Intermediate Neon: In Tube we Trust!

November 2nd - December 14th
James Akers |

This class will have two objectives- first will be to refine our techniques with the crossfire torch and ribbon burner. Following commercial neon standards, we will jump out of our comfort zone to push our bending abilities and develop greater consistency with the basic bends, expanding into different diameters of tubing as well. 

The second objective will be to use this newfound consistency to aid in bending complex patterns. With bends and measurements they can rely on, students will be able to accurately skip bends and keep themselves out of tricky situations while staying on pattern. By following general rules of thumb when planning their approach, Students will be developing the foresight to stay out of trouble when tackling more difficult designs of their own.

This is a great class for you if you've already taken at least one of the Intro to Neon multi-week workshops at UrbanGlass, or something similar elsewhere and are looking to delve deeper into skill building at the torch! 

Class will not meet on November 23rd

Class Schedule
  • 6 Sessions: November 2 — December 14
    Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

James Akers

My name is James Akers, and I am an artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York where I work as a commercial neon bender and as a sculptor. I create dense, frenetically active sculptures that often incorporate neon and sound circuits.

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