The Crucible

1260 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607 Directions
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Steven H.
Report | 4 months ago
Do the best you can in the time allotted.
elaine g.
Report | 5 months ago
be sure to wear closed toe shoes and have some cool stencil ideas or things you might want to create. wonderfully nice teachers who are patient with first-timers!
Rise C.
Report | 5 months ago
This was a great opportunity to explore different art techniques with some very knowledgable instructors. Lots of fun and great people. Would do it again with no hesitation.
Nina K.
Report | 5 months ago
Unless you're awesome at designing on the spot, come prepared with some ideas. You'll make a 4x4 glass mosaic tile - keep it simple, cutting glass into the shapes you want will take more time than you think. Jewelry options are key fob, earrings, or a pendant (a simple texture pattern will give you more time for shaping, cutting, and polishing). For the molded/cast glass portion (again about 4x4): if you have a favorite small solid shape/figurine/ornament (any material) that would make a good impression in sand, you might bring it. Note: you will have to go back in a few days to pick up the glass pieces. It was all very fun. I just don't come up with ideas quickly, so I thought others might like this little "heads up". Oh, and wear very comfortable shoes (arch support/padded) - you'll be standing on concrete for several hours.
Diana B.
Report | 5 months ago
great way to sample different class options.
Sharon K.
Report | 5 months ago
Vry knowledgeable and experienced staff
Report | 8 months ago
Awesome organization!
Heather K.
Report | a year ago
This is definitely an amazing spot if you like 3-D art!
Jim C.
Report | 2 years ago
good overview course with three skills taught. Safety was foremost.
Lin M.
Report | 2 years ago
Great experience!! Well worth the money. A wonderful organization!

From Our Editors

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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