Our “Wave 4” classes run from May 23 through June 27 and are described in the Volume 2 catalog, which you can download from the icon to your left. Or, visit the Adult Class Index page to see an amazing variety of ways you can learn to create in metal, glass, wood, neon, leather, jewelry, electronics or any of our 20 departments. Treat yourself to something really special this spring at The Crucible — the East Bay’s 56,000 square foot center for industrial arts and crafts education!

The Crucible offers a fantastic array of classes geared to youth ages 8-11 and 12-17. Kids have hands-on creative fun making art, while learning real-world skills! They can enroll in any of 15 disciplines including ceramics, glass blowing, hot wheels, jewelry, kinetics, welding and others. Youth Summer Camps are offered in six 1-week sessions, June 20 – August 5. Morning and afternoon camps are available, as well as Youth After Care from 2-4 pm. Enroll online or call 510.444.0919.

Teaming up with Oakland First Fridays and Oakland Art Murmur, The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge celebrates makers, innovators, dreamers and creators whose arts and crafts are “Made In Oakland.” Join us for a gallery of remarkable artwork by students and faculty, plus industrial arts demonstrations and live performances by Hassan El-Tayyab and others. Great food vendors will be on hand, including TART,  Mr. Pops and Keena’s Kitchen!  Free and open to all.

Being a Crucible member means that you’re part of an amazing group of innovators and creators. You’ll have access to professional tools and equipment, guidance from highly knowledgeable instructors, available rental space, early registration and 10% discounts on tuition fees. You will also support one of the Bay Area’s most active and innovative art organizations — helping to subsidize our full range of classes, scholarships and free events. Take a look at the various levels of support and decide which works best.

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 or call (510) 444-0919 x125.