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Arts & Crafts Center

Arts & Crafts Center 

The JBPHH MWR Arts and Crafts Center provide off-duty leisure time activities for active duty military personnel, dependents, DOD personnel, retirees, their dependents and guests.  It provides complete arts and crafts development and service facilities, to include industrial arts, fine arts and hobby crafts.  Our program supports family cohesion, builds self-esteem and self-reliance, and provides alternative leisure time activities, which develops the individual’s creative skills. Always focused on safety, customer service, customer value, customer self expression and personal development.

What We Do

- Offer professional framing, engraving, ceramics, pottery and woodworking services
- Conduct a variety of art and craft instructional classes for both adults and youth. See class schedule for details
- Operate resale art and craft supply store
- Operate a vehicle resale lot
- Promote and display base-level art and photography exhibits for JBPHH
- Host bi-annual Open House events in March and December, and bi-annual Craft Fair events in May and November.

 

Self Help Classes

The Arts & Crafts Center offers classes that will certify you to use our tools to create your own masterpieces.


Wood Shop Safety Qualification
Saturdays
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person, ages 16 years and older
Advance registration required
This class emphasizes the proper and safe use of different equipment in our shop.  After completion of the class, you will be issued a Wood Shop Safety Certification card, enabling your use of the shop tools and equipment.  Ages 12-15 years allowed if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Basic Picture Framing
Select Mondays or Saturdays (call for dates)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Cost: $75, 16 years and older
In this one-day class, you will learn how to measure, cut and use the tools necessary to create your own frames for your artwork.  Complete assembly of glass, foam core, backing and hanger is covered.  Upon completion, you will be given a certificate allowing you to use our facility as a "self-help" customer.

 

Classes

Learn to make a jewelry box. Fused glass, painting, pottery, quilting, origami, sewing, drawing and even photography and cake decorating are just some of the classes offered through the Arts & Crafts Center.  Classes for children, teens and adults are available.  Discover your creative side or just learn a fun new hobby.  Click on the Arts & Crafts Class Schedule to see a full list of the classes.

 

Pick and Paint

Available Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price:  Depends on the piece chosen

You pick it, you paint it, we fire it. It’s easy! No experience or appointment needed.  All ages and all experience levels welcome—great kid's activity but fun for adults too!  Choose wonderful ceramics pieces and create your design using our stencils, sponges, and brushes. Paint your piece with our non-toxic glaze colors. We fire your piece in our kiln and have it ready for you in two weeks. All pieces are food safe after firing. A perfect place for friends and family to get creative together. Have a little one? Put your child’s handprint or footprint on a plate or tray for a lasting memory.

Our shelves are filled with unpainted ceramics. A wide selection of figures is available that are fun for the kids. We carry perfect gifts for adults like kitchenware, garden and wall décor, pet accessories and tropical things. There's something for everyone. You can pick any colors you like, colors of ceramics look different when fired so choose from the tile color samples. Pick your paint and take your piece to one of the many tables where you can start your masterpiece.
Prices range from $1 to $35 and include paint, brushes and other helpful decorating tools, glazing and firing fees. That basically means you can sit there and work on your piece for as long as you need, with anything you need, without paying extra.

 

Special Events

Open House Event:  March and December
Craft Fairs:  May and November
Craft Camps:  During school breaks
Birthday Party Packages:  $20 for two hours, maximum 15 children.  
Have your child’s next birthday party at the Arts & Crafts Center!  We provide a private room where you bring your own refreshments before the kids take part in fun Pick & Paint Ceramics.  Some other conditions apply.  Call the center for more information.

 

SHOPS/SERVICES

Ceramic Shop

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Pick & Paint area for purchasing bisque ware, Self-help center, glazing and firing services.  Pottery classes in wheel and hand-building.  Glass studio, fusion and slumping.  Birthday party services. 

Engraving Shop

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Plaques and Awards sales.  Custom engraving service, including the exciting sublimation printing process that allows vivid images on a variety of mediums including metal and wood. 

Frame Shop

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Full service custom framing and Self-help center.   Inquire about our framing classes, where you can learn to create personal framework for your treasured pieces for a fraction of retail.

Retail Sales Shop

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Scrapbook and paper crafting supplies, youth craft supplies and kits, fabrics and notions for quilting and sewing, jewelry and beading supplies, basic fine art and craft supplies, cake decorating supplies, balloon bouquets. 

Vehicle Resale

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PCS-ing soon and need to sell one of your vehicles?  MWR has the service you need - the Vehicle Resale Lot.  Required documents include a valid military ID or DoD ID card, valid vehicle registration, proof of insurance.  All documents must be in the name of the ID card holder.  Fees:  $8.00 per week, with 1 to 2 week contracts.  Registration is done at the Arts & Crafts Retail Sales Store.

Wood Shop

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Woodworking service and Self-help center.  Download the brochure and see all the great things you can craft.  Ask us about our classes to build koa rocking chairs, hand-crafted pens, keepsake boxes, end grain cutting board and more.

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