what is ar workshop

AR Workshop®: a boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials.  Join an instructor-led workshop to make customizable wood signs, frames, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, trays, chunky knit blankets and more!  AR Workshop will help you take your home decor to the next level and have fun while creating it! Sign yourself up for a scheduled workshop or reserve a group event!

NEW! We now offer DIY-to-GO kits so you can get the workshop experience at home!

Don’t have time to DIY but love the AR Workshop products? We can make it for you! Visit your location’s website to place your order!

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Find the AR Workshop nearest you. We have over 150 locations in 33 states!

Don’t see one near you? We are now accepting franchise partner applications here.


Browse your location’s workshop schedule on their page. Come alone or with a group to any scheduled class! Contact us to set up a private group event or party.


To register for a workshop you see on the schedule, choose your project, pick your design and enter your customization info so we can prep your materials. Pay online to secure your spot and get ready to have fun!


We provide all of the tools, materials, and hands-on instruction. Sip your favorite beverage and have fun letting your inner craftinista shine! Most workshops last 3 hours.  Leave with your finished project and enjoy your new stylish custom decor!

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NEW! DIY-to-GO Kits!

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Take the DIY fun home! Customized kits and instructions that are easy for any age. Available to order online at participating AR Workshop locations

diy wood sign kits

Select your favorite DIY package and choose your designs…

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Choose your favorite
paint and stain colors!

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Pick up at your local workshop at the designated time (where available) or get it shipped to your door. Get crafty at home and share your experience on social with #ARWatHOME

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Our boutique style workshop space includes a retail area, too!  Find the latest trend setting decor and accessories to pair with the projects you take home! (Retail offerings vary per location)  Anders Ruff adores styling and interior design and wants to share their great finds with you!

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A DIY duo dream come true. Two complete strangers (Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff) began their DIY blog and online party styling business together on a whim in 2010. Fast forward 6 years and the dynamic duo launched their flagship brick and mortar, AR Workshop, in downtown Pineville June of 2016. Within 3 years, the brand expanded to over 140 incredible franchised locations in 30+ states with more to come!

Don’t have a location near you? AR loves to help DIY dreams come true! Apply to open your own here.


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