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Arts & Crafts Center

Peter Hunt Arts & Crafts Center

6039 Philadelphia Street
JB MDL Dix (Located off Doughboy loop, directly behind the Wells Fargo Bank)

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 1pm – 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Office: 609.562.5691
Fax: 609.562.4835

The Arts and Crafts Center offers a wide variety of custom laser engraving for many different items.


The Center offers a wide variety of custom laser engraving for many different items:

  • Classic wood plaques
  • executive style acrylic desk awards
  • custom cut/sized metal and plastic plates
  • Sublimation
  • 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 of 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 our specialty
    • Prints, Posters, Photographs
    • Certificates, Diplomas
    • Canvas stretching

The Center offers a complete pottery studio and paint-your-own ceramics and mosaic studio! Our staff is experienced and qualified, always on hand to help in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

  • Pottery Studio
    The pottery studio offers classes covering hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Glazes and firing are 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. Follow 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
  • Studio Use
    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-serve basis. Students will be informed of supply needs at the time of registration or during the first class meeting. Classes are open to all active duty, retired military, DoD, civilians and their accompanied guests. Classes fill quickly, register early.
Class Cancelation/Refund Information
Class fees will be refunded in the event a class is canceled 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!

  • Rental Fees
    $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)

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