I Found It
On my BART ride to link up with the Amtrack to see Matt and Lauren I saw a sign for The Crucible. They had a web address http://thecrucible.com/ so thanks to my phone I checked it out: metal, wood, glass, welding, foundary, and CLASSES! And I can get to it from the train. Awesome. So fencing is out. I imagine this means I’ll be making artist friends who are a little more grungy than painters, and I think that is exactly what I want.