Bay Area Industrial Arts School, The Crucible, Announces Adult and Youth Summer Immersion Workshops Open for Registration

Crucible Youth Program: Check out The Crucible's Youth Program which exposes youth of diverse backgrounds to the fine and industrial arts. Through intensive and engaging programs such as classes, fieldtrips, and workshops, this program explores multidisciplinary subject areas. The Crucible Youth Program is committed to community service within our schools and neighborhoods. We are dedicated to promoting healthy youth development, strengthening youth competencies in leadership, community service and skill building. We provide safe and imaginative fine and industrial art experiences. — by CrucibleJenn on April 23, 2009 to Education (572 seconds)

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Bay Area industrial arts school, The Crucible, is offering its Summer Immersion Workshops again this year, with blacksmithing, glass flameworking, glass blowing, and welding classes for adults and youth of all skill levels.

“This is a week-long accelerated program that consolidates what would typically be taught over the course of weeks or months,” said Kristy Alfieri, education director of The Crucible. “Students will gain new skills much more quickly than in our other programs. No experience is necessary to take these art classes.”

The adult workshops will be held Monday-Thursday, July 16-19 from 10 am 10 pm and Friday, July 20 from 10 am-6 pm, and the Youth Immersion Workshops will take place on Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3 from 9 am-4 pm each day.

Last year, The Crucible introduced the program with two adult workshops in blacksmithing and glass flameworking. Due to popular demand, The Crucible has expanded the program to include adult workshops in glass blowing and welding, as well as offerings for youth ages 12-17 in blacksmithing, glass flameworking and ARC welding, and glass blowing workshops for ages 14-17.

The Crucible’s Summer Immersion Workshops are designed to give adults and youth an opportunity embark on a deep-dive study in a particular curriculum area. In five full days of study, students will learn theory, principles and extensive techniques that will give artisans, experienced or not, the necessary proficiency to work independently using new and exciting skills.

For more information regarding The Crucible’s Summer Immersion Workshops and registration, visit or call (510) 250-3687 The Crucible is located in West Oakland at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94605.

Become a member today! Crucible members can get deep discounts on tuition and receive free admission to special events.

About The Crucible

The Crucible is an educational facility that offers Bay Area art classes in the fine and industrial arts to people at all skill levels and original Bay Area team building events. Started in 1999 in an empty 6,000 square-foot warehouse in Berkeley, The Crucible has now grown to a 56,000 square-foot facility in West Oakland.

The Crucible offers instruction in industrial and fine art for every level from beginning and intermediate to advanced levels in formats ranging from three-hour tasters to ten-week programs. Prices vary by course and duration. Class fees include tuition, studio fees, materials, tool access and safety training. There are no shopping lists for supplies or hidden costs.


Kristy Alfieri