Kua Patten

Instructor
Teaching Since: 2014
Department(s): Neon & Light
Website URL: www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0g5qXGF1EmSUm

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BIO

Kua Patten teaches Neon for the youth program at The Crucible and previously worked at the Exploratorium from 1993 until 2013, building exhibits after earning his Master’s Degree in Sculpture at Montana State University. He moved to the Exhibit Services department in 1998 as Production Manager and became its Director in 2005. Kua holds a BFA in Photography and other professional certifications. He currently operates his own museum consulting practice serving domestic and international clients.
Kua has a broad skill set including design (AutoCad, Inventor, Sketchup), Machining, Welding (Arc, MIG, TIG), Woodworking, Plastics Fabrication, Electrical (high and low voltage), Refrigeration, Metal casting, sheet metal fabrication, electronics, neon fabrication, photography, graphic design and layout, offset printing.