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Neon 101 (February)

February 11th - February 12th
James Akers |

Learn how to create your own neon sign or sculpture from start to finish in this two-session intensive workshop. The class will be presented as a series of tutorials focused on glass bending, designing, wiring, and installation, along with a demonstration of how a glass tube is processed and filled with gas to produce light. This course is designed for beginners and returning students who need a review and/or guided work session.

What to Expect: Participants can expect to leave with 1-2 units bent into a simple shape or form. 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: Neon tubes will be bombarded during class, so students should leave with finished units of neon. Should processing take additional time, students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their 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
  • 2 Sessions: February 11 — February 12
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor

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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