Neon Paperclips 8/18/24

Museum of Neon Art

Regular price $ 300.00
1-Day Class
Sunday, August 18, 2024 10:00am- 5pm-ish (you can explore the gallery the whole day)

Location: Museum of Neon Art - 216 S. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA, 91204

Instructor: Joanne

Price: $300
Hold on loosely while we keep it all together!
The paperclips we use today were designed in the nineteenth century, and are so useful that we haven’t found a reason to change them since. Perhaps this is a principle of excellent and reliable design. Sound familiar? (Wink wink, NEON!)

Join Joanne, MONA’s Electric Lab Manager, as she guides students through each step of creating a neon paperclip - from heating glass over fire, to working with a bending pattern, to wiring up a finished artwork. Three turns in a tube of glass is all you’ll need to properly secure a few sheets of paper. You’ll be fasten-ated as we celebrate the humble paperclip, a wondrous piece of compressed ingenuity.
Disclaimer: Clippy was not harmed in the making of this work.
Class price Includes:
Use of safety glasses and neon bending tools / equipment
Practice glass
Glass for final project
1 processed unit (glass tubing, electrodes, argon / neon gas, optional mercury)
1 transformer
GTO wire
Tube mounts / supports
Electrode covers

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Joanne Wang (she/her) is a Taiwanese-American neon glassblower and educator. Hailing from Clearwater, FL with a degree in Psychology, and with a background in performing arts, ceramics, and stained glass, she took her first neon class at MONA in 2022 and immediately fell in love with the medium. Joanne credits MONA, the esteemed neon community, and all the amazing teachers and artists that have guided her on her path. She considers it a great honor and privilege to support and empower others on their luminous light journeys.


MONA Member Discount (Argon level and higher): Enter MONAMEMBER at checkout for $50 off your class! All memberships will be verified.

MONA Class Gift Certificates may be applied toward the balance of this class. 


To receive a full refund, cancellation requests must be received 2 weeks before the start date of the class. Due to the limited number of participants in each class, any cancellations after that date are not eligible for a refund.

Want to participate but the class is sold out? Email us at to inquire about our waiting list.

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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