Gift Idea #1 – A Crucible Class

Holiday Tasters
Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18
Non-member Price $95 / Member Price $86

A great gift for your favorite industrial arts newbie, Tasters are an easy way to begin exploring in fire, metal or glass. Structured for all ages, 12 years and older*, just about anyone can get a taste of creating with fire and light. You can even take a class with a pal or sweetheart for a unique bonding experience. Try two skills on the same day and get a deal! Sign up for one morning and one afternoon Taster in separate disciplines on the same day and you’ll receive a $15 discount.

*Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome when registered with a parent or guardian.


Winter Quarter 2012 & Spring Break 2012

Looking for a specific class to gift? Check out our winter classes listed by weekday, weekend or department. Download our Winter 2011 Catalog in PDF format for more information on classes and spring break for adults and youth.


Gift Idea #2– Tickets to a World Premiere Opera

MACHINE: A World Premiere Fire Opera
January 11-14 and 18-21, 2012
• 711pm

Based on a short story by science fiction author Derek J. Goodman, MACHINE is set in a fiery industrial universe in which workers have sold themselves into a lifetime of servitude. When one worker regains his power of self-determination, the story ignites into an explosive brew of escape plots, alliances, and unlikely love interests.

Tickets are on sale now! Crucible members receive an additional $5 off a ticket. Not a member? Join or renew now and save even more!

Experience Machine in style by coming to our Closing Night Gala. On Saturday, January 21, you’ll enjoy fiery foods and fine wines before the show viewing our MACHINE inspired art show and after the show, mix and mingle with performers as we toast our 13th anniversary.

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Gift Idea #3 – A Crucible Membership

This holiday, give friends and family the gift of Crucible membership, giving them access to awesome Crucible member benefits, including early registration and discounts on Crucible classes and events, to priority access to special events. Help your loved one join our vital, vibrant community of artists, art lovers, artisans, innovators and educators by giving them the gift of membership. Plus anyone who purchases a membership as a gift by December 29, 2011, will receive a voucher of $30 off a class valued at $100 or more for themselves.

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Gift Idea #4 – Crucible Gift Certificates

Not sure which class to give, or if they’d prefer tickets or a membership? Forget guessing and give a Crucible Gift Certificate. It’s the perfect gift for the industrial artist on your list! Available in any amount over $50, Crucible Gift Certificates are redeemable for classes, events, memberships or tickets, so your recipient will get exactly what he or she wants.

Plus anyone who purchases a Gift Certiciate by December 29, 2011, will receive a voucher of $30 off a class valued at $100 or more for themselves!

Gift Certificates can be purchased in person or over the phone. Call (510) 444-0919 or stop by Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm or Fridays 10am-2pm.


Gift Idea #5 – Crucible Merchandise

Have a Crucible fan on your list? Or maybe you’re looking for a little something to wrap up along with your gift of a Crucible class or gift certificate: go to our CafePress store and choose from T-shirts, hoodies, aprons or even a Crucible shirt for Fido.

Go Shopping…


Gift Idea #6 – Handmade Gifts from Local Arts

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House
Saturday, December 10, 2011 • 12PM to 6PM
Sunday, December 11, 2011 • 12PM to 4PM FREE Admission

A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible’s 56,000 sq. ft. studio, where furnaces roar and sparks fly. Check out exciting live demonstrations including welding, glass working, metal casting, blacksmithing and much much more. Catch amazing fiery performances and wander through a maze of vendors with handmade crafts, perfect for last minute gifts. You get to 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.

See our Holiday Gifty vendors before you arrive so you can make your shopping list now!

Also don’t miss our Holiday Gifty Class Tuition Discount: receive up to 25% off class tuition when you register at Holiday Gifty. Classes make a great gift (…hint, hint). New students will receive a 20% tuition discount, and Crucible members will receive a 25% tuition discount.

* Class cost comprises tuition and studio costs; discount is on tuition only. Discount cannot be applied to classes for which you have already registered. There is limited space for discounted tuition available in each class, and this offer cannot be combined with any other offers, volunteer/intern hours or coupons. Not good for Family Fun Weekends, Tasters, Labs or CREATE access.

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