Arts & Crafts

Hours of Operation

Monday 1 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact

6918 Trooper Dr.

Tel:
+1 (785)239-9205

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The Arts & Crafts Center is a hobbyist's paradise! If you're looking to do it yourself and save money, or to pick up a new skill or hobby that will last a lifetime, we've got the program for you!

Facility Features: 

  • wood shop
  • framing and matting studio
  • ceramic studio 
  • general crafting area
  • retail shop
  • custom services

Programs:

  • wood shop safety slasses
  • woodworking classes
  • framing classes
  • sewing classes
  • cross-stitch, knitting and crochet classes
  • adult craft classes
  • parent and child craft classes

The Arts & Crafts Center offers tours and classes for groups such as coffee groups, FRGs and Scouts. Contact our staff for more information.

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Classes

Wood Shop Safety: $10

This class is required in order to use the Wood Shop. Learn the basics in safety and how to use each piece of equipment in the wood shop area.You will receive a DA3031 certification card after completing the course. 

Matting & Framing: $10

Learn the skills to do your own matting and framing and save a bundle! Subjects covered in this one-night class include material selection, matt cutting, frame chopping and assembly, and glass cutting. All materials are provided for hands-on instruction. Students will not be working on their own projects. This class is required before using the matting and framing studio. 

Sewing Classes: $13-$26

Sewing classes are offered for several ability levels, from beginner to advanced. Use our sewing machines, or bring your own. Beginner classes are for anyone who wants to learn to sew, someone looking for a quick and easy project, or someone who needs a refresher. Level I classes are designed to teach skills and increase knowledge. Level II classes teach more technical stitches, a buttonhole stitch, putting in a zipper and basic quilting. Advance registration required.

Crochet & Knitting Classes: $5

Learn the basics of crochet including single and double stitches, how to read instructions, how to change colors, and how to increase and decrease. Students will be supplied with yarn and a hook on for their first class. After the first class supplies will be the student's responsibility. Come and have fun! Advance registration required. 

Adult Craft Classes: $8-$20

This time is set aside for you to work quietly on a project, we will have a few projects for you to choose from and you can complete in an afternoon. Crafts include (but are not limited to) flower pot painting, wood welcome signs with add-ons, wood kits and more.

Parent & Child Craft Classes: $8-$20

This is an opportunity for you to work with your child on a craft. You can work together on something or each have your own project to complete. Crafts include (but are not limited to) paper crafts, ceramic bisque to paint, yarn crafting and more. 

Custom Services

Ask our friendly staff to complete a custom project for you!

Professional Matting & Framing: Our shop has more than 500 frame molding choices and the highest quality conservation, preservation mats for your valuable pieces. Stop in and get a free estimate.

Engraving Shop: We have a computerized engraver and offer engraving on glossy brass, black brass, pen sets, coins, sabers and more. Stop in and see what is available.

Laser Engraver: The engraver is able to cut into wood, plastic, glass and mirror. Stop in, take a look at our samples and see what we can do!

Ceramic Shop: You can drop off your greenware or glazeware for firing here. There is a minimal charge per inch.

Retail Shop

Our retail shop offers supplies for many crafts and hobbies:

  • woodworking supplies
  • mats and frames
  • ceramic paints
  • pottery clay
  • stained glass supplies
  • quilting and sewing supplies (excluding fabric)
  • DMC floss
  • engraving metal

We also offer fantastic gift items:

  • coin holders
  • flag holders
  • shadow box frames
  • desk nameplates
  • and lots more!