Team Build Workshops & Group Classes 2017-09-19T14:41:19+00:00

Team Build Workshops & Group Classes

The Crucible’s hands-on team building workshops in industrial arts boost morale, lower stress, and stimulate creative thinking. Fun, rewarding group classes encourage collaboration, problem-solving, and exploration while teaching techniques in welding, glass fusing, flameworking, blacksmithing, plasma cutting, jewelry making, woodturning, and more. Workshops are scalable and customizable to meet the needs of any group, from six to over 150 people.

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Just for Fun Workshops

Each team member creates an individual project within a group setting, starting at $800.

Pre-designed Projects

The team collaborates to fabricate the parts necessary to complete a group project from our pre-designed templates.

Custom Projects

The team works in multiple areas, such as woodworking and welding, to create a one-of-a-kind group project. Price dependent on size and scope of workshop, starting at $3,500.

Optional Services

A lunch or wine-and-cheese reception provides a chance to discuss what was learned and created. Catered lunches begin at $32/person. Wine-and-cheese receptions are $28/person. Groups are also welcome to arrange their own catering.

The Crucible has meeting space available.

Just for Fun Workshops

In these 2- or 3-hour workshops, participants learn new skills and complete a small individual project to take home. Multiple, simultaneous workshops can be scheduled on a single day.

  • 2-hour workshop: $84/person ($800 minimum)
  • 3-hour workshop: $126/person ($1,200 minimum)
  • Hot Sculpted Glass workshop: $55/person/hour with 2-hour minimum
  • Glass Blowing workshop: $55/person/hour with 4-hour minimum

Blacksmithing

Participants heat metal to a glowing red and learn the basic techniques to forge a piece of metal bar into a simple tool. You will make a bottle opener in the 2-hour workshop, and a clothes hook in the 3-hour workshop.

6 people min / 10 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Aluminum Sand Casting

Carve a design into a sand mold and then pour molten aluminum into it, creating a positive design in metal.

5 people min / 8 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting

Plasma cut steel into a negative space design or cut out shapes and MIG weld them together to create a personalized votive candle box.

5 people min / 8 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

TIG Welding

Create a small figure or abstract sculpture by TIG welding stainless steel sheet, nuts, bolts, washers, and screws together.

5 people min / 8 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Metalsmithing

Anneal, cut, drill, hammer, and texture copper or bronze to create a charm, pendant, key chain, zipper pull, or card holder in our jewelry department.

6 people min / 15 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Resin Casting

Make a mold by forming a heated plastic sheet over a clay model, then cast opaque plastic resin to produce a solid replica of the clay model.

5 people min / 8 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Glass Flameworking

Heat borosilicate glass rods with a torch and use a range of techniques to shape molten glass into colorful pendants, marbles, or paperweights.

5 people min / 7 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Glass Sand Casting

Pour molten glass into a sand mold of your own design to create a positive relief that will make a great paperweight or sun catcher.

5 people min / 8 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Glass Fusing

Learn to cut and shape art sheet glass and fuse the pieces together into a colorful mosaic tile of your design.

6 people min / 20 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Sandblasted Glass

Sandblast frosted imagery onto a variety of provided glassware using self-designed or pre-designed stencils.

5 people min / 8 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Leatherworking

Learn to cut, pierce, fold, stitch, and stain leather while making a convenient card wallet.

5 people min / 12 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Woodcarving

Create a small wood object through carving, texturing, cutting, smoothing, gluing, drilling, and painting.

6 people min / 12 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Clay Sculpture

Use slab, coil, and pinch hand-building techniques to create small sculptures and/or functional tableware, which will then be finished with texturing and glazing.

6 people min / 15 people max
3-hour workshop

Metal Clay Pendants

Make a two-sided pendant by setting a dichroic glass disk onto silver metal clay, making a bail, and drawing an image with metal clay paste on the opposite side.

5 people min / 6 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Enameling

Learn to fuse glass powders onto copper to create wall art or a functional coaster. Both transparent and opaque glass powders enable the creation of complex multi-layered designs.

5 people min / 6 people max
3-hour workshop

Fire Eating

Make a fire wand out of steel and Kevlar, discuss safety regarding fuel usage and ignition, and learn how to magically swallow the fire at the end of the wand.

8 people min / 10 people max
3-hour workshop

Hot Sculpted Glass

Participants learn the basics of hot glass sculpting, including techniques in gathering, marvering, and glass shaping. You will make a glass flower in the 2-hour workshop, and a paperweight in the 3-hour workshop.

5 people min / 6 people max
2- or 3-hour workshop

Glass Blowing

Participants learn the basics of glass blowing, including techniques in gathering, marvering, glass shaping, and glass blowing.

5 people min / 6 people max
4-hour workshop

Pre-designed Projects

More complex projects are possible with a collaborative team effort focused on a single work of art. These pre-designed, project-based workshops are roughly the same price as the Just for Fun Workshops.

Glass Fused Mosaic Project

Team members cut, shape, and color coordinate art sheet glass into a collective mosaic. The team project can be completed in two hours, or a larger version can be made in three hours. Mid-sized teams can also create a steel frame for the mosaic tile.

Single-Department Tile Project

Each team member creates a section of a larger project in one of our art disciplines, including metalsmithing, aluminum sand casting, ceramic tiles, oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, and more. The group project can be completed in two to three hours.

Multi-Department Tile Project

Each team member creates a tile in one of the following disciplines: ceramics, MIG welding/plasma cutting, foundry, metalsmithing, wood carving, fused glass, sandcast glass, resin casting, or sandblasted glass. The tiles are wired together and hung from a rod, which may be decorated with oxy-acetylene cut letters or patterns. Multi-Department projects are great for large groups.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack

Part of the group makes medieval-style clothes hooks in blacksmithing, which are welded to a bar topped with oxy-acetylene cut steel letters or imagery. The wall mounted coat rack can be completed in three hours.

Custom Projects

Numerous clients have worked with Crucible staff and faculty to create custom team building projects such as tables, chairs, freestanding coat racks, cocktail or keg bars, and wall-mounted sculpture. These usually accrue additional expense due to design work, increased material needs, and pre- and post-production work required of Crucible faculty. These longer workshops, typically three to four hours or six to eight hours, will be scoped and priced by project.

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