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The Maker-in-Residence program connects the public with art and the people who create it and includes various art forms such as theater and performing arts, visual arts, technology arts, media arts, written arts and music. The residency takes place at the LPLS branch best suited for the artist or maker and lasts for three months. Regular open studio hours at the library allow the makers and artists to create on-site as patrons interact and learn about different artistic processes. Each maker also offers special free workshops for the public each month.

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Spring 2024

Corinne Blackstone

Cricut and Craft Video Content Creator
Spring 2024

Corinne Blackstone

Cricut and Craft Video Content Creator

Corinne is a life-long resident of Northeast Ohio. She grew up crafting with her mom and got her first Cricut in 2017. Frustrated to not find many Cricut tutorials on YouTube, she began her own channel in 2018. Her channel, which has had over 4.3 million impressions, offers resources for novices to make their learning curve less daunting.

Photo of Corinne Blackstone
Graphic of Sublimate on a Frosted Glass Can
Graphic of a Stencil made with Cricut

Open Studio

Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
March 4, 11, 18, 25;
April 1, 10, 15, 22, 29;
May 6, 13, 20

Visit with our current Maker‑In‑Residence and Cricut and craft video content creator, Corrine Blackstone, and learn about Cricut techniques, projects and running a craft business.

Intro to Cricut Design Space

Tuesday, March 12
10 a.m. to noon

Learn the skills required to begin your journey with Cricut. Explore design space feature and how it works as well as some tips and tricks to make your craft life easier.

Heat Transfer Vinyl Eclipse Shirt

Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
March 21 OR April 4

Learn all about working with iron-on or heat transfer vinyl. Design an eclipse-themed shirt from start to finish and learn to layer and press the shirts to make a successful project.t Bring your own t‑shirt, all other supplies provided.

Adhesive Vinyl 101

Saturday, April 20
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to design, cut and layer your own adhesive vinyl project.

Sublimation 101

Wednesday, May 8
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Learn how to make a sublimation design using the free website Canva and how to overcome pitfalls you might encounter when working with sublimation.

Take Your Craft Hobby to a Business

Saturday, May 11
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Have you been wanting to turn your crafting hobby into a business? Hear how our current Maker-In-Residence did it! Bring your questions for this interactive discussion.