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Get your hands dirty! We welcome all levels—from absolute beginners to experienced artists and craftspeople—to a learning environment where people work together to create something amazing. Some classes are offered as weekly sessions, others as weeklong intensive workshops, and some take place in a single exciting night. Our instructors have extensive experience and a passion for what they teach. Check out our catalog or visit the Adult Class Index for current listings of hands-on industrial arts classes.
The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge welcomes all local dreamers and creators as we celebrate the Bay Area’s most influential makers, artists, collectives, and innovators with work that is Made in Oakland. Explore The Crucible’s studio, enjoy live performances, peruse a gallery of remarkable work by students and faculty, see industrial arts demonstrations, and learn about our extraordinary art programs. Fireside Lounge is a free and family-friendly open house. October 28, 6:30-9:30pm.
The Crucible offers a fantastic array of classes geared to ages 8-17. Youth can enroll in any of 15 disciplines including ceramics, glass blowing, bike shop, jewelry, kinetics, and welding. While the classes are undeniably fun, students can apply what they’ve learned here–creative problem-solving, scientific principles, and teamwork–at school and beyond. Check out the Youth Class Index page to see classes currently available for registration. Need-based scholarships are available.
We have over 20 areas of study (departments) at The Crucible. Some are pretty exotic, like Glass Fusing, so we’ve made it easy to explore these specialized disciplines with our new department pages! Just hover over the “Adult” tab in the upper left corner of this page, and scroll through the departments in the dropdown menu. On each department page, classes are listed alphabetically. Once you’ve narrowed down an area of interest, find the current schedule in our Volume 4 catalog or visit the Adult Class Index page.
Our creative, hands-on Team Building Workshops are fun, effective offsite experiences designed for Bay Area organizations. Our industrial arts will get your teams off the computer and having fun with glass fusing, flameworking, welding, blacksmithing, plasma cutting, jewelry making, woodturning and much more. Workshops are customizable and can meet the needs of any group, from as few as six to over 100 people. To learn more, please email us at email@example.com or call (510) 444-0919 x125.