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Arts & Crafts Center

Our Arts and Crafts Center does more than just crafts! We offer a variety of programs and services including engraving, framing, ceramics shop, classes, birthday parties, and more! Check out more information below to stay on top of what's next!

2024 Air Force 2D and 3D Art Contest

Win up to $500 in Amazon Gift Cards in Each Category!

It's time to get creative! The 2024 Air Force Arts Contest has begun! Submit your entries at the link below from March 1st through April 30th!
Categories: Youth 6-8 • Youth 9-12 • Youth 13-17 • Adult Novice • Adult Accomplished

  1. Artists may enter up to two (2) high resolution images of artwork in both of the competitions 2D and /or 3D. Judging will be based on submitted photos of the artwork.
  2. 2D Art is considered to be two-dimensional as a drawing, sketch, or painting. Accepted media include oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink, charcoal, colored pencil, scratch board, markers and metal point. (no digital art)
  3. 3D Art is considered to be three-dimensional such as, sculpture, ceramic, pottery, clay, glass art, metals, jewelry, wood, fiber, and textile

    See Eligibility & Rules for full listing.
2024 Air Force Arts

Pottery Paint Birthday Parties & Events

Book your next party with us!

Have your child's (or your) next birthday party at 87FSS's Peter L. Hunt Arts & Crafts Center. Enjoy two hours of party room use and one enjoyable ceramic project! Make reservations via phone. However, for the best service, we recommend booking a party in person. Stop in today to book one of our amazing party packages with our pottery department!

  • Party Animal Package

    Great for Ages 4-9

    Enjoy a 2-hour party in our newly painted party room! Pick from a variety of our party animals pieces of mermaids, planes, cars, unicorns, dragons, and much more for your party, limited to 6 styles for children to choose from.

    $8.25 per painter + $50 rental fee
    Maximum of 15 painters per party

  • Van Gogh Package

    Ideal for 10-17

    Enjoy a 2-hour party in our newly painted party room! Pick from a variety of our figures, laterns, mugs, bowls, and much more for your party, limited to 6 styles for preteens and teens to choose from.

    $50 rental fee + price of pieces + firing fees
    Maximum of 20 painters per party.

  • Michelangelo Package

    Fit for Adults

    Enjoy a 2-hour party in our newly painted party room! Invite your closest friends or office buddies to have some much needed down time. Pick from a variety of our figures, lanterns, mugs, bowls, and much more for your get-together, limited to 6-10 styles for adults to choose from.

    $50 rental fee + price of pieces + firing fees
    Maximum of 25 painters per party.

  • Master Studio Package

    Perfect for multiple families, offices, and squadrons

    Rent out the whole studio after hours for your whole squadron or office and their families to enjoy. Pick from a variety of our figures to choose from.

    $150 per two hour event rental fee + price of pieces + firing fees
    Maximum of 70 painters with a minimum of 30 to book event.

Please communicate with us ahead of time to pick out your pieces prior to your event. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks to celebrate. We hope to see you soon!

Hey party people!

Pottery Shop

Offering a complete pottery studio and paint-your-own ceramics! Our staff is experienced, qualified, and always on-hand to help you and your family in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Pottery Studio Instructional Classes
We offer a variety of classes covering hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Glazes and firing are provided for those enrolled.

Adult classes are offered once a quarter in six week increments. This class is usually held outside of regular business hours for anyone to relax and learn a new skill outside of work. We listen to music and exchange ideas and work to make the best possible piece or pieces for you to take home and show off. We focus on both hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques.

School-Age classes are offered on Saturdays every other month in three week increments. We focus on two projects to completiong and primarily work in hand-building techniques. Parents are more than welcome to participate and help form new memories with their children.

Homeschool classes are held three times a year in 8 week increments that end in an art show to showcase all the projects we've made. We have three classes available for ages 3-5, 6-9, and 10-17. We build on concepts and discuss a variety of different techniques while having fun!

Paint Your Own Ceramics
Our studio offers a large selection of ceramic bisque items to choose from to paint with glaze. This part of the studio is open whenever the Arts & Crafts Studio is open. Walk-ins are greatly encouraged to explore and create in this space. No pre-registration necessary unless you have a large group and would like to host an event with us. All pieces are food and dishwasher safe when finished and are usually ready for pick-up within 2-3 weeks.

Open Studio Time
If you have taken one of our pottery instructional classes you are more than welcome to use the equipment and studio whenever the Arts & Crafts Center is in operation. All studio and glazing fees are covered with the price of clay. Walk-ins encouraged, no pre-registration or call necessary! We hope to see you in the studio!

Engraving & Awards

Offering custom laser engraving for:

    • Classic wood plaques
    • Executive style acrylic desk awards
    • Custom cut/sized metal and plastic plates
    • Sublimation
    • Color imprinted custom plaques
    • Take a step up and consider Award Eagles and other Military Statues.

All these items are suitable for acknowledgments, farewells, promotions, personal gifts, Quarterly and Annual Awards, and more!

Order turnaround time is normally 2-3 business days, slightly longer for custom plaques and large orders; Same-day service available for an additional fee.

Frame Shop

Full-service custom framing for all framing needs. We have a framing professional with 30 years of experience, use only state-of-the-art equipment, and offer a great selection of moldings & mats!

  • Farewell and recognition presentations
  • Rush service for presentations available
  • Guidon framing – ask us about Guidon production
  • Original or limited edition art
  • Preservation framing and museum mounting is our specialty
  • Prints, Posters, Photographs
  • Certificates, Diplomas
  • Canvas stretching


Learn a variety of artistic skills & techniques through our multi-crafts classes and workshops. Our highly qualified instructors offer courses to both children and adults in a fun, friendly and encouraging environment. Many materials are available to provide students the finest learning experience possible.

Media Studio Use

Enjoy open media studio time and use of equipment for a nominal fee during our regular business hours. Media Studio includes: Accu-Cut, Sewing, and Drawing/Painting space included in studio use; additional fee for materials.

Class Registration Information

Advanced registration is required for all classes via phone, email, or in person. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are informed of supply needs at the time of registration or during the first class meeting. Classes are open to all DoD ID holders and their accompanied guests.

Class Cancellation/Refund Information

Class fees are refunded in the event of a class cancellation due to lack of enrollment or other reasons. Students may cancel a class reservation in person or by phone. Participants have 30 days to obtain refunds after notification of a cancellation, with a receipt. Arts & Crafts will honor previous payment for a rescheduled or future classes held in lieu of a refund.

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Arts & Crafts

6039 Philadelphia St., JBMDL Dix

Hours of Operation

  • Tues - Fri
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun - Mon