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 parters encouraged!
Instructor: Kacie Lees (b. 1986, St. Louis, Missouri) is an interdisciplinary artist based out of New York and a professor of Neon at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her constellatory practice blurs studio experimentation and instructional design through printmaking, illuminated line, and video. Lees studies polychromatic smears (i.e. holograms, oil slicks, rainbows, aurora) and the poetic power of optics to gain immersive insight into the dynamics of working with light as a tactile medium.
Lees graduated from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in 2008 and received her Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2012. She has shown her diverse work in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally including the Museum of Neon Art, CA (2017), The Loveland Museum, CO (2019), the Koehnline Museum of Art, IL (2008), Studio Kura, Japan (2020), Fondazione Palmieri, Renaissance Church of Saint Sebastian, Italy (2021), and participated in numerous residency programs including the prestigious Light Artist Residency at The Center for Holographic Arts, NY (2017). Splitting her time between Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Lees teaches experimental classes in neon techniques across the United States.
February 12, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.