Hawaii – Air Force Community
Arts and Crafts Center
The Arts and Crafts Center (Building 1889) has a reputation for excellence. We have one of the finest and most diverse programs in the Air Force. It provides complete creative development and service facilities, including a Wood Hobby Center, Craft Retail Store, Framing and Engraving Shop, Ceramics and Pottery Shop, Black and White Photography Lab and Vehicle Resale Lot. Don’t miss our craft fairs, always held on the first Saturday in May and in mid-November from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — they are simply the best. Spend the day enjoying the entertainment, great food and family fun at one of the largest craft fairs on the island. You’ll find unique handmade items, gifts for the family and beautiful things for your home. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Telephone: 808-448-9907, ext. 101.
Arts and Crafts Retail Store
The Arts and Crafts Retail Store (Building 1889) is newly remodeled and restocked, and offers a wide variety of crafting supplies, including scrapbooking, sewing, children’s crafts, model airplanes, fine arts supplies and more. We also offer “No Charge Make and Take Tuesday.” We welcome adults to come in, have a seat and learn something fun to create. There are classes in a wide variety of crafts. For class schedules and descriptions, please come in and pickup a schedule or visit www.greatlifehawaii.com/recreation/arts-crafts. We invite you to scrap your memories, get inspiration and have a blast. We would love to help you with all your crafting needs. Retail store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Telephone: 808-448-9907, ext. 103.
Ceramics and Pottery
Come see our great “Pick-It and Paint-It” selection. One price includes the piece, paint and the glaze firing. You can’t beat our prices. The Ceramics Shop (Building 1889) is available to patrons for pouring, cleaning and painting ceramics. We also offer classes for adults and youth ages 5 to 15. Basic Ceramics will teach students to pour molds, clean, glaze, underglaze, fire and paint their piece. Pottery classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced wheel classes. Students will learn basic pottery wheel techniques to create beautiful bowls, plates and more. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Telephone: 808-448-9907, ext. 111.
Come in and see our large selection of awards available to be personalized by engraving staff. Other beautiful pieces suitable for engraving are displayed in the shop (Building 1889) for those looking for a unique option. Our professional staff is on hand to help. Pickup orders are available in the Frame Shop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, closed Saturday through Monday. Telephone: 808-448-9907, ext. 107.
Creative custom framing is available for all of your art needs. Bring in your items and let our professionally trained staff help you to choose the right colors and frame, or take our Basic Picture Framing Class and do it yourself in our fully equipped self-help shop (Building 1889). Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Telephone: 808-448-9907, ext. 108.
We do more than cut wood — skilled artists and craftsman are on-site to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Bring us your concept and we can make it happen or assist you to “do it yourself.” Safety Qualification Class: This three-hour class will emphasize the proper and safe use of the different equipment in the shop. After completion of the class, you will be issued a woodshop safety certification card enabling use of the shop tools and equipment. The safety certification class is offered 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday to students 12 years and older for $15. Ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The shop is in Building 1889. Hours of operation are 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday and Friday. Telephone: 808-448-9911, ext. 113.