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
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.
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
i3 Detroit is again lucky to be involved with the Detroit Urban Craft Fair for their 5th anniversary. The event is this weekend at the Filmore in Downtown Detroit starting at 10a on Saturday (12/4) and 11a on Sunday (12/5).
Besides the many vendors selling unique and cool crafts, you will find i3 Detroit doing 2 Make N’ Takes for the fair.
Matt is doing a soft electronics project. He is taking cowboy hats and outlining them in EL wire for that necessary accessory for your holiday party. This is a hands on build and we will help you every step of the way.
Amy is doing a Scrabble tile jewelry project. She will be taking everyday Scrabble tiles and crafting them in to unique jewelry for gifts or yourself. This is a hands on build as well where she will guide you through the process.
Both projects have small fee but you get to take home your homemade craft.
i3 Detroit is also working on a top secret project that will be unveiled at the show. Come check it out. I promise, it will be worth it.
All Hands Active (our hackerspace friends to the West) will also be there with a cool soldering Make N’ Take.
Link to Lish Dorset (one of the organizers) on Fox 2 explaining the show: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/entertainment/holiday_guide/the-5th-annual-detroit-urban-craft-fair-20101202-mr
Save the date! On January 15th, i3 Detroit will be hosting the second annual i3 WinterLAN Social event, starting Saturday at noon and ending when the sun comes up on Sunday.
The event will be all about games – BYOC (Bring your own computer) gaming, Board gaming, and tabletop RPG.
The i3Detroit common space will be set up for computer gaming with plenty of power, tables, and chairs. The loft will sport a projector hooked up for console gaming (Got a vintage console you can bring?). Board games will take place in any of our multiple rooms.
If you have any kind of game people will enjoy, bring it, bring yourself, and bring your thirst for gaming. See you then!
Whether you’ve produced entire features yourself, or have just watched from the sidelines, this event is for you. Like the first one, this is open to anyone, regardless of whether you’re an i3Detroit member or not. This is your chance to show off your work, recruit help for your next project, or just meet your peers. Also, we will again feature a talent exchange board, where folks who have skills can hook up with folks who need them!
If you have samples to show (under 10 minutes?), please bring a DVD or something with a VGA output for the projector. Snacks will be provided. Let’s aim for 7:00pm. Note: There’s also a papercraft party happening in the craft room at the same time, so if you find them first, don’t assume you’re in the wrong place!