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Sign up now for a Spring Class!

Longer days mean more time to play, and The Crucible is cultivating new classes to help your creativity blossom! Wake up from hibernation with some Fearless Fire Eating, or amaze your friends and family with a blown glass bowl. We’ve also got fun activities — from Radical Robots to Mosaic Madness — to keep the young ones entertained for Spring Break and beyond. So say “so long” to the winter doldrums!


Spring Break for Adults and Families
Monday-Friday • April 25-29, 2011

Why Let The Kids Have All The Fun On Spring Break!
Take a break from the mundane, spend some time being creative and learning something new this spring.  You’ll come back from your “make-ation” with a new skill and some original art to show off, and an experience you’ll never forget.
 
Sign up with a friend or family member and you will both receive discounted pricing. Youth 12 and up are welcome when enrolled with a parent or guardian.
 
Introduction to Blacksmithing (Sign Up for One)  (Sign Up for Two)
Foundry Fundamentals  (Sign Up for One)  (Sign Up for Two)
Glass Flameworking  (Sign Up for One)  (Sign Up for Two)
Introduction to Jewelry & Metals I  (Sign Up for One)  (Sign Up for Two)
Introduction to Welded Sculpture  (Sign Up for One)  (Sign Up for Two)
Introduction to MIG Welding  (Sign Up for One)  (Sign Up for Two)
 
 
Spring Break for Youth
Monday-Friday • April 4-8, 2011 or April 18-22, 2011
 
Keep Your Young Artist Fired Up Over Spring Break!
Plan early to ensure a spot for your youth during spring break.  Choose from twelve special classes to create either a full-day or half-day experience your child will be talking about for months to come.
 
Ages 8-11
Youth Cartoneria
Youth Extreme Gizmos
Youth Ceramics: Mudslinging Madness!
Youth Woodcarving
 
Ages 12-17
Youth Blacksmithing
Youth Exploration in Metal Jewelry
Youth Glass Flameworking
Youth Fused Glass & Mosaic Mania!
Youth Radical Robots
Youth Adventures in Sand Casting
Youth ARC Welding
 
 
 
Classes by Weekday
Take time for yourself one night a week and get in touch with your creative side. A hands-on class just what the doctor ordered to take the edge off a stressful workweek. Here are our fall classes organized by night of the week to help you easily find something to fit your schedule.
 
Many of the classes listed below are for beginners; all you need to bring is a notepad and your desire to learn. No experience is required, and we supply all the gear and materials needed. For other classes marked with an * you’ll need to have taken a prerequisite. Follow the class links for more information.
 
 
Monday Nights
Build Your Own Propane Forge Apr 11 – Jun 6 7-10pm
Bronze Casting: Ceramic Shell Process Apr 11 – Jun 20 7-10pm
Glass Flameworking Apr 11 – May 9 7-10pm
Introduction to Jewelry & Metals I Apr 11 – May 9 7-10pm
Glass Fusing & Slumping I Apr 11 – May 9 7-10pm
Glass Cold Working & Engraving Apr 11 – May 9 7-10pm
Introduction to Mechanical Sculpture Apr 11 – May 9 6-9pm
Design for the Third Dimension Apr 11 – May 9 7-10pm
Introduction to Welded Sculpture Apr 11 – May 9 7-10pm
Furniture Fabrication and MIG Welding* Apr 11 – Jun 20 7-10pm
Beginning TIG Apr 11 – May 9 7-10pm
Art of Fire Dancing (Poi) Mon & Wed, Apr 11 – May 9, & Sat, May 14 8-9:15pm, 12-4pm
Woodcarving Apr 18 – Jun 13 6-10pm
 
Tuesday Nights
Chasing and Repoussé Apr 12 – May 10 7-10pm
Art of Fire Dancing: Intermediate & Advanced Poi Apr 12 – May 10 8-9:15pm
Glass Fusing Lab Apr 12 – Jun 7 6-10pm
Arduino Microcontrollers: Building Smart Art Apr 12 – May 10 6-9pm
The Mother Machines: Introduction to Turning & Milling Apr 12 – Jun 14 7-10pm
Introduction to MIG Welding Apr 12 – May 10 7-10pm
Beginning TIG Apr 12 – May 10 6-9pm
Beginning Woodworking Apr 12 – Jun 14 6-10pm
Foundry Fundamentals Apr 19 – Jun 7 6-10pm
Cartoneria (Mexican Paper Sculpture) Apr 26 – Jun 14 7-10pm
 
Wednesday Nights
Continuing Techniques in Blacksmithing Apr 13 – May 11 7-10pm
Introduction to Enameling I Apr 13 – May 11 7-10pm
Introduction to Jewelry & Metals I Apr 13 – May 11 7-10pm 
Glass Flameworking Apr 13 – May 11 7-10pm
Kiln-Cast Glass Apr 13 – May 11 7-10pm
Electromechanics for Everything Apr 13 – May 11 6-9pm
Stone Carving Apr 13 – May 11 7-10pm
Introduction to Welded Sculpture Apr 13 – May 11 7-10pm
Introduction to MIG Welding Apr 13 – May 11 7-10pm
Sculpting with TIG Apr 13 – Jun 15 6-9pm
Continuing Techniques in Woodworking Apr 13 – Jun 15 6-10pm
Sculpting in Clay Apr 27 – Jun 25 7-10pm
 
Thursday Nights
Introduction to Blacksmithing Apr 14 – May 12 7-10pm
Fred Ball’s Experimental Enameling Techniques Apr 14 – May 12 7-10pm
Beginner Hula Hoop Apr 14 – Jun 16 6-7:30pm
Intermediate Fire Hoop Apr 14 – Jun 16 8-9:30pm
Casting Wax to Silver Jewelry Apr 14 – May 12 7-10pm
Glass Flameworking Lab (Soft Glass) Apr 14 – May 12 6-10pm
Flame Effects for Art Apr 14 – May 12 6-9pm
The Mother Machines: Introduction to Turning & Milling Apr 14 – Jun 16 7-10pm
Exploring Moldmaking Apr 14 – May 12 7-10pm
Introduction to Welded Sculpture Apr 14 – May 12 7-10pm
Beginning TIG Apr 14 – May 12 6-9pm
One Sheet of Plywood: Design and Build Apr 14 – Jun 2 6-10pm
 
Friday Nights
Introduction to Glass Blowing Apr 15 – May 13 6-10pm
Wood + Metal Apr 15 – Jun 24 6-9pm
 
 
Classes by Weekend
For the weekend warriors who want to get in, get out and learn a new skill in a weekend. Many of the classes listed below are for beginners; all you need to bring is a notepad and your desire to learn. No experience is required, and we supply all the gear and materials needed. For other classes marked with an * you’ll need to have taken a prerequisite. Follow the class links for more information.
 
March 19-20
Introduction to Blacksmithing 10am-6pm
Glass Flameworking 10am-6pm
Introduction to Jewelry & Metals I 10am-6pm
Introduction to Neon (2 Sundays - Mar 20 & 27) 10am-6pm
Introductions to Welded Sculpture 10am-6pm
Introduction to MIG Welding 10am-6pm
Beginning TIG Welding 10am-6pm
Woodturning 11am-5pm
 
March 26-27
Continuing Techniques in Blacksmithing* 10am-6pm
Introduction to Jewelry & Metals II* 10am-6pm
Continuing Techniques in Welded Sculpture * 10am-6pm
Continuing Techniques in Woodturning* 11am-5pm

April 9-10
Plique-a-jour: Enameling Techniques* 10am-6pm
Exploring Welding 10am-2pm
Fundamentals in Woodworking 10am-6pm
Introduction to Neon (Saturdays Only – 5 Sessions) 2-5pm
Continuing Techniques in Neon* (Saturdays Only – 5 Sessions) 2-5pm
 
April 16-17
Introduction to Blacksmithing 10am-6pm
Glass Flameworking10am-6pm
The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair
(Saturdays Only - 5 Sessions - Apr 16 – May 14) 11am- 3pm
Introduction to Jewelry & Metals I 10am-6pm
Introduction to Art Clay Silver 10am-2pm
Introduction to Welded Sculpture 10am-6pm
Introduction to MIG Welding 10am-6pm
Beginning TIG 10am-6pm
Electronics for Artists (Saturdays Only – 5 Sessions) 10am-1pm
 
April 30- May 1
Limoges: Enamel Painting* 10am-5pm
Sheet Metal Forming with Evan Wilcox 11am-5pm
Exploration in Stone Setting* 12-5pm
Adventures in Soft Glass: Finding your Inner Monster* (Saturday Only) 10am-6pm
Women’s Welding 10am-6pm
Lab: Neon (Sundays Only – 5 Sessions) 2-5pm
Arduino Microcontrollers: Building Smart Art (Sundays Only – 5 Sessions) 10am-1pm
 

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