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The Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery
TONIGHT, January 21st 6-9PM
1603 Broadway @ Telegraph

New Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 11AM – 2PM
First Fridays 6-9PM

Join us at the opening reception for this group “showdown” of art crafted in metal and/or wood by Bay Area artists. The gallery has extended hours this year, beginning with this exhibition, so it’s even more convenient to enjoy great art in downtown Oakland.

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Classes Start Soon!

It’s time to gear up! Winter classes start next week, so if you haven’t yet registered for that class you’ve always wanted to take, do it now so you don’t miss these start dates:

Saturday - January 30th
Fundamentals of Woodworking - Weekend Intensive Introduction to Neon – 5 Sessions
Continuing Techniques in Neon – 5 Sessions

Monday - February 1st
Bronze Casting: Ceramic Shell Process - 10 Sessions
Glass Coldworking and Engraving – 5 Sessions
Introduction to Mechanical Sculpture – 5 Sessions
Glass Flameworking – 5 Sessions
Glass Fusing and Slumping I – 5 Sessions
Reproduction in Plastics - 5 Sessions
Introduction to Welded Sculpture - 5 Sessions
Beginning TIG - 5 Sessions

Youth After-School Classes - Mondays 4-6PM
Youth Welding
Youth Blacksmithing
Youth Flameworking
Youth Radical Robots

Tuesday - February 2nd
Glass Beads – 5 Sessions
Continuing Techniques in Jewelry (A) - 5 Sessions
Kinetics & Electronics Project Lab NEW this session!
Introduction to MIG - 5 Sessions
Beginning TIG - 5 Sessions

Wednesday - February 3rd
Glass Flameworking - 5 Sessions
Glass Fusing & Slumping II - 5 Sessions
Introduction to Jewelry and Metals (A)– 5 Sessions Electromechanics for Everything – 5 Sessions
Continuing Techniques in Blacksmithing – 5 Sessions Introduction to Enameling – 5 Sessions
Stonecarving – 10 Sessions
Introduction to MIG - 5 Sessions
Metal Fabrication Tools: Square - 5 Sessions
Continuing Techniques in Woodworking - 10 Sessions

Thursday - February 4th
Glass Fusing and Slumping I – 5 Sessions
One Sheet of Plywood: Design/Build – 8 Sessions Intermediate Fire Hula Hoop –10 Sessions
Exploring Moldmaking – 10 Sessions
The Mother Machines: Introduction to Turning & Milling – 10 Sessions

Saturday - February 6th
Youth Welding – weekend Intensive
Youth Flameworking – weekend Intensive



Metal vs. Wood
Upcoming Classes
Valentine's Family Fun
Youth Spring Break
Youth Summer Camp
Adult Summer Camp
Friday Night Fires
Cartier and The Crucible
Lie-Nielson Tool Event
In The News


Youth Programs
Studio Access
Corporate Teambuilding
About Us


Winter Class Schedule
2010 Course Catalog


Help support our annual programs for youth and adults, outreach activities, and collaborative performances. Donate to The Cruicble Fund.


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Grab your sweetie and get ready to work together.

Family Fun Weekend February 13th & 14th

Get discounted tuition when you sign up together for introductory classes in Blacksmithing, Jewelry & Metal, Glass Flameworking, Welded Sculpture, Woodturning and more.

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Save the Date: Youth Spring Break

Two spring break sessions will run this year, March 29th-April 2nd and April 5th-9th, with ten exciting classes to choose from.

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Save The Date: Summer Camps

Youth Camp: June 21-25, July 5-9, July 19-23
and August 2-6

We’ve added some brand new classes to our Youth summer camp this year, like Cartoneria, Clay Mask Making, Art Bikes, Soft Circuits and more. Give your child an exciting and rewarding spring and summer this year; grab your calendar and check out the class descriptions online.

Adult Camp: August 9-13 and August 23-27

At The Crucible, kids of all ages get a chance at taking a week to explore and create. Take a “make-ation” and learn something new this summer in one of eight great classes.



Friday Night Fires at The Cru

February 26, 2010 6:30 - 9:30pm
Adult beverages will be served.

Brighten up your Friday night and get inspired while you experience the excitement of art in action, learn about special techniques and industrial art skills, and socialize with some of the most inventive folks anywhere. This is the first in a new series of open studio socials where you can see how artists transform a lump of cold hard metal or glass into a beautiful piece of art. Take advantage of up close and personal tours and chat with artists in Blacksmithing, Welding, and Glass Flameworking. It's fun, fiery and inspirational. Save the date and join the fun!



Fine Arts Museum of SF Presents

Cartier and America
at The Legion of Honor
Now to May 16, 2010

For its first centennial in the United States, the famous French jeweler's most beautiful historic pieces will be exhibited at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco.

Live Jewelry Demonstrations by Crucible Faculty at The Legion of Honor

• Sunday, January 24th 12-3PM in Rodin Gallery with Aimee Golant

• Sunday, February 21st 12-3PM in Rodin Gallery with David Casella

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Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
Hand Tool Event

Friday, February 5, 12 - 6pm &
Saturday, February 6, 10am - 5pm
FREE admission

Get your hands on some cool tools and learn how quality hand tools make your woodworking easier! This is Lie-Nielsen’s only Northern California event, with interactive demonstrations to help you learn valuable woodworking techniques. Ask questions of guest demonstrators and learn from some of the most skilled in the industry. You can also learn about some great new woodworking classes here at The Crucible.

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Changes being forged at The Crucible in Oakland

The Oakland Tribune recently featured The Crucible in a story about recent major changes at The Crucible and our plans for 2010 and beyond.

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Join The Crucible Community

Join The Crucible as a member today and you’ll receive great benefits like priority registration, tuition discounts, and exclusive access to special events and services. You'll also become a part of our vital and vibrant community of artists, art lovers, and innovators. View and select a membership level based on the benefits that make sense for you or your family. Your membership will help us keep The Crucible's fires burning bright in 2010 and beyond.

Support The Crucible

Help keep our creative fires burning at The Crucible!

2010 marks the beginning of our second decade of innovative arts programming. Please join us by making a tax-deductible to The Crucible Fund to ensure that The Crucible continues to provide cutting-edge industrial arts education, innovative performances and community outreach to over 20,000 artists, students and audiences each year.

Gifts of all sizes are needed and appreciated, and 100% tax-deductible. Every bit helps in fueling our fires.



We're looking for motivated individuals 18 and over who want to donate their skills and enthusiasm to assist us throughout the year. We reward volunteers with discounts off class tuition, and you'll become an important part of our vibrant community. You’ll find complete information about all the ways you can help, and can complete a volunteer application online. We’ll be in touch with you shortly thereafter to find the best match for your skills. We look forward to seeing you here!

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Volunteering Opportunities
Block Time Volunteers – Marketing and Communications

Block Time volunteers commit to a regular shift of four or more hours per week at a regularly set schedule for a several week block. We are looking for several marketing-savvy volunteers to assist us with studio tours, social media postings, blogging, and on-the-street distribution. As a block-time marketing volunteer, you'll work closely with a Crucible staff member, get an insider’s perspective on how our progressive non-profit arts education center functions, and your marketing experience will contribute to our success. Moreover, the hours you donate will be logged toward class discounts! If you’re passionate about spreading good news, get in touch with us!


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