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Gear Girls at The Crucible

The 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 […]

Veterans Day Classes: Free for Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day 2013, The Crucible is giving veterans a chance to explore their creativity in the medium of glass during a day of free taster classes available for sign-up to veterans only. Call 510-444-0919 x103 to sign up for a session. Glass Flameworking Session 1 (4GLF8813-VA): 10 am – 1 pm Session 2 (4GLF8813-VB): 2-5 […]

2013 Holiday Gifty & Open House

Saturday, December 14 |  Noon to 6 pm Sunday, December 15 |  Noon to 5 pm 1260 7th Street, Oakland FREE Shopping at the mall was never like this! Get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area’s most unique holiday bazaar while supporting local artists and community arts education for youth and adults. Check out […]

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.

Hot Couture 2014: The Fusion of Fashion & Fire

The Crucible’s fiery fusion of fashion design and industrial art returns Bay Area fashion designers and industrial artists have been collaborating for months to bring you one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art melding haute couture concepts with fine and industrial arts. This multidisciplinary performance will feature first-ever public viewings of stunning, cutting edge looks, new staging, fire effects, and […]

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.

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:

Paul Nosa and His Solar-Powered Sewing Machine: Playa Bound Preview

Meet Paul Nosa. For the past year, he’s been touring the country with his solar-powered sewing machine (yes, you read that right), participating in every art night, maker event, and museum exhibition possible.

Bringing the Stone Ages to Life: Barry Baldwin, Legendary Stone Carver

Barry Baldwin, founder of The Crucible’s Stone Carving program, is a legend. A stone carver since age 16, Barry has toured the world for his craft, working everywhere from Beirut, Lebanon to Trafalgar Square.

Youth Internship Focus: Robert Collins, Part 2

Robert Collins, a senior and theater production specialist at the Oakland School for the Arts, has been a dedicated Crucible member throughout his youth.  Earlier, we sat down with Robert to learn about his journey at The Crucible.  

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