Arts & Crafts Center

Arts and Crafts
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July & August Class Schedules

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87FSS Events Calendar

Notice:  FSS Arts & Crafts Center will be open Tuesday - Saturday from 9am to 4pm due to HVAC issue. The facility will experience intermittent closures when temperatures are excessive. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Changes in July - August Classes:

• After the Masters - Van Gogh Family Acrylic Painting:  July 10-August 14 from 9:30am to 11:30am (new time)

• Family Paint "Night" to Family Paint "Day":  August 1 or 15 from 9:30am to 11:30am (new time) / Reduced Cost $35

• Adult Pottery Class:  July 10-August 14 from 10am to 12pm

• Frame Qualification Class:  Cancelled

welcome to the 87fss arts & crafts center!

Bldg. 6039 Philadelphia Street
(Located off Doughboy Loop, directly behind the Wells Fargo Bank)

Office: 609.562.5691
Fax: 609.562.4835
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

***Click here for the Holiday Hours during the holiday periods***

  • Offering custom laser engraving for:
    • 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.



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.

Pottery Studio

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.

For more information on these classes, please view the 87FSS Events Calendar and follow for updates on classes and events.

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 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 for updates on classes and events.

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-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!

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).

Events at the Arts & Crafts Center
Summer Art Camp (Ages 6-12)

Join us for a messy good time! Our campers will experience all the Arts & Crafts Center as to offer, with a new project every day.

Classes are 1.5 hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! From pottery to crafts to arts! Materials provided.

Open to ages 6-12. Cost: $50 per person, $45 for siblings.

Tuesday- Friday 1:30pm- 3:00pm.

Session 1: July 23-26 (Registration deadline July 9).

Session 2: August 20-23 (Registration deadline August 8). 

family Paint Day

Come and enjoy a family day of painting! We will guide you through a beautiful adventure of painting, from color, to brush, to canvas! No experience required! We’re going abstract! Materials provided. Pre-registration required; payment due at registration. All ages welcome. Adult supervision required.

Cost: $35 per painting/family (Reduced Cost). 

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am (new time)


- August 1 (Registration deadline July 25) OR                                                          - August 15 (Registration deadline August 8)

After the Master’s Series: Van Gogh Beginner’s Acrylic Painting Class

We will explore the basics of acrylic painting in Post-impressionism after the master, Vincent Van Gogh! This class is for beginners and first-time painters, but all levels are welcome. Pre-registration required; payment due at registration. Materials not included; Materials list will be provided at registration. 

Wednesdays, July 10 – August 14 (6 weeks), 9:30am to 11:30am (new time)Makeup dates available upon request. 

Cost: $60 plus material. 

Kids Textile and Fiber Arts Class (Ages 6 & Up)

Explore the wonderful world of fiber arts. We will create weavings and macramé; and explore different types of textiles and yarn. Pre-registration required, payment due at registration. Materials provided.

Cost $40

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Dates: TBA


Home School Art Classes
beginner photography
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 $60 per student.

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Dates: Thursdays, August 7 - August 28 (4 weeks) 

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.

Cost: $45 plus material

Time: 6pm - 8:30pm

Dates: Thursdays, August 7 - August 28 (4 weeks)

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.

Time: 10:30am-11:00am

Date(s): TBA

Cost $10

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.

Cost: $30

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Dates: TBA

Watercolor Painting
framing class
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): TBA

Kids Pottery Class
(Ages 6-9)

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.

Cost: $40 

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Dates: TBA


Shaping Pottery
kids sewing
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


girl drawing paints on paper and hands
Nail & String Art cp
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.

Cost: $30. Light refreshments will be provided.

Time: 5:30pm—8:00pm

Date: TBA

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.

Pre-registration required.

Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14 (6 weeks) from 9:30am to 11:30am (new time)

Cost: $75 plus $15 for first purchase of 25lb clay.  

Hands of an artisan working on a potter's wheel
crochet class
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.

Cost: $40

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Dates: TBA

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.

Cost: $40 plus material

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Dates: TBA

girl drawing paints on paper and hands
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.

Cost: $10 per class, $5 for siblings. Materials provided

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Dates: TBA

Homeschool Art Classes
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

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Date: TBA