Bob Ross Paint Along is Back!

Back by popular demand, we are bringing back one of our most successful classes in i3 Detroit histroy.  We are bringing back the Bob Ross Paint-Along classes and in a big way.

Not only are we doing two 10-student classes but we are allowing the public to vote.  There will be a vote on which epsiode will be viewed at each class.  After the class, each painting will be uploaded online and the community will vote on the best one.  The winner will win a free class at i3 Detroit.  Don’t worry.  If you are embarased, you can use a false name.  Based on the ruckuss from last class, there will be many questionable paintings.  We still question how dinosaurs, volcanos and UFOs ended up on the last class’s paintings.

Join us 2/26 at 5pm and 7pm for an amazing event where you will find out if you can keep up with the legend, Bob Ross.  Only $20 gets you 1 hour of fun but the mockery you will get from hanging it in your living room will last a lifetime.  All materials will be provided at the class. Voting for the pictures will be posted next week.

Please RSVP
Class 1 @ 5pm – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1251700871
Class 2 @ 7pm – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1251722937

Starting February 4th: Airbrush Class Series at i3Detroit

At last!  A series of airbrush courses will take place at i3Detroit, starting with the introductory class on February 4th.  Class 1 is Intro to Airbrush; class 2 is Airbrush for Murals; class 3 is Airbrush for Props and Models. More information about classes 2 and 3 will be provided soon.

Class 1: INTRO TO AIRBRUSH

The instructor, Ross Smith (yours truly) will provide students with a thorough grounding in this awesome instrument.  The types of airbrushes, maintenance, mixing paints, basic technique, and resources for more advanced material will all be provided.

Students must pay a materials cost in advance, which buys them all the basic materials needed to get started.  Equipment will be provided for students to use during the class.   (If you have an airbrush to share, please bring it!  Don’t forget your hoses and quick connect couplers.)  Please register online through EventBrite.  If you do not want to pay through EventBrite via PayPal, please contact rsmith@i3detroit.com to arrange payment.

Register online now through EventBrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1152454021

  • Date: Friday, February 4th, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Class limit: 15
  • Materials cost: $10 / person
  • Other restrictions: Students must pay by Friday, January 28th; Money collected will be used to purchase materials in advance of class
  • What students will get:
    • A brief presentation about the history, mechanics, and materials of the airbrush
    • a walk-through of the equipment and its usage
    • a hands-on portion demonstrating basic skills practice, a painting project with frisket, and equipment clean-up
    • Materials such as papers, frisket, thinners, and paints  they can take home or store at i3 for their next airbrush session

Questions? Contact rsmith@i3detroit.com

Flame Effects for the Artist – Feb 5 & 6, 2011 @ i3 Detroit

 
Attention all artists who wish to incorporate fire aspects into their art!  This class is for you…
 
The Detroit Fire Guild and the great folks at i3 Detroit are hosting an exciting two-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”.
 
The first day will consist of a classroom session 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 and other codes. We will examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts.  The day will finish off 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 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.
 
Check out some pic’s of past classes
 
New York
http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/nyc_flame_effects_class/index.vhtml
 
Toronto
http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/toronto/index.vhtml
 
Reno
http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/reno_flame_effects_class/index.vhtml
 
San Francisco
http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/flame_effects_class_sf/index.vhtml
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There is a fabrication & material fee for the class of $120.  
 
Both days’ classes will be from 10am – 5pm.
 
Printed materials and lunch will be provided each day.
 
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 40 and will be taking walk up registration the day of the event, space permitting. Email your name to Fuelmaster@gmail.com to reserve your place.

EL Wire Class – 12/10 @ 7pm

Do you know what EL Wire (Electroluminescent Wire) is?  If so, have you ever used it in a project?  If you answered no to any of these questions, you need to check out this class at i3 Detroit.

Matt Switlik will be teaching a class on how to use EL Wire in projects as well as walking everyone through a hands on demo of your very own light up hat.

The class will be taught on Friday December 10th, 2010 at 7pm.  There will be a material fee of $35 dollars for the hat kit which includes everything you need to make the hat.  If you would like to bring your own object to add EL Wire to the power supply will be $10 and the wire will be available in white (pictured on the left) and pink for $2 per foot.

Please RSVP with this link – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1110943863

Get a head start on the class by watching these soldering EL Wire and Attaching EL Wire videos.  Also check out the excellent EL Wire write up by LadyAda.