Youth Camp! Text Destroyers: Intro to Neon

July 27th - July 31st
James Akers |

Take a break from your summer reading list! Let's look at how to make neon text and get sidetracked along the way. By focusing on the sequences of bends used to make letters in light, students will write in alien languages, craft artisan light bulbs, create luminous messes and cook up some alphabet soup. We will take a rigorous look at signage industry basics before jumping to unconventional solutions and arriving at otherworldly outcomes. Come along with an open mind and get ready to safely play with fire! Ages 11-18.

Pair any two week-long workshops for a multi-studio experience at a discounted rate of $1700! Sign up before March 1st and receive an additional 20% discount with the code CAMP.

Contact our Youth Coordinator at, with the subject line "SUMMER CAMP SERIES", or call 718-625-3685 x 247 to sign up for multiple classes in the Youth Camp workshop series at our discounted rate.

Class Schedule
  • Camp | 5 Sessions: July 27 — July 31
    Monday, 10:00 am - 3:00 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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