Art Transforms Lives: Youth Find Their Path Making Art With Rikki Smeltzer

2023-11-20T15:12:18-08:00

In the summer of 2011, after graduating from his metalsmithing program at the University of North Texas, Rikki Lee Smeltzer set his sights on the Bay Area, in search of a creative and inclusive community.

Art Transforms Lives: Youth Find Their Path Making Art With Rikki Smeltzer2023-11-20T15:12:18-08:00

Get To Know Our 2023 Fuego Youth Leadership Cohort

2023-07-06T09:11:31-07:00

Each year, during our four-week Fuego Youth Leadership Program, high school students work with a faculty mentor to deepen their industrial art knowledge in a specific department and create a final project that exemplifies what they’ve learned.

Get To Know Our 2023 Fuego Youth Leadership Cohort2023-07-06T09:11:31-07:00

Please Welcome Our 2022 Fuego Youth Leaders

2023-08-07T18:59:56-07:00

This week, eleven high school students came together at The Crucible to begin their four-week Furgo Youth leadership Program. The program, now in its thirteenth year, is an opportunity for Bay Area teens to expand their industrial arts skills under the guidance of a mentor while also supporting Youth Summer Camp instructors in the classroom.

Please Welcome Our 2022 Fuego Youth Leaders2023-08-07T18:59:56-07:00

A Reimagined Fuego Youth Leadership Program For Summer 2020

2020-06-24T16:59:04-07:00

Like most things, we weren’t sure our Fuego Youth Leadership Program would run this summer. But with modifications to shelter-in-place orders, the introduction of new health and safety guidelines in our studio, and funding from our program sponsors, we’re excited to announce we’re moving forward with a streamlined version.

A Reimagined Fuego Youth Leadership Program For Summer 20202020-06-24T16:59:04-07:00

How A Crucible Education Made Pablo A Teacher

2019-11-26T12:28:32-08:00

Pablo Cambron-Valdez has been interested in art and sculpture since childhood. He would often make figurines out of clay his mom brought home from work or attempt origami from scraps of paper. But when he took his first Glass Blowing class the summer before high school–a gift he received for getting good grades–he knew it was something special.

How A Crucible Education Made Pablo A Teacher2019-11-26T12:28:32-08:00

How 2019 Fuego Leaders Found Friendship At The Crucible

2019-11-25T13:48:01-08:00

For the first time in the Fuego Youth Leadership Program’s 10-year history, we invited first and second year leaders to work together for four weeks of collaboration, culminating in the 2019 Fuego Youth Leadership Reception this past Friday.

How 2019 Fuego Leaders Found Friendship At The Crucible2019-11-25T13:48:01-08:00

2018 Report: The Impact of Creative Community and Your Support

2019-08-15T20:11:42-07:00

In our 2018 Youth Impact Report, you can see just how much you made possible—free field trips for youth, over $100,000 in youth scholarships, and much more!

2018 Report: The Impact of Creative Community and Your Support2019-08-15T20:11:42-07:00

Give A Warm Welcome To Our 2019 New Fuego Leaders

2019-11-30T13:55:09-08:00

This year, in honor of Fuego’s tenth anniversary, we have expanded the program to be four weeks long, where both years work and learn together.

Give A Warm Welcome To Our 2019 New Fuego Leaders2019-11-30T13:55:09-08:00

3 Oakland Siblings Have The Best Spring Break Ever For Free

2019-06-21T16:05:22-07:00

Meet Kasa Du, Ku Rah, and Hla Dah! Originally from Burma, these three siblings moved to Oakland eight years ago, and participated in The Crucible's youth camps completely free. For Kasa Du, coming to The Crucible was eye-opening in a number of ways.

3 Oakland Siblings Have The Best Spring Break Ever For Free2019-06-21T16:05:22-07:00

Free Art Camps For Oakland Youth This Spring

2019-06-18T10:03:25-07:00

During Spring Break, The Crucible is running six different three-day classes completely free, specifically for Oakland youth, ages 12-15, who are interested in the fine and industrial arts but don’t have the financial resources necessary to participate.

Free Art Camps For Oakland Youth This Spring2019-06-18T10:03:25-07:00
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