The Fire Arts Center of Chicago

The Fire Arts Center of Chicago

Art
Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois
(12 Reviews)

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.

Notes:
Please contact CourseHorse immediately after signing up to confirm start dates and space availability and to receive the class dress code and supply list.

Reviews of The Fire Arts Center of Chicago

(12 Reviews)
Figure Sculpting

4/9/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Figure Sculpting


Would prefer if the instructor would himself show some demo.

Figure Sculpting

11/5/2018
Bob C.

Attended: Figure Sculpting


Vince is a trail blazer. I learned alot about sculpting because he made me think outside the box.

Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging

10/16/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging


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.

Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging

9/9/2018
Ralph W.

Attended: Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging


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.

Welding Workshop

2/22/2019
Edwin Y.

Attended: Welding Workshop


Edwin Y. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Welding Workshop

1/10/2019
Liesl R.

Attended: Welding Workshop


Liesl R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging

1/7/2019
Kelley B.

Attended: Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging


Kelley B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging

12/3/2018
Annette D.

Attended: Intro to Blade Smithing and Forging


Annette D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Beginning Stone Carving Workshop

5/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Beginning Stone Carving Workshop


Anonymous gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Beginning Stone Carving Workshop

2/26/2018
Vicki C.

Attended: Beginning Stone Carving Workshop


Vicki C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639
The Fire Arts Center of Chicago
Hermosa, Northwest Side
1830 N Kostner Ave
Btwn W Cortland St & W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60639

Upcoming Classes at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago

Metal Furniture Studio
Metal Furniture Studio
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 24th, 10am - 1pm

Beginning Metal Sculpture
Beginning Metal Sculpture
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 24th, 10am - 1pm

Bronze Casting & Mold Making
Bronze Casting & Mold Making
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 24th, 7pm - 10pm

Beginning Stone Carving Workshop
Beginning Stone Carving Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 27th, 3pm - 6pm