The Arts and Crafts Center
and Crafts Center offers a wide variety of
classes, studios and equipment for both amateur and experienced
crafters. The center boasts a large woodshop containing large
and small woodworking tools, a Ceramics and Pottery shop
offering more than 3,000 molds, a stained glass studio, and a
In addition to the studios, the facility has a
large conference/ classroom where classes such as
sewing and quilting, crochet and knitting are
offered. Qualification classes are regularly scheduled for each
of the studios.
The retail store carries a
variety of fine art and craft supplies. For customer convenience
the retail store carries all the supplies needed to participate
in most of the classes offered at Arts & Crafts.
Woodworking Safety & Orientation
This one session class is required to use the woodshop.
Participants will learn the proper use of equipment in the
Learn the steps and techniques of ceramic mold pouring. Also
covered are the steps of cleaning greenware and the types and
uses of the different paints used in this art form. Mold
qualification is required prior to using the Ceramics Shop.
Pottery wheels, slab roller and extruder are available for use
in this area.
Design and create glass dishes, coasters and jewelry using colored glass and kiln.
Basic Stained Glass
In this one session class you will learn the basic skills of
cutting glass, tinning, soldering, and the proper use of the tools used in
this art form.
Glass Bottle Crafting
Slumped bottles can make interesting cheese trays, wind chimes or dishes. Bring your interesting bottles to Arts and Crafts where the staff will slump them in our glass kiln. Costie $1per bottle is plus $3.50 for slumping supplies pricing subject to change. Bottles must be clean with all wrappers removed. Results cannot be guaranteed. An assortment of pre-slumped bottles are on hand for sale for $6 each. Please allow 30 business days to complete large orders.
Learn to single cut mats and make your own frames in this
class. Participants will learn to cut frame molding, glass, and
mats using specialized tools. Instruction fee does not include
to use the potter’s wheel, slab roller, and extruder to make unique items. We teach the basics of hand building, coil pots and wheel techniques. Clay, paints and all necessary tools are abvailable in our retail store.
Learn the basics of reading a pattern, cutting fabric, machine
sewing, and determining pattern size by measuring your body. This is
a 3-session class. Some sewing machines are available for customer use.
Quilting classes such as "Before You Begin" and "Quilt Top In A Day" quilt projects are offered several times each year. Basic sewing skills are needed to participate in quilting classes.
The Kolorful Kreations studio is available during Arts and Crafts regular hours of operation. Accompanied children age 5 and older are permitted in this studio. Purchase bisque from one of our three cases in the Arts and Crafts lobby then pay by the inch for paints and the use of brushes. Acrylic paints or are available at $0.75 per inch and glaze paints and firing is $1.75 per inch.
Open Monday through Friday 7 am - Noon, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Closed Sunday and most Federal Holidays. An area designed to use the ross Fit training methods. This area is locatid in the Arts & Crafts facility. For more information contact Monti Physical Fitness Center at 772-4806 or 772-4467.
If there is a class or workshop you
would like to see at Arts and Crafts, contact us and we will do
what we can to bring it to Fort Drum. Call 772-5606 or visit us on Facebook here
Portraits in a Box is an inexpensive
way to get Family portraits done in a studio setting. We have
the lights, your camera or ours, the backdrop with a few props
for your use. The user fee is $15
then have pictures printed at any photo developing center. Call
to book an appointment now.
Studios are open for use on a walk-in
basis with a fee of $1 per hour.
Qualification classes are required in woodworking, framing,
stained glass and ceramics in order to use these studios. Staff
is available to help out once you have been certified.
Due to US Army regulations, no children under the age of 12 are
permitted to sign up for classes. To work in the woodshop children
must be 14 years of age and accompanied by a parent or guardian
at all times.
Arts and Crafts Center
Pine Plains Activity Center, Conway Road, Bldg. P-4325
Community Recreation Division
Complex, Bldg. P-10050
Hours of Operation for each
facility are listed on the Directory page.