Bend and Wear

January 8th - January 12th
James Akers |

Students in Bend and Wear will learn neon tube bending basics while exploring wild methods of display. Students will learn to pattern, bend, and create wearable neon to become walking, performative, light sculptures that will be exhibited in the streets, in  a mobile installation through New York City. Participants will become walking emitters of electromagnetic waves in a variety of visible wavelengths by utilizing the cutting edge of the 1980s luminous tube and high voltage technology. By working experimentally and bending the rules we will learn to push the boundaries of this traditional agent of advertisement.

Instructor: James Akers

1 Week Intensive | 5 sessions 

January 8-12 , 6:00pm - 10:00pm

This class has access to Student Hours for the semester, dedicated hours open to student use. Glass processes take practice, so utilize this free time in our studios to learn! For details call (718) 625-3685.

Class Schedule
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: January 8 — January 12
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

James Akers

John Akers graduated from Alfred University in 2015 with an addiction to glass, neon, and electricity. He currently  is based out of Dallas Texas where he designs artisanal compact fluorescent lightbulbs while packaging ideas on art and life by creating a series of highly exhibitable electric sculptures.

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