Learn how to make your world shine bright through the darkness.
“It’s great to experience the making of something that is in our everyday life,” said one of the instructors, Hannah Kirkpatrick. “Neon is all around us and such an interesting process and medium. It’s making and shaping your own light!”
Two sections are being offered: Saturday and Sunday, February 20–21 or April 23–24, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The classes will take place at the Chrysler Glass Studio in the–ahem–NEON District.
“Neon can be accessed on many levels- as an artistic medium, as a technical process, and craft of the sign industry, and as a science,” said Kirkpatrick. “The class will be very beginning level that will work with simple shapes. Students will learn how to heat glass tubes over a ribbon of fire and bend them to a pattern. It takes some practice but is really fun and rewarding, especially when lit.”
No previous experience is necessary to sign up for the class.
“If you’re energetic, inquisitive, or just like things that glow this is the class for you,” said Charlotte Potter, the director of the Glass Studio.
For more info or to sign up, click here.