Can’t decide what type of welding to take? Explore the varied possibilities of oxy-acetylene, arc/stick, metal inert gas (MIG), and tungsten inert gas (TIG). You will get the chance to try all four, gaining an understanding of which type of welding is most appropriate for the projects you want to complete.
Can’t wait to explore the different areas of welding in class? Take our online quiz, Which Welding Should I Take, for a brief overview.
New Health and Safety Guidelines
All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. Classes have been modified to Alameda County’s latest safety recommendations and will continue to adapt as things change. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.
Teacher Bio: Ana Gallira
Ana Gallira is an artist and educator currently living in California’s Bay Area. She especially loves teaching both youth and adults how to weld and encourages students to explore their unique reasons for making. Upon moving to California, Ana quickly tried to find community in the local art scene. She was introduced to The Crucible, became involved as a part-time welding instructor, a full-time enthusiast, and has since become the Co-Head of the Welding Department. Keep reading.
Ana is also a board member of Local Artists Berkeley, a non-profit organization that facilitates public art exhibitions for Bay Area artists, and an adjunct professor in the Sculpture department at Diablo Valley Community College in Pleasant Hill, CA.
Ana is originally from New York and has received a Masters in Fine Arts in Sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from SUNY Albany. She has exhibited her artwork at Adelines Lab in Berkeley, CA; Williamsburg Art Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT; Art Barn, Albany, NY; Montclair University, Montclair, NJ; among others. Her street art installations have been spotted in Germany, Canada, and across the United States. Ana's hobbies include manual machining, sewing, bicycling, hiking, metal fabrication, and is always delighted to meet new people.