THE CRUCIBLE Inspiring Creativity in Everyone INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION Volume 3 • 2018 For classes running September - December: Member Registration starts July 10 Public Registration starts July 24 All classes running now until August are currently open for Public Registration


1 510.444.0919 | CRUCIBLE /krü-se-bel/ (noun) 1. A vessel made of refractory substance such as silicon-carbide, used for melting and calcining glass or metal at high temperatures. 2. A severe test, as of patience of belief; a trial. 3. A place or situation in which concentrated forces converge and interact to cause or influence change or development.

4. An educational nonprofit collaboration of art, industry, and community, founded in 1999 and located in Oakland. 1260 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607 VOLUME 3 • 2018 For classes running September - December: Member Registration starts July 10 Public Registration starts July 24 All classes running now until August are currently open for Public Registration ENROLL ONLINE OR BY PHONE • • 510.444.0919 • SAVE THE DATE August 25 – Fire & Water Open House Visit The Crucible for a free Open House, celebrating aquatic life and the most abundant natural resource, with live demonstrations in nineteen art departments, great food and drinks, and stunning art by our Crucible community, including projects made by youth students in Summer Camps.

É TAKE A TOUR Find out what we have to offer in a free, guided tour of our 56,000-square-foot facility. Tours are given twice a month: the 1st Tuesday at 6pm, and the 3rd Saturday at 3pm, except during holidays and special events.

É GIFT CERTIFICATES Give the unique gift of a Crucible experience to friends and family. Digital and physical gift certificates are available in any amount and make great gifts! É certificates GETTING HERE We encourage you to carpool or walk together to BART or your vehicles. As with any urban environment, be aware of your surroundings when walking. 7th St 8th St Ma nd el a Pk w y Un io n St West Oakland 880 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 WE ARE CLOSED Wednesday, July 4: Fourth of July Monday, September 3: Labor Day Sunday, November 11: Veteran’s Day ABOUT US Founded in 1999, The Crucible is the largest nonprofit industrial arts education organization in the country, dedicated to fostering a collaboration of arts, industry, and community.

We inspire creative exploration and expression through hands-on arts education and experiences. TABLE OF CONTENTS About Us . . 1 Membership . . 2 Empowering Youth . . 4 Team Building . . 6 CREATE Program . . 7 ADULT CLASSES Friday Flames . 8 3-Hour Tasters . 9 Weeklong Workshops . . 10 Bike Shop . 12 Blacksmithing . 12 Ceramics . . 14 Enameling . . 15 Fire & Performance . 17 Foundry . 17 Glass Blowing . . 19 Glass Casting & Coldworking . . 20 Glass Flameworking . 21 Glass Fusing & Slumping . . 23 Jewelry . . 24 Kinetics & Electronics . . 26 Leather, Textiles, & Fine Art . . 26 Machine Shop .

. 28 Moldmaking . . 28 Neon & Light . . 29 Stoneworking . . 29 Welding . . 30 Woodworking . . 32 YOUTH CLASSES Bike Shop . . 35 Blacksmithing . . 36 Ceramics . . 37 Enameling . . 37 Foundry . . 38 Glass Blowing . . 38 Glass Casting & Coldworking . . 39 Glass Flameworking . 40 Glass Fusing . 40 Jewelry . . 41 Kinetics & Electronics . . 42 Leather & Textiles . . 43 Neon & Light . . 43 Welding . . 44 Woodworking . . 45 After Care . . 45 Class Policies . 46 Leadership & Staff . . 47 Donors . . 48


3 510.444.0919 | FIRECRACKER ($75*) *Discount rate available for Students and Educators, valid ID required ($50) 10% discount on class tuition for one person Two-weeks priority class registration Invitations to members-only events Access to members-only CREATE Program and Studio Access Labs Complimentary Crucible swag (while supplies last) 10% discount on class tuition for up to four people Acknowledgment in The Crucible’s class catalog Invitation to a private members-only tour of The Crucible Access to exclusive Vulcan Society events All memberships are fully tax-deductible and valid for one year.

The Crucible is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Tax ID #52-2137825 VULCAN SOCIETY ($1,000+) The Vulcan Society is comprised of our most generous and engaged supporters, who help make The Crucible’s free programs for schools, community open houses, and our youth scholarship fund possible. Join with a gift of $1,000 or more and receive all member benefits, as well as invitations to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes access to The Crucible. PYRO ($150) INFERNO ($250) PHOENIX ($500) VULCAN SOCIETY ($1,000+) 2 | Volume 2 - 2018 JOIN TODAY! É BECOME A MEMBER FIRECRACKER ($75*) I Am The Crucible . and so are you. I get a lot of energy from being around these really bright, creative people who are collaborative, helpful, and care for one another.

— Susan Berger, Crucible Member


4 5 510.444.0919 | | Volume 3 - 2018 IN 2017, WE Provided inspiring educational experiences to over 5,600 youth Distributed over $100,000 in youth scholarships to take classes in the fine and industrial arts Invested in the makers of tomorrow with over 30 paid leadership and workforce development positions Inspired 850 Oakland youth during free field trips Served 80% of youth free of charge 4 | Volume 2 - 2018 EMPOWERING YOUTH The Crucible gives myself and other women the opportunity to demonstrate that we are strong enough to do things our society believes we cannot.

- Maritza Bernal Magaña, Fuego Youth Leader Maritza says her experiences at The Crucible helped her to develop self-confidence, as both a woman and an artist. A Fuego Leader in the Welding Department, Maritza was initially afraid of using the welding equipment alone. But with support from her mentor, Maritza completed a complex, multidisciplinary bust of Frida Kahlo. She will return as a second year Fuego Leader this summer, and in the fall will attend Mills College on a full scholarship. ART STUDENTS DO BETTER Research shows that art students score higher on standardized tests, are less likely to be suspended, and feel more optimistic about attending college.

Each year, hundreds of Bay Area youth explore their creativity in our studios, deepening their understanding of STEM concepts, while creating their own unique works of art. É Youth classes and camps start on page 35 ACCESS FOR OAKLAND YOUTH As part of celebrating and empowering the neighborhood of West Oakland, we offer scholarships and paid leadership opportunities for youth who live locally and/or may not otherwise be able to access our studios. É $


6 7 510.444.0919 | | Volume 3 - 2018 TEAM BUILDING CREATE PROGRAM BRING YOUR TEAM Groups and coworkers can get creative in our studios with private workshops in one of our 19 different departments. Our hands-on Team Build Workshops boost morale, lower stress, and stimulate creative thinking, while also encouraging collaboration and problem-solving amongst peers. Workshops are scalable and customizable to meet the needs of any group, from six to over 150 people. É Today was a lot of fun! We were all excited about coming to The Crucible, doing something hands-on together, and having something tangible at the end of the day.

I saw everyone have their imaginations unlocked. It was so nice to see our crew open up to that.

- Helen from Slack, (pictured with her team) CREATE AREA PREREQUISITES ARC Welding Welded Sculpture I Beadblaster Special approval by head of area Blacksmithing Blacksmithing II Enameling Special approval by head of area Glass One-Day Coldworking Workshop Coldworking Grinding Room Any Welding class Jewelry Jewelry and Metals I Metal Fabrication Special approval by head of area Tools MIG Welding MIG Welding I Oxy-acetylene Welded Sculpture I Cutting Oxy-acetylene Oxy-acetylene Welding Welding Plasma Cutter MIG Welding I Shell Room Special approval by head of area TIG Welding TIG Welding II Wax Room Special approval by head of area Woodshop Woodworking I Woodturning Woodturning I *If you have significant experience in any of the above areas, you may also request special approval by head of area.

KEEP CREATING Want to keep using our equipment after your class? Sign up for our CREATE Program to use our studio space, tools, and equipment for your own projects!

É PRICING Access can be purchased for 30-day, 90-day, or full-year increments. • $60 per area for departmental safety checkouts. • $125 for monthly (30-day). • $350 for a quarter (90-day), includes 1 free safety checkout. • $1,100 for full year access, includes 4 free safety checkouts. Made by Trevi A. Pendro in our Jewelry Department. Made by Alicia Ponzio in our Foundry Department. Just for Fun Workshops In these 2- or 3-hour workshops, participants learn new skills and complete a small individual project to take home. Multiple, simultaneous workshops can be scheduled on a single day.

• 2-hour workshop: $89/person ($850 minimum) • 3-hour workshop: $134/person ($1,250 minimum) Pre-designed Projects More complex projects are possible with a collaborative team effort focused on a single work of art. These pre- designed, project-based workshops are roughly the same price as the Just for Fun Workshops. Custom Projects The team works in multiple areas, such as woodworking and welding, to create a one-of-a-kind group project. Prices start at $3,500.