Neon Dates

New Neon School course dates for 2020

We’ve added some more dates for our neon workshops in 2020.
Here’s the line-up;
Weekend Artisan Neon Course • 5 / 6 September 2020
One Day Neon Intensive Course • 13 September 2020
Weekend Artisan Neon Course • 26 / 27 September 2020
Weekend Artisan Neon Course • 10 / 11 October 2020
One Day Neon Intensive Course • 14 October 2020
Weekend Artisan Neon Course • 24 / 25 October 2020

As each class is kept very small the numbers are very limited. You can find out more by visiting here.

We normally hold workshops once a month. Custom dates can also be arranged. Need a special date? Call us (01273) 694662.

Stewart making neon art

Neon School student Stewart makes waves at Fishtail Neon

Stewart Francis impresario and founder of Tattoo Workshop came on the Neon Workshop last month.

Student Steward at the Neon School workshop

Stewart spent two days creating his own Japanese wave design in warm white tubing. The wave crest was – obviously – stylised according to the artist. Every piece of art that leaves Fishtail Neon is unique.

At the end of the course Stuart invited Fishtail Neon’s Andy Doig a chance to learn how to tattoo. So now we just need to find a guinea pig model. Drop us an email if you are free (and brave).

Want to join a workshop like this? We only have a handful left this year. Find out more here.

Artist Residence Brighton

Free cocktails at Artist Residence in Brighton

Visitors to Brighton attending the neon course can expect a warm welcome at Artist Residence boutique hotel.
The 23-bedroom townhouse with 2 restaurants, cocktail bar and ping-pong room already features work form Andy Doig, so you’ll feel right at home.
The hotel is centrally located in historic Regency Square with sea-views over the iconic West Pier, it’s also walking distance from Fishtail Neon Studios; just go down to the sea, turn left and walk for seven minutes.
When booking say that you are on the weekend neon course with Andy Doig and you will be given a complementary cocktail.


Neon Workshop Dates

New neon workshop dates for April and May

The next two neon workshops will be at the start of April (2 / 3 April) and the end of (May 28 / 29 May)

The class sizes are very small to allow for individual tuition. A beginner can come in knowing absolutely nothing and leave with a finished piece of neon art, somebody with a working knowledge of neon can spend the two days mastering their art.
Make Neon Art
You can make anything out of 1.5m of neon. We provide all the equipment and materials you need, including your transformer, glass and gas.
Make Neon Heart
The two days costs £995 per person and includes all the neon equipment and materials you will need.
To secure a place on the next weekend course (28/29 May 2016) please call (01273) 694662 or use the contact form.

Neon Weekend Course

Neon art weekend workshop

Learn how to make neon art in a beautiful studio by the sea. This is a weekend you will never forget.

Over the years we’ve been asked if we can run neon art classes – we are now going to run one class on the first weekend of October 2015.


The two day course will take you from the very early stages of design through to blowing glass, filling it with neon and lighting it up.

At the end of the course you will walk away with a piece of neon sculpture that you have made.

You can make anything out of 1.5m of neon. We provide all the equipment and materials you need, including your transformer, glass and gas.

The class size has a maximum of two so you can get close individual tuition with artist Andy Doig.

This is a weekend in Brighton that you will never forget.


The two days costs £995 per person and includes all the neon equipment and materials you will need.

Email us and we’ll send more details and arrange for a deposit.


New Show ‘A Fun affair’

Since Andy Doig’s last 2008 solo exhibition in light, the gallery has been waiting to show more of his wonderful work.
As an avid traveller, Andy never ceases to observe the vast diversity and capability of the use of lighting. And while creating new pieces for our show, he has drawn on much of his 18 years of experience as an artist making, installing and maintaining some of the UK’s most impressive lighting collections.

The British sign-writing tradition serves as one of Andy’s major sources of inspiration. Or as he puts it: ‘The English fairground art form spurred from the 60’s and 70’s has yet to be surpassed (…), these flamboyant styles translate both the mechanical pleasures and the fears of the ride to the bystander’.

With this in mind, Andy has produced the largest quantity of fairground crosses and stars yet assembled. Perfect in form and ready to brighten a space, each cross has been produced in a different size, and is presented in a choice of neon or traditional jewelled bulbs.

‘Kiss me quick’ is a tongue-in-cheek neon piece that recalls Andy’s childhood seaside trips to Brighton. The artist’s skills as a glass blower and his use of hand-drawn English tubing, are a perfect demonstration of what can be mastered in this wonderful medium.

Andy’s love of travel is reflected in two works: ‘Yes’ and ‘Silence’. These two pieces, cut in rich acrylics, hand-built in a traditional fashion and lit from within with the use of neon, pay homage to 1970’s European signage, of which few examples remain.

We invite you to come by and visit our gallery: A space fully bathed in bright light and warmed-up by some of the best lighting creations around.