Adult Classes

The Crucible offers adult classes, with a variety of formats, levels, and price points. Evening and weekend classes are designed for working and busy adults, and range from brief introductions to a studio area to weeklong or longer immersions that can transform a novice into a skilled and confident craftsperson.

Please review The Crucible’s Health and Safety Guidelines before registering for a class. 

Our Departments


These short, introductory classes are an easy way to begin exploring in fire, metal, or glass. Structured for ages 12 years and older, just about anyone can get a taste of creating with fire and light. 3-Hour Tasters are offered in Blacksmithing, Enameling, Glass Ladling, Glass Flameworking, Glass Fusing, Jewelry, Leather, MIG Welding, or Sand Casting.


These classes provide the opportunity to immerse yourself in art. In two days, our expert faculty will demystify an art discipline. Weekend Intensives are ideal for out-of-towners or those with a hectic weekday schedule.


In just a little over a month, you’ll gain knowledge in welding, enameling, flameworking, blacksmithing, or other arts. Five weeks is an ideal amount of time to get introduced to a new skill. Many of these art classes have related intermediate classes that follow them to provide you with the option to further your progress.


If you’re serious about learning to make jewelry, form glass, cast bronze, dance with fire, forge a blade, or other skills, The Crucible’s longer courses allow the time and practice you’ll need to master any art you desire. These in-depth courses are especially recommended for students who have projects in mind.


The Crucible offers special weeklong workshops for adults who want to take a break from the mundane and spend some time being creative and learning new skills. Over the course of five days, you’ll learn theory, principles, and techniques that will give you the necessary skills to create your own independent project. Set some time aside for yourself and come to The Crucible for a MAKEation you’ll never forget! Weeklongs are offered in Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing, Glass Blowing, Glass Flameworking, Jewelry, MIG Welding, and Woodworking.


Studio Access Labs enable Crucible members to hone the skills learned in class or finish projects. Studio Access Lab time is monitored but not instructional. Pre-qualification or instructor approval may be required.


If you would like a more tailored experience, just let us know what you want to learn. You can get one-on-one lessons with an experienced instructor, such as learning to weld and create a metal sculpture, hammering out steel in blacksmithing, creating a parent-and-child class, and more! There is an eight hour minimum, and costs start at $125/hour for one person and $200/hour for two persons. For more information, contact us at [email protected] or (510) 444-0919 x125.


Any of our classes available for ages 16+ are also available for youth ages 12-15 if their parent or guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is in classes for ages 16+ in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian in the same class. In the Woodworking, Machine Shop, and Fire & Performance Departments, all students must be 18+. No exceptions.

Questions? Contact Us

[email protected]
(510) 444-0919