Taste of Fine Art Experience or Taste of Industrial Arts Experience at The Crucible (Up to 50% Off)


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Despite the alluring properties of open flames, only glass, custom masonry, and middle-school diaries benefit from being thrust into them. Give your jewelry box new flare with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $149 for a Taste of Fine Art Experience ($300 value)
  • $149 for a Taste of Industrial Arts Experience ($300 value)

The Taste of Fine Art Experience introduces participants to glass fusing, glass casting, and jewelry making. During the Taste of Industrial Arts Experience, students learn metalworking techniques. Both sessions include all necessary safety gear and materials, as well as pizza and soda for lunch.

The Crucible

With the vision of a bracelet in mind, a student lays a strip of steel over an anvil and begins bending it under the blows of a hammer. Down the hall, another budding artist pours molten glass into a mold, which soon cools into a decorative orb. Each year, the faculty at The Crucible educates roughly 5,000 adults and children in arts that range from ceramics to fire dancing. Starting in 1999 with a $1,750 grant, the nonprofit's founders—a small group of artists that includes sculptor Michael Sturtz—nurtured a vision that took them from a 6,000-square-foot warehouse to a solar-powered, 56,000-square-foot arts-education studio. Beyond the classrooms, The Crucible also hosts galleries where both students and faculty show their work, exploring the various elements of design or states of longing for a Twinkie.

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    1260 7th Street

    Oakland, California 94607


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In a Nutshell

Learn techniques to fuse glass and make jewelry, or shape, weld, and cast metal; all materials and lunch included

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 12 or older; those under 18 must be accompanied by paid adult. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creative projects and pursuits, from beading to glass blowing