The Crucible


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Full-day, hands-on art classes introduce students to varied disciplines, from blacksmithing to MIG welding & glass casting

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Promotional value expires Jun 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid until 12/14/11. Limit 1 per visit. Must sign up by 6/13/12. Online registration required. 7 day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply; $25 withdrawal fee may apply. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Art transforms various substances into vessels for expression, such as metal molded into sculptures, glass fused into figurines, and food flung in an abstract demonstration of dislike for that food. Find your medium with today’s Groupon for art classes at The Crucible in Oakland. Choose from the following options:

  • For $149, you get admission to the full-day Taste of Industrial Art Experience (a $300 value) that includes the following:
  • Two-hour introduction to blacksmithing
  • Two-hour introduction to MIG welding
  • Two-hour introduction to aluminum casting
  • Pizza and soda for lunch</p>

  • For $149, you get admission to the full-day Taste of Fine Art Experience (a $300 value) that includes the following:
  • Two-hour introduction to glass fusing
  • Two-hour introduction glass casting
  • Two-hour introduction jewelry
  • Pizza and soda for lunch</p>

  • For $259, you get admission to both the Taste of Industrial Art Experience and the Taste of Fine Art Experience (a $600 total value). This package is redeemed over two separate days and includes all the benefits listed above.</p>

The Taste of Industrial Art and the Taste of Fine Art Experiences take place between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please see here for a list of dates.

As a non-profit educational studio, The Crucible and its team of specialized instructors aim to foster creative expression and innovative design in the fine and industrial arts. No prior knowledge is required, as both experiences are tailored for beginners, spreading three distinct lessons over the course of a day while providing pupils with all necessary materials and expert advice courtesy of the studio’s instructors and box of talking French berets. The Taste of Industrial Art experience sets budding metal-melders to work creating unique artwork made from fused steel and molten aluminum poured into custom molds. Similarly adventurous, the Taste of Fine Art experience teaches students to kiln-fire fused glass and design, cut, and forge copper into jewelry and coins recognized as legal tender by most ancient Roman markets.

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, more than 5,000 adults and youth take courses at The Crucible in welding, woodworking, glass blowing, jewelry making, ceramics, neon, fire dancing, electronics, and more. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections. The studio is also widely recognized as a leader in the Bay Area arts community for its skilled and committed faculty, unique learning experiences, innovative performances and events, and impressive educational facilities.

Customer Reviews

Great place to learn new skills! Plus, if you want to learn more, they also have advanced classes.
Katie D. · July 14, 2016
Organized and fun.
Jessica H. · April 2, 2016
Do the best you can in the time allotted.
Steven H. · November 4, 2014
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    1260 7th St.

    Oakland, California 94607

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