Craftivism Taster - Say it with Neon

Ref: C2527385

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Colourful neon signs have long been used to grab attention and stand out in the crowd. During a heyday from around the 1920s to 1950s, neon was used to showcase venues, shops and advertising, however more recently it is now used by artists and architects to create stunning artworks, sculptures and architectural focal points. During the workshop visual artist Tommy Anderson will guide you through the process of creating your own neon style sign that can be used to get a message across about something that matters to you. All materials will be provided and no experience of electronics is required.

Course aim

Learn how to use neon strips to get your message across about something that matters to you. This is one of a series of 'craftivism' workshops organised by Newcastle-upon-Tyne Branch

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Create a sign using neon strips.
  • Identify a message which can be communicated using neon
  • Gain an understanding of the idea of 'craftivism' - using craft as activism.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing - all materials and equipment supplied

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Craftivism Taster - Say it with Neon

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
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