Wild Thing, You Move ME! with Michael Flechtner 2022 Pilchuck Glass School Learn how to design and fabricate two- and three-dimensional neon-tube artworks and animate them! Bring movement to your work by mechanically manipulating the tubes, or by lighting them sequentially using electronic animators. Demonstrations will include design and construction techniques for support structures using wood, Plexiglas, glass tubing, along with neon tubes. We will cover instruction on how to create and read electrical schematics, as well as how to work with high-voltage power supplies, mounting hardware, wiring, and insulators.
Michael Flechtner works and lives in Van Nuys, California. He has always worked with electricity and colored light. Flechtner earned a BFA and an MFA in sculpture before learning to fabricate neon tubes. He often makes 3D neon forms, and many of his artworks are animated, either through electrical switching of the neon tubes or actually moving them. Humor and wordplay are often components of his artwork, and Flechtner designed the Celebrate! Forever Stamp, the first USPS stamp to feature neon as the design.
Skill Level: E / ALL LEVELS
Intermediate: 2-4 years of frequent practice in the technique(s) listed.
Advanced: 5+ years of frequent practice in the technique(s) listed.
All Levels: Encompasses all of the above; all are welcome
You must be at least eighteen years of age by the first day of the session for which you are registered. Certain courses may require students be at least twenty-one years of age by the first day of the session.
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Intro To Plasma
Neon Co Lab
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