Experience the entire process of bending neon, from glass to glow! Each student will head home with their own handmade experimental work. Get into the soft flame of the ribbon fire to make your own neon gesture.
For ages 18 and up.
Instructors: David & Kazumi Svenson
David Svenson has been incorporating neon in his sculptural work since the 1980s. Growing up near classic Route 66 neon signage and witnessing the Aurora Borealis in his teens set David on the path of light. Aside from working in his studio, David teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Washington State, Corning Museum of Glass, and Urban Glass, as well as teaching workshops internationally. He was an active board member of MONA for many years and works with a team of Alaska Native totem carvers on large commissions.
Kazumi Svenson has been practicing hot glass for over thirty years, often illuminating her creations with Noble Gas and electric discharge. “My passion is glass,” says Kazumi. “It can be illuminated by natural light or a light within. Either way, it is my passion.” She draws inspiration from folk art traditions and the natural wonders of the world, with a desire to create objects of beauty that inspire human kindness in relation to our environment. For Kazumi, exhibiting and teaching the medium of glass and neon is rewarding as well as necessary to keep the art form alive.
Saturday, July 2, 10am – 5pm ( class usually ends before 3 but you can explore the gallery the whole day)
MONA Member Discount (Argon level and higher): Enter MONAMEMBER at checkout for $50 off your class!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to participate but the class is sold out? Email us at email@example.com to inquire about our waiting list.
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.