The Crucible is open with health and safety policies in place

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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 in Oakland, CA. Please review our new health and safety policies before registering for your next class.

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About The Crucible

The Crucible is a nonprofit organization and art school dedicated to making the fine and industrial arts accessible for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Founded in 1999 by Michael Sturtz, our work is centered in Oakland and the East Bay, where we offer classes and team builds in glass, metal, clay, wood, and more to over 8,000 people each year.

As part of celebrating and empowering Oakland, we offer free programming, scholarships, and paid leadership opportunities for youth and adults who live locally and otherwise could not participate.

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