Neon: Shaping Light

Summer
Summer 2019 (Second Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 10
4
Credits per quarter

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Students will be introduced to the history and material as well as and basic skills of neon lighting and its fabrication. Each student will learn to heat, bend, weld and anneal glass tubing using a ribbon burner, cannon fire and tipping torch. Students will learn the bending process for the four, basic bends as well as learn to blow bubbles and make twists in glass tubes. We will use these techniques to fabricate a self-contained PVC tube neon sculpture, and to safely attach and handle high-voltage transformers to energize their neon project. Everyone will complete a second project of their choosing with consultation with the instructor.  

NOTE:  this is NOT a sign bending course, creating letters and numbers is NOT covered in this course.

4

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Special expenses:

Expect to also spend up to approx.  $45-90.00 on additional transformers specific for any additional projects

Fees:

$175.00 fee for 2ea. 5000v neon transformer and neon supplies.

 

Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 10
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm
LAB 2 0222 - Neon Studio

Located in: Olympia