So, what if you’re not going to That Thing In The Desert?

Spend a creative weekend at The Crucible, more affordably than going to the playa.

Yeah, we love That Thing in The Desert too. Plenty of artists, faculty, students and staff here go every year. But it’s not the only way to get creative. For less than the cost of going to That Thing, you could spend sixteen hours over a Saturday and Sunday learning MIG welding, TIG welding, or sculptural welding, neon, glass flame-working, enameling or jewelry making at The Crucible.

Two-Day Weekend Intensives

Saturday & Sunday
10 am – 6 pm
August 23-24

How about learning to use an oxyacetylene torch to create a burn barrel out of a steel drum? That’s Sat.Aug. 16 from 10 am to 5 pm.

There’s also a women’s MIG welding class on Sat. and Sun. Aug. 16 & 17 from 10 am to 6 pm.

If you’re in more of a fine-arts mood, learn to add gold leaf to your jewelry at the one-day Intro to Keum-Boo (Korean Metalsmithing) on Sun. Aug. 17 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Or how about a 40-hour weeklong immersion in glass blowing or glass flame-working? At $1500, it may still be less expensive than the combined cost of a ticket, food, gas and miscellaneous supplies.

Of course, if you are going to That Thing in The Desert, then we hope you stumble upon one of the cool projects we are somehow part of, like Peter Kropf’s K9 bar-cart or the super-cool Between Dimensions. Or the ultra-cool Bike Bridge we helped build a few years back that is now being disassembled to go to the desert.

We leave you with this image of the Youth Educational Spacecraft Project, which The Crucible helped to fund and which sat at the base of the main effigy during last year’s desert event.


Register using the links above, or by phone at 510-444-0919 x 103. Learn more about our pricing structure here.