Workshops are held in Meryl's Oakland home studio. All workshops are currently one-on-one unless otherwise noted. Space for up to two people upon special request; priced per person.
SINGLE INTRO CLASSES
This workshop is designed to offer students optimal time to get comfortable in the fires practicing without diving into a pre-designed pattern. This is the less-intensive beginner workshop. You can entertain a very simple design or simply make a 3-dimension free form piece similar to image above. $300
For the novice student that has a specific project in mind. The artist that wants to include light in their work. The student that may be serious about getting into the trade. This is a one on one experience with flexible days. Book a consecutive weekend (4 hour sessions each) or spread it out. $600
This workshop offers the opportunity for students to not only learn how to make neon, but to make neon boobs from a selection of pre-designed patterns. Come as a novice but expect an intensive. $350
For the student with a larger project in mind or those considering entering the trade. 4 classes that work with your schedule. These classes alternate between Meryl's Oakland home studio and her San Francisco SOMA/Mission studio. 4 hour sessions each. $800
S T U D I O R E N T A L
PREREQUISITE: AT LEAST ONE CLASS ABOVE
Rent time in my Oakland home studio. Book per day, up to 5 hours at a time. Supply your own glass and blow hose. Ship your glass direct to my studio for me to store. $75/day. Contact me to book your day(s).
Q: Do I need any experience in neon making?
A: Nope! Just come and be yourself! For Ongoing/Studio Rental, your prerequisite is to have taken one of my other classes.
Q: What information do I need? Where is the studio?
A: You will receive an email the week of your visit detailing the address and everything you need to know about the class, how to dress and my dog Oscar.
Q: Can I travel with the neon if I'm coming from out of town?
A: Yes! They fit well in a small box that you can travel on an airplane with. Security never questions it. Just make sure that it is your only carry on and you will have to store under the seat in front of you, not the overhead. **Note: if you are traveling, please drop me a note ahead of booking to discuss.
Q: Are all materials included?
A: Materials are supplied for all classes with the exception of Ongoing/Studio Rental. I do not supply the power sources, but provide all information needed to order. They are approximately $50 from a trusted supplier, it's very easy.
Q: Can I bring my friend?
A: If your friend would like to participate, I need to charge per person as these workshops are one-on-one. If your friend would like to be an observer, a discounted rate can be applied for additional person in the studio. Group classes will be offered in the future.
Q: Can I make my company's logo or my mom's name?
A: While I have been delighted by the talent I've seen in my studio during these workshops, I can't guarantee that anyone will be able to bend text and complicated designs in a single class. It is more likely to create works like this in the Extended Immersive Class. If you have a design in mind for a single day intro class, I'd love to discuss this with you. Depending on the complexity, there may be an added charge to realize it during our session. Overall, I would encourage you to always challenge yourself, but try to keep it simple.
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