This intensive weekend workshop will reveal the basics of tube bending, sign assembly and introduce the necessary tools to become an experienced bender. Enrolling students will also learn how to create a bending template and focus on creating their own neon sign. The main emphasis of this class is experimentation and students will additionally learn some brief history about neon and its significance locally and internationally. This class is all ages and no prior experience is required.
Instructor: Denzel Russell
Weekend | 2 sessions: December 17 & 18
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm
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UrbanGlass is dedicated to furthering the use of glass as a creative medium, through studios, classes, publications, exhibitions, and events. We offer a comprehensive education program for students at every age and skill level - from children to working artists - in a variety of techniques, including kiln casting, lampworking, mosaics, and stained glass. Over 500 students a year come to study and work with faculty that includes world-renowned artists and designers. UrbanGlass serves as the primary studio of over 200 professional artists and designers.
Founded in 1977 by artists Richard Yelle and Erik Erikson as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, UrbanGlass was the first artist-access glass center in the United States and is now the largest. Previously, those interested in working in glass could only do so at art schools, in factories or by building their own studios, but when UrbanGlass opened its doors, glass as an art medium became widely available.