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Industrial Arts Classes For All Ages, Schedules, and Experience Levels

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

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Forge Welding


For centuries, forge welding was the only way to weld steel and iron, most commonly being used for pattern welding blades and knives. Now, you can deepen your blacksmithing skills...

TIG Welding I


TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) or GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) is the type of welding commonly used for delicate work and non-ferrous metals. It uses an AC/DC power source, a...



In this course, you will learn the art of bookbinding, to create beautiful personal books for capturing memories, ideas, drawings, and more. We will focus on the foundation of...

Neon Lab


Continuing Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction...

Blacksmithing I


Learn the basics of blacksmithing! This class teaches the fundamental skills needed to forge steel and understand blacksmithing tools. We will introduce tapering, upsetting,...

Enameling II


Work with master enamel artist Judy Stone to further develop the skills learned in Enameling I, including torch firing, basic enamel painting, and working with precious metals and...

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What’s Happening at The Crucible

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196 classes are now open for member registration, from old favorites to brand new classes. We broke down some of our top picks to ensure your registration is smooth and successful! Get the class guide.
From ghastly glass ghosts to playful pumpkin pendants, there are countless ways that you can celebrate the season in the studio. See our favorite spooky art made in Crucible studios.
We’re hiring a Director of Development! This is a great opportunity for someone looking to make a huge impact at the largest industrial arts nonprofit in the country. Come and work with us!
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About The Crucible

Since our start in 1999, The Crucible has grown into a premier fine and industrial art center where art thrives, inspires, and is accessible. From welding to glass blowing to woodworking to jewelry-making, classes are designed to bring together beginners, experienced artists, and tradespeople to create a one-of-a-kind learning environment. With an average student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1, our award-winning faculty will make learning the industrial arts fun and approachable.

The Crucible works with our local, highly-trained artistic community to produce a wide variety of events, including our iconic Fire Arts Festivals, Hot Couture fashion show, and seasonal Open Houses.

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