Actually the Flux Foundation is hosting fire effects workshops in Oakland! Here's the details of the next one on Mar 18th (not yet on their website at http://www.fluxfoundation.org
My First Poofer! Workshop: March 18
A maker workshop for budding pyros
When: Sunday, March 18th, 12-5pm
Where: American Steel, Bay 3
Cost: $75 – workshop only
$325 – workshop+poofer ($250 in materials)
Register at: https://www.wepay.com/events/my-first-poofer
What you’ll do:
This one-day class will introduce you to the basics of flame effects and give you the hands-on experience building your first poofer. The class will feature a broad overview of flame effects; an introduction to safety standards; and a review of the basic design of a specific flame effect — the poofer. Once you understand these concepts, you’ll team up with one or two other students to build a poofer together.
What you’ll learn:
*How to be safe AND set things on fire!
*How to use new tools, like the baby spud!
*The world of flare and NPT fittings!
*The appreciation of the swivel hose barb and the beauty of the snap fitting!
*A new vocabulary that, on its own, will make you smarter than most people you know!
How it works:
This workshop has options: you can simply take the workshop to learn about building poofers, or, for an additional materials fee, you can walk away with your very own poofer! Either way, you will walk away with a diagram, parts list and arsenal of skills and knowledge to build a flame effect of your own in no time. Limit: 12students (6 workshop only; 6 workshop+poofer). Facilitated by: Catie Magee, Matt Mynttinen & Stacie Reichmuth