The Fire Arts Center of Chicago began 17 years ago as a not-for-profit school for sculptors. Our primary mission is the preservation of traditional sculpture technique by offering high-quality training to artists, students and others seeking to learn or perfect their skills. Our secondary mission is to provide teaching, working, and exhibition opportunities for artists, as well as technical advice and facilities to artists and institutions.
The Fire Arts Center of Chicago has a fully equipped foundry complete with equipment for forging, welding, bronze and iron casting including furnaces and kilns. We also offer courses in stone carving, figure sculpture, figure drawing, and more.
Special projects are very important to the Fire Arts Center of Chicago's mission and goals. We aim to facilitate – and participate in – public art projects through outreach and collaboration with other community organizations. Past projects have introduced adults and children with disabilities to the excitement of metal casting, and have taught high school students the joys of metalworking.
Please contact CourseHorse immediately after signing up to confirm start dates and space availability and to receive the class dress code and supply list.
Would prefer if the instructor would himself show some demo.
Vince is a trail blazer. I learned alot about sculpting because he made me think outside the box.
The schedulers forgot to schedule the class and apparently the time was wrong on the class offering. Even if the class was scheduled, we would’ve been an hour late due to this error. From what we were told, this has happened before.
Got there a bit early and was able to talk to both Jake and Vince. Vince did the class and answered my questions no matter how basic. I got lucky and got some hands on, don’t know if this always happens. Great overall experience and I actually learned something. Good intro, interested to take more classes.
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Vicki C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.