The Crucible, March 4



The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections.

Youth workshops are usually three hours long in which participants create a small project that they take away with them. There are a minimum and maximum number of people that can do a workshop at one time, and some groups do multiple workshops over the course of a day. Below are descriptions of some of our youth workshops.

CLAY SCULPTURE. AGE 6 TO 11 (4-8 participants)

Students learn exciting techniques in working with clay. Projects in this area can include cups, bowls, trivets, masks or figures. Clay requires a minimum of 4 youth to run a workshop and can take up to 8 students.

WOODCARVING: 8 to 11 year olds (4-8 participants)

Participants will be introduced to the basic hand tools and their functions through hands-on demonstrations. Students are given expert guidance through every step of the carving process, from brainstorming to adding fine detail to creating a project of their own design.

Leatherworking: 12+ year olds (5-8 participants)

Participants will learn to cut, pierce, fold, stitch, and stain leather. Depending on the amount of time, cardholders, bracelets and even a wallet can be made.

WHEN: SUNDAY MARCH 4, from 2 P.M. TO 5 P.M.

WHERE: 1260 7TH ST, OAKLAND, CA 94607

Workshop Signup

Eventbrite - Kids & Art Workshop at The Crucible

PN: All our workshops are free for our pediatric cancer families, but for this particular workshop Kids & Art Foundation will have to pay $25 per participant so please do let us know if you need to cancel. We understand how it works for our pediatric cancer families.

$500 sponsorship donation has been made for this workshop by a generous anonymous donor! This will help cover for up to 20 participants at this workshop.


Our parking lot is small, but we are happy to reserve a couple of spaces if you notify us in advance.  Please bus, carpool or take public transit whenever possible.  We are two blocks from the West Oakland BART.  There is a paid lot available across the street at 7th St and Kirkham St.  It costs $8 per car and they only accept exact change.


This form tells participants what to wear.  For your safety, everyone should wear pants and closed toe shoes.  We strongly suggest wearing natural fibers and clothes that can get dirty.  All other safety gear will be provided by The Crucible in each area.

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The parents or Legal Guardians must read and sign the release form prior to arriving it will speed up the intake process. 

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