Flame Effects For The Artist Workshop - Telluride, CO 2018

175.00 USD
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Fire In The Hole

Flame Effects for the Artist workshop and event – February 24th and 25th 2018

Telluride Colorado

Our friends at the amazing Deep Creek Mine Project have invited us to go down a hole with them for a full weekend of learning and making fire in one of the most unusual classroom and workshop settings we have ever visited. 

This is the class is for all artists, mechanical enthusiasts and all of who wish to incorporate fire aspects into their projects! This is your chance to learn how to meet NFPA standards, hear from others working flame effects where you live and have fun while learning safe practices. 

The mission of the Deep Creek Experimental Co-Op is to provide a mixed-use space for the industrial & performing arts, by reclaiming and converting an old limestone mine into a green-powered facility that is open to the public year round.

Deep Creek Experimental Co-Op is an industrial & performance art space located near Telluride, CO in the heart of the majestic San Juan Mountains.

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Class details:

The two day workshop will be presenting NFPA codes, basic practices and hands on work for those 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 and co-owner of Poofer Supply.

On the Saturday night of the workshop the Artist Anton Viditz-Ward will display some of his past works of fire and we will have a meet and greet with local fire enthusiasts from the Telluride area. We will have a bonfire and some snacks as well!


Deep Creek Mine is located 7 miles west of Telluride off highway 145 on Deep Creek Road, at Mile Marker 75, directly across from the CDOT buildings. Our driveway is the steeper, second drive on the left hand side of Deep Creek Road, with metal gate. We will put up a sign or 2 to help with navigation. 

Check out some pics of past classes

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The cost of this 2-Day class will be $175

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

Printed materials and a tasty and filling lunch with a local twist will be provided.

Come and join us for this weekend to hang out with other fire artists and have a blast, no pun intended.

PLEASE NOTE:  Payment is required at time of registration, if you would like to make other payment arrangements please contact us at lynnieg@poofersupply.com

Cancelation Policy

You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund any time prior to two weeks before the workshop.  No refund will be issued after February 9th but you may transfer your registration to another person if you decide not to attend after the cutoff date. 

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