2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Neon: Shaping Light (1st session)


Summer 2012 quarter

Douglas Hitch
Fields of Study
visual arts

This course introduces students to the basic skills in the fabrication of neon. Each student will learn to heat, bend, weld, and anneal glass tubing using a ribbon burner, cannon fire, and tipping torch. Students will learn the bending process for the four basic bends. Students will learn to blow bubbles and make twists in glass tubes. They will use these techniques to fabricate a self contained PVC tube-based lighting project while learning to safely attach and handle high-voltage transformers to energize their neon project.

This class runs for two weeks during first session.  A second section of the same class is available for two weeks in second session.

Advertised Schedule
10a-4:30p Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu (Jun. 26, Jul 9 - 19)
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$10 studio fee plus $175 for materials including a transformer for final project
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 26th, 2012 A second section of this offering has been added. The class is now available in either first or second session.