Neon Letterforms

type of camp

Professional Urban Retreat

group size



$875 / $1075

specific dates

September 29-30, 2017


Peterson Neon
1552 Beach Street
Oakland, CA


learn the basics of neon signage
experiment with sculptural typography
expand your knowledge of hand lettering
enjoy a day in Oakland’s coolest studio
develop your glass bending technique
explore historical and vintage signage
collaborate with new colleagues


Our September 2017 camp is SOLD OUT.
We are now taking sign ups for the next one in Spring 2018.

Type Camp is once again partnering with the awesome Peterson Neon and the authors of San Francisco Neon to offer another Neon Typography Workshop.

We will start on Friday afternoon at the neon studio with a walk through of all the tips and techniques. We’ll then break at a local diner for a bit of sketching and then end the day with a guided walking tour of the historic neon signs of San Francisco.

All day Saturday is dedicated to making your letter. You will learn and apply the basics of neon tube bending, structuring, and production along with demonstrations of bombarding, welding, and other cool neon techniques.

By the end of this camp, you will have your very own working neon letter that you designed yourself! Cool, eh? 

Due to studio space availability, this camp is limited to only 4 students.

See what Type Campers did in previous camps here and here.