatGPT to A.I.s that can write novels for you,...

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Introducing Ignite’s 16+ Hand Lettering Kit

Introducing Ignite’s 16+ Hand Lettering Kit

  by Jared Hart Introducing Ignite’s 16+ Hand Lettering Kit! We have updated our Calligraphy Kits and are excited to announce that we have added a new Hand Lettering Kit to our collection for ages 16 and up. Read on to learn more about the updates to this kit...

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