From our two hour Neon Session tasters, to ambitious themed Mobile Neon Workshops, we can offer a range of inspiring and challenging courses to match your passion for neon. Once you've had a go it's hard to stop… so don't! HIRE our facilities by the hour/day with materials available on tap. Our hand built neon Machines are available for sale if you find an introduction to neon becomes life changing, it happens!
Mobile Neon Workshops 2016
London: Make Neon Art
Learn how to make neon (yes you heard it right... CREATE NEON ART!)
Transcribe ideas into neon drawings, and learn how to fill the glass forms with gas to make energy saving, 100 percent recyclable light. This is a beginner's 1 DAY COURSE into the art that is neon. You'll design your sign in the morning and transcribe your design into a real life sign. You can make anything out of one piece of 1.5 m neon.
This price includes your transformer and gas of your artwork.
No previous experience is necessary but by the end of the day you will take home a piece of neon that you have designed. You have the option to make it yourself or Richard will help you as its tricky for novices.
2016 May 21st | June 24th | September 30th | October 1st
Book your place through Indytute.
9th - 11th September 2016
Excited to be heading to Blackhorse Workshop, a new public space dedicated to making and mending, just half an hour from the centre of London!
Glasgow: Toad Hall
19th - 20th November 2016
Toad and crew are welcoming us back to Glasgow this November for a weekend of full day intensive neon-making courses. Always a thrill to spend time in one of the UK's most energetic and creative cities...
Book your place through Eventbrite
Neon Sculpture Courses (Wakefield)
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.
This is not a 'neon commissioning day'. If you have something specific you wish to make, then please get in touch before purchase for advice on whether this may be possible as part of the One - One. Commissions are taken on with enthusiasm, and are something seperate to the workshops we offer.
Once purchased we will get in touch to arrange a One - One time that suits!
One - One Tuition
*£563 + Paypal fee = £582.14
Two - One tuition is also available for £790**.
**£790 + Paypal fee = £ 817.06
*Price includes high frequency neon power supply which is worth £90 inc. VAT (£50 for ex-workshop participants).
One Day Intensive
Learn, make and take home your own neon sculpture
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.
This workshop should be seen as a 'neon experience day' rather than a 'neon commissioning day'. The two tutors will do their best in the short intense amount of time allocated to assist you in realising your idea, however be aware competent neon making requires a level of skill only achieved through many hours of practice. Download schedule here for more advice on this.
All One Day Intensives take place on Fridays. Experience is not necessary.
22nd April SOLD OUT | 27th May SOLD OUT |
17th June SOLD OUT | 1st July | 29th July | 23rd September | 14th October | 25th November | 2nd December
*£275 + Paypal fee = £284.55
*Price includes high frequency neon power supply. Designs should be kept to a maximum of 1.5m glass tube length.
Neon Sessions - £75*
A two hour taster session 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!*
Neon Sessions take place on Wednesday evenings, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. Participants receive 20% off a One Day Intensive.
2016 | May 4th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 26th, 28th, 29th | June 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 29th | July 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 30th, 31st | Sept 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 25th | Oct 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 29th, 30th | Nov 2nd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 26th, 27th | Dec 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th
Session 1: 10am - 12pm
Session 2: 1pm – 3pm
Session 3: 4pm – 6pm
Session 1: 12pm - 2pm
Session 2: 3pm – 5pm
Buy a session now using the Paypal buttons below. We'll be in touch shortly after with confirmation.
Places are taken on a first come first served basis - book now to avoid disappointment!
*£75 + Paypal fee + 20p transaction = £77.75
*We can electrode and process these practice examples with gas for a discounted fee of £20.
Neon Refresher + Hire
£150 per person
If you've enjoyed one of our workshops* but don't feel confident with jumping straight into hiring, then this package is for you! From 10am-12:30pm a neon tutor will help you revisit the torches and assist with manipulating glass tube, so that in the afternoon (1:30-4pm) you can hit the ground running and make your neon!
Price does not include materials, which can be paid for up front or as you go along. This is for ex-workshop participants only. Book your Refresher now!
£150 + Paypal fee = £155.30
*Excludes Neon Sessions
£20 per person, per hour (as of 1st May 2016)
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 beginning! 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 Hire time now!
Method of Payment
Bank transfer (We'll invoice you with our account info)
Paypal (Buttons above)
Intuit Pay (Card payments over the phone)
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.
All prices are inclusive of 20% VAT. Paypal buttons incur a 3.4% + 20p fee for each transaction.
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.
Course price does not include transformer/power supply unless stated. There are a wide range available varying in voltage and milliamps. Transformers are available from Neon Workshops on the day: £90 for our high frequency transformers and £132 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.
In extraordinary circumstances, such as unforeseen staff illness, Neon Workshops reserve the right to cancel workshops at any time. We will always do our best to reschedule the workshop, but if rescheduling is not possible then a refund of the workshop price only will be offered. We are not in a position to offer participants compensation for travel and accommodation.
Gift Vouchers are non refundable and are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.