Expanding Arts & Crafts Nights in the future
While Arts & Craft Nights have thus far focused on glass-making techniques, the hope is to expand into other areas. “I’d like to explore jewelry, metal casting, wood, ceramics. Generally, I’d like to explore everything.” Taran continued, “There is so much knowledge here. Being able to interact and collaborate and learn from each other is a major benefit of The Crucible. Having time and space to do that is a really great opportunity.”
In the future, both Vanessa and Eli hope to see Arts & Crafts Nights expand to include other Crucible teams. Once Techs build their skills, they can start leading their own demonstrations. “If we can get it going, all of the Techs could have something they teach,” Eli explained.
Even though the program is only a few weeks old, studio staff are seeing immensely positive benefits. Already, techs are finding new ways to communicate and strengthen their working relationships. “Watching confidence grow in ways I didn’t expect is really rewarding,” Vanessa shared.
Stay tuned for future updates on Arts & Crafts Nights at The Crucible.