Light painting photography is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Recently Studio 300 hosted a light painting portrait class for adults where our patrons learned the basic photography skills required for successful images. Then we kicked it in to high gear and added a flash to create some fun and interesting portraits. Go to our Flickr page for the results of the class.
The Maker Lab inside Studio 300 is a veritable idea factory. Just look how one of our patrons used the vinyl cutter and outdoor stick-on vinyl to add a patriotic personal touch to his automobile.
What will you make next?
The Maker lab inside Studio 300 Maker Lab announces new Heat Press Vinyl colors just in time for the holidays. Use Electric Red, Electric Green, Metallic Gold, and Crystal Holographic for making custom t-shirts and other apparel. There is a slightly higher costs for this vinyl at $3 a foot. For more information on using the vinyl cutting machine, contact Studio 300.
Browse new creative content made by our very own Fountaindale Public Library patrons in the Community Content Collection. This special compilation features local content creators who share their podcasts, videos, artwork, and more. Also, several local authors share their ebooks.
Our aim is to capture, curate, and share the knowledge and artistic creations that YOU produce and make them available to FPLD patrons in our Fountaindale Public Library Community Content Collection. To submit your own work, visit this link.
A person’s hands can do amazing things. Computers can do amazing things. But often there is a disconnect between the two. The Cintiq drawing tablet bridges that gap.
Combined with software such as Photoshop opens up endless possibilities. Pressure sensitivity, screen mirroring – it’s an amazing feeling to work with a pen.
This Staff Pick brought to you by Steve. Stop by Studio 300 and try this device for yourself.
The Maker Lab at Studio 300 has the Power Press Heat Press available for your heat transfer vinyl project. The 15-by-15-inch industrial-quality digital heat press includes Teflon on the heat platen. This heat press is compact and is an upward-opening model. Ideal for applying transfers, letters, numbers, and images on t-shirts, garments, bags, mouse mats, jigsaw puzzles, ID badges, ceramic tiles, and other items. Here are the details:
- LCD Control Board: Fully digital temperature and time control.
- Special Thickened Aluminum Heating Plate for even and stable temperature over the entire heating plate.
- Teflon Coated Heating Plate. No need for coated sheets. Harmless to the cloth, convenient to clean, and provide attractive appearance.
- Signal Indicator beeps when transfer it over.
- Plate pressure is easily adjusted to accommodate different materials.
- Integrated electric control system for accurate heat adjustments.
Stop by and check it out. Studio 300 staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you with your project during open shop hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to Noon.
Here are examples from a recent Studio 300 program where patrons applied designs to their own t-shirts.
The Maker Lab at Studio 300 has the KNK Zing Air Computerized Cutter available for your vinyl cutting project needs. The KNK Zing Air allows you to create and cut your own custom designs. Here’s its specs:
- Cutting width up to 12″ wide.
- Print and Cut With built-in Laser alignment, the KNK Zing Air performs quick and precise cuts.
- Now with 3 wheels, allowing users to cut 12″ x unlimited length.
- Peel and stick vinyl is $1.00 / linear foot
- Heat transfer vinyl is $2.50 / linear foot.
- A heat press is available.
Stop by and check it out. Studio 300 staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you with your project during open shop hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.
These days our electronics are always close at hand. We take them everywhere and use them for everything from work to play. With such an abundance of devices in use you may want yours to stand out.
There are many ways to customize the look of your device: laptop skins or decals, customized cases, and more. The wide range of choices makes it difficult to decide. Or you may not get exactly what you want. At Studio 300 there are a few ways to easily customize your own device.
The Studio 300 KNK Zing Computerized Cutter allows you to cut vinyl into the design of your choice. These can easily be applied to your devices and will last a long time.
Another quick and easy way to customize your cell phone is to buy a clear case and then design an insert. You can change these up whenever you wish to update the look. You create the design and print it using the different paper stocks available at Studio 300. (Examples below).
Ready to get started? Studio 300 has two upcoming classes that can teach you how to use the tools and software to create your own designs.
Vinyl Design & Computer Cutting Basics
Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m.
Create and cut custom designs that can be applied to different surfaces.
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Learn essential Photoshop tools and basic techniques.
The next time you feel like supporting your favorite band, game, sports team or just want to create something that represents YOU, visit Studio 300 and take advantage of all the tools and software available to you.
On Saturday, March 11, Fountaindale hosted our first Maker Faire. The event had huge support from our community and featured a bevy of activities including Spaghetti Bridge Building. Check out the highlight video below. And head to our Flickr page for even more pictures.