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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...

Faculty Focus – Ruben Guzman

by Thea Daniels Rubén Guzmán had had it made. He had established, after college, a small lucrative graphic design firm that had been wildly successful, even challenging the big...

December 14, 2011

Newsroom

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Newsroom, Open Houses, Special Events

2011 Press Release East Bay Industrial Art School Announces Summer Immersion Classes for Kids and Adults (12/14/11) New Winter Industrial Art Classes and Fun Family Spring Break Activities Announced at The Crucible (12/6/11) Bay Area...

September 10, 2011

Fall Open House 2011

Blog, Events, Open Houses

Fall Open House Saturday, September 10, 2011 • 12-4PM Free Admission Art Show – Call For Artists Press Release A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible’s...

September 11, 2010

Fall Community Open House 2010

Blog, Events, Open Houses

We know you’ve driven by a thousand times wondering what goes on here. Well now’s your chance to come find out! Fall Community Open House Celebrating Art & Community Saturday, September 11, 2010 12PM to 4PM The Crucible...

December 12, 2009

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2009

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Open Houses

Hot for the Holidays! Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13, 2009 10AM – 4PM Vendors – Applications Closed Art Show – Call For Artists – Apply Here Shopping at the mall was never like this! Support local artists and community...

December 10, 2009

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2010

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Open Houses

Hot for the Holidays! Friday, December 10, 2010 (Preview Night) 7-10PM • $10 at Door / Free Admission for Crucible Members Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2010 10AM – 4PM • Free Admission for all Press Release (PDF)...

September 8, 2009

Fall Open House 2007

Blog, Events, Open Houses

Fall Community Open House Saturday, September 8, 2007 Art Show and Open House – 2-6pm Artist Reception – Featuring the Art of Githinji Wa Mibre – 6-8pm Celebrating Art & Community At The Crucible’s annual Fall...

December 1, 2008

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2008

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Open Houses

Hot for the Holidays! Shopping at the mall was never like this! Support local artists and community arts education for youth and adults while you get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area’s most unusual holiday celebration....

October 1, 2008

Newsletter Oct 08

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Newsletters, Open Houses

Fall Class Highlights • The Softer Side of The Crucible • Did You Know You Can Make Jewelry Out of Clay? • Continuing Classes in Foundry • Coldworking Glass Classes Events • Fall Community Open House Recap • Holiday Gifty Art Sale...

September 6, 2008

Fall Open House 2008

Blog, Events, Open Houses

Fall Community Open House Saturday, September 6, 2008 – 12PM to 6PM Exhibitor List: Oakland Fire Department City Slicker Farms DeFremery Park Mandela Foods Cooperative West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project East Bay College Fund...

September 1, 2008

Newsletter Sep 08

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Newsletters, Open Houses

What’s Happening! • Art & Soul • Fall Community Open House Fiery Fall • Fall Class Highlights • Got Workspace? • Old Jewelry Gets New Life for a Good Cause • Build a Mandolin or Ukulele in Just Four Days! • Fired Up Summer...

January 19, 2008

Fashion Shows

Blog, Events, Fashion Shows, Hot Couture

HOT COUTURE A Fusion of Fire & Fashion January 17-19, 2008 To celebrate our ninth anniversary The Crucible forged fashion with fire arts, eco-design and “flameboyant” performances in a not-to-be-missed incendiary celebration of...

December 15, 2007

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2007

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Open Houses

Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 2007 10AM to 4PM • FREE ADMISSION!   Hot for the Holidays! Whatever holiday you celebrate, spark it up with a visit to The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty celebration. Shop for unique and...