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Bending Skills and Noble Fills

April 15th - June 3rd
Emily Craddock |

In this 8-week introductory workshop, students are encouraged to explore the brilliant and sculptural potentials of neon! The first four weeks of class will be split between demonstrations given by the instructor and guided personal exploration. Demonstrations will include: the fundamental techniques required to bend and weld hot glass tubing, tips and tricks on how to make a bending pattern, indoor installation, and the process of how a glass tube becomes activated with a noble gas. For the remaining half of the class, students will create their own design on a pattern or continue to playfully experiment with the material. This course is geared towards the beginner, but can be utilized by an intermediate as a platform for troubleshooting a project or refreshing one’s skills. Open to all skill levels.

Class Schedule
  • Weekly Class | 8 Sessions: April 15 — June 3
    Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Staff, Instructor

Emily Craddock

Emily Craddock received her BFA in Sculpture from Alfred University in 2014, and an Associate’s degree in Glass Art from Salem Community College in 2009. She now resides in Brooklyn, NY where she works as a freelancer, neon technician, and teacher/teacher’s assistant at UrbanGlass. 

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