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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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Glass Blowing Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

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...

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...

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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What’s Happening at The Crucible

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Woodworking instructor David Page notoriously breaks hearts by turning down commissions, reserving custom work strictly for friends and family. Lucky for us, David is family! Read to find out his two proudest moments and why he makes a weekly commute from LA to Oakland.
Registration is now open! We added over twenty brand new courses to our shop to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, in addition to some of our rare, favorite classes. Here is a list of our top class picks to make your registration smooth and successful!
The Crucible turned 20 years old! In honor of this anniversary, we are celebrating the only way we know how – expanding access for youth and adults, recommitting to fire arts, increasing the scope of our class offerings, and showcasing the awe-inspiring talent of our faculty at a series of community events throughout 2019.
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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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