We know how difficult and expensive it is to set up your own workshop with all the equipment you need to do the projects that interest you.
It’s why we started CREATE, the Crucible’s Expanded Access to Tools & Equipment, allowing current and past students to use our studio space, tools and equipment.
Areas available through CREATE:
Blacksmithing Power Hammers
Fabrication Power Tools
Fabrication Cold Working Tools
You must have taken the prerequisite classes in a given subject area to use that area.
To join the CREATE Program, you must be a member of The Crucible. Become a member today!
Access can be purchased for 30-day, 90-day, or full-year increments.
- $1,100 for full year access + 4 free checkouts
- $350 for a quarter (90-day) + 1 free checkout
- $125 for monthly (30-day).
- Departmental safety checkout: $40 per area.
- 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.
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
Hours of access:
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 10 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
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 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
|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|