Mobile Neon Workshops 2017
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Inspired by Martin Creed's neon work? Join us to find out about what neon is, what it can be and how to make it! Start to create your own artwork and take it home.
Creed is one of the most influential and exciting artists today and was awarded the Turner Prize in 2001. He was also chosen to welcome the 2012 London Olympics with a UK-wide bell-ringing performance which encompassed Big Ben to bicycle bells.
His exhibition at the Harris Museum features an eclectic range of Creed’s sculpture, neon, painting, video, music and performance, including one of his most recognisable neon Work No. 203: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT (1999) installed on the front of the building overlooking the Market Square.
Saturday 13th May
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London: Make Neon Art
Learn how to make neon (yes you heard it right... CREATE NEON ART!)
Transcribe ideas into neon drawings, and learn how to fill the glass forms with gas to make energy saving, 100 percent recyclable light. This is a beginner's 1 DAY COURSE into the art that is neon. You'll design your sign in the morning and transcribe your design into a real life sign. You can make anything out of one piece of 1.5 m neon.
This price includes your transformer and gas of your artwork.
No previous experience is necessary but by the end of the day you will take home a piece of neon that you have designed. You have the option to make it yourself or the tutors will help you as it's tricky for novices.
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All prices are inclusive of 20% VAT. Paypal buttons incur a 3.4% + 20p fee for each transaction.
We teach members of the public from the age of 14 years and above. Those that are below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Course price does not include transformer/power supply unless stated. There are a wide range available varying in voltage and milliamps. Transformers are available from Neon Workshops on the day: £90 for our high frequency transformers and £162 for our traditional iron core transformers. Unless you know the exact length and diameter of glass and choice of gas you wish to use, please don’t purchase until the work is made.
Food and lodgings are not included in the course fee unless specified however cafes and fast food outlets are very close by. We also have a list on request of recommended places to stay within a stones throw from the workshop.
All work made during workshops or hire time must be collected or arranged to be shipped within 2 weeks of being made.
In extraordinary circumstances, such as unforeseen staff illness or undersubscribed courses, Neon Workshops reserve the right to cancel workshops at any time. We will always do our best to reschedule the workshop, but if rescheduling is not possible then a refund of the workshop price only will be offered. We are not in a position to offer participants compensation for travel and accommodation.
Gift Vouchers are non refundable and are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.