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Class Time: Please make a selection above6-9pm, 10am-4pm Saturday6:30-9:30pm6-9:30pm (18 total hours)
Age Group: Ages 16+
Class Code: Please make a selection above7NEL10N21-A1NEL10B22-A2NEL10N22-B
Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Neon & Light
No Class: Please make a selection above11/11/2021
Member Price: $535.00
Light up your life with neon! In this class you will learn the skills needed to complete a project in neon and an illuminated project. In addition to hands-on instruction in tools and techniques, this class includes discussion of design and aesthetic considerations. Transformers are provided.
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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.