The month of August is an important time for our studio staff. June and July bring the roar of Youth Summer Camps, and September is when adult and youth afterschool classes are back in full swing. But in between is a great time to tackle overdue projects and build a more functional studio.
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of maker, mentor, Myth Buster, and friend, Jeremy ‘Aaron’ Mattia. Since his passing last week, friends and colleagues have been sharing stories of how Aaron impacted their lives and the maker community at large.
The fall is fast approaching which means October-December classes are about to open for early member registration on Tuesday, Aug 10!
At age 17, an eager High Schooler named Ian Wenck got a waiver to take an adult Blacksmithing class at The Crucible. On his way to the Smithy he passed the Machine Shop and was immediately intrigued.
Join us live on Zoom for our 2021 virtual Fuego Youth Leadership Reception on Thursday, July 29 starting at 6:30pm PDT.
Thanks to the Port of Oakland, 100 BIPOC youth have renewed opportunity in The Crucible's studios, with hundreds of classes to choose from.
Have you ever wondered what exactly is a crucible? Here, we cover different types of crucibles and how The Crucible got its name.
The first week of 2021 Youth Summer Camps just wrapped! Students came to camp with major creative ambitions, making impressive projects like beautifully handcrafted skateboards, elaborate welded bird sculptures, and in the case of one student, a leather utility belt with a customizable system of attachments.
We are pleased to announce that The Crucible is welcoming Robyn Bykofsky as our new Director of Programs! This role is crucial to The Crucible, overseeing classes, faculty, events, community outreach, and so much more.
We can’t wait for our youth summer programming to kick off, and are especially looking forward to the return of our Fuego Youth Leadership Program. For twelve years, high schoolers have participated in this special program, expanding their department-specific industrial art skills under the guidance of a mentor while also supporting Youth Summer Camp instructors in the classroom.