Flame Effects for the Artist – Chicago, IL

March 15, 2014 – March 17, 2014 all-day
C Haus Art Space

Flame Effects for the Artist – Chicago March 15th and 16th

The Great Lakes are ablaze this spring as the Flame Effects for the Artist comes to Chicago.

C Haus Art Space is going to be our host space for this 2-day classroom and building workshop. The C Haus is a maker space in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood and have a metal shop, wood shop, private artist studios and a large event space.

They use the space to host workshops, fundraisers, private events and the occasional visiting artist so it will be the perfect spot for this incendiary event.

What is covered by the workshop?

Well do you want to learn from those who have experience and are willing to show you what they know? Do you want to build a actual flame effect with others over a weekend?  Then this is the workshop 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 $185.

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

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

Join us in the in the Windy City for this workshop that will allow you to set you work ablaze.

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

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