Design and make your very own neon sign!
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
The Neon Workshops company can usually be found in Yorkshire, but visit London to run special workshops for the Indytute. Set up by artist Richard William Wheater to teach and explore neon as a method of expression, Neon Workshops aim to challenge common expectations of neon and have a dedicated gallery space. Their workshops attract makers, artists, and participants from all over the world.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EXPERIENCE?
You’ll be learning how to make neon! Transcribe an idea into a neon drawing, and learn how to fill the glass forms with gas to make energy saving, 100% recyclable light. This is a beginner’s day course into the art that is neon. No previous experience is necessary and by the end of the day you will take home a piece of neon that you have designed, and assisted in making. The maximum size is anything that can be made from a 1.5m piece of glass. Expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching and fusing. Blow lamps will be provided.
Please Note: You have the option to make the neon yourself but it does take years of practice to get right and is tricky, so one of the tutors will be on hand to make it for you so that you can go home with your design.
THE ALL IMPORTANT DETAILS
This is a one-day course and takes place at Gods Own Junkyard (a wonderland of Neon). The workshop runs three times a year. There are just 6-7 people a class so please don't leave it too late to book as this experience always sells out.
You can read more on our Neon Workshop here.
- Friday 3rd September - 1 space left
- Saturday 4th September - Sold Out
- Friday 1st October
- Saturday 2nd October - Sold Out
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pay for the gift experience you wish to purchase. We’ll send a voucher including booking information to you or directly to the recipient. You or your recipient needs to check the information on the voucher and book your experience date.