Things To Do at The Crucible

Join us for award-winning industrial arts classes in nineteen different art disciplines, fun family-friendly events, transformative youth classes, and inspiring off-site team builds. Easily accessible just two blocks from West Oakland BART, The Crucible is dedicated to inspiring creativity in everyone!

Shape clay in our ceramics studio, pour bronze in our foundry, wield a hammer in Blacksmithing or join us for an upcoming Open House, where you can get hands-on stamping copper pendants and carving stone.

Industrial Art Classes

Spring & Summer Youth Camps

One-of-a-Kind Events

Open Houses and Tours

Private Group Classes

Take A Tour

Find out what we have to offer in a free, guided tour of our 56,000-square-foot facility. Tours are given twice a month: the 1st Tuesday at 6pm, and the 3rd Saturday at 3pm, except during holidays and special events.

Past Events

Hot Couture

Since 2007, haute couture has been turned on its ear, Crucible-style, at Hot Couture—a spectacular flaming fashion show that features wearable art from the Bay Area’s most cutting-edge designers. The theme for Hot Couture 2017 “The Beautiful Ones” was inspired by the boundary-defying showmanship of Prince. The Crucible encouraged its designers to build strong runway presentations that personified diversity, funk, and excellence in all its forms with models and collaborative performances that celebrated the intersection of arts, industry, and fashion.

Event Photo Gallery