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Your Guide to November–December Classes: New, Rare, And Popular Finds

By Cathy Niland | 10.5.2020

As we head into the end of 2020, we’re still taking a slow, measured approach to re-opening, but are excited to be moving forward with new classes and expanded offerings for November and December. All of our classes are designed around our Health And Safety Guidelines, practicing social distancing and the use of individual tools so you can feel safe while getting creative. We’re especially happy to be offering special opportunities for families to make together and a number of new 3-Hour Tasters for folks who just want a short, creative break.

With so many changes to the 2020 holiday season, this is the perfect opportunity to make new traditions creating with family and friends. Our November family ornament classes in Foundry, Ceramics, Glass Flameworking, and more are perfect for makers young and old. And new classes like Mordant and Indigo Dyeing and Teapot and Cups are great for makers looking for their next adventure.

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With class sizes having been reduced to accommodate social distancing, early access to registration is more valuable than ever—and only Crucible members get first dibs! Not only that, but members also get 10% off their class tuition—always! Become a member today to secure your spot before public registration opens Tuesday, October 13.

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Rare Finds and Popular Favorites

These classes fill up fast! Don’t wait to register.

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Bicycle Mechanic Workshop

As you disassemble and reassemble the entire bike, you will learn the names of the components and the tools used in a professional shop.

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One-Day Coldworking Workshop

Cover safety, proper tooling techniques, and machine maintenance, as well as sawing, drilling, carving, sandblasting, grinding, polishing, and gluing glass.

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Hand-Cut Dovetails

Students learn how to use chisels and saws to cut dovetails precisely, getting feedback on how to improve their work with hand tools.

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Woodturning I

Using a lathe, you will learn the basics of the turning process and cover tool usage, sharpening, wood selection, preparation, and finishing.

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Enameling I

Learn techniques in metal preparation and fabrication, kiln properties and firing methods, properties of enamel, and dry and wet applications.

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MIG Welding

You will learn about the fundamentals of MIG welding, such as metallurgy, preparation, joints, technique, and safety, as well as plasma torch cutting.

New Classes

As we continue to re-open our studio, we look forward to bringing you more new classes. Check out our latest offerings!

Teapot and Cups

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Create your very own teapot and set of tea cups! During this two-session class, learn the techniques for making a slab built teapot and a pair of hand built tea cups perfect for a...

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.

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Youth Class Offerings

This fall, parents can register for weekday, afternoon, and weekend classes for youth ages 8-18. See our newly added November–December weekend classes below or shop by age group for all youth offerings through the end of the year.

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Youth Bicycle Mechanics

Ages 12-18

Learn in-depth knowledge of bike mechanics, bicycle design, and how and why bikes are built the way they are. Youth students will disassemble and reassemble an entire bike, learning the names of components and tools used in professional shops.

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Youth Glass Flameworking I

Ages 12-18

Learn how to use tools and equipment like an oxy-propane torch to melt and shape glass with confidence. We will cover a variety of techniques including color pulling and applying, color pattern application, and marble making.

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Youth Clay Critters

Ages 8-11

Explore clay as a sculptural material to create critters of your own imagination! Learn hand-building techniques, such as slabs, coils, and pinching. We will cover several different surface treatments, traditional glazes, and non-traditional approaches.

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Youth Blacksmithing I

Ages 12-18

Learn to bend and shape steel in The Crucible’s smithy as you practice traditional blacksmithing techniques, such as drawing, bending, twisting, punching, slitting, and drifting using the forge and anvil.

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Youth MIG Welding

Ages 12-18

Students will learn about the fundamentals of MIG welding, such as metallurgy, preparation, joints, technique, and safety. We will also cover plasma torch cutting. The class begins with a basic, technical welding exercise and transitions into a small creative project.

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Youth Glass Flameworking II

Ages 12-18

Expand your skills and techniques for working with borosilicate glass flameworking in this intermediate class. Create complex marbles, detailed sculptures, implosion pendants, and work with expert faculty on crafting unique designs.

PREREQUISITE: Youth Glass Flameworking I

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Family Classes

Making new family traditions is more important than ever. From Ceramics to Glass Fusing to Foundry, there are lots of ways to get creative making your very own ornaments.

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Our top priority is keeping everyone safe.

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

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3-Hour Tasters

3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore a new art form without the deeper commitment of a full course. Make something for yourself or as a gift for a loved one! Try Welding, Blacksmithing, Enameling, Ceramics, and more.

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3-Hour Taster: Ceramic Mug (new!)

Make a one-of-a-kind ceramic mug to enjoy your favorite warm beverage. Learn a variety of hand-building techniques in a single session during this fun, project-based class.

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3-Hour Taster: Framed Milagros (new!)

Design and fabricate framed Milagros inspired by traditional Mexican artwork and iconography. Create metal imagery like hearts, hands, and nature honoring the special moments in your life.

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3-hour Taster: Blacksmithing

After a basic introduction to forging steel and using blacksmithing tools, make a steel hook to take home.

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3-Hour Taster: Foundry

After a basic introduction to creating sand molds, craft your own mold for a small aluminum tile or medallion, then watch our faculty pour molten aluminum into your piece.

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3-Hour Taster: MIG Welding

After a basic introduction to metal inert gas (MIG) welding, plasma cutting, and fabrication processes, create a small metal sculpture to take home.

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3-Hour Taster: Enameling

After a basic introduction to enamel sifting and kiln-firing, make a stenciled enamel pendant or keychain to take home.

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3-Hour Taster: Leather

Cut, fold, and sew a 6″x9″ personal bullet journal, then make it your own by adding texture, color, and shine.

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3-Hour Taster: Jewelry

After a basic introduction to annealing, texturing, stamping, filing, sanding, polishing, and design, create a small metal pendant or keychain to take home.

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3-Hour Taster: Glass Fusing

After a basic introduction to glass and heat interaction, glass cutting, combining colors, firing, and annealing, create a glass mosaic of your own design.

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3-Hour Taster: Glass Flameworking

After a basic introduction to melting and shaping borosilicate glass with an oxy-propane torch, create small glass marbles, mushrooms, or hearts to take home.

Continuing Level Classes

Ready to take your making to the next level? Build on the skills you’ve already developed in our continuing level classes.

Neon Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Jewelry Lab

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Taking a lab is a great way to practice and perfect the skills you learn in class. In labs, you can work on class assignments or your own projects. Lab time is supervised, but does...

Ceramics Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Ceramics Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Neon Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Raku

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Learn basic handbuilding techniques and play with a variety of raku decorating techniques. Raku firings, where ceramic pieces are taken out of the kiln glowing hot and placed in an...

Jewelry Lab

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Taking a lab is a great way to practice and perfect the skills you learn in class. In labs, you can work on class assignments or your own projects. Lab time is supervised, but does...

Ceramics Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Ceramics Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Neon Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Ceramics Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Neon Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Jewelry Lab

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Taking a lab is a great way to practice and perfect the skills you learn in class. In labs, you can work on class assignments or your own projects. Lab time is supervised, but does...

Machine Shop Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit! Practice the skills you learned in class and explore new possibilities with your craft, or work on a personal project. No instruction is provided...

Ceramics Lab

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Lab sessions are a great benefit, exclusively for Crucible members! Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with your craft. No instruction is provided...

Are you ready to sign up for November–December classes?

Head over to our store to register before spots fill up!

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Be Prepared For Changes In Your Next Class

We strive to create a welcoming environment to encourage creativity in a safe and responsible way. We ask that you carefully review our 2020 Adult Classes Health and Safety Guidelines for detailed information on how we are implementing best practices in our studio space. Some highlights are below.

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Masks are a must

Everyone is required to wear a 100% cotton mask—no bandanas. If you need help finding a cotton mask check out our Artist Mask Guide.

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Health checks at entry

Upon arrival, studio staff will complete your health questionnaire, take your temperature, and have you sanitize your hands before entering.

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Follow all posted signage

Please pay attention to all new signage outlining our guidelines and pathways for navigating the space to help keep you and your fellow students safe.

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Max 6 person/class

In order to ensure adequate physical distancing in the classroom all class sizes are capped at six students or fewer.

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Limiting surface contact

We’ve installed foot pedals at our bathroom sinks to limit touching faucets and covered shared use surfaces with an antimicrobial coating.

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Individual tool sets

Many classes have introduced individual tool sets so that students don’t have to share. Each set of tools is sanitized between classes.

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