Arts & Crafts Center

Arts & Crafts

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed
Tuesday after a Federal Holiday that falls on a Monday Closed

Contact

Clay Kaserne
Bldg. 1214
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WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+49 (0)611-143-548-9838

Military DSN Tel:
(314)548-9838

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Engraving Department

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed
Tuesday after a Federal Holiday that falls on a Monday Closed

Contact

Clay Kaserne
Bldg. 1214

Tel:
+49 (0)611-143-548-9838

Military DSN Tel:
(314)548-9838

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Wood Shop

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 12 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 12 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed
Tuesday after a Federal Holidays that falls on a Monday Closed

Contact

Clay Kaserne
Bldg. 1214
Google Map

Tel:
+49 (0)611-143-548-9838

Military DSN Tel:
(314)548-9838

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The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center offers many of the services you've come to expect at a crafts store on a European Army base. Activities exist for people of all skill levels with friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to help bring your creative ideas to life. Our range of services and products includes: 

  • Framing, both as custom and do-it-yourself
  • Laser engraving plaques and trophies
  • Custom or do-it-yourself woodworking projects
  • Wide product range that includes craft, sewing, knitting and scrapbooking supplies for purchase
  • Modern equipment for do-it-yourself work
  • Classes on a variety of subjects

Army home page story about Wiesbaden's art classes and more.

Graphics and Plaques

Our plaque department produces plaque mounted memorabilia, awards and farewell gifts to your specifications. Full color sublimation travel and coffee mugs are also offered.

Balloons

We have a variety of Mylar and solid-color latex balloons for your party or event. We request quantities of over 20 balloons be arranged in advance. Be sure to ask about our package deals.

Wood Shop

The Wood Shop houses two workshops -- the Frame Shop and the Wood Shop -- and offers framing services and classes. We have plenty of machines to make your job easier, from jigsaws to drill presses. If you need a hand completing a project, look no further than our knowledgeable staff.

We offer both full service and DIY access to those who have completed the Woodshop Safety Class. Although we don't sell wood here, we know where to send you depending on your needs.

  • A safety and orientation course must be completed before using our facilities. Classes are offered the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:15- 6 p.m. Please call us at +49 (0)611-143-548-9838 to register for the course.
  • OSHA rules apply; no loose-fitting clothing or open-toed shoes are allowed
  • Food and beverages are strictly prohibited
Picture Framing

Our experienced frame shop staff can frame just about anything you bring to us. With prices far lower than those on the economy, we invite you to come in and see our selection of frames. We have hundreds of frame profiles to choose from.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a cancellation fee for programs? Answer: Employee taught classes – no. We haven’t had an issue with no-shows enough to warrant the appearance of strict policies. Contractual instructors rely upon minimum sign-ups to commit to driving, and thusly these classes have a 24-hour cancellation cut-off, where fees are forfeit. Unusual cases are addressed case by case.

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

  • DIY Framing class - $65
  • Guitar Classes – $21 per lesson for beginner or Intermediate skill levels. Taught by a performing, professional musician.
  • Art Classes – $195 for eight 1.5 hr sessions (and various alternate structures). Covers watercolor, acrylic, oil, pencil and (coming soon) pottery painting. Canvas and Corkscrews - $45, held at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center,
  • Woodshop safety - $15 – prerequisite to woodshop use.
  • Sewing - $25-$35 Beginning, intermediate and project sewing classes.
  • Longarm quilting - $95 – Introduction to longarm quilting and requisite to Longarm machine use.
  • EDGE and SKIES art and Guitar Classes – $21-$25

Our progams include:

  • Craft Time – Free – Weekly social group for crafters from across the community and friends of the community.

Services include:

  • Woodshop services – repair, design and construction assistance. Price varies from shop time ($5 first hour, $2.50 each additional hour)
  • Custom Framing  Services – Custom framing. Prices vary dramatically according to materials selected and size.
  • Balloons – inflate balloons for parties. Prices vary
  • Plaques / Trophies – Prices vary from size and product selection. We offer both laser engraving and sublimation.
  • Project assistance – We offer general assistance in a wide range of projects, often at no cost unless labor or supplies are directly applied.

3. Is there an age restriction? Answer: OSHA regulations apply. Frame shop and woodshop are 16 years and up. Classes depend upon background-check status of teacher. Volunteer teachers (often without additional background checks) can only teach 18 and up unless a parent or guardian is present AND line-of-sight. Teachers WITH background checks teach 8 years and up.

4. May I have my artwork shipped to me? Answer: We HAVE done it to military addresses on a case-by-case basis. We aren’t set-up for it in a regular capacity.

5. What forms of payment are accepted? Answer: Cash, Check and all major credit cards.

6. What is the earliest and latest you may sign up for a program? Answer: From the point of class announcement to the time of class for employee led classes. For volunteer and contractual classes, cutoff is 24 hours before the class in the event the minimum was not met. The reason being, the instructor has contacted us, confirmed it was a “no go” and often made other plans.

7. How long does pottery take to be fired and glazed? Answer: We do not, at this moment, offer this service. It has been asked about only twice in five-and-a-half years. That said, the new art teacher also does pottery and will be offering this class.

8. How do you volunteer to teach classes? Answer: Contact the store manager for trial runs. Long-term offers will be registered through VMIS in cooperation with the store manager.