Light Up! Introduction to Neon

July 5th - July 9th
Emily Craddock |

In this 1-week introductory workshop, students are encouraged to explore the brilliant and sculptural potentials of neon! The 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 excited with a noble gas. 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.

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. Our top priority is keeping our community safe. At UrbanGlass, masks are still required for all ages 2 and older (we recommend a KN95 or KF94 mask). Temperature checks continue at the security desk when entering through the Rockwell entrance. We ask that if you were recently directly exposed to COVID-19 and are awaiting test results that you do not come to class, and we will work with you to find another class placement or refund you the class fee. Current policies are subject to change based on additional information, including the city's new alert levels page.

Class Schedule
  • 5 Sessions: July 5 — July 9
    Tuesday, 5:00 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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