GIFTY is this weekend Dec 4 & 5

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GIFTY 2021
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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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More than ever this holiday season, it is important to shop local and support local artists. The businesses we patronize now will be the ones who are still here when this crisis is over. Here are some ways you can support the Bay Area arts community before the year ends.

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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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