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!
Neon Heart Sessions
11th February 2016
£200* per couple
For one date only,
For lovers + lovers of neon.
Two and a half hours
To draw, to bend glass
with fire together,
To watch your heart be filled
With noble gas,
To electrify the air
In crimson forever...
Until it breaks.
Morning Session: 10am - 12:30pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm - 4pm
*£200 + 3.4% Paypal fee = £206.80
Includes a power supply and your neon designed heart to take away.
Please read small print before purchase.
This venture will only run with 80% occupancy, there will be places for three couples on the morning session and three couples on the afternoon session. Each couple will design one heart between them, which will be made and processed by our two tutors on the day. A number of colours will be available. Maximum neon heart size is 60cm diameter. Participants will get to have a go at bending glass over flames under tuition. Neon Workshops LTD reserve the right to cancel this workshop. Our cut off date will be Thursday 4th February, all participants will be informed on Friday 5th February if in the unusual and unfortunate situation, the Neon Heart Sessions will not be taking place. If cancelled, we will refund your workshop fee only, we are not in a position to refund travel and accomodation. If a participant wishes to cancel, we will refund their workshop fee provided a minimum of 28 days notice has been given before course date.
Mobile Neon Workshops 2016
Australia: Canberra Glassworks
Join us this March for a series of special Mobile Neon Workshops set down under in the prestigious Canberra Glassworks, Australia's only cultural centre, wholly dedicated to contemporary glass art, and design. With it's state-of-the- art glassmaking facilities, and appealing location in Australia's capital; surrounded by native bushland, unspoiled coastlines and the Australian Alps, this promises to be an illuminating adventure not to be missed! Bend and blow glass over a ribbon burner using hand drawn templates or your own 3d model. An electron bombarder will turn your glass sculpture into neon. More info on our website...
No experience necessary.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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 | January 14th,15th,16th | May 20th, 21st, 22nd
Book your place through Indytute
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
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 - £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 Thursday evenings, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. Participants receive 20% off a One Day Intensive.
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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 (1:30-5pm) 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 £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.