Fall second half
Weekend Classes
Three Hour Quickies

KRON4 Maker Faire Madness

After seeing us at Maker Faire earlier this year, KRON4 came to The Crucible and spent a day filming a productive crew of makers, artists and youth who were wrapping up another week of youth summer camps. We think it’s great piece and captures some of the excitement and creativity that comes pouring out when people start working with their hands and having fun.

McClymonds Art Bike Program

Students from West Oakland’s McClymond’s High School put together this video about their participation in The Crucible’s art bike project, an actual fabrication class that earned them school credit as they explored the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, art and math needed to build their own customized, working bicycles by hand.

The Cup Class

Long-time Crucible faculty Kier Lugo and Arlo Fishman star in this immensely popular video demonstrating the ins and outs of making glass cups in The Crucible’s hot shop. You can sign up for the cup class here.

Weekend Classes

No room for weeknight classes? Weekends are a great way to get your creative on. Many students prefer these classes as a way to “stay in the zone” while learning a new skill or technique. There are plenty of beginner classes in blacksmithing, glass blowing, jewelry making, MIG welding, LED’s and much more.

Three-Hour Tasters

This is a great way to try something new if you’re not sure you can commit to a full class schedule.

Signup now for fall session

The first fall classes began Sept. 20, and there are lots of opportunities to find something fun and creative to do with your hands and mind. Check out the online class schedule below, or download the interactive PDF of the catalog. We have plenty of great weekend options, and three-hour tasters for complete beginners. Some classes are full already, so sign up now.

Fall 2014 catalog

Gifty: December 12, 13 & 14

Does the mall drive you mad? Do your holiday shopping with local artists and handmade wares while celebrating creative culture and DIY spirit. We’re adding a special Friday night preview this year. Vendor applications are here.

Hot Couture 2015: January 9 & 10

The Crucible’s fiery fusion of fashion, flames and industrial arts returns in January 2015 for two spectacular nights of cutting edge looks. Tickets on sale this fall.

Hot Couture 2014 Wrapup

Here’s a fun review of 2014’s Hot Couture – two nights of flaming fashion and fun, with an awesome donated soundtrack from Gypsy rockers Gogol Bordello. Enjoy.