This class is designed to be a fast paced initiation into the world of neon. Students will have a chance to create their very own illuminated sculpture. We will dive right in by learning about the equipment, how to draw a pattern, the basic bends and how the gases get electrified. By the end of the class all students will be immersed in the art of light.
Instructor: Ashley Goodwyn
Weekend | 2 sessions: Saturday, October 22, 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2:00 - 9:00 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.