CREATE Program & Studio Access

The Crucible’s CREATE Program (CRucible’s Expanded Access to Tools & Equipment) offers students and community members a way to use our studio space, tools, and equipment to work on individual arts projects. A selective program, CREATE is great for those who are looking for ways to be active as a maker at The Crucible, but who do not need access to a production-oriented shop.

Due to health and safety concerns around COVID-19, CREATE access is suspended until further notice.


CREATE Pricing

Access can be purchased for 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month increments.

  • $60 per area for department safety checkouts.
  • $475 for 3-month increment, includes 1 free safety checkout.
  • $850 for 6-month increment, includes 2 free safety checkouts.
  • $1500 for 12-month increment, includes 3 free safety checkouts.
  • $54 per month for 2.5′ x 2′ x 6.5′ locker, limited supply available.

Prerequisites and Eligibility

  1. Have already taken one or more prerequisite classes in the subject area at The Crucible
  2. Have an active annual Crucible membership
  3. Be evaluated by a Crucible instructor or staff person in a safety checkout session establishing your competency to use the studio safely and appropriately. Note: A safety checkout is not a guarantee for CREATE access, but it is required
  4. Review, sign, and agree to the CREATE Policies



ARC Welding ARC Welding I (previously called Welded Sculpture I)
Beadblaster Special approval by head of area
Blacksmithing Blacksmithing II
Enameling Enameling I
Glass Coldworking Glass Coldworking & Engraving or One-Day Coldworking Workshop
Grinding Room Any welding class
Jewelry Jewelry & Metals I
Metal Fab Tools Special approval by head of area and/or Fundamentals of Machine Shop
MIG Welding MIG Welding
Oxy-acetylene Cutting ARC Welding I (previously called Welded Sculpture I)
Oxy-acetylene Welding Oxy-acetylene Welding
Plasma Cutter MIG Welding
Shell Room Special approval by head of area
TIG Welding TIG Welding I
Wax Room Special approval by head of area
Woodshop Woodworking I
Woodturning Woodturning I

CREATE access is suspended until further notice.

You can sign up to be the first to know when the CREATE Program is running again.


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Join Us For A Studio Access Lab

Not all Crucible departments participate in our CREATE Program. During labs, time is monitored but not instructional. Studio Access Labs are offered in Ceramics, Glass Fusing, Glass Flameworking, Machine Shop, MIG and TIG Welding, Neon, and Woodworking. Learn more about lab guidelines or shop all upcoming labs below.

Neon Lab


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...

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