CREATE Program

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.

CREATE stands for the Crucible’s Expanded Access to Tools & Equipment.

Current and past students who have passed studio area check-outs can use our studio space, tools and equipment.

Areas available through CREATE

• 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

You must have taken the prerequisite classes in a given subject area to use that area.

Join CREATE!

To join the CREATE Program, you must be a member of The Crucible. Become a member!

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

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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.

2013 Session dates

Winter Quarter – January 19 – April 8, 2013
Spring Quarter – April 13 – July 1, 2013
Summer Quarter – July 20 – August 25, 2013
Fall Quarter – September 14 – November 25, 2013

2013 Holiday Closures

January 1st: New Year’s Day
January 21: Martin Luther King Day
February 18: President’s Day
March 31:  Easter Sunday
May 27: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 2: Labor Day
November 11: Veterans Day
November 21-22: Thanksgiving
December 24-January 2: 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