Archive: October, 2012

2013 Winter Catalog is Here!

The Winter 2013 Course Catalog is now available!

Nov. 10: 50 Years of Studio Glass

To celebrate and commemorate the 50 Year Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement, the Crucible is hosting a two-day symposium and exhibition.

Thanks Yelp! We Love You Too.

Feedback comes in many forms including praise, support, questions, and everyone’s favorite, “constructive criticism”. This month The Crucible received a wonderful letter from Yelp! with a very specific kind of feedback: congratulations! Working with our community has always been a large part of the DNA of The Crucible. We continually strive to match our curriculum […]

2013 Winter Catalog

The Winter 2013 Course Catalog is now available! There are several ways to look through our winter class catalog and sign up for your dream schedule today: Download a copy of the PDF and give us a call. Visit our online store to sign up right away!

Thank You, SmartyStreets

The Crucible would like to give a special thanks to SmartyStreets ( for their donation of address verification services. As with most non-profits, our amazing programs and events are supported in a large way by things we send through the mail. Catalogs, invitations, fundraising appeals… The Crucible maintains a community of roughly 20,000 people, many […]

50 Years of American Studio Glass

Saturday, Nov 10 and Sunday November 11 – 10am to 6pm Saturday, Nov 10 – 6-9pm This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in the United States. Come join us in celebrating California artists’ contributions to the studio glass movement on November 10th and 11th at the Crucible in Oakland, CA. […]

Artists of The Crucible at Peralta Junction

Peralta Junction’s Pop-Up Creative Commons has become a hive of weekend activity in West Oakland. Movies, music, dancing… Each weekend as the doors open up inquisitive visitors are treated to art, food trucks, performances and a special booth of artists from The Crucible showing (and selling!) their wares. A few of the artists showing off […]

2012 Community Partnership Program

We’re  proud to announce the expansion of our Community Partners program. In 2011 the program offered tuition discounts to educators, and in 2012 we’ve expanded the program to include discounts for public educators, firefighters, police officers, active military, veterans, City of Oakland employees  and senior citizens. Participants in the Community Partners program receive 50% discount […]

How Art Works

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Five-Year Research Agenda, with a System Map and Measurement Model A little over five years ago, a group gathered at The Crucible for a formative workshop to talk about Art and it’s place in our society. That workshop sparked a study, which lead to this report. How Art Works […]

Peralta Junction

A Pop-Up Creative Commons in West Oakland featuring Art, Food Trucks, Performances, People & Pumpkins. Beginning October 4, 2012, the 24,000 square-foot vacant lot full of weeds at the corner of Mandela Parkway and West Grand will be transformed into a creative community space filled with art and commerce. For three months this fall, The […]