Brooklyn Glass, Gowanus, Brooklyn

Teen Summer Program - Neon Bending and Flame Working

Teens neon projectsFlame work

 

10:00am to 3:00pm with a 1-hour lunch break  (bring your lunch)
August 13-17; 3 days of neon bending, 2 days of flame working 

Description: 

Teens ages 13-18 will take over the Brooklyn Glass Studio in this intensive summer class! 

This one week summer program introduces the students to the science and art of glass working with the guidance of our highly knowledgable teachers. 

This will give students a hands-on experience of learning the many facets of glass in one of the top studios of New York City. 

Sessions will include flame working and neon bending. 

During the 1 hour lunch all students will come together for discussion with the instructors and fellow students. 

  • In the Flame Shop, students will use heat and gravity to shape molten glass at a stationary bench torch. They will learn about the different types of glass used while flameworking, such as soft Moretti glass and borosilicate glass.
  • In the Neon Shop, students will be introduced to the world of neon sign making, from bending glass tubes to the lighting up their creations. 

 

Students will leave with a handful of artwork and a basic understanding of the unique collaborative art that is glass working. 

Projects will include flameworked marbles and small sculptures, and a small neon project (both designed and bent by the student with assistance from instructors). 

 

One or Two Week Course