The ideaLAB Maker in Residence program brings in local artists, craftspeople, hobbyists - in short, makers - to share their work with the community. We're extremely lucky to have an amazing slate of current and future Makers in Residence at all of our ideaLABs.
Current Makers in Residence:
Hugh Scott @ Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB
Fridays, 3 - 5 pm
June 14, June 21, June 28
Hugh Scott is a jack of all trades maker with 15+ years of experience in many different fields. Screen printing, design, laser/cnc, welding, woodworking and manufacturing.
In Hugh's open studio, he will be developing a screen-printed postcard using anaglyphic (red-blue 3D glasses) techniques.
Kate Dignan: Montbello Branch Library ideaLAB
Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Kate Dignan is a maker who loves to try to create things that make people smile. Having a background in education, she’s enjoyed working with both adult and youth learners for most of her career while being an active member of the crafting community.
Join our Maker in Residence, Miss Kate, for the end of her residency and learn some cool new ways of using fabric scraps to make cool snuggly friends and awesome accents for your room! We’ll make a cactus you can cuddle, pop tart buddies, bow tie pillows and garlands for your walls, all with the cool stuff you can find in the ideaLAB.
Upcoming Makers in Residence:
Monica Luckie: Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library ideaLAB
Sundays, 1 - 4 PM
June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4
Monica is an avid quilter who has served as Maker in Residence at the Hampden Branch Library, where she led the community there in the creation of a bookshelf quilt. She specializes in "nerdy quilts", celebrating her love of Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and all things Halloween. At the Corky lab, she'll be introducing people to the quilting machine and piecing.
Catherine Nelson @ Hadley Branch Library ideaLAB
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13
Catherine Nelson is a visual artist originally from Louisiana and based in Denver. She uses drawings to create prints, sculptures, and installations inspired by movement and change.
During her residency with the IdeaLAB at Hadley Library, Catherine will be hand-drawing and collaging shapes to be cut into vinyl. She will also be developing temporary pieces of art on the windows of the LAB using special drawing tools and her vinyl shapes. She will host a workshop to share how she converts her sketchbook images and drawings into digital files that can be used for vinyl or laser cutters, CNC routers, or graphic designs/digital animations. Visit Catherine on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 in the Hadley ideaLAB starting June 18 to develop your own graphics!