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ART 1700 Foundations: Space : Spark Resources

Library research resources and The Spark workshops in support of ART 1700 Foundations: Space class. Professor Rachel Black.

The UNT Libraries' makerspace, The Spark, promotes the cooperative and creative use of technology. We provide the UNT community including faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students with access to equipment, software, and training that promotes innovative, cross-disciplinary learning.

In an effort to support UNT students, The Spark Makerspace has also integrated a number of virtual processes to continue to support our online students. Online workshops, consultations, and one on one trainings are offered through Zoom. You can use the same request form for consultations and trainings just indicate a preference for online/zoom sessions.

In addition we are adding Chat support during our hours of operation. If you need assistance with a resources, learning a design application or coding we will be live to assist or get you scheduled for support. To reach the Spark Chat, go to our webpages and click the button to the right that is labeled 'Spark Chat'.

The Spark will host numerous workshops at one of our locations in Willis Library or Discovery Park and online this semester to help you get familiar with the great tools and software available for use. For the Fall 2020 semester our online workshops will be listed as a zoom session on our events page.

The Spark offers assistance with learning how to use resources but we are not authorized to develop code or projects for individuals. We are here to help you and offer the following types of support.


Contact Us

The Spark Makerspace artmark

Do you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to share your project? We want to hear from you!

  •   Willis Library (940) 369-5259
  •   Discovery Park (940) 565-3175
  •  Email us                   



  •  Spark Resources Consultation
    • A consultation is a 30-60 minute session with a Knowledge Specialist. In this session, you are expected to present the project concept/question so the Knowledge Specialist can highlight resources and offer suggestions to assist you in accomplishing your project goal.
  • Training Sessions
    • Training is a 60-minute session with a Knowledge Specialist that will train you on safety standards, proper use of equipment/software, and Spark use guidelines. Some equipment*/software may take more than one session. *You will sign a contract after your training session for future use on The Spark’s equipment.
  • Work Request (Required for Lasercutter, CNC, Embroidery)  
    • Do you have everything ready to complete your project? You should have a file created in the proper format, approved materials, and you will need to schedule a session with a Knowledge Specialist to complete the cut/scan.
  • Submit STL Files (3D Printing)
    • The Spark’s 3D printing is a paid service handled through 3D Printing by The Spark.

Spark Topics

The following are areas of knowledge and software packages that The Spark offers training for that might assist students in Foundations of Art courses:

  • Adobe* If you have access these can be online, otherwise we can do these training in space
    • InDesign
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • Premier
  • Blender
  • OnShape
  • Scratch
  • SketchUp
  • Solidworks
  • TinkerCAD
  • Unity
  • UnReal

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