Make Something As A Family

Studies show that partaking in activities as a family leads to greater self confidence, improved academic performance, and increased overall happiness. From pottery to welding, you can enjoy fun art activities as a family right here in Oakland. Shop all upcoming Family classes here.

Family Day

Stay Tuned for 2022 Family Day Information

The Crucible is opening its doors for a festive family celebration of ornament-making just in time for the holidays! Parents and guardians with children ages 12 and up are welcome to register with their kids and get hands-on making ornaments and share a special day of creativity together.

Cast Ornaments
Ceramic Ornaments (8+ can register)
Enamel Ornaments
Glass Flameworked Ornaments
Glass Fused Ornaments
Mexican Tin Ornaments (8+ can register)

More Options

Take Adult Classes With Your Kid

If they are 12 years and older

Youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian.

Set Up Your Own Private Workshop

Group minimums start at 6

Adults are welcome to join in on any of our private youth workshops—just pick the workshop age-appropriate for the youngest member of your group. In our private youth workshops, you and your family can weld sculptures, create glass tiles and mosaics, bend glass tubes into neon signs, and more!

Customized Private Instruction

What do you want to make together?

In a customized private family class, you and your family can create an heirloom to last generations—a handmade coat rack, perfectly sized kitchen table, a glass cast of your handprints, and anything else you can dream of. There is an eight-hour minimum, and costs start at $125/hour for one person and $200/hour for two people.