Hot Wire Classes

Hot Wire Classes

The following places feature classes using Hot Wire tools. Please get in touch with them for dates, times and more information. The summary of sites by state and city are just below, while more information about the classes and locations is available below the locations. If you offer classes using Hot Wire Foam Factory tools and would like to be listed here, please contact us













New Mexico:

Farmington – Ku-Tips Nursery

New York:

North Carolina:
















Forstall Art Center

Offering a variety of art classes and supplies.

Forstall Art Center
402 Palisades Blvd.
Homewood, AL 35209

Phone 205.870.0480

Millie’s Hallmark

Department 56 Classes & Events

Millie’s Hallmark
The Ahwatukee Plaza
5027 E. Elliot Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone 480.893.3777 / 800.893.4779


A Very Merry Christmas Store

Department 56 Classes & Events

A Very Merry Christmas Store
923 Front Street, Suite 1
Conway, AR 72032
Phone 501.548.6177


Makin Glass & Pottery

Lightweight Concrete Sculpture & Mosaic Classes

Learn how to make you very own concrete sculpture that is easy to move around and work on. The substrate will be lightweight foam and you will learn how to properly carve and treat your concrete piece for many years of outdoor use. You will be able to build your own creation from materials that are found locally. This is a fun filled workshop for beginners, intermediate, or more experienced students.

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Makin Glass & Pottery
2908 Douglas Street
Anderson, CA 96007
Phone 530.365.6316


Katherine England

Lightweight Concrete Sculpture & Mosaic Classes

The lightweight concrete sculpture class is only offered once a year and is a real favorite. In this 2-day session students learn about the materials and techniques needed to create their own garden sculpture ready to mosaic. The class includes instruction, handouts, demonstration, and all the materials needed to transform your foam sculpture into a sturdy exterior-ready art piece. Then we get to work!!

Class is $200 (which includes a $15 lab fee) and includes foam, netting, concrete mix, accouterments for structure, and so much more. Students must bring their imagination, grunge clothes, rubber gloves and a great sense of adventure. This class covers structure only. Completed piece will be made of concrete. Doing the actual mosaic can be done at home or by signing up for a mosaic class.

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Fullerton, CA 92832


Passiflora Mosaics

Styrofoam & Concrete Sculptures for Mosaics
Instructors: Fred & Donnell Pasion

Learn to make weatherproof mosaic-ready concrete forms from Styrofoam. Award-winning mosaic artists and mixed media sculptors Fred & Donnell Pasion will guide you through discussions and demonstrations as you create your own 3-D form from start to finish. At a workshop you will learn:

1. Basic design concepts and layout.
2. How to safely use the latest hot wire tools for carving.
3. How to mix, apply and finish a durable concrete surface.
4. Curing and preparing your sculpture for mosaic.

Passiflora Mosaics is located in the town of Grover Beach midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along California’s beautiful Central Coast.

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Passiflora Mosaics
330 N. 10th St.
Grover Beach, CA. 93433
Phone 805.489.8860

Hot Wire Design Works

Serving Malibu, San Fernando Valley, Southbay, Los Angeles, Westside and Orange County
Phone 310.419.0314


Institute of Mosaic Art

Don’t wait for the right exterior substrate to appear for your mosaic. Create it yourself! Offering various classes teaching students how to use hot wire tools to easily sculpt lightweight forms out of Styrofoam. Students will then cover the forms with concrete and fiberglass mesh to create a sturdy, weather proof sculpture suitable for an exterior mosaic application.

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Institute of Mosaic Art
3001 Chapman St.
Oakland, CA 94601
Phone 510.437.9899


Douglas & Sturgess

Offering a variety of hands-on art classes at “DS University”

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Douglas & Sturgess
1023 Factory Street
Richmond, CA 94801
Phone 510.235.8411 / 888.278.7883


Morris Nursery

Morris Nursery
1837 Patterson Road
Riverbank, CA 95367
Phone 209.527.5553



Department 56 Classes & Events

Building N, Level 2 on Pier 39
San Francisco, CA
Phone 415.398.2944


Showcase Art Center

Offering a variety of art classes, supplies and a gallery.

Showcase Art Center
1335 Eighth Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone 970.356.8593


Painting Marmot Art Supply

Offering a variety of art classes for adults and children. Private classes can be arranged.

Painting Marmot Art Supply
612 Main St.
Ouray, CO 81427
Phone 970.325.7232


Lauderdale Paper & Balloon Co.

Lauderdale Paper & Balloon Co.
3401 N. 29 Avenue, Suite 102
Hollywood, FL 33020

Phone 800.940.3577 / 954.923.3555


All Things Fine, Inc

Department 56 Classes & Events

Styrofoam sculpting demonstrations – learn how to create fantastic displays using hot-wire tools & Styrofoam. Other demonstrations are also offered related to village displays.

All Things Fine, Inc
1171 Main Street
The Villages, FL 32159
Phone 352.259.7384


Dino Rentos Studios

What are the different foams? What kind of glues are there? What kind of tools should you use, and use safely? What kind of foam coatings are there? In this class you will have the opportunity to create your own foam sign or wall sculpture.

We will take you from the basic design, carving techniques, sanding methods and tools and then how to properly coat your foam sculpture or sign. We will talk on the subject of making a mold and casting.

Dino Rentos Studios
6869 Stapoint Court, Unit 106
Winter Park, Florida 32792
Phone 800.704.7089


The Engineer Guy

The Engineer Guy
1000 Tradeport Blvd Suite 1003
Atlanta, GA 30354
Phone 404.685.8804



European Imports & Gifts

Department 56 Classes & Events

European Imports & Gifts
Oak Mill Mall
7900 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714

Phone 847.967.5253 / 800.227.8670

Hobbytown USA: Schererville

Focusing on railroad layouts and demos, every Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm and every Saturday from 10:00am-12:00pm – weather permitting.

Hobbytown USA
1519 U.S. Hwy. 41
Schererville, IN 46375

Phone 219.864.1944


Foam Art Creation Classes

Offering instruction in creating Styrofoam signs, sculptures, etc.

Paul McKee
Designer / Trainer
Wichita, KS

Phone 316.303.4359

Olde World Canterbury Village

Department 56 Classes & Events

A variety of events are hosted by Caterbury Village.

For event information click here.

Olde World Canterbury Village
2369 Joslyn Ct.
Lake Orion, MI 48360
Phone 248.391.5700 / 800.442.XMAS



Grandiosity, Inc.
6175 Norton Center Dr.
Norton Shores, MI 49441
Phone 800.870.2240 / 231.799.0159


Ku-Tips Nursery

Department 56 Classes & Events

Ku-Tips Nursery
1817 Schofield Ln

Farmington, NM 87401

Phone 505.325.6602


Customized Surfaces

Offering decorative concrete classes.

Customized Surfaces
855 Niagara Falls Blvd
Amherst , NY 14226
Phone 716.694.1032


The Compleat Sculptor

Offering ongoing foam sculpting classes. If you have a group that would like a class on a particular topic, TCS offers custom classes either in-house or at your location.

The Compleat Sculptor
90 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone 212.243.6074 / 800.9.SCULPT


Pure Texture

Synthetic Stone & Concrete Coating Seminars

2 Day Hands-On Seminar includes:

Synthetic Stone – Synthetic rock building for water features, pools, spas and landscape boulders. Learn how to build a synthetic stone water-feature from the ground up.

Concrete Coatings – Troweled concrete overlayment replicating slate, tile or flagstone at a minimum of 1/8″ with custom coloring techniques. This is NOT a stamped overlay and requires no stamp tools

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Pure Texture
517 Medley St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone 336.335.3010


Salem Creek

Department 56 Classes & Events

Salem Creek
694 Hanes Mall Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone 336.760.1717


Nancy’s Hallmark

Department 56 Classes & Events

Nancy’s Hallmark
11959 Lebanon Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Phone 888.4NANCYS (626297) / 513.563.9200


North Pole City

Department 56 Classes & Events

North Pole City
4201 South I-44
Oklahoma City, OK 73119

Phone 405.685.6635 / 800.526.5829

Qualitee Signs

Offering personalized lessons on incorporating foam into sculpting multi-media art.

Qualitee Signs
Medford, OR 92501
Phone 541.261.1971


Country Home & Garden

Department 56 Classes & Events

Country Home & Garden
7801 Old Turnpike Rd.
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Phone 570.966.4030

Sherri Warner Hunter’s Workshops

Sherri offers a variety of classes in her studio and around the country. She also offers groups the opportunity to design a custom workshop, so if you have a group of 6 to 10 participants and would like to develop a custom workshop that works with your schedule, please contact her. Mosaics, garden sculptures, water features, sculpture and more!

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SWH Art Studio Inc.
3375 Fairfield Pike
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
Phone 931.389.9649


Hamlin Pharmacy and Fountain

Department 56 Classes & Events

Hamlin Pharmacy and Fountain
3801 South Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone 361.853.7303



Offering classes and mixed media art supplies.

Artplace Gallery and Framing
413 West Main Street
Denison, TX 75020
Phone 888.219.4561


Bezhouse Arts Studio

Bezhouse Arts is committed to finding new products and providing fun and inspirational workshops

Bezhouse Arts Studio
4712 Vance Rd
Ft. Worth, TX 76180
Phone 817.205.2627


Good Things For All Seasons

Department 56 Foam Sculpting Class

Instructor: Harold Hand

Good Things For All Seasons
334 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone 817.251.3673


Brick in the Yard Mold Supply

Offering classes on mold making and lifecasting. Also offers free video instructionals on YouTube.

BITY Mold Supply
521 Sterling Drive
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone 888.676.2489


Haws & Co.

Dave Haws is willing to offer private lessons on foam sculpting for village displays, sculptures and more

Haws & Co.
127 E. Main, Suite D
Lehi, UT 84043

Phone 801.768.8306

Steger Creek

Department 56 Classes & Events

Steger Creek has three locations – Roanoke, Forest, and Blacksburg, Virginia

4361 Starkey Road
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone 540.774.0004

16890 Forest Rd
Forest, VA 24551
Phone 434.525.9355

1520 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone 540.552.6564


Atlantis Games & Comics

Gaming Terrain Classes & Events

Atlantis Games & Comics
6231 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone 757.465.1617

Atlantis Games & Comics
145 E Little Creek Rd
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone 757.502.8954


The Golden Goose

Department 56 Classes & Events

The Golden Goose
302 Mill St
Occoquan, VA 22125
Phone 703.494.4964


Noel Eternal

Department 56 Classes & Events

Noel Eternel
461, Rue Saint-Sulpice
Montreal, QC H2Y 2V8

Artists Emporium

Offering a variety of art classes and supplies.

Artists Emporium
1610 St. James Street
Winnipeg MB R3H0L2
Phone 204.772.2421 / 800.665.0322

Foam Relief Painting

Rob Hendriks offers online workshops on making relief artwork utlizing foam.