Make a Neon Shape (2.5 hour slots)

September 30th, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Jess Krichelle, Phil Garip |

Make your very own neon light! In this private introductory lesson, students will learn all of the steps to transform hollow glass tubes into stunning illuminated neon. Starting with the basics of glass tube bending using the heat of a torch, students will then learn about following patterns to make a specific sign. Students will complete one simple neon sign.

Once their piece is ready, students will observe as their piece is pumped – or filled with noble gas – and illuminated. Each lesson will conclude with a tutorial on how to wire, mount (indoors), and care for your new artwork before taking your masterpiece home.

What to Expect: Neon is a unique and complex artform. In this introductory lesson, you will complete one simple neon shape or squiggle (no text). You will work with glass tubing at the torch to bend and manipulate the glass. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No experience required. Open to ages 14 and up. 

Pick-up: You should leave with the completed piece, but if for some reason the instructors are unable to pump your work during the lesson, you will need to return to UG to pick up your work. 

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Class Schedule
  • 1 Session: September 30th
    Saturday, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Staff, Instructor

Jess Krichelle

After taking a neon design and fabrication course with Lili Lakich in Los Angeles, Jess studied neon glassblowing under Michael Flechtner to make her own light sculptures. She worked as the Lab Supervisor at the Museum of Neon Art before she moved from Los Angeles to New York in 2021 to pursue her glass education. 

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Staff, Instructor

Phil Garip

Phil Garip is a neon artist and fabricator based in Brooklyn. He is a Sagittarius, a cat parent, and his love language is improv.

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