AR Workshop® is a boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom, charming home decor from raw materials. Join an instructor-led workshop where you can make custom wood plank signs, framed signs, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, canvas tote bags, and more! AR Workshop® will help you take your home decor to the next level and have fun while creating it!
AR Workshop Chestnut Hill is owned by Kim McPoyle. Kim grew up in Blue Bell, and spent lots of time in the Chestnut Hill area while raising her 5 sons. When AR Workshop was looking for a Philadelphia location, she knew Chestnut Hill was the perfect spot! Kim is a DIY enthusiast, and has always loved building and creating items for her own home. As her boys got older and she went back to work, she quickly realized that sitting behind a desk was not satisfying her love for creativity. As soon as she learned about AR Workshop, she jumped on the chance to help others create unique home décor items in a fun social atmosphere.
Maybe the journey isn’t about becoming anything.
Maybe it’s unbecoming everything that isn’t you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. -unknown
101 BETHLEHEM PIKE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19118
From Sunday through Wednesday, our private party minimum is 18 people and a 24 person minimum Thursday pm / Friday pm /Saturday pm. Can’t meet our minimum? Ask about booking a table for your friends at a regular scheduled workshop or just register for any workshop and include your friends names so we can seat you together!
Most adult projects range from $45-$70 and children’s projects start at $37.50. Contact us for specific pricing. Gift Cards! Need a gift? We offer gift cards for sale online here!
A non-refundable $75 private party fee is required to hold private workshops and parties. This ensures you have the space to yourself to enjoy the workshop! (And that we can hire the coolest most talented staff for your group!)
We provide all of the materials, tools, and instruction! Choose from our Project Portfolio with a variety of mediums for your group. Choosing from our decor line of eco friendly stains and paints to customize your projects in the workshop!
Choose your preferred date and time for your private workshop. The workshop is available 7 days a week for private parties, with exception of scheduled classes as shown on our calendar.
Private workshops last from 2-3 hours depending on the project. Children’s parties include 2 hour workshop timeslot.
AR Workshop is BYOB. You may bring in small snacks or appetizers to enjoy.
Once you reserve your private workshop date and time, you will receive a customized party link for the hostess to send out to the guests via email with instructions on registering.