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Youth Fall Intersession Workshops

Youth Intersession Opportunities With school back in session, The Crucible has exciting, new, hands-on opportunities for Bay Area youth including Art Bike, Robotics and Kinetics. These hands-on team building workshops allow young people to explore their own creativity and voice within the tactile environments of our welding, blacksmithing, foundry, glass, jewelry and woodworking studios. Youth more »

West Oakland’s McClymond’s engineering students building custom bikes at The Crucible

Congratulations!! A great “ride” for McClymonds Engineering Students! “It feels great that I have a bike that I made” – McClymonds Student December 2nd, 2013 They did it!! Applause for the McClymonds Engineering Students and the bikes they built themselves! Thanks to McClymonds High School and The Crucible! PART THREE The finish line is in more »

Maker Madness

KRON4’S MAKER MADNESS features The Crucible this weekend A fun five-minute exploration of The Crucible as a maker space filmed at the end of our 2014 youth summer camps The Crucible’s long association with Maker Faire and culture is part of KRON4’s story in this documentary and celebration of all things maker. They spent a more »

Hot Couture 2015 Call for Submissions

Hot Couture: Call for Submissions Application Deadline: September 26, 2014 Event Dates: Friday, January 9 & Saturday January 10, 2015 Hot Couture at The Crucible celebrates the avant garde fusion of fire, fashion, industrial materials, and haute couture concepts, sometimes with shocking results! This year, our two night event is structured around the four elements: more »

Bike Fix-A-Thon – Sunday, August 31, 2014

Got a bike that needs a fix? Let us help! The Crucible’s Bike Fix-A-Thon mechanics will get you back on your wheels again During Bike Fix-A-Thons, Crucible faculty and volunteers create a bike repair studio by opening our roll-up doors at the back of the building facing West Oakland neighborhood homes. Mechanics work at six work more »

2014 Fuego Youth Interns Celebrate Two Years of Art at The Crucible

2014 Fuego Interns Celebrate Two Years of Art Sponsorship from West Oakland CASS (Custom Alloy Scrap Sales) makes it possible On Thursday, July 24, The Crucible welcomed friends, family, mentors, and instructors of our 2014 Fuego Youth Interns to celebrate the accomplishments of their two-year appointments. Fuego began in 2010 with six students selected to more »

Final 2014 Summer Classes

So, what if you’re not going to That Thing In The Desert? Spend a creative weekend at The Crucible, more affordably than going to the playa. Yeah, we love That Thing in The Desert too. Plenty of artists, faculty, students and staff here go every year. But it’s not the only way to get creative. more »

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 »

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 »

Saturday Sept. 13: Tools to Table Open House

Tools to Table: Fall Open House Saturday September 13, 2014 | noon – 5 pm Tools to Table is a celebration and exploration of the tools and techniques of making, creating and consuming food, drink & flames. Free admission, $25 class discounts, studio demonstrations, food & drink vendors, a Crucible-style picnic basket raffle, fire-eating, a butchering demonstration and more »

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