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Adult Classes

The Crucible offers adult classes, with a variety of formats, levels, and price points. Evening and weekend classes are designed for working and busy adults, and range from brief introductions to a studio area to weeklong or longer immersions that can transform a novice into a skilled and confident craftsperson.

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These short, introductory classes are an easy way to begin exploring in fire, metal, or glass. Structured for ages 12 years and older, just about anyone can get a taste of creating with fire and light. 3-Hour Tasters are offered in Blacksmithing, Enameling, Glass Ladling, Glass Flameworking, Glass Fusing, Jewelry, Leather, MIG Welding, or Sand Casting.


End the workweek with flames, friends and a toast! Join us for a Friday Flame, a unique night out creating industrial art and enjoying good company. Enjoy a 2-hour workshop in Blacksmithing, Enameling, Glass Flameworking, Glass Fusing, Jewelry, Leather, or MIG Welding. Then sip wine or beer with the group and marvel at your new masterpiece.


These classes provide the opportunity to immerse yourself in art. In two days, our expert faculty will demystify an art discipline. Weekend Intensives are ideal for out-of-towners or those with with a hectic weekday schedule.


In just a little over a month, you’ll gain knowledge in welding, enameling, flameworking, blacksmithing, or other arts. Five weeks is an ideal amount of time to get introduced to a new skill. Many of these art classes have related intermediate classes that follow them to provide you with the option to further your progress.


If you’re serious about learning to make jewelry, form glass, cast bronze, dance with fire, forge a blade, or other skills, The Crucible’s longer courses allow the time and practice you’ll need to master any art you desire. These in-depth courses are especially recommended for students who have projects in mind.


The Crucible offers special weeklong workshops for adults who want to take a break from the mundane and spend some time being creative and learning new skills. Over the course of five days, you’ll learn theory, principles, and techniques that will give you the necessary skills to create your own independent project. Set some time aside for yourself and come to The Crucible for a MAKEation you’ll never forget! Weeklongs are offered in Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, Glass Blowing, Glass Flameworking, Jewelry, MIG Welding, and Woodworking.


Immersion courses are designed to give beginning to advanced students an opportunity to do a deep-dive study in Glass Blowing, Glass Flameworking, or Welding. Over the course of five days, you will learn theory, principles, and extensive techniques that give you the necessary skills to work independently. Monday to Thursday are six hours of instruction with four hours of optional open lab time in the evening, and Friday is a full 8-hour lab day. Lunch and dinner are provided. The week concludes with a dinner and artist reception on Friday evening, where artists will have their work on display to talk about proudly. Friends and family are welcome and can join the dinner for a fee.


Studio Access Labs enable Crucible members to hone the skills learned in class or finish projects. Studio Access Lab time is monitored but not instructional. Pre-qualification or instructor approval may be required.


If you would like a more tailored experience, just let us know how you want to learn. You could make a pair of wedding bands, take a parent-and-child class, or get one-on-one lessons with an experienced instructor. For more information, contact us at or (510) 444-0919 x125.


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For more information about adult classes, camps, workshops, or private instruction, contact us at or (510) 444-0919 x125.