Owners Diana and Aaron Vermeulen both grew up in the Metro Detroit area and are thrilled to introduce the AR Workshop DIY creative studio experience to the heart of Downtown Ferndale!
Aaron is the brother of co-founder Maureen Anders and has grown up around her unique creative vision. With a degree in education and a background running a successful wedding photography business for the past decade, his wife Diana is a natural to bring her lifelong passion for art and design into the workshop environment. After taking a class together at the flagship store in Pineville, North Carolina they were convinced that opening a location of their own was the perfect joint venture for them to undertake together.
Diana and Aaron can’t wait to guide you through the process of creating your own custom wood sign, centerpiece box, canvas wall hanging, lazy susan, pillow and more! Be sure to follow AR Workshop Ferndale on Instagram and Facebook to stay on top of all the latest projects and events!
207 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220
From Sunday through Wednesday, our private party minimum is 12 people and a 18 person minimum Thursday pm / Friday pm /Saturday pm. Can’t meet our minimum? Ask about book 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 range from $20-$40. 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 Ferndale 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 email for the hostess to send out to the guests with a link and instructions on registering.