Class registration is now open! That means 196 adult classes are now available for registration. From old favorites that haven’t run recently like Women’s MIG Welding, Sheet Metal Forming, and Cloisonne, to brand new classes like Quilling and Filigree with Metal Clay, this is sure to be a fun beginning of the year! Not sure what class to pick? We broke down some of our top picks to ensure your class registration is a success!
Shopping for the family? Our 2019 Youth Spring and Summer Camps just hit the online store and are open for class registration! Jump to see our Youth Camps. And make sure to sign up for a Pyro membership so you can take 10% off for your whole family! Spring Camps will run during Oakland Unified School District’s Spring Break, from March 25 – 29, 2019, and Summer Camps will run weekly between June 17 – August 2, 2019.
Taking a shorter class is a great way to introduce yourself to a new art form while making a lower investment of time and dollars.
3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore a new art form without the deeper commitment of a full course. Take a Taster and meet new friends, or give the gift of creativity to someone special. These popular and fun classes fill up fast!
Looking for a fiery, original date night? Join us for a Friday Flame – a unique night out creating industrial art and enjoying good company. Spend two hours learning a new craft, and finish the night with free beer and wine in our Crucible bar!
Perform a complete tune up on your own bicycle! As you disassemble and reassemble the entire bike, you will learn the names of the components and the tools used in a professional shop.
Speak the language of love with glass! In this exciting entry-level workshop we simplify the iconic and complex organ that symbolizes love and life—the heart. In our hot shop, students learn basic glass working techniques to blow, shape, and mold hot glass.
Spice up performances and parties with your new skills as a fire eater! Students learn how to eat fire, run fire along skin, and more advanced tricks, with grace and confidence. You will make your own set of torches to take home.
Top Picks: Entry Level
Ready to jump in? You’re in the right place!
Learn welding taught by women, for women! We will teach you the fundamentals of MIG welding and plasma torch cutting, including metallurgy, preparation, joints, technique, and safety—all the same skills and techniques as MIG Welding I.
This class covers the fundamentals needed to forge steel and understand blacksmithing tools. We will introduce tapering, upsetting, flattening, dishing, and bending of hot steel – all the same skills and techniques as in Blacksmithing I, but in an all-female environment.
Learn the art of bookbinding to create beautiful personal books for capturing memories, ideas, drawings, and more. We will focus on the foundation of bookbinding technique, history, and materials. You will construct book blocks, practice stitching techniques, and design covers that express your creative voice.
Gain invaluable skills for fabricating parts for motorcycles, cars, airplanes, and sculptures. Learn how to form sheet metal into tanks, fenders, and fairings, using gas-aluminum welding, a planishing hammer, an English wheel, and hand forming tools.
Learn to design, make, and finish a unique wood box. With an emphasis on tool safety and material exploration, we will use a combination of power tools and hand tools to make boxes of all shapes and sizes. Beginning with a solid block of wood, you will cut, sculpt, and reassemble the block into the form of a box.
Top Picks: Weeklong Workshops
Take a MAKE-cation at The Crucible! Studies show that taking time off work makes us happier, healthier, and more creative. Spend the week focusing on a new art form at The Crucible. Our next adult weeklong workshops run January 7 – 11, 2019.
This is the first time students can take this popular class in a weeklong format! Learn the ancient process of lost wax casting sculptural jewelry. Experimenting with different types of wax, you will carve, cast, and finish at least one small object (fetish, pendant or ring) in silver.
Welcome back TIG Welding I to our weeklong schedule! It has been many years since we offered TIG Welding I in the weeklong format. TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) or GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) is the type of welding commonly used for delicate work and non-ferrous metals, like bronze and aluminum.
Top Picks: Youth Camps
The following camps sold out in 2018!
Become a Pyro member to register early, and get 10% off class tuition for your whole family. See all Youth Camps here.
Can’t Wait Until January? Don’t worry, we have new classes starting each week.
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