Oakland Youth Catch the Creative Spark at Field Trip Day

2018-05-02T16:58:44+00:00

Do you remember the first time you saw pewter liquify before your eyes, pressed your fingerprint in clay, or watched smoke rise as you wood burned your own unique design? 227 Oakland Unified School District youth attended The Crucible for free as a part of our Field Trip Program.

Oakland Youth Catch the Creative Spark at Field Trip Day 2018-05-02T16:58:44+00:00

I Am The Crucible: Ismael Plasencia

2018-03-14T15:15:53+00:00

Ismael “Iz” Plasencia first came to The Crucible to drop off his little brother for a welding class. When he saw how our Youth Programs were getting youth excited about the industrial arts, he knew he had to get involved. We sat down with Iz to reflect on his years here and what he is the most proud of.

I Am The Crucible: Ismael Plasencia 2018-03-14T15:15:53+00:00

Unifying The Crucible: Pre-Apprentice Program Archway

2018-01-03T10:57:48+00:00

Students participating in our Pre-Apprentice Program worked with The Crucible’s Blacksmithing, Machine Shop, and Welding Departments to build an archway for the main student entrance. The archway is made up of a series of gears, and each gear represents each of The Crucible’s 19 departments. Which is your favorite gear?

Unifying The Crucible: Pre-Apprentice Program Archway 2018-01-03T10:57:48+00:00

See What Fuego Youth Leaders Gained for Life

2017-11-08T12:13:34+00:00

Our 2017 Fuego Youth Leaders had a great summer, shadowing instructors, working as teaching assistants, visiting local industrial arts studios, and making final projects in their disciplines!

See What Fuego Youth Leaders Gained for Life 2017-11-08T12:13:34+00:00

Summer Camp Photo Gallery 2017

2017-12-11T14:36:04+00:00

Here are some of our favorite photos from The Crucible's 2017 Summer Camps! This year of camps is particularly special, as twelve artist who grew up taking classes at The Crucible are now teaching as regular faculty or teaching assistants during camps.

Summer Camp Photo Gallery 2017 2017-12-11T14:36:04+00:00

Our Youth Programs Students Take the Torch

2018-06-21T16:16:02+00:00

Eight students who grew up participating in our Youth Programs have joined our regular faculty! Many of these new instructors were able to take classes at The Crucible because of the scholarship opportunities made possible by our generous donors. Here are their stories.

Our Youth Programs Students Take the Torch 2018-06-21T16:16:02+00:00

‘Now, That’s a Good Bike’

2017-11-08T13:27:29+00:00

The Crucible opens its back gate for our highly anticipated Bike Fix-A-Thon, where volunteers and Crucible staff worked to repair and replace parts on 40 bikes for free!

‘Now, That’s a Good Bike’ 2017-11-08T13:27:29+00:00

Imaginations Run Wild at Spring Camps

2018-01-16T13:20:36+00:00

Twenty-eight young artists and makers, ages 8-18, visited The Crucible for our Youth Spring Camps in Glass Flameworking, Blacksmithing, and Extreme Gizmos.

Imaginations Run Wild at Spring Camps 2018-01-16T13:20:36+00:00