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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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TIG Welding II


This class expands on the basic skills taught in TIG Welding I. Students will be given a series of technical exercises designed to improve their focus and control, review joint...

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The Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction, our signature fundraiser, sustains The Crucible’s one-of-a-kind industrial arts education programs. This year, we are pulling out all the stops, with signature cocktails, a delicious dinner, a live art auction, a Crucible-led performance pour, and the unveiling of a forged iron piece.
During Spring Break, The Crucible is running six different three-day classes completely free, specifically for Oakland youth, ages 12-15, who are interested in the fine and industrial arts but don’t have the financial resources necessary to participate.
Join us on Saturday, March 30 for our most hands-on Spring Open House yet! There will be free hands-on activities in indigo dyeing, leather working, stone working, and ceramics, plus inspiring and educational exhibitions in Neon, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and so many others.
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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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