Bending the Total Eclipse 3/10

Museum of Neon Art


Regular price $ 390.00
Bending the Total Eclipse: Neon Workshop with Kacie Lees
1-Day Class
Sunday, March 10, 11am - 6pm
Location: Museum of Neon Art - 216 S. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA, 91204
Instructor: Kacie Lees
Price: $390

On April 8, 2024 a total solar eclipse rips across the North American sky, blacking out the daylight and freaking out all the bugs and animals. For a short period of time the Sun’s super-hot, flickering edges become visible to the naked eye and light shifts purple. People say experiencing the total eclipse is life changing, reverent, 360° sunset.

Inspired by the transformative power of light and the upcoming total solar eclipse, this one-day neon bending workshop will introduce students to the craft of bending neon glass over flame and illuminating our hand-formed shapes with electric current. Join avant garde neon instructor Kacie Lees to bend circles and curves representative of this impending phenomena.  

Participants can expect to leave with two units (1 circle + 1 arc).

Class price Includes:
Use of safety glasses and neon bending tools / equipment
Practice glass
Glass for final project
2processed units (glass tubing, electrodes, argon / neon gas, optional mercury)
1 transformer
GTO wire
Tube mounts / supports
Electrode covers
About The Instructor
Kacie Lees (b. 1986 — St. Louis, Missouri, she/her) is a teaching artist who’s prismatic body of work examines themes of identity, environment, and access. Drawing from somatics, gestalt, and the sublime, Lees’ radical pedagogy often takes form as neon, holography, video, or print. Splitting her time between Brooklyn and Chicago, Lees teaches the craft of neon bending at both New York University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She envisions a world where the power of light amplifies our humanity and expands the discourses of aesthetics, gender, and culture.

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 info@neonmona.org. Want to participate but the class is sold out? Email us at info@neonmona.org 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.

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