Flame Effects for the Artist – Sacramento, CA

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March 9, 2013 – March 11, 2013 all-day
The Lighthouse
2376 Gold Meadow Way
Gold River

Flame Effects for the Artist-March 9th and 10th. Sacramento, California.

Returning to Sacramento by popular demand…

The Lighthouse and the Sacramento fire arts community will present this great 2-day workshop in flame effects with the artist and mad scientist in mind.

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

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 will also examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts.  Of course, we 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 and much more. We will have plenty of demonstrations and hands on materials.

The 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 effect so please let us know if you have materials or elements you may 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 of fire art from several local fire artists!

Check out some pic’s of past classes

New York




San Francisco


The cost of this 2-Day class will be $150.

Both days’ classes will be from 10am – 5pm.

Printed materials and a crappy but filling lunch of whatever cheap food we can get will be provided each day.

Come and join us for this weekend to hang out with other fire artists in the garden city of New Orleans and have a blast, no pun intended.

Email your name to Fuelmaster@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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