CREATE (CRucible’s Expanded Access to Tools & Equipment) Program

The Crucible’s CREATE Program offers students and community members a way to use our studio space, tools, and equipment to work on individual art 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.

CREATE access will reopen soon—stay tuned and sign up to be notified below!

CREATE Pricing

Access can be purchased in 1-month, 6-month, and 12-month increments.

One month:
• Membership: $300
• Membership in Welding and Woodshop (includes a storage locker if you do not have a studio): $365

Six months:
• Membership $250/month
• Membership in Welding and Woodshop (includes a storage locker if you do not have a studio): $325:

12 months:
• Membership: $200/month
• Membership in Welding and Woodshop (includes storage locker if you do not have a studio): $275

Prerequisites and Eligibility

  1. Participants must have already taken one or more prerequisite classes in the department’s specific area at The Crucible
  2. Participants must have an active annual Crucible membership
  3. Participants must do a safety checkout evaluation with a Crucible instructor or staff person to establish their competency in using 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

The following CREATE areas are the first to return with more to be announced throughout 2022.



ARC Welding ARC Welding I (previously called Welded Sculpture I)
Beadblaster Special approval by head of area
Grinding Room Any welding class
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
TIG Welding TIG Welding I
Woodshop Woodworking I
Woodturning Woodturning I

CREATE access is coming back!

You can be the first to know when your CREATE area returns using the form below

CREATE Studio Calendars

Access the studio weekdays 10am-9:30pm and weekends 10am-5:30pm

Members must clean up and exit a work area 30 minutes before the start of a class or 15 minutes before closing time. The Crucible is not accessible to CREATE members during holidays, when there is a class scheduled in the area you plan to work, and during the following times:

  • Spring and Summer Youth Camps: dates vary year to year but typically fall over two weeks in April and late June through early August respectively.
  • Holiday closures: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
    • When a holiday falls on the weekend, it is typically observed the preceding Friday or following Monday. Please check the calendars below for more details.

Stay tuned for calendars that will show studio availability.

Don’t See What You’re Looking For?

Join Us For A Studio Access Lab

Not all Crucible departments participate in our CREATE Program. Labs offer Crucible Members another opportunity to access our equipment and work on personal projects during designated time slots. Studio Access Labs are offered in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Enameling, Foundry, Glass Blowing, Glass Fusing, Glass Flameworking, Jewelry, Machine Shop, MIG and TIG Welding, Neon, and Woodworking.

Lab sessions are monitored but not instructional. Learn more about lab guidelines or shop all upcoming labs below.

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