Mobile Neon Workshops 2015
New York Neon
17th-19th April 2015
When our friends at Lite Brite Neon (Brooklyn) suggested we should run a workshop there soon, we didn't have to be asked twice! The big apple continues to play a colossal role in the story of neon. We've teamed up with some of the most influential players in New York City's neon scene to deliver an ambitious workshop and event series.
From taking a neon tour with 'New York Neon' author Thomas Rinaldi, to working with fire, glass and electric in the renowned studio of Lite Brite Neon. Sit back in a hip Williamsburg bar, listening to stories from the likes of Jeff Friedman – owner of the world's most famous neon shop; Let There be Neon. Use an electron bombarder and turn your ideas into neon light. Watch William Klein's stunning movie 'Broadway by Light' on a Brooklyn rooftop as the sun sets. Bend and blow glass over a ribbon burner to a neon template...
This will undoubtedly be the coolest workshop we've ever attempted. The Lite Brite Neon team: Matt Dilling, Sergio Almaraz, Wayne Heller and Erin Jones, along with UK artist Richard William Wheater, will be on hand to help participants explore the mystifying world of neon with a New York twist! No neon/glass making experience necessary. Tutors will assist with turning participants neon ideas into reality. Price excludes accommodation, travel and food, though we are happy to advise on these.
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*£1200 + Paypal fee = £1241
Berlin: International Year of Light
19th June 2015: One Day Intensive
20th, 21st June 2015: Neon Sessions
We invite creative professionals, or anyone with an interest in the possibilities of neon light, to join us for a summer solstice party at the glass studios of Berlin Glas eV. UNESCO have designated 2015 as the international year of light. Berlin, and its associations with Albert Einstein, seems the perfect vibrant city to embrace this theme. Spaces available for taster sessions and a one-day intensive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
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Biarritz: Neon Surf Retreat
24th-27th September 2015
Join us on a remote coastal retreat to contemplate the most abundant noble gas in the air we breathe: neon. Alternate riding the waves under professional instruction, with making neon sculptures on the golden shores of Biarritz. Whether you are a surfer drawn to bright lights, or a neon lover wondering what a beach break is, bring a towel and your sense of adventure and let's make some memories! Camp-style accommodation is planned, with wholesome meals to keep body and mind in good shape.
*£850 + Paypal fee = £879.10
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!
Two - One tuition is also available for £790**.
*£563 + Paypal fee = £582.14
**£790 + Paypal fee = £ 817.06
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.
*£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 - £65*
2015 February 21st, 28th | March 14th, 21st, 28th | April 4th | May 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th | June 6th, 13th, 27th | July 4th, 11th, 25th | August CLOSED
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!*
All Sessions take place on a Saturday. 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!
*£65 + Paypal fee = £67.41
*We can electrode and process these practice examples with gas for a discounted fee of £18.
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 (1:30-5pm) 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
£12 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 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 £126 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.