Learn to be a maker! Our “Wave 4” classes run now through June 27, described in the Volume 2 catalog which you can download at left. Or, visit the Adult Class Index to see a vast array of options in welding, blacksmithing, glass blowing, jewelry, woodworking, neon, leather working or any of 20 departments. Many new classes and workshops begin every week! And if you’re getting your summer plans organized, our Volume 3 catalog outlines the “Wave 5” classes running July 9 – August 14.

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.

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.

Need a cool and affordable space to work? The Crucible currently has open slots in our Rental Studios, available to artists and makers who are interested in being part of our unique, collaborative and creative community. 16’ x 16’ private and shared studio options are available, each offering 24-hour access in a prime West Oakland location just steps from BART. Our Studio Artists also benefit from broad access to the many tools and resources of The Crucible. Questions? Email us at

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.