A Landmark Mobile Neon Workshop: Reykjavik, Iceland
7th-11th February 2014
(price includes materials, accommodation, breakfast + excursion to seek out the Northern Lights)
After the huge success of Paris last year, we are raising the bar once again and setting our sights on the Northern Lights for a special 4-day mobile neon workshop plus evening events that will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland during February next year. The workshop will be taught by several artists working in neon and light, and we are thrilled to announce that world renowned Czech-born artist Magdalena Jetelová is now confirmed as artist in residence!
Due to the peak of the 11-year solar cycle we are visiting Reykjavik at possibly the best time to view the Northern Lights!
Reykjavik: Neon Sessions
Thursday February 6th 2014
Session 1: 10am - 12pm
Session 2: 1pm - 3pm
Taking place as part of our landmark mobile venture to Reykjavik and to celebrate the beginning of the annual Winter Lights Festival in Reykjavik, these sessions are a two hour taster on what neon is, what it can be and how to make it. See glowing examples of neon art explained, expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity.
Experience the chance to have a go yourself under tuition and take home the results.
Members of SÍM (The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists) and The Reykjavik Association of Scuptors recieve a 20% discount off the cost off these sessions or Northern Lights. Please get in touch via email.
Mobile Neon Workshops 2014
Berlin, Brighton, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, London, Sweden.
Interested? Please contact us with your details.
One - One
Choose your tuition date with one of our neon makers
per person, per day
Our one to one tuition offers a more intensive training experience allowing the participant to thoroughly engage with neon making. Ex-participants can expand their knowledge and push their skills further, absolute beginners are offered a more exclusive introduction to neon during one to one time with a neon maker.
Once purchased we will get in touch to arrange a time that suits!
One Day Intensive
Learn, make and take home your own neon sculpture
2013 15th November | 6th December
2014 28th February | 14th March | 18th April | 16th May
Six participants will be taught by two neon makers, and learn everything from transcribing ideas into neon drawings to filling their glass forms with gas. At the end of the day everyone takes home a piece of neon they have designed and helped make or directed in making. All One Day Intensives take place on Fridays. Experience is not necessary.
2013 December 14th
2014 January 18th, 25th | February 22nd | March 1st, 8th, 29th
Session 1: 10am - 12:30pm
Session 2: 2pm – 4:30pm
Session 3: 5:30pm – 8pm
A two and a half hour taster on what neon is,
what it can be and how to make it. See glowing examples of neon art explained, expect mesmerising demonstrations
of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling
with gas and illuminating with electricity. Experience the chance to have a go
yourself under tuition and take home the results!**
Participants receive 20% off a One Day Intensive.
Buy a session now using the Paypal button below, and during the payment process you'll have chance to tell us your preferred session dates/times from the above options (please give us a choice of 3). We'll be in touch shortly after with confirmation.
Places are taken on a first come first served basis - book now to avoid disappointment!
**If you would like your practice examples electroding and processing with gas we can offer this at a discounted rate of £15.
£10 per person, per hour
With access to such affordable neon making facilities, finishing a workshop doesn't have to mark the end of your experiences with neon...
it can be the beggining! Practice, play, make your neon night and day with tech on hand. Price does not include materials, which can be paid for up front or as you go along. Hire is for ex-workshop participants only. Book your Hiretime now!
Method of Payment
Bank transfer (We'll invoice you with our account info)
Cheque (payable to Neon Workshops)
Please note, as there
are limited places available per course, it is advised to confirm
early to avoid disappointment. On received payment, your place
will be confirmed and the remaining necessary workshop itinerary
will be forwarded. If you wish to withdraw from the course you
will receive full reimbursement provided a minimum of 28 days
notice has been given before course date.
We teach members of the public from the age of 14 years and above. Those that are below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
On received payment, your place will be confirmed and the remaining necessary workshop itinerary will be forwarded. If you wish to withdraw from the course you will receive full reimbursement provided a minimum of 28 days notice has been given before course date.
Course price does not include transformer/power supply. There are a wide range available varying in voltage and milliamps. Transformers are available from Neon Workshops on the day: £75 for our high frequency transformers and £105 for our traditional iron core transformers. Unless you know the exact length and diameter of glass and choice of gas you wish to use, please don’t purchase until the work is made.
Food and lodgings are not included in the course fee unless specified however cafes and fast food outlets are very close by. We also have a list on request of recommended places to stay within a stones throw from the workshop.