welcome to the 87fss arts & crafts center!
Bldg. 6039 Philadelphia Street
(Located off Doughboy Loop, directly behind the Wells Fargo Bank)
Frame shop: 609.562.2542
Ceramics shop: 609.562.5771
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 1pm – 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 5pm
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.
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.
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.
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 cancellation, 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).
Events at the Arts & Crafts Center
Beginner Photography (Ages 18 & Up)
This 4-week course will cover everything you need to know to turn your average looking snapshots into photos you can be proud of. We will demystify aperture, shutter speed, ISO and composition to give you the creative freedom you’ve been looking for. This course is designed for beginner to intermediate photographers.
Cost $45 per student.
Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 - May 22
Adult Beginner Sewing
Learn all about the sewing machine and all supplies/tools used. This class gives you a great beginner foundation, designed to cover all the sewing basics. You will easily gain more confidence, speed and skills. Students may bring their sewing machine but it’s not required. Please stop by 87FSS Arts & Crafts Center for a materials list.
Time: 6pm - 8:30pm
Art for Tots (Ages 2 - 5)
During this class enjoy exploring art with your child. You and your child will create a fun cute craft to take home and display in your home. Parents are required to stay and assist their child in making their craft.
Adult Paint Night (ages 16 & up)
Come and enjoy a night of painting this beautiful spring! We will guide you through a beautiful adventure of floral painting, from color, to brush, to canvas on a large 16” x 20" canvas. Bring a coffee and unwind with us. Materials provided.
Pre-registration required, payment due at registration.
Wednesday, May 29 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Framing Qualification Class
Get qualified to use this great facility and equipment! You will complete one piece as you learn to operate the equipment. You are required to bring something in to frame such as an 8x10 photo or certificate. All materials are available at the frame shop which will be purchased at the end of class.
Pre-registration fee of $10 is required prior to class. Materials not included.
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Date(s): Wednesday, May 8
Kids Pottery Class
The class will cover hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building as well as basic wheel throwing skills. Students will be shown basic techniques that will lead to their own creative solutions. Clay glazes and firings are provided. Pre-registration required.
Session 1: Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18 (3 weeks)
Kids Beginner Sewing (Ages 10 & up)
Students will gain more confidence by the end of the session and will be excited to use their sewing skills to create their own projects! If you want to see just how easy and fun sewing is, then take this kids class! Please stop by Arts & Crafts Center for a materials list.
Cost: $30 Time: 10:30am-12:00pm Dates: TBA
Kids Painting Class (Ages 6 & up)
During this 3 week course students will explore use of various art media which includes: pastels, watercolor, acrylic and more. Pre-registration is required.
Cost: $30 Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm Date: TBA
Home Sweet Home Art
Join us to create beautiful string art of your home state on wood! You will receive step by step design instruction while enjoying a sweet treat. You will leave with a cool nail & string art creation.
TBA from 5:30pm—8:00pm.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Cost is $30 per person. Participants must prepay for event. Seats are limited.
adult Pottery Class
The class will focus on beginning wheel throwing techniques, basic hand-building skills such as pinching, coiling and slab construction. Glazes and firing are provided. Open to beginners through intermediate.
Wednesdays, May 1 - June 5 (6 weeks) from 6pm-8:30pm.
Cost: $75 plus materials.
Adult Beginner Crochet Class (Ages 16 & Up)
Learn the basics of crochet! We will start with a simple project of crocheting an infinity scarf in chunky yarn .Take that first step to creatively de-stress and learn a budget friendly skill! This class has homework! Materials list provided at time of registration. Pre-registration required.
Session 1: Wednesdays, May 1 – 22 (4 weeks) from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Paint Like Monet; Adult Beginner Acrylic Painting Class
We will explore the basics of acrylic painting in impressionism after the master, Monet! This class is for beginners and first time painters. Pre-registration required, payment due at registration. Materials not included. Materials list will be provided at registration.
Session 1: Thursdays, May 2, 16, 23, and 30 (4 weeks; no class on May 9) from 6:30pm-8pm
Cost: $40 plus material
Little Picassos (Ages 3-5)
You heard that right; bring your little one to explore creativity and have a little fun! We do something new at every class while fostering creative exploration with a variety of materials.
Registration required, payment due at registration.
Session 1: Fridays, May 3, 17, 24, 31 (4 weeks, no class on May 9) from 10:30am-12:00pm. Materials provided.
Cost: $10 per class, $5 for siblings.
Home School Art Class (Ages 6 & Up)
Join us for this fantastic 8 week art program! Learn how to create pottery, paintings, drawings and more! Students will be broken into two groups and rotate classes after 4 weeks. All materials included.
Cost: $40 per student, $30 each additional child per session
Session 1: Thursdays, May 2, 16, 23, 30 (4 weeks; no class on May 9).