Love, Lust, Neon! Heart-Making Workshop 2/17/2023

Museum of Neon Art

Regular price $ 300.00

Fall in love with neon! Bend your own heart-shaped neon piece (with assistance from instructor Kacie Lees) and then watch your heart come to life. Students will follow along with an illustrated guide (which visually breaks down each step in the bending process into key moves), work with a bending pattern, and get in the fire to form a unique piece. This four-hour immersive experience will not only teach you the basics of neon, you'll get to leave with a glowing neon heart, shaped by your very own hands. Students will also enjoy a celebratory glass of wine for neon bends well done. Couples or platonic life partners encouraged! Please purchase 1 ticket for each person in your group. 

Instructor: Kacie Lees (b. 1986 — St. Louis, Missouri, she/her) is a New York-based conceptual artist and lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lees’ radical pedagogy often materializes into forms such as thermochromatic wearables, instructional videos, and handmade tools. Her seminal technical manual, ‘Neon Primer: A Handbook on Light Construction’ (2021) assesses the psycho-historical impact of advertising on neon and illuminates the hidden nature of light via the craft of neon bending.

MFA School of Visual Arts in New York (2012); BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008). Exhibitions: Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA (2022, 2017); Fondazione Palmieri, Lecce, IT (2021); Studio Kura, Itoshima, JP (2020); Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO (2019). Collections: Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection + Archive, Chicago, IL; Museum of Neon Art, Glendale, CA; AGALAB Artist Archive, Amsterdam, NL; KALA Institute Artist Archive, Berkeley, CA. Awards: Inquiry Arts Grant with the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan St. University, East Lansing, MI (2022); Association of Icelandic Artists (SÍM) Artist in Residence, Reykjavik, IS (2021); AGALAB Artist in Residence, Amsterdam, NL (2021); Center for the Holographic Arts’ Light Artist Residency (2017).

February 17, 2023
5pm to 9pm

Enrollment deadline is 48 hours before the start of the class. In the event you want to be put on a waiting list for a class or you're trying to sign up past the 48-hour deadline, please call us at 818.696.2149 or email us at

Cancellation requests must be received 2 weeks before the start date of the class. We reserve the right to cancel the class due to insufficient enrollment, in which case your tuition will be fully refunded. If you are feeling ill or suspect exposure to COVID MONA will find a way to refund or give credit for a future class.

MONA Member Discount (Argon level and higher): Enter MONAMEMBER at checkout for $50 off your class!

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