Classes and creativity at Arts and Crafts center

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  • By Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl
  • 81st Training Wing Public Affairs

The Arts and Crafts center at Keesler Air Force Base has many services available for Airmen and dependents to help create gifts, let their kids’ creativity come out and relieve stress through artistic avenues.

“Ceramics, painting, engraving, awards, framing, shadow boxes and embroidery are some of the services that are offered here at the center,” said Hope Holden, Arts and Crafts manager.

Various classes are available to all Airmen and families of Keesler and encompass activities ranging from wreaths to cooking.

“Classes include a door décor class, Culinary Creations, Wine and Water Color, Cocktails and Canvas, and another culinary creations class focusing on the Single Airman’s Program, which is open and free to all single Airmen,” Holden said.

The crafts center is also a great place for kids to show their creativity or for parents to wind down from a stressful day.

“Kids absolutely love coming here,” said Holden. “For parents, it can be an easy way to get out of the house and do something fun. Also if you want to recognize someone for their accomplishments then we can help with awards and engraving as well.”

The cost of the crafts are inexpensive and almost everything an artist needs is available in-house.

“The crafts area costs two dollars an hour and that includes paint, paint brushes and small craft items,” said Holden. “You can bring your own canvases and crafts or you can buy equipment from us.”

For those looking for a place to create their next masterpiece, the Arts and Crafts center has everything needed for those who want to flex their creativity.

For more information on the Arts and Crafts Center visit the 81st Force Support Squadron website or call 377-2821 Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.