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The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections.
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The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections.
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What’s Happening at The Crucible

Stay up to date on our events and announcements.

Susan Mernit, current co-founder and CEO of Oakland nonprofit Hack the Hood, will become The Crucible’s next Executive Director.
Become a Flamekeeper with a Monthly Gift and make a regular, sustaining impact. Your monthly gift allows us to introduce more people to the rewards of creating with their hands and imaginations.
Over 200 classes are now open for early member registration. We broke down some of our top picks to ensure your class registration is successful!

Make Something!

Our industrial art classes welcome all levels—from absolute beginners to experienced artists
and craftspeople—to a one-of-a-kind learning environment.

Champions of Creativity

Support from members and donors allows us to provide accessible programs, empower working artists, partner with local schools, and train the next generation of makers. Crucible supporters believe in the life-changing power of creativity, collaboration, and community.

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Become a Member

Champions of Creativity

Support from members and donors allows us to provide accessible programs, empower working artists, partner with local schools, and train the next generation of makers. Crucible supporters believe in the life-changing power of creativity, collaboration, and community.

Make a Donation
Become a Member

The Crucible Community

Students, members, volunteers, faculty, artists, makers, craftspeople, patrons, staff, board, locals, donors, and arts lovers collaborate throughout the year to sustain one of the Bay Area’s most unique creative institutions.

Our Space
Our People

Community & Public Art

The Crucible’s public art program fosters partnerships between artists and communities to develop transformative, innovative, and inclusive community landmarks for organizations, developers, municipal entities, and others.

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Community & Public Art

The Crucible’s public art program fosters partnerships between artists and communities to develop transformative, innovative, and inclusive community landmarks for organizations, developers, municipal entities, and others.

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Gift Certificates

Share The Crucible with a loved one, friend, or partner-in-crime! Gift certificates, available in any denomination, can be used for Crucible classes and memberships.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Inspiring Creativity in Everyone

Browse work by students, youth, and Crucible faculty for ideas for your next project.

Explore Our Departments

The Crucible offers entry-level, continuing, and master classes with passionate, experienced instructors for 20+ areas of study.