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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 Safety

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Learn to understand what exactly fire is, techniques to prevent uncontained fires, and how to suppress a variety of fire effects. Walk away with a scientific understanding of the...

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...

TIG Welding I

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TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) or GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) is the type of welding commonly used for delicate work and non-ferrous metals. It uses an AC/DC power source, a...

Fire Eating I

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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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What’s Happening at The Crucible

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On April 6, The Crucible community gathered for our 20th Anniversary Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction, contributing over $240,000 in support of The Crucible’s industrial arts programming.
Meet Kasa Du, Kuh Ra, and Hla Dah, three siblings who participated in The Crucible’s most accessible youth camps in history.
Join The Crucible arts community on Friday, May 10 from 7-9pm for a talk by two of our artists, Alicia Ponzio and Alexis Pavlantos, about how they build and use natural forms in their sculpture and jewelry and find inspiration in the natural world.
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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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