Lack of sunshine can be a bit depressing- not to mention the frigid temperatures that keep you bolting home after every workday. Why not get out of the house and get some light in your life by joining other sunshine enthusiasts for a neon lighting weekend? You can warm your fingers at the torch, while making your very own bright creation. This survey of neon lighting will cover glass bending techniques, the process of filling a tube with a rare gas, how to design a sign on a template, and how to execute a simple install. Students are encouraged to practice techniques, familiarize themselves with the material, and if desired, design and complete a simple sign.
Instructor: Emily Craddock
Weekend | 2 sessions: February 4 & 5
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
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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.