Cool Hunting Video Presents: The Crucible

The aptly-named Crucible art school takes a unique, pyrotechnic approach to industrial education

From their recent pyrotechnic adaption of The Odyssey to a class on caboose restoration, Oakland, CA’s The Crucible is an art school like no other. This episode is an inside look at the eight-year old institution, hosted by founder and executive director Michael Sturtz, who weighs in on the role of fire metaphorically and literally. We catch auditions for the fire opera, watch students engaged in welding, glass slumping and wood working (just a few of the “industrial” disciplines taught at the facility), check in with some of the teachers and learn about their fire-spitting fire trucks.