3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore a new art form without the deeper commitment of a full course. After a basic introduction to woodworking handtools, create a small, functional wooden box to take home. Take a Taster and meet new friends or give the gift of creativity to someone special.
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. Starting Nov. 1, students age 12+ must present a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination before each class session. 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: Eric Blanpied
I’ve lived almost all my life in the East Bay, attended the Wood Technology trade school program at Laney, and have spent decades since building furniture. My desire to mix wood and metal in my designs brought me to The Crucible, where I now enjoy being a teacher of wood, and a student of metal. I love sharing what turns me on about these dynamic materials, and helping people chase their creative goals.