About the Fire Art Class

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Attention all artists who wish to incorporate fire aspects into their art! This Fire Art class is for you.

This workshop will be teaching basic practices and principles for incorporating fuel based flame effects into your work. This class is great for the beginning fire artist and always has something new for the “expert”. Each one of these classes has drawn participants who have had all levels of experience. This has made for some great questions and projects that have been both fun and challenging.

Day One:

The first day will consist of a classroom session where we will discuss subjects including:

  • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines including NFPA 54 and 58 the LP gas codes.
  • NFPA 160 Flame Effects Before a Live Audience and other codes.

We examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts. Of course, we will closely examine the wonders of LP gas with the amazing clear propane cylinder. We will then finish off by taking a look at some typical designs for Flame Effects including accumulators, free burning effects, fuel mortars, pilot lights, hot surface igniters, proof of ignition systems and much more. We will have plenty of demonstrations, parts to fondle and hands on materials.

That evening, we organize a mixer for the community and all lovers of fire. This will be a great time to meet others with the same bad hobbies and toss around that “Big Plan” you have been thinking about for years.

Day Two:

Oahu Flame Effects Class ProjectThe second day will be a shop day where we will put what we have learned into action and create a one of a kind flame effect from the materials on hand. The best part of the class is the assembly of the flame effect so please let us know if you have materials or elements you might like to see incorporated.

This class will be fun for the artist who is thinking of incorporating a small flame element into their work, as well as the more experienced fire artist wanting to take their work to the next level.

Leading this weekend will be Dave X, Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man for more than 10 years, and Eric Smith, Chief Inspector for the State of Nevada Board for the Regulation of LP Gas.

We will also have displays and demonstrations of fire art from several local fire artists!