Creative Studio

The Creative & Sound Studios are open!

The Creative & Sound Studios are a do-it-yourself creative space for music production, digitization, crafting, digital art, and other maker projects! The Studios feature technology and equipment, such as a 3D printer, electronic cutters, recording space, and more to inspire and educate a community of makers and creators. Addison Public Library cardholders can book the Sound Studio up to 7-days in advance. The Library may reserve the Creative & Sound Studios and equipment for programs, appointments, and staff trainings. When not reserved, most equipment is available to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis, unless additional training or supervision is required. 

Book a 1-on-1 Appointment

Creative Studio Policy

3D Print

Design 3D models or find them online and print them out in the Creative Studio.

Digitize

Put your old photos, slides, cassettes, records, or vhs tapes onto your computer. The library has easy to use equipment for each of these tasks.

Electronic Cutters

Electronic cutters (also called vinyl cutters) use a computer-controlled knife blade to create designs for vinyl lettering, custom card making, iron-on vinyl decals for custom shirts, window cling decals, and more. There are two different brands of electronic cutters available: the Silhouette Cameo 4 and the Cricut Maker. 

Learn more about the Silhouette Cameo 4

Learn more about the Cricut Maker

Heat Presses

Available in the Creative Studio are two different heat presses: the Cricut EasyPress and the Cricut Mug Press. The Cricut EasyPress is a 10"x12" flat iron for heating iron-on vinyl or sublimation prints to shirts, towels, and other flat surfaces. The Cricut Mug Press is for heating Infusible Ink or sublimation prints to sublimation mugs. Learn more about the Cricut EasyPress and Cricut Mug Press. 

Sewing Machines

The Creative Studio has Janome Magnolia 7330 sewing machines for your sewing and textile projects. 

Sound Studio

We offer a private space for recording and editing audio that also contains advanced video editing software.

Sublimation Printing (coming soon)

The Sawgrass SG1000 creates prints using sublimation ink. When these sublimation prints are heated under a heat press, the ink evaporates and absorbs into polyester fabric or poly-coated surfaces, allowing you to create custom shirts, mugs, photo panels, and more. 

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud, Including...

iLife Suite

Photoshop: Edit photos Garageband: Edit and Record music
Illustrator: Design and draw graphics iMovie: Edit video

InDesign: Publish print or digital text

And many more

iPhoto: Edit photos

 

Microsoft Office

Additional Software

Word: Create documents Manga Studios: Create comics
Excel: Create spreadsheets Final Cut Pro: Advanced video editing
Powerpoint: Create slideshows Toast Titanium 19: Copy/burn disks