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.

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.