Cheers to 25 years of industrial and fine arts education

Celebrate The Crucible’s Silver Anniversary throughout 2024!

Make Something!

Our one-of-a-kind industrial art classes welcome all levels from absolute beginners to experienced artists and craftspeople. Come learn something new in our West Oakland facility.

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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.