Mobile Neon Workshops: Edinburgh

22nd + 23rd August 2014

Mobile Neon Workshops: Edinburgh
22nd + 23rd August 2014
Glass Department, Edinburgh College of Art

This Summer Neon Workshops are heading to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities to stage two days of One Day Intensive's at Edinburgh College of Art’s impressive Glass Department.

Feel the heat and see the light during one of these intensive one-day courses, aimed at those wanting to delve into the world of neon. Participants are introduced to neon, its uses and possibilities as well as talking through a palette of neon based materials and equipment. Through mesmerising demonstrations participants learn from professional tutors how to cut, blow, stretch, bend and fuse the glass, process, gas and excite with electricity. There will be the opportunity to design and create a fully functioning neon to take home at the end of the day.

These workshops are taking place as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the worlds largest arts festival. Get in touch to book your place!

Contact: / / +44 (0) 1924 2000 69

Neon Workshops was set up in 2009 with an aim to expose, explore and teach neon as a method of expression and cultural production, as well as hoping to challenge common expectations of the media. A mobile facility has been engineered and is used to host workshops both in house, nationally and internationally. Over the last four years, we have staged courses in Paris, Bergen, Berlin, Denmark and various UK cities.

In February 2014 Neon Workshops staged a landmark mobile neon workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland. Northern Lights was a 4-day neon spectacular, set below the beautiful Aurora Borealis, with three tutors, 12 participants and one Artist-in-Residence; the celebrated Czech artist Magdalena Jetelová password: neon2014

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) enjoys an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research across the disciplines of art, design, fashion, architecture and landscape architecture and history of art. The Glass Department is set up as an environment that allows individuals to challenge traditional processes and perceptions of glass and push beyond the known properties of the medium. The department’s philosophy seeks to question the definition of glass through the integrated relationship spanning theory, narrative and process. Experience is not essential. Please get in touch with Neon Workshops for more information and to reserve a place.

*Course price does not include a neon power supply, which can be purchased on the day at £90 (incl VAT).
We teach members of the public from the age of 14 years and above. Those below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.