Arts and Crafts Center

Hours of Operation

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays Closed

Contact

Smith Barracks
Bldg. 8104
Google Map

Tel:
+49 (0)611-143-531-2895

Military DSN Tel:
(314)531-2895

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Custom Framing & Plaque Shop

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays Closed

Contact

Smith Barracks
Bldg. 8104
Google Map

Tel:
+49 (0)611-143-531-2894

Military DSN Tel:
(314)531-2894

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The Arts & Crafts Center offers a variety of products and services, all within arm’s reach!

Open to all Soldiers, Families, Retirees and Army Civilians, Arts & Crafts centers offer studio space for ceramics, scrapbooking, matting and framing, and pottery. Activities exist for people of all skill levels, and friendly, knowledgeable staff are ready to help bring your creative ideas to life. The Arts & Crafts Center offers modern equipment, supplies for purchase and monthly workshops and classes in a variety of subjects.

Shop our craft store for a variety of craft supplies. Get your artwork framed at our custom frame shop. Make a farewell or award plaque in our plaque shop. Take a craft class and learn a new skill or hobby. Stop by anytime to paint bisque ceramics, glaze and firing included. Order a balloon bouquet for your loved one.

Express your inner artist at the Arts & Crafts Center!

  • Craft store
  • Frame shop
  • Plaque shop
  • Craft classes
  • Club services
  • Ceramic services
  • Balloon services
  • Skill development services
Craft Store and Sewing Supplies

Our in house product store offers a large variety of art supplies. Choose from numerous items to do almost any craft, from scrapbooking and painting to knitting and crochet. Sewing supplies, party supplies, and seasonal items. Stop by and get started on your next Do-it-Yourself project.

We offer a wide variety of sewing supplies to set you well on your way for your next quilting or sewing project. The Arts & Crafts Center offers nearly 200 new assortments of fabric and backing. Don't miss your chance to get some great fabric at a great price!

Custom Framing & Plaque Shop

You need something framed, we can help! If you have prints, photographs, mementos, military awards, original art, canvases, needlework, award plaques and citations, we have the perfect frames and mats to show them off!

Bring in your artwork and our professional framers will assist you in finding the perfect frame.

We can cut mats into different sizes and shapes to fit your needs:

  • ovals
  • circles
  • arches
  • rectangles
  • multi-openings
  • reverse bevels
  • fabric wraps

Other services available:

  • glass replacement
  • rejoin frames
  • refit art into frames
  • stretch canvases

You name it, we can do it!

Or, we even offer a custom plaque design for an award, farewell gift or special occasion. Find the perfect gift for a farewell, promotion, or just to say 'thank you'. Ask about our new beer steins! Our plaque department produces plaque mounted memorabilia, awards and farewell gifts to your specifications. Honor a Soldier, Spouse, or Special Person with an engraved gift or customized product.

Registration Info

All plaque orders require a minimum of 1 week notice. The normal turnaround for all frame orders is 4 weeks.

Balloon Center

We offer a wide variety of foil, latex and bubble balloons available to choose from, or bring your own! Make your next party or event special with adding decorative bouquets of balloons.

Pre-order services are available for pick-up. We request quantities of over 20 balloons be arranged in advance.

Banner Services

The Arts & Crafts can make a banner for any occasion. Our special printing service can assist with printing indoor vinyl banners in a variety of sizes.

Photo Kiosk

Bring in your camera card, USB stick, or CD to the Arts & Crafts center and get your photos printed within minutes. Our user friendly kiosk is easy to use, and our friendly staff is here to support. Print sizes range from 4x6 to 8x12.

Ceramic Services

Join us and express your inner artist at the Arts & Crafts Center! We offer a wide selection of bisque ceramics available for you to explore your creativity and make a special momentum you would cherish!

Painting ceramic bisque is easy and does not require skill, just creativity! Great for Families, birthday parties, and little group gatherings.

All associated fees (glazes, studio time, firing fees) are included in the price of the ceramic piece. No extra fees!

If it is your first time participating, our friendly staff will show you the ropes and get you on your way.

Classes

Enjoy a wide variety of classes with the Creative Arts Center. We have skilled, friendly professionals who are glad to help and teach you the ways of the art world.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Regular classes require customers to be signed up at least 1 week prior to the class.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a cancellation fee for programs?

If a class is cancelled by the Arts and Crafts Center, customers will be given the opportunity to enroll in another class or have their fee returned to them.  Otherwise, classes may be refunded if the customer provides 48 hours advance notice prior to the class. 

2. What classes/programs/services do you offer?

The Arts and Craft Center offers many classes, programs and services.  This list is not all inclusive:

SERVICES

  • All Occasion Balloons
  • Photo KIOSK
  • Longarm Quilting Services
  • Sewing Machine Rental
  • Custom Banner Printing
  • Specialized Resale Craft Store
  • Fabrics, Batting and Backings
  • Custom Framing
  • Custom Plaques
  • Engraving Services

CLASSES

  • Framing
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Cake Decorating
  • Pottery
  • Make ‘N Takes
  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Scrapbooking

PROGRAMS

  • Bisque Painting
  • Valentine’s Day Balloon and Rose Delivery
  • Black Friday Sales

3. Is there an age restriction?

There are age restrictions depending on the class or services but the Arts and Crafts Center has something for all ages.  Contact the Arts and Crafts Center for more information

4. May I have my artwork shipped to me?

The Arts and Crafts Center does not ship artwork.  If a customer has artwork which needs to go to the U.S., it is best to send it via household goods if possible.  If it is a gift, the customer is responsible for shipping artwork to the U.S.

5. What forms of payment are accepted?

The Arts and Crafts Center accepts Cash, Checks, Credit and Debit Cards.  Foreign Currency is not accepted

6. What is the earliest/latest you may sign up for a program?

Depending on the program, customers may be required to sign up at least one to two weeks in advance.  It is always best to call the Arts and Crafts Center for more information.  

7. How can you become a contracted instructor?

Becoming a contracted instructor is greatly encouraged.  There are however specific forms, insurances and processes that must be completed in advance.  The first step is to contact the Arts and Crafts Center for more information.

8. How long does pottery take to be fired and glazed?

There are many variables to consider when it comes to the glaze firing program.  The project must be dry prior to firing to prevent damage to the project and kiln.  Projects made in pottery classes can take up to two weeks to dry whereas a bisque mold may only take a day or two.   It also depends on how many projects are waiting to be fired.  It is always best to give projects a one week period but the Arts and Crafts staff can tell you more at the time of your request.  Please keep in mind that some projects may encounter a fee for firing.

9. How much do classes/programs/services cost?

Classes vary in cost depending on their length and difficulty.  Some classes can be as low as $5 up to $40 depending.  It is always best to contact the Arts and Craft Center to get the details.

10. How do you volunteer to teach classes?

Volunteering is easy.  Simply provide all the details to the Arts and Crafts Center and they will do the rest.  It is best to plan at least three months in advance in order to properly coordinate and market the class(es).

11. Do you have quilting equipment available for customer use?

The Arts and Crafts Center has a Longarm Quilting Machine but it is not available for customer use.  Only trained and certified personnel are authorized to use the machine.

12. Do you offer custom framing?

Custom Framing is a large part of the Arts and Crafts Program.  Customer can bring in their artwork or project and receive assistance from highly trained staff.  The Arts and Crafts Frame Shop has a large variety of Frames and Mats to choose from.  Framing classes are also taught if customers would like to frame their own projects.

13. What type of art supplies do you sell? Can you order certain items if they are not available in the store?

The Arts and Crafts Center Store is sure to meet your art and craft needs.  It sells painting, sewing and scrapbooking supplies.  It also sells fabrics and specialized crafting tools.  The Arts and Crafts Center is dedicated to meeting customer needs and is happy to special order products if possible.  

14. Do you make banners?

The Arts and Craft Center has banner printing services available.  Customers are asked to prepare the banner in Microsoft Publisher which can be emailed to the Arts and Craft Center.  Banners can be printed on a same day service, but it is best to give it at least two to three days.  Banners are mostly for indoor use as they are printed on vinyl using a water based ink.  The banners come with mounting grommets included in the price.  Prices for the banners vary depending on size and color of graphics. 

15. Do you have a delivery option for your balloon services?

Balloon delivery services are only available on Valentine’s Day.  Customers may however, pre-order balloons to be picked up at a specified date and time.  Because balloon orders must be paid for in advance, it is always possible to have a designated person pick them up if needed.