While it’s true that most of courses we offer are geared towards an adult audience, youth programming still forms large portion of what happens at The Crucible. Inspiring creativity, responsibility, and an understanding of the way things work in youth is incredibly important to our operations. Not only do we offer regular courses geared towards our younger fabricators, we also offer very specific programs including scholarships, internships and a large selection of youth-specific workshops.

Our youth workshops are one of our most popular programs, growing in size and scope every year. We host several types of workshops with local schools and organizations, working in collaboration to teach skills necessary to complete a variety of projects. Our past collaborations include Girls, Inc., Lick Wilmerding School, Athenian School, Drew School, Marin County Day School, KIPP Bridge Charter School, New Highland Academy and The Tesseract School.

Our workshops are all project-based, and are wonderful opportunities for students to participate in group projects, or create individual projects. Designed to be fun and informative, our workshops facilitate team-building opportunities as well as encourage individual exploration of the arts.

Why do people choose The Crucible? For starters, we give students an equal footing in a unique, supportive and non-competitive environment. We encourage group problem-solving, encourage creative ways of communicating, and we address California educational standards in the areas of art, science and math. We offer projects and disciplines that fit your specific student needs, and we work towards developing each student’s individual artistic expression.

Workshops are offered in most of our disciplines. Blacksmithing, glass flameworking, kinetics, glass fusing, foundry / sand casting, jewelry, glass blowing, woodworking, bike alterations and welding are all part of our curriculum. We teach youth to use skills like these in creating projects like schoolyard benches, school signs, mosaics and garden sculptures.

We offer half- and full-day programs ranging from 3-hour to 8-hour design / build large art projects, and can accommodate multiple-day workshops. We can provide food and photography services, and provide exhibition opportunities.

If you’re looking for activities to engage your students over your spring and summer breaks, workshops at The Crucible are a great way to keep young minds active and engaged. For more information contact Carla Hall at 510-444-0919 x112, email carla@thecrucible.org, or visit the Youth Workshops portion of our website.

50% Educator Discounts

Along with out workshops, we also offer substantial discounts to educators in the bay area. As part of the educational community we’re happy to offer you a 50% discount on tuition for classes at The Crucible. This discount is valid for all pre-K to 12th grade teachers, principals and school administrators working in a California School District. The discount can only be applied over the phone or when registering in person, and does not affect the cost of materials required for classes. For more information visit the Educators Discount portion of our site.