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.
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.