Join this six-week introductory course to learn the basics of neon lighting and take part in the active evolution of the field.
Technological advancements and the rise of LED lighting have pushed neon from its once prominent position in the world of signs and advertising to a smaller, more artistically driven market. Neon has been making its way from the glowing windows and storefronts of questionable repute to the substantially more posh gallery and art fair settings.
This class will cover the following: fundamentals of neon bending, filling a tube, history, resources, safety in the workspace, torch etiquette, and contemporary artists using lighting in their work. Students will be challenged and encouraged to make as many as three to five pieces of their own design.
No class October 20
Weekly Class |
Sessions: September 22 — November 3
Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm