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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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Hearts of Glass

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Speak the language of love with glass! In this exciting entry-level workshop we simplify the iconic and complex organ that symbolizes love and life—the heart. In our hot shop,...

Enameling I

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Discover the ancient art of fusing glass to metal. You will learn techniques in metal preparation and fabrication for enameling, kiln properties and firing methods, properties of...

Glass Blowing I

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Learn the basic skills and techniques to create a personalized hand-blown glasswork. With supportive instruction in a team environment, you will learn to safely work with molten...

MIG Welding

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MIG (metal inert gas) is the most common type of modern welding. It is a process by which a welding machine focuses electricity along a moving metal wire that is fed through a hose...

TIG Welding I

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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...

Hearts of Glass

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Speak the language of love with glass! In this exciting entry-level workshop we simplify the iconic and complex organ that symbolizes love and life—the heart. In our hot shop,...

Leather Working I

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Learn techniques for working with leather, including cutting, edging, stitching, dyeing, and oiling. We will cover design, setting rivets, adding hardware like buckles, and safety...

Glass Blowing I

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Learn the basic skills and techniques to create a personalized hand-blown glasswork. With supportive instruction in a team environment, you will learn to safely work with molten...

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Celebrate twenty years of The Crucible with expanded scholarships and accessibility to the arts! Thanks to our board and our generous donors, The Crucible is relaunching our adult scholarship program with $50,000 of available funds. 
An Oakland native, living just blocks from The Crucible, Ledora Hightower has directly facilitated scholarships for our neighborhood youth, adults, local seniors, and more. She has been the shepherd of our youth program for the past eleven years.
Explore your creative side with loved ones and take class as a family! Studies show that partaking in activities as a family leads to greater self confidence, improved academic performance, and increased overall happiness.
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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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