May 2nd and 3rd in San Francisco will be the site of an exciting 2-day seminar and workshop 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”.
On the first day we will have a classroom day where we will discuss NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines including NFPA 54 and 58 the LP gas codes as well as NFPA 160 Flame Effects Before a Live Audience. We will examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts. And we will finish the day by taking a look at some typical designs for Flame Effects including accumulators, free burning effects, pilot lights, etc. We will have plenty of demonstrations and hands on materials as well as the legendary clear propane cylinder.
The second day will be a shop day when the Box Shop one of the bay areas centers for fire artists will host us. Our helpers will be members of the flaming Lotus Girls who are proud sponsors of this incendiary workshop. With their help we will put what we have learned to action and create a one of a kind flame effect from what we have on hand, let me know if you have elements you may like to incorporate. 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 your work to the next level.
Leading this weekend will be Dave X, Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man 10 years, and Eric Smith. With shop assistance from members of the Box Shop and the Flaming Lotus Girls
The cost of this 2-Day class will be $90.
The times for the classes will be from 10am – 5pm each day.
Printed materials and a crappy but filling lunch of burnt hot dogs and whatever cheap sodas we can get will be provided weather permitting.
Come and join us for this weekend to hang out with other fire artists and have a blast no pun intended. We have room for 30 and will be taking walk up registration the day of the event room permitting, but the class may fill. Send us an e-mail pre-workshop to ensure a place in this exiting seminar.
Please let us know if you are planning on attending by e-mailing
fuelmaster at gmail dot com
Here are some pic’s from past classes: