Actions and Detail Panel
Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, Apr 2, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
The first successful neon sign was built in 1909 in Newark, New Jersey. Since then, we have had these vacuumed tubes lighting up our storefronts all over the world. As LEDs rise in popularity, the neon sign industry is slowing down. Artists have now taken neon in a completely new direction, bringing this colorful lighting into the space of the gallery. Come learn the amazing techniques and mad science behind the signs that ignited our thoughts and desires of the early 1900s, and represent a new form of expression in contemporary art. In this class you will learn how these signs, and now sculptures, are bent and lit up. All students will have the chance to bend glass tube to a design of their own making. This hands on workshop is designed to give students an understanding of the process and science behind the neon they see every day.
Instructor: Ashley Goodwyn
Weekend | 2 sessions: April 1 & 2
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm