Neon 101: Light As Sculpture

December 16th - December 17th
Chris Freeman |

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 designing, glass bending, wiring, and installation, along with a demonstration of how a glass tube is processed and filled with gas to produce light. 

What to Expect: At the end of the workshop each student will go home with their own neon piece. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: This workshop is designed for beginners and returning students who need a review and/or guided work session. Open to ages 14 and up.

Pick-up: Should processing take additional time, students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work.

Class Schedule
  • 2 Sessions: December 16 — December 17
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Chris Freeman

Brooklyn-based artist Chris Freeman has worked in the field of neon since 1985. The majority of his work has been the fabrication of site-specific light sculptures, as well as the engineering and manufacture of neon and Cold Cathode lighting with NYC-based lighting designers and architects. He has worked as a neon technician for Joseph Kosuth, Keith Sonnier, and Stephen Antonakos, and has been commissioned for site-specific neon works for the Newark Public Schools and the Wildwood, New Jersey Convention Center. He has taught neon lighting at The New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Brooklyn Glass, and ceramic sculpture at The School of Visual Arts.

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