Studio areas available through the CREATE Program:

  • ARC Welding
  • Blacksmithing
  • Blacksmithing
  • Power Hammers
  • Cold Working
  • Glass
    Fabrication
  • Power Tools
  • Fabrication
  • Cold Working Tools
  • Grinding
  • Jewelry
  • Enameling
  • MIG Welding
  • Oxyacetylene Welding
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Shell Room
  • TIG Welding
  • Wax Room
  • Woodshop
  • Woodturning

CREATE

The CRucible’s Expanded Access to Tools & Equipment

Setting up your own workshop can be expensive, and space prohibitive. CREATE is a way for current and former students to use The Crucible’s studio space, tools and equipment to work on their own projects.

To be eligible for CREATE, you must:

  1. Have already taken one or more prerequisite classes in the subject area;
  2. Have an active Crucible membership
  3. Be evaluated by a Crucible instructor or staff person in a “checkout” session establishing your competency to use the studio safely and appropriately

CREATE Pricing

Access can be purchased for 30-day, 90-day, or full-year increments.

  1. $1,100 for full year access + 4 free checkouts
  2. $350 for a quarter (90-day) + 1 free checkout
  3. $125 for monthly (30-day).
  4. Departmental safety checkout: $40 per area.
  5. Limited locker space is available for rent. A 2 ½ ‘ x 2 ‘ x 6 ½ ‘ locker can be rented as storage space for $50 per month by CREATE Members.

How to Sign Up for CREATE

Call (510) 444-0919 to sign up for the CREATE program and to schedule a departmental safety checkout in your chosen areas. After passing the departmental safety check-out, you’re free to make use of The Crucible as your own workshop!

CREATE Studio Availability

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 10 pm

Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

View CREATE Studio Calendar

Priority goes to classes. Members are not permitted to work in an area during a class. Members must clean up and exit a work area 30 minutes before the start of a class or 15 minutes before closing time.

2014 CREATE Holiday Closures

  • January 1st: New Year’s Day
  • January 21: Martin Luther King Day
  • February 18: President’s Day
  • April 20:  Easter Sunday
  • May 26: Memorial Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • September 1: Labor Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 27-28: Thanksgiving
  • December 24 – January 1: Holiday Break

CREATE Area Prerequisites

ARC Welding Intro to Welded Sculpture
Beadblaster Special approval by head of area
Blacksmithing Intro to Blacksmithing and Cont. Tech in Blacksmithing
Blacksmithing Power Hammers Special approval by head of area
Cold Working Glass Special approval by head of area
Enameling Special approval by head of area
Fabrication Power Tools Special approval by head of area
Fabrication Cold Working Tools Special approval by head of area
Grinding Any welding class
Jewelry Intro to Jewelry & Metal (A) and Intro to Jewelry & Metal (B) and Special approval by head of area
MIG Welding Intro to MIG Welding or Furniture Fabrication & MIG Welding
Oxyacetylene Welding Oxyacetylene Welding or Intro to Welded Sculpture
Plasma Cutter Intro to MIG Welding or Furniture Fabrication & MIG Welding
Shell Room Special approval by head of area
TIG Welding Beginning TIG and Continuing Techniques in TIG
Wax Room Special approval by head of area
Woodshop Beginning Woodworking
Woodturning Woodturning