Main Content

The Neon Workshop Experience

Krypton Neon offers weekend workshops to teach you how to make your own neon lights

Details Date: February 03, 2018 iCal
Start: 10:00 AM
End: 5:00 PM
Krypton Neon (map)
526 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Become enlightened in the art of neon making. The weekend workshop is an introduction to the mysteries of making neon light. This hands-on and intensive experience will introduce you to designing, heating and bending glass tubing as a starting point for creating your own work of light.

The Neon Experience    (2 days) Time: 10 AM to 5 PM   Saturday &  Sunday
Session 1: January 13, 14, 2018
Session 2: January 20, 21, 2018
Session 3: February 3, 4, 2018

The Neon Experience  is an intro to and taste of all aspects of neon. It is the starting point for those who want to learn how to make neon and learn how neon can be used in their own projects.

This is a hands on experience that covers basic glass cutting, bending, and sealing skills and provides supervised practice over the different burners.  There will be demonstrations of how neon is processed, filled, and electrified to complete a luminous tube.
The intensive supervised glass bending experience is designed to help you start and in many cases complete your first neon project.

Maximum Class size: 5   Prerequisite: None
Workshop Cost: $495 for two days. Now includes 1 transformer & wiring kit.

Register here


neon workshop

Included: Clear glass & gas (for red or blue light), electrodes
Pumping & filling – either same day or within 1 week
Small Transformer & mounting kit

Teaching Staff:

Kenny Greenberg trained at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop and founded Krypton Neon in 1981. He has created Neon Scenic Art and Lighting for Broadway Stage Productions, Feature Films, Television, Museums, and Corporate Displays. He has also created and collaborated with numerous world class artists. He consults for corporations and designers and has written articles for Signs of The Times and Sign Business Magazine. He also designs electronic circuitry and computer software. His Interactive Neon Art has been shown in museums and galleries. He holds a patent in neon control technology.

Tom Unger joined Krypton Neon in 2002. He has international experience as a neon glassblower, lampworker, and neon artist. His work is in theaters, museums, books, private collections and public spaces. He started learning the craft of neon while working for a commercial sign shop in Boston, and then went to Holland and Italy to study European neon glass bending and processing. In New York, he worked in production, R&D, and marketing for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of neon raw goods and processing equipment. Tom has written articles for Sign Business magazine and contributed a chapter for The Neon Engineers Notebook. He is a graphic designer, and has designed and developed corporate websites and brochures.