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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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Fire Eating I


Spice up performances and parties with your new skills as a fire eater! Students learn how to eat fire, run fire along skin, and more advanced tricks, with grace and confidence....

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Our community came together to smelt twenty-five pounds of iron in a bloomery furnace that they built together. See how it’s done.
Looking for a fun, creative way to spend a day in Oakland? Learn more about our one-day classes and workshops!
The Crucible is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors. Each are active community leaders and will bring their passion for the arts to our Board!
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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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