welcome to the 87fss arts & crafts center!
Bldg. 6039 Philadelphia Street
(Located off Doughboy Loop, directly behind the Wells Fargo Bank)
JB MDL Dix
Frame shop: 609.562.2542
Ceramics shop: 609.562.5771
Hours of Operation:
ATTENTION: On 24 April 2017, the 87FSS Arts and Crafts Center will be undergoing Roof & HVAC construction for approximately four months. The facility will be at limited operations during the roof project. However, we will do our best to accommodate you. There may be intermittent facility closures during this time.
The Sales Store and Frame Shop will not take any new orders after 24 April 2017. If you have work requests that require pick up, please do so before the aforementioned date.
The Pottery Studio will also close temporarily and will not continue any kiln firings until that portion of the building is considered safe for use. Be sure to pick up any ceramic artwork before 24 April 2017.
Certain classes will still take place in facility or alternate location. Instructors will call students with further information.
Please call (609) 562-5691 with questions.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
87th Force Support Squadron
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 1pm – 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 5pm
JB MDL YOUTH PLACES 3RD OVERALL IN AIR FORCE ART CONTEST
87FSS Arts & Crafts is proud to announce that JB MDL's very own artist Kaylee Lewis wins 3rd place overall in the 2016 Air Force Art contest (6-8 yr. old category). Her father is TSgt Darrell Lewis with the 421st Combat Training Squadron (CTS). Kaylee takes home a $100 Amazon Gift Card for her extraordinary work.
The 2016 Air Force Art Contest is open to all ages and includes categories for both novices and accomplished artists. There are prizes for the top 3 winners in each category. Art work submitted is evaluated and scored based on impact, creativity, and technical criteria.
For more information and to view other winners, please click here.
ENGRAVING & AWARDS:
- Offering custom laser engraving for:
- Classic wood plaques
- Executive style acrylic desk awards
- Custom cut/sized metal and plastic plates
- Color imprinted custom plaques
- Take a step up and consider Award Eagles and other Military Statues.
All these items are suitable for acknowledgments, farewells, promotions, personal gifts, Quarterly and Annual Awards, and more!
Order turnaround time is normally 2-3 business days, slightly longer for custom plaques and large orders; Same-day service available for an additional fee.
View stock items in the store or visit one our suppliers online and choose from their extensive inventory:
(We are currently unable to engrave on crystal, concave/convex surfaces, challenge coins, and certain metals)
Full-service custom framing for all framing needs. We have a framing professional with 30 years of experience, use only state-of-the-art equipment, and offer a great selection of moldings & mats!
- Farewell and recognition presentations
- Rush service for presentations available
- Guidon framing – ask us about Guidon production
- Original or limited edition art
- Preservation framing and museum mounting is our specialty
- Prints, Posters, Photographs
- Certificates, Diplomas
- Canvas stretching
Offering a complete pottery studio and paint-your-own ceramics and mosaic studio! Our staff is experienced, qualified, and always on hand to help in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Offering classes covering hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Glazes and firing provided. Adult pottery classes are 6 weeks long and held on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:30pm. Open to beginners and intermediate. Pre-registration required.
Kids pottery classes for ages 6 thru 12 are four weeks long and held on Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Special classes can be arranged for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Paint your own Ceramics and Mosaic studio
Our studio offers a large selection of ceramic bisque items to choose from to decorate with glaze. All pieces are food and dishwasher safe when finished. Mosaics offer a great way to express yourself with colorful glass. We supply all the shapes, tiles, glue and grout to complete your project. Group functions and parties can be arranged to paint ceramics or do mosaics.
Learn a variety of artistic skills & techniques through our multi-crafts classes and workshops. Our highly qualified instructors offer courses to both children and adults in a fun, friendly and encouraging environment. Many materials are available to provide students the finest learning experience possible. For more information on these classes, please view the 87FSS Events Calendar and follow www.facebook.com/87fss for updates on classes and events.
Classes, Courses, and Programs
Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media Arts; Beginner and Intermediate Sewing; Quilts for Kids (volunteer program); Beginner and Intermediate Photography; Field Trips. For more information, please view the 87FSS Events Calendar and follow www.facebook.com/87fss for updates on classes and events.
Enjoy open studio time and use of equipment for a nominal fee during our regular business hours. Accu-Cut, Sewing, Drawing/Painting, and Create a Critter are offered.
Class Registration Information
Advanced registration is required for all classes via phone or in person. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are informed of supply needs at the time of registration or during the first class meeting. Classes are open to all DoD ID holders and their accompanied guests. Classes fill quickly, register early, call 609.562.5691.
Class Cancelation/Refund Information
Class fees are refunded in the event of a class cancellation due to lack of enrollment or other reasons. Students may cancel a class reservation in person or by phone. Participants have 30 days to obtain refunds after notification of a cancelation, with a receipt. Arts & Crafts will honor previous payment for a rescheduled or future classes held in lieu of a refund.
Please call 609.562.5691 for more information.
Have your child’s next birthday party at 87FSS’s Peter L. Hunt Arts & Crafts Center. Enjoy two hours of party room use and one enjoyable craft project, including all materials! Make reservations via phone, however, for the best service we recommend booking a party in person. Stop in today to see our great selection of craft projects for your party!
♦ $20 for 2-hour party room rental – (Includes table covers & staff instruction)
Craft Project Options/Pricing:
♦ Pottery Painting
Great selection of ceramic items for children to paint! Prices & firing fees vary per ceramic piece. (Item cost + half = total cost.)
♦ Create a Critter
Stuff your very own soft & cuddly friend! A fantastic party project for young party-goers. Choose from a wide selection of stuffed animals. Critters are $12.50 per child (Includes – animal, stuffing, critter t-shirt & staff instruction).