CREATE Program & Studio Calendars2018-05-01T17:31:48+00:00

CREATE Program & Studio Calendars

Setting up your own workshop can be expensive, and space prohibitive. CREATE (The CRucible’s Expanded Access to Tools & Equipment) is a way for current and former students to use our studio space, tools, and equipment to work on their own projects. If you are interested in a department not listed below, check our upcoming Studio Access Labs. Studio Access Labs are available in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Glass Fusing, Glass Flameworking, Machine Shop, and Neon.


CREATE Pricing

Access can be purchased for 30-day, 90-day, or full-year increments.
$60 per area for departmental safety checkouts.
$125 for monthly (30-day).
$350 for a quarter (90-day), includes 1 free safety checkout.
$1,100 for full year access, includes 4 free safety checkouts.
$54 per month for 2.5′ x 2′ x 6.5′ locker, limited supply available.

Sign Up for CREATE

Check that you meet the requirements listed in the eligibility section below, then call (510) 444-0919 to schedule a departmental safety checkout in your chosen area/s. After passing the departmental safety checkout, you’re free to make use of The Crucible as your own workshop!

CREATE Studio Calendars

The studios are open on weekdays 10am – 10pm and on weekends 10am – 5pm, but cannot be used when classes are scheduled in that area or when the facility is closed for holidays. Members must clean up and exit a work area 30 minutes before the start of a class or 15 minutes before closing time. Expand a calendar below to see that studio’s availability:

Prerequisites and Eligibility

  1. Have an active Crucible membership
  2. Have completed the prerequisites in the table below
  3. Be evaluated by a Crucible instructor or staff person in a safety checkout session establishing your competency to use the studio safely and appropriately
  4. Agree and sign the CREATE Policies



ARC Welding Welded Sculpture I
Beadblaster Special approval by head of area
Blacksmithing Blacksmithing II
Enameling Special approval by head of area
Glass Coldworking Glass Coldworking & Engraving or One-Day Coldworking Workshop
Grinding Room Any welding class
Jewelry Jewelry & Metals I
Metal Fabrication Tools Special approval by head of area
MIG Welding MIG Welding I
Oxy-acetylene Cutting Welded Sculpture I
Oxy-acetylene Welding Oxy-acetylene Welding
Plasma Cutter MIG Welding I
Shell Room Special approval by head of area
TIG Welding TIG Welding II
Wax Room Special approval by head of area
Woodshop Woodworking I
Woodturning Woodturning I

*If you have significant experience in any of the above areas, you may also request special approval by head of area.


For information regarding The Crucible’s CREATE Program,
please contact us:

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