This workshop is an introduction to working with Electroluminescent wire aka “cool neon". El-wire emits a neon like glow but doesn’t get hot. It is also quite flexible making it an affordable neon element that can be added to art projects, signs, and clothing. We will learn about electroluminescent wires, their drivers and sequencers and we will make el wire signs like the one above.
This workshop costs $65 and includes a kit for building el-wire signs ($25 from the workshop fees goes towards buying the needed materials). The kit includes:
- 10 ft of El wire
- Jst jumper
- 2 Drivers
- 4 batteries
WHEN: Sunday April 9, 12 - 2pm
Liz Lessner is a sculptor and installation artist who uses technology to craft responsive and interactive objects and spaces. Her installation work, Almost Noir, which uses flickering elwire will be on display in Rhizome’s upstairs gallery during the month of April. Lessner has had solo shows at Big Orbit, a Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts Gallery Project Space, and The University at Buffalo Visual Studies Gallery. She has exhibited her sculptures and installations nationally and internationally including the Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology in Michoacán, Mexico, A.I.R. gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and an upcoming exhibition at Everard Read’s Circa Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. She has an MFA in Media Study and Emerging Practices from the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study and has taught workshops and classes in a wide range of educational settings including the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study(Buffalo, NY), the Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago, IL), Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen, MI), andRenaissance Charter School for the Arts (Queens, NY).