Adult Classes

The Crucible offers adult classes, with a variety of formats, levels, and price points. Evening and weekend classes are designed for working and busy adults, and range from brief introductions to a studio area to weeklong or longer immersions that can transform a novice into a skilled and confident craftsperson.

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These short, introductory classes are an easy way to begin exploring in fire, metal, or glass. Structured for ages 12 years and older, just about anyone can get a taste of creating with fire and light. 3-Hour Tasters are offered in Blacksmithing, Enameling, Glass Ladling, Glass Flameworking, Glass Fusing, Jewelry, Leather, MIG Welding, or Sand Casting.


These classes provide the opportunity to immerse yourself in art. In two days, our expert faculty will demystify an art discipline. Weekend Intensives are ideal for out-of-towners or those with a hectic weekday schedule.


In just a little over a month, you’ll gain knowledge in welding, enameling, flameworking, blacksmithing, or other arts. Five weeks is an ideal amount of time to get introduced to a new skill. Many of these art classes have related intermediate classes that follow them to provide you with the option to further your progress.


If you’re serious about learning to make jewelry, form glass, cast bronze, dance with fire, forge a blade, or other skills, The Crucible’s longer courses allow the time and practice you’ll need to master any art you desire. These in-depth courses are especially recommended for students who have projects in mind.


The Crucible offers special weeklong classes for folks who want to spend time learning new skills—like summer camp for adults. Over five days, you’ll learn theory, principles, and techniques that will give you the necessary skills to create independent projects. Weeklongs are offered in departments like Blacksmithing, Glass Blowing, Glass Flameworking, Jewelry, Welding, Woodworking, and more.


Studio Access Labs enable Crucible members to hone the skills learned in class or finish projects. Studio Access Lab time is monitored but not instructional. Pre-qualification or instructor approval may be required.


You can get one-on-one lessons with an experienced instructor during tailored private instruction in areas like welding, blacksmithing, glass blowing, and more. There is an eight-hour minimum for private lesson reservations, and costs start at $125/hour for one person and $200/hour for two people. For more information, contact us at [email protected] or (510) 444-0919 x125.


Youth ages 12-15 are eligible to enroll in any adult class if taken with a parent or guardian, excluding the following:
  • Adult Glass Blowing Classes: Youth must be 14+ years old to register for a class with a parent or guardian
  • Adult Fire & Performance, Machine Shop, and Woodworking Classes: All students must be 18+ years old, no exceptions

Questions? Contact Us

[email protected]
(510) 444-0919