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East Bay Mini Maker Faire Meetup & Project Sneak Peek

If you just can’t wait for the East Bay Mini Maker Faire (coming to Oakland on October 14, 2014), then come on down to The Crucible on July 29, 2014 to hang out in our studios and meet a few local makers who will be presenting some of the projects they are working on ahead of more »

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Twenty-Three Youth Summer Camp Spots Left

July 27 — August 1 Next week is the final week of youth summer camps. We still have 23 spots available in the following sessions (roll over class link for a popup of the description): mornings: 9 am — 12 noon MIG Welding (12-17) $385 Fashion Forward (8-12) $270 Intro to Welded Sculpture (12-17) $345 Clay more »

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Hot Couture 2014 Nightly Runway Shows

On each night of The Crucible’s Hot Couture 2014 your ticket will let you experience three distinct runway shows. Each multidisciplinary performance will feature first-ever public viewings of stunning, cutting edge looks, and fire effects on the swirling fibonacci runway especially built for this event in our 56,000 sq. ft. West Oakland warehouse. Don’t miss a more »

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Experience “Wild Tales” At Hot Couture 2014

We are extremely excited to showcase the wild and imaginative designs of local artists Angelique Benicio and Tansy Brooks at Hot Couture 2014. The multimedia costume designs with a “Wild Tales” theme have been created by Angelique Benicio with glass and metal accents by Tansy Brooks.

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Hot Couture 2014 Designer Spotlight: Annamarta Dostourian

Raymond Van Tussel Photography Annamarta Dostourian is an artist and designer based in Berkeley, California who will once again be presenting a new collection at Hot Couture 2014.

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Hot Couture 2014 Designer Spotlight: Heather Wakefield

Heather Wakefield has been sewing things since she was a child. It really does not take much to get her going creatively and she describes her studio, Satellite Art Station, as “a large, timeless, magical place 

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Gear Girls at The Crucible

Over the course of six weeks, 12 girls from Edna Brewer Middle School are mastering ARC welding, oxy-acetylene torch cutting, and angle grinding as part of The Crucible‘s “Gear Girls” program during which they will create original sculptures inspired by the theme of self-expression. This year’s program is funded by a generous grant from the Oakland Fund more »

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Fire and Metal are Awesome. Fire, Metal and Girl Power? Epic.

Carla Hall teaching the Women’s Blacksmithing Workshop.Earlier this year, a dozen women gathered for the bi-annual Women’s Blacksmithing Workshop. The Crucible offers this special workshop – taught by women, for women – to cover the fundamentals of blacksmithing and forging steel.

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Maker Camp Google+ Hangout at The Crucible

The Crucible hosted Make Media and Google for a virtual Maker Camp broadcast via Google+ on July 10, 2013. The Crucible’s Youth Program Associate, Iz Plasencia, lead the virtual campers through a tour of our industrial art studios and classrooms and a short project.

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Vote The Crucible for “Best of the East Bay” in East Bay Express Poll

The East Bay Express is running their annual “Best of the East Bay” reader poll, in which they’re asking YOU to vote on your favorite local spots.  We’d love your help to represent The Crucible in this year’s “Best Of” issue! Here’s how you can help:

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