Q&A with Maker-in-Residence Christina Hollering

Q&A with Maker-in-Residence Christina Hollering

Ignite Studio welcomes our next Maker-in-Residence, Christina Hollering. Visit Ignite Studio May-July 204 to meet her. Christina Hollering is a visual artist, muralist, and associate professor at Herron School of Art and Design. She currently works out of her studio...

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fishers Make-Off 2024

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fishers Make-Off 2024

Showcasing the variety of wonderful, artful things a person can create in our makerspace, Ignite Studio hosts its first annual Make-Off. Selected artists will compete for monetary prizes to make an original piece of art related to Ignite equipment, kits or other...

Introducing Ignite’s New Embroidery Machine

Introducing Ignite’s New Embroidery Machine

Introducing Ignite's new embroidery machine! Admittedly, our previous embroidery machine left many on the struggle bus. We heard your feedback, did our research, and are happy to offer a brand new, user-friendly, and reliable embroidery machine. Now you can create...

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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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Q&A with Maker-in-Residence Christina Hollering

Q&A with Maker-in-Residence Christina Hollering

Ignite Studio welcomes our next Maker-in-Residence, Christina Hollering. Visit Ignite Studio May-July 204 to meet her. Christina Hollering is a visual artist, muralist, and associate professor at Herron School of Art and Design. She currently works out of her studio...

read more
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fishers Make-Off 2024

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fishers Make-Off 2024

Showcasing the variety of wonderful, artful things a person can create in our makerspace, Ignite Studio hosts its first annual Make-Off. Selected artists will compete for monetary prizes to make an original piece of art related to Ignite equipment, kits or other...

read more
Introducing Ignite’s New Embroidery Machine

Introducing Ignite’s New Embroidery Machine

Introducing Ignite's new embroidery machine! Admittedly, our previous embroidery machine left many on the struggle bus. We heard your feedback, did our research, and are happy to offer a brand new, user-friendly, and reliable embroidery machine. Now you can create...

read more
Q&A with Maker-in-Residence Christina Hollering

Q&A with Maker-in-Residence Christina Hollering

Ignite Studio welcomes our next Maker-in-Residence, Christina Hollering. Visit Ignite Studio May-July 204 to meet her. Christina Hollering is a visual artist, muralist, and associate professor at Herron School of Art and Design. She currently works out of her studio...

read more
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fishers Make-Off 2024

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fishers Make-Off 2024

Showcasing the variety of wonderful, artful things a person can create in our makerspace, Ignite Studio hosts its first annual Make-Off. Selected artists will compete for monetary prizes to make an original piece of art related to Ignite equipment, kits or other...

read more
Introducing Ignite’s New Embroidery Machine

Introducing Ignite’s New Embroidery Machine

Introducing Ignite's new embroidery machine! Admittedly, our previous embroidery machine left many on the struggle bus. We heard your feedback, did our research, and are happy to offer a brand new, user-friendly, and reliable embroidery machine. Now you can create...

read more
A Guide to Japanese Calligraphy

A Guide to Japanese Calligraphy

  If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to write with calligraphy inks, our calligraphy kits at Ignite have all the materials you’d need to start your calligraphy art project. With our kit, I wanted to learn how to make Japanese Calligraphy and through many...

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Get Started with Cross-Stitching

Get Started with Cross-Stitching

  by Katie White Hey Y’all! I’ve been doing a lot of cross-stitching lately and quite a few people have seemed interesting in trying it out, so I thought I’d make this week’s blog post on it. Embroidery can seem really hard at first glance (all those tiny...

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How to Make A 3D Image

How to Make A 3D Image

by Jared Hart Over the past year or two, the Red/Blue 3D effect has been making a comeback. This effect is actually fairly easy to achieve in Photoshop. Here is a quick guide on how to make a 3D image, also known as an "anaglyph," using the Red/Blue 3D effect in...

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Make more Sustainable Art!

Make more Sustainable Art!

  by Kris Hurst Sustainable art making involves awareness of environmental issues; such as the materials artists use to create their works, reducing waste, and adopting practices that can reduce the impact on the environment. Ignite will offer workshops taught by...

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How to Laser Engrave Ceramic Tile and Galvanized Steel

How to Laser Engrave Ceramic Tile and Galvanized Steel

  by Ashabul Alam If you’ve wondered how to utilize our laser engraver beyond cardboards, woods, and acrylics, ceramic tiles and metals are excellent materials to broaden your laser engraving expertise. Since each material requires their own settings for optimal...

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How to Use Acrylic Markers

How to Use Acrylic Markers

  by Hana Sugasawa At Ignite Studio, one of my favorite kit’s we have in the library is the Acrylic Marker kit. In this blog I will be sharing some helpful resources and tips, as well as three project ideas for some inspiration. Read on to learn how to use...

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