At age 17, an eager High Schooler named Ian Wenck got a waiver to take an adult Blacksmithing class at The Crucible. On his way to the Smithy he passed the Machine Shop and was immediately intrigued.
Join us live on Zoom for our 2021 virtual Fuego Youth Leadership Reception on Thursday, July 29 starting at 6:30pm PDT.
Thanks to the Port of Oakland, 100 BIPOC youth have renewed opportunity in The Crucible's studios, with hundreds of classes to choose from.
The first week of 2021 Youth Summer Camps just wrapped! Students came to camp with major creative ambitions, making impressive projects like beautifully handcrafted skateboards, elaborate welded bird sculptures, and in the case of one student, a leather utility belt with a customizable system of attachments.
Somehow it’s already April and July-September classes are about to go live for early member registration. You can start exploring our upcoming classes before they go on sale this Tuesday, April 20. Browse rare finds like The Bandsaw Box, Bell Casting, and Women’s Blacksmithing I.
Leading up to last week’s Youth Spring Camps, the excitement in the air was palpable. After more than a year of remote learning, we could not wait to see students tap into their creativity and get hands-on in the fine and industrial arts.
After more than a year of remote learning, students are struggling to find focus at home. Here in West Oakland, McClymonds High School has seen an uptick in absences as students cope with feelings of isolation and a lack of motivation. “You’re not getting that day-to-day experience,” explained McClymonds junior, Isaiah Smiley in a recent ABC7 interview at The Crucible.
It's been a minute, but The Crucible is back! We resumed classes this past Tuesday and it feels so great having our departments (safely) active again. In just the past week, students have shown incredible ambition in their making and now is your chance to do the same!
This Black History Month, we collected five instances of inspiring black artists and artisans of the fine and industrial arts. We hope these stories will be a jumping off point for you to dive into further research and inspiration during this month, and after.
As we head into the end of 2020, we’re still taking a slow, measured approach to re-opening, but are excited to be moving forward with new classes and expanded offerings for November and December.