Alexandria and DC Metro area residents now have a new place and outlet to express their passion for DIY design and styling.
Local Alexandria mom and former founder and owner of Petite Social, Katie Nguyen Wells, has taken on a new role as shopkeeper and owner of AR Workshop Alexandria, a boutique DIY studio offering hands-on classes for creating custom home decor.
On a charming 2nd floor loft, and situated in the heart of historic Old Town, AR Workshop Alexandria is the perfect venue for those seeking a fun and unique experience and activity to bring out their Inner Artist or ‘Craftinista’.
Taking the trend of creative, interactive parties (think of the popular “wine and painting” studios) to a fun new level, AR Workshop Alexandria offers customizable designs and patterns that can fit virtually any taste or style. As a result, no two pieces – or projects – are the same.
Providing a hands-on experience, visitors receive step-by-step instruction on how to create their very own mixed-media pieces – from framed and plank wood signs, to lazy susans and wood centerpiece boxes, canvas pillows, décor and more, visitors will leave their 2.5 hour workshop with “Pinterest-worthy” artworks they can be proud of.
The environment itself is also designed to inspire and delight — with exposed ceilings and original brick walls, AR Workshop Alexandria offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere that feels more like a cozy lounge (with a built in ‘Drink Bar’ serving bubbly and rosé) than an arts and crafts studio.
AR Workshop Alexandria also has a retail shop featuring a selection of on-trend home décor gifts and accessories. The shop also offers gift cards (good towards classes or retail) and also takes custom order requests.
Accommodating everyone from individuals and couples, to larger groups and parties, corporate events, and even kids birthday parties and camps, AR Workshop Alexandria is a place where inspiration and instruction meet – with a fun, fresh DIY flair.
Opened in mid-February, AR Workshop Alexandria has already generated some early buzz, with a feature in Northern Virginia Magazine and referred to as the “the new go-to for GNO and new Old Town hot spot to check out” by Alexandria Stylebook.
Come see for yourself what the buzz is all about. Book a seat directly on AR Workshop’s website, or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table or private party for your next outing.
Current class offerings include customized wood plank or framed signs, lazy susans, wood centerpiece boxes, and canvas
pillows and wall hangings. Make sure to also follow them on Instagram and Facebook as they are always posting updates on new designs, class offerings, kids camp schedules, promotions and giveaways.
To learn more, visit www.ARWorkshop.com/Alexandria