Your Guide To April-June 2021 Adult Classes Is Here To Help You Get Creative

By Cathy Niland | 2.13.2021

It’s been a minute, but The Crucible is back! We resumed classes this past Tuesday and it feels so great having our departments (safely) active again. In just the past week, students have shown incredible ambition in their making and now is your chance to do the same!

This coming Tuesday, February 16, we will be opening more than 75 April-June classes for early member registration. Among these classes will be a number of lab sessions, available to returning students looking to work on independent projects. We’re also really excited to have some classes returning to the roster for the first time in over a year, including Pen In One Day, Wooden Toy, and Metal Clay Forms From Nature.

Guide To April June 2021 Classes

Before you register, we want to help you find your perfect class, so we’ve broken down our offerings into categories like rare finds, continuing level, weeklong classes, and more. Remember, early registration is a member-exclusive perk (along with 10% off class tuition) so make sure you become a member today if you want first dibs. Public registration will open on Tuesday, February 23.

Crucible members get perks!

Members get early access to class registration, 10% off class tuition and Crucible merch, invitations to exclusive events, unique member gifts, and more.

Your April-June Class Highlights

These classes are rare, popular, or returning for the first time in over a year and are sure to fill up. Don’t miss out!

Guide To April June 2021 Classes

Making Multiples: Slip Casting Ceramics

This class covers basic moldmaking techniques. We will make molds from existing objects and cast clay multiples using clay slip. The clay castings will then be finished, kiln-fired, and glazed.

Guide To April June 2021 Classes


Learn the basics of handling veneer and the decorative technique of marquetry, where you use small, variously colored veneer to create an image. You will make at least two coaster-sized projects, one of which will have the traditional leaf design.

Guide To April June 2021 Classes

Power Hammer I

We will focus on power hammer techniques as we forge a set of basic hammer tools, side sets, and a round-back flatter. Emphasis will be on the safe and effective operation and maintenance of the hammer.

PREREQUISITE: Blacksmithing II

Guide To April June 2021 Classes

Metal Clay Forms From Nature

Create beautiful fine silver jewelry such as pendants, earrings, or charms from real leaves using metal art clay and paste! Learn how to properly apply metal art clay to organic materials, as well as various finishing, filling, patina, and burnishing techniques.

Guide To April June 2021 Classes

Wooden Toy

Learn to safely use woodworking tools and machines, then complete your project with colorful, food-safe finishes. Class projects include wooden pull toys, simple dollhouses, or animal rattles.

Guide To April June 2021 Classes

Sheet Metal Forming with Evan Wilcox

Gain invaluable skills for fabricating parts for motorcycles, cars, airplanes, and sculptures. Learn how to form sheet metal into tanks, fenders, and fairings, using gas-aluminum welding, a planishing hammer, an English wheel, and hand forming tools.

Guide To April June 2021 Classes

Kiln Casting Glass Sculpture II: Reverse Relief

Carve hardened plastic-silica, attach it to the inside a mold, and melt glass into it. An introduction to cold working techniques is included.

PREREQUISITE: Kiln Casting Glass Sculpture I

Guide To April June 2021 Classes

Pen In One Day

Students will make two pens at the lathe, one of solid wood and one of your own design. We will cover safe operation of a lathe, demonstrate how to use common woodworking tools, practice tool sharpening techniques, and discuss options for what kind of lathe you might want in the future.

Continuing Level Classes

Returning students, build on the skills you’ve developed in other classes. Click through to see the required prerequisite.

Still waiting for your dream class to come back?

Some of our departments are not yet ready to reopen, so please bear with us as we continue to adapt our studio. As always, you can register to be notified when your class becomes available using our Notify Me Form.

3-Hour Tasters

Not ready to commit to a full class session? Try out one of our departments during a 3-Hour Taster class.

Lab Sessions

Labs are a great perk to members who want to spend time working on personal projects outside of classes. Browse our upcoming selection of labs.

Our top priority is keeping everyone safe.

Before you register, don’t forget to review our Health and Safety Guidelines, including mask and clothing requirements, sanitizing policies, and health checks upon arrival.

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