Fri, Aug 06|
3 day Neon Light Workshop
No experience required. This 3 day Neon Light workshop will give you the technical skills to manipulate glass tubes through bending, splicing, blowing, and bombarding techniques.
Aug 06, 2021, 9:00 AM – Aug 08, 2021, 5:00 PM
Barrio Glassworks, 3060 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad, CA, USA
About the Event
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE WITH NEON!
Neon Light workshop
August 6, 7, 8, 9am - 5pm Instructor: Michael Hernandez
3 Day Workshop
Fees: $600 (includes materials, no experience required)
This 3 day Neon Light workshop will give you the technical skills to manipulate glass tubes through bending, splicing, blowing, and bombarding techniques. We will cover pattern making for more precision, graphic- and text-based neon, as well as freeform, expressive sculptural approaches. In addition to hands-on instruction in tools and techniques, this class includes discussion of design and aesthetic considerations. Artists of all technical and material backgrounds will be encouraged to explore how neon light, color, and line can be used to express their ideas.
Michael Hernandez’s work is an alchemical approach to materials, symbols, and form. Through the use of neon, glass, and mixed media he creates sculptural symbols and forms that address the flux in our physical surroundings. Hernandez has been working with neon for the past 7 years, exploring a range technical and artistic approach to the medium. He holds a BFA from Emporia State University (KS) and a MFA from Alfred University (NY). Hernandez resides in San Marcos, CA where he runs his private studio and heads the glass department at Palomar College.
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