Brooklyn Glass, Gowanus, Brooklyn

Intro to Neon Weekend Intensive: 2 Days

Neon bending

Neon Weekend at Brooklyn Glass is an introduction to the art and science of neon tube making! Students can expect to learn about the components that make a neon tube, the tools needed, and the method to create a spectacular custom light source.

Unlike the One-Day of Neon, students will have a full day of bending with the instructors. This will better prepare the student for future neon studio rentals by familiarizing them with techniques and procedures that may not be picked up in one day. In addition students will learn how to create neon bending patterns to enable them to design and create future projects.

Students can expect to create an abstract piece of neon, using various torches with intimate instruction. In addition, students will learn the bending basics such as splicing, attaching electrodes, double-back bends, right angle bends, and more.

Unlike other neon workshops, our classes are housed within a fully functioning neon shop and neon supply warehouse, allowing us to offer an abundance of materials needed (various colored tubing, power supplies, and hanging materials) on site. Many of our instructors work as full time neon producers and have years of industry experience.

The price of class includes glass, bending materials, one power supply, wiring, and the option to purchase your bending kit at the end of the course.

Neon units can take up to 2 weeks to be pumped, all neon units must be tagged with the following information: name, email, date and what gas is to be filled in it


Saturday and Sundays: 11-4pm

Weekend Intensive