Archive: February, 2013

Fireside Lounge May 2016

Friday, May 6 | 6:30-9:30 pm Demonstrations | Hands-on activities | Art show Learn about classes | Performances FREE admission & open to all Celebrating Oakland First Fridays and Oakland Art Murmur, The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and […]

3-Hour Tasters

Have an itch to try something new and different? 3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore the myriad art disciplines we offer, without a deep commitment. You can get an introduction to Enameling, Sand Casting, Glass Fusing or Leather. Take a class with a friend or give a special gift to someone who will never forget […]

Friday Flames

End the workweek with flames, friends and a toast! Join us for a Friday Flame, a unique night out creating industrial art and enjoying good company. Enjoy a 2-hour workshop creating a work of art to take home. Then sip wine or beer with the group and marvel at your new masterpiece. Try different Friday […]

Spring Open House 2016

Saturday, March 26 | 12-5 pm Demonstrations | Hands-on activities | Art show | Bike sale Learn about classes | Performances FREE admission & open to all   Our spring open house highlights the scientific principles, inquiry and exploration behind the fine and industrial arts processes taught and practiced at The Crucible. Nearly 20 industrial disciplines are […]

Job Opportunity: Tool Room Monitor

Position:  Tool Room Monitor The Crucible ( is a non-profit educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, Industry and Community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public. We offer a wide range of classes to over 5,000 […]

Youth Internship Focus: Robert Collins, Part 1

Robert Collins, a senior and theater production specialist at the Oakland School for the Arts, embodies everything we love about our Youth Programs at The Crucible. After an impromptu visit to The Crucible’s Open House, Robert stumbled upon a world of welding, crafts, and fire – and has since joined the space as a dedicated […]

A Note About Our Youth Programs

At The Crucible, we’re never short of inspiration. We have talent: people who create inventive, imaginary, beautiful things on a daily basis – and who help teach us how to find our creative genius along the way. We have community: people who dedicate their time, effort, energy, and whole soul into making The Crucible a special […]

2013 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

Join us for the 8th Annual Fire & Light: Soirée and Art Auction at The Crucible! Saturday, April 27, 20136 – 11pm >> Preview Auction Items Industrial artists, acrobatic performers and The Crucible team are busy preparing for the 8th Annual Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. Our industrial art studio will once again […]

Hot Couture Dazzles and Inspires the Community

With the fashion back on hangers, the runway disassembled and the fire poofers put away (for now), we wanted to take a moment and thank The Crucible community for helping make our second Hot Couture fashion show even hotter, more creative and dynamic than we dared imagine.  We could not have put on two sold-out […]

2013 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Items

The Bay Area’s top artists working in metal, glass, fire, wood and mixed media have donated fine art for the 2013 Fire & Light Auction. The live art auction will take place during dessert. Have your paddle ready and bid generously — good luck! Your artwork will be packaged and ready for you when you […]

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