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Fall Quarter 2018


Class

Whether you're a novice, a working artist seeking to expand your studio practice, or a seasoned enthusiast ready to get back into the fire — this is the class for you. Instructed by William Kirtley, Dani Kaes, and Dylan Neuwirth.

 

Light-Based Media: introduction

Learn the history and contemporary uses of this unique medium while producing illuminated tubes of various shapes and sizes to be used in the creation of your own artwork. Instruction will include an introduction to the noble gasses, studio safety, bombarding process, as well as an overview of correct transformer loading and wiring. Time in the fire will be focused on learning 90-degree bends, U-bends, curves, and fusing glass tubes.

Students will be provided materials to produce a maximum of 4 finished tubes of up to 4 feet in length (16 feet total footage). Tubes may consist of clear glass filled with either neon or argon gas. Students will be supplied a complete bending kit as well as a neon transformer to power their artistic creations.

No prerequisite is required.

Tuesday Schedule: 6 classes meeting on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm beginning on October 9, 2018 and concluding on November 13, 2018. Includes four optional, open studios meeting on Saturdays from 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm beginning on October 20, 2018 and concluding on November 10, 2018.

Wednesday Schedule: 6 classes meeting on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm beginning on October 10, 2018 and concluding on November 14, 2018. Includes four optional, open studios meeting on Saturdays from 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm beginning on October 20, 2018 and concluding on November 10, 2018.

 
 

Winter Quarter 2019

 

Workshop

One-day workshops with a visiting artist are an excellent way to discover the potentials of exploring light, space, and interactive technologies with a working professional. Instructed by a visiting artist and a Western Neon School of Art staff member.

 

expansions: workshop 1

Spend time with a local, national, or international visiting artist for a one-day workshop investigating time-tested traditions, technical twists, new techniques or unexpected outcomes. Open to beginners, curious minds and those looking for a fresh perspective on light-based media.

Students will be provided materials to produce a maximum of 2 finished tubes of up to 4 feet in length (8 feet total footage). Tubes may consist of clear glass filled with either neon or argon gas. New students (who have not taken an Introduction or Intermediate Light-Based Media class) will be supplied a complete bending kit as well as a neon transformer to power their artistic creations.

No prerequisite is required.

Saturday Schedule: Workshop meeting from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, with an hour lunch-break, on January 12, 2019. 

Please Read: Expansions 1 visiting artist is currently TBD. Workshop registration will open as soon as all details are finalized.

 

Class

Whether you're a novice, a working artist seeking to expand your studio practice, or a seasoned enthusiast ready to get back into the fire — this is the class for you. Instructed by William Kirtley, Dani Kaes, and Dylan Neuwirth.

 

Light-Based Media: introduction

Learn the history and contemporary uses of this unique medium while producing illuminated tubes of various shapes and sizes to be used in the creation of your own artwork. Instruction will include an introduction to the noble gasses, studio safety, bombarding process, as well as an overview of correct transformer loading and wiring. Time in the fire will be focused on learning 90-degree bends, U-bends, curves, and fusing glass tubes.

Students will be provided materials to produce a maximum of 4 finished tubes of up to 4 feet in length (16 feet total footage). Tubes may consist of clear glass filled with either neon or argon gas. Students will be supplied a complete bending kit as well as a neon transformer to power their artistic creations.

No prerequisite is required.

Tuesday Schedule: 6 classes meeting on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm beginning on January 22, 2019 and concluding on February 26, 2019. Includes four optional, open studios meeting on Saturdays from 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm beginning on February 2, 2019 and concluding on February 23, 2019.

Wednesday Schedule: 6 classes meeting on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm beginning on January 23, 2019 and concluding on February 27, 2019. Includes four optional, open studios meeting on Saturdays from 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm on February 2, 2019 and concluding on February 23, 2019.

Class

A focused and in-depth class that pushes your light-based studies into broader territory while discovering new techniques and materials. Instructed by Kelsey Fernkopf, Dani Kaes, and Dylan Neuwirth.

 

Light-Based Media: intermediate

Students will review the history, skills, and techniques learned in Introductory classes as they create one completed artwork or pursue focused experimentation with clear and/or phosphor colored glass tubing. Instruction includes detailed demonstrations of expanded glass bending techniques such as European welding, glass shearing and tube splicing with a focus on an array of fabrication and installation tactics to achieve a chosen aesthetic.

Students will be provided materials to produce a maximum of 4 finished tubes of up to 6 feet in length (24 feet total footage). Tubes may consist of clear glass filled with neon or argon gas and up to 2 out of 4 of these tubes may be produced using phosphor coated tubing and filled with an argon/mercury gas mixture. Students will be supplied a neon transformer to power their artistic creations.

A prerequisite is required – Light-Based Media: Introduction.

Thursday Schedule: 6 classes meeting on Thursdays from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm beginning on January 24, 2019 and concluding on February 28, 2019. Includes four optional, open studios meeting on Saturdays from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm beginning on February 2, 2019 and concluding on February 23, 2019.

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