Kua Patten

Teaching Since: 2014
Involved Since: 1999
Department(s): Neon & Light
Website URL: www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/


Kua Patten teaches Neon for the youth program at The Crucible and previously worked at the Exploratorium from 1993 until 2013, building exhibits after earning his Master’s Degree in Sculpture at Montana State University. He moved to the Exhibit Services department in 1998 as Production Manager and became its Director in 2005. Kua holds a BFA in Photography and other professional certifications.

Kua has a broad skill set including design (AutoCad, Inventor, Sketchup), Machining, Welding (Arc, MIG, TIG), Woodworking, Plastics Fabrication, Electrical (high and low voltage), Refrigeration, Metal casting, sheet metal fabrication, electronics, neon fabrication, photography, graphic design and layout, offset printing.