I love going out and finding neat ways to experiment with photography without first going head first into equipment I may wind up spending way too much on for something I could well wind up using very little.
I found this gentlemen on Youtube and he really makes things simple that you can do most anywhere.
These two videos explain methods of lighting without breaking the bank. That does not mean that sometime in the future as you bring your experimentation to fruition with beautifully lit photographs that you should not make investments in better gear.
Lighting technique number 1
Lighting technique number 2
There is also highly specialized workshops for light painting given in Pennsylvania with Harold Ross (expensive and unique). CLICK RIGHT HERE