The Gear Girls Twelve high school girls from a selected Oakland Unified school explore techniques in ARC welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, and metal fabrication as part of The Crucible’s Gear Girls program. The girls create original welded steel sculptures inspired by the theme of self-expression and culture, write artist statements, and exhibit their work at the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
TWO BIG NIGHTS! Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 | 8 pm Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 | 8 pm Doors Open At 7:30 pm The Crucible’s fiery fusion of fashion design and industrial art returns! One of our signature events, this multidisciplinary performance is a collaboration between local Bay Area fashion designers and industrial artists, mixing haute couture concepts with fine arts […]
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.