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November 01, 2023

Ignite Studio’s Season of Giving 2023

Ignite Studio celebrates Season of Giving with many fun and exciting arts-focused classes and workshops in November and December. Join us to celebrate the artists of “The Sustenance Show,” an exhibit all about the things that feed and nourish us – from food to love. Stop by the Art Supply Swap to donate gently used supplies to artists in need and pick something new up for yourself or someone you care about while you’re there! Learn from fellow makers about how to make old things new again, just in time for the New Year. You can also join our Maker-in-Residence Rue Sparks in the last month of their residency to write uplifting letters to seniors in need or to make a zine to give to a friend. Or, drop in to Ignite any time to participate in our drop-in activities. December features stencil-made gift tags and beautiful beaded snowflakes! Registration for classes that require it opens two weeks prior to the event.

Mending Night!

11/9/2023 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM – No registration required!

12/14/2023 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM – No registration required!

Have a hole in your favorite sweater? Your go-to lounge pants wearing out? Repair the clothes you love and extend their use! In this 2-hour drop-in gathering, patrons will gather to repair or alter clothing and other textiles. Keep fabrics out of the landfill! Help your clothes last longer!  Basic men​ding supplies will be available, (feel free to bring your own) as we share knowledge of mending and embellishing techniques.  Ages 13 and up.

Artist Reception: “The Sustenance Show”

11/16/2023 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM – No registration required!

Celebrate Ignite Studio’s latest art exhibit, “The Sustenance Show.” This show features interpretations of the things that feed us whether that be tangible items such as food and drink or more abstract concepts such as friendship and love. Engage with the artists and support local art! All ages welcome.

Art Supply Swap

12/2/2023 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – No registration required!

Do you have unused and unloved art supplies in need of a better home? Or are you an artist in need of art supplies? Bring your gently used art supplies to Ignite and participate in our first ever Art Supply Swap! This is a drop-in event to swap supplies, pick up something new and exciting, or stick around to watch one of the live demonstrations of Ignite equipment. In the spirit of mutual aid, our purpose here is to provide access to materials, time, and expertise, and to encourage our community to do the same. Take what you need, donate what you can. Ages 5+.

Maker-in-Residence: Spread the Joy – Combine Art and the Written Word for Seniors in Need

12/2/2023 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM

12/5/2023 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Creators of all ages are encouraged to stop in to brighten the day of a senior in need. We will be creating hand-made cards for seniors in this family-oriented drop-in. We will provide a list of seniors or come with a list of your own! All ages.

Maker-in-Residence: Making Holiday Gifts

12/4/2023 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM

12/7/2023 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM

12/9/2023 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM

In this holiday-themed workshop, newcomers and veterans to zines alike create a zine to give to a loved one for the holidays. Whether it’s a family story to pass on, something you want to say to your loved one in poetry form, or an innovation on your new year’s letter, this workshop is your opportunity to inject some creativity to the holiday shopping rush. We will break down different construction methods, create rough drafts to iron out the details, and get you started on making the final product.  Registration begins two weeks prior to workshop. Ages 7 and up.

Drop-In Activity: Stencil Gift Tags

12/4/2023 – 12/17/2023 – Daily, no registration required!

Drop by Ignite to make your own personalized gift tag! Using stencils and mixed media materials, brighten up your holiday giving by adding a one-of-a-kind tag. Step-by-step instruction sheets will help you in this self-guided activity. Materials will be available in Ignite while supplies last. Ages 5 and up.

Drop-In Activity: Beaded Snowflakes

12/18/2023 – 12/31/2023 – Daily, no registration required!

Stop by Ignite to catch the sunlight this chilly season with a snowflake sun catcher! Hang it from a window to show off your winter-wonderful creation. Choose from a variety of colorful beads and use shiny pipe cleaners to make a unique snowflake design! Step-by-step instruction sheets will help you in this self-guided activity. Materials will be available in Ignite while supplies last. Ages 5 and up.

Join us for these and many more classes this winter! Don’t forget to share what you’ve been making on the Ignite Community Discussion Board. Happy Making!