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December 10, 2016

GIFTY 2016

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Open Houses

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. With works of glass, metal, wood, ceramics, and more, you will find...

November 10, 2016

Jewelry Studio Reopening

Blog, Events, Special Events

Jewelry Reignited: A Studio Transformation to Get Fired Up About Over the past few weeks, we’ve made big changes to our Jewelry Studio. These enhancements will give each student an improved workspace with better tools at their...

December 12, 2015

GIFTY 2015

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Open Houses

FREE this weekend! SPECIAL MEMBER PREVIEW With a performance by the Pleasant Grove Joyful Noise Choir Friday Dec. 11 | 7 – 9:30 pm Saturday Dec. 12 | 11 am — 6 pm Sunday Dec. 13 | Noon – 5 pm Dozens of leading East Bay...

Winter Session 2015

Register for winter in the new online store Early bird discount extended – sign up by Dec. 21 and Save 10%. Classes begin January 5. The new Crucible online store is open...

December 14, 2013

2013 Holiday Gifty & Open House

Blog, Events, GIFTY

Saturday, December 14 |  Noon to 6 pm Sunday, December 15 |  Noon to 5 pm 1260 7th Street, Oakland FREE Shopping at the mall was never like this! Get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area’s most unique holiday bazaar while...

June 22, 2013

Past Events

Blog, Events, Playabound, Special Events

2013 2013 Playa Bound: Sale & Open House June 22, 2013 11am to 6pm FREE Our annual Playa Bound Open House is a wonderful way for the whole family to wander through our 56,000 sq. ft. studio and a maze of vendors with handmade...

February 24, 2013

2013: The Year Ahead

Blog, Events

Glass Blowing Innovation Welding Dance Training Music Summer Camps Field Trips Reuse Industry Fire Hands-on Collaboration Inspiration D.I.Y. Artist Studios Blacksmithing Exhibitions Woodworking Youth Life-long Learning Family Community...

November 8, 2012

Gift & Get

Blog, Events

It’s the time of year for giving. As the holidays approach, we are giving our hardworking community an opportunity to give an extraordinary gift to a loved one and receive one as well. We are now offering a Gift and Get...

Gift & Get

It’s the time of year for giving. As the holidays approach, we are giving our hardworking community an opportunity to give an extraordinary gift to a loved one and receive...

2013 Winter Catalog

The Winter 2013 Course Catalog is now available! There are several ways to look through our winter class catalog and sign up for your dream schedule today: Download a copy of the...

How Art Works

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Five-Year Research Agenda, with a System Map and Measurement Model A little over five years ago, a group gathered at The Crucible for a...

Peralta Junction

A Pop-Up Creative Commons in West Oakland featuring Art, Food Trucks, Performances, People & Pumpkins. Beginning October 4, 2012, the 24,000 square-foot vacant lot full of...

September 21, 2012

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Trunk Show

Blog, Special Events

Friday, September 21, 2012 • 10AM-6PM Saturday, September 22, 2012 • 10AM-5PM Free Admission The Crucible is hosting a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. Featured events include: Test their full line of woodworking hand tools. Participate in...