Arts & Crafts Center
The Arts & Crafts Center at Dover AFB is open to active and retired military, their families and Dover Air Force Base civilian employees and their families. Children under 14 years of age are not permitted in the Arts & Crafts Center, unless attending an organized youth class or with a visiting group/parent.
Frame Shop, Graphic Shop and Wood Shop
The Frame & Wood Shop areas maintains quality equipment, tools and supplies for customer use.
- Our trained staff will assist you in the self-help areas or we can offer some services to you.
- Our services include custom framing, litho/photo/art printing, plaques, engraving, vinyl graphics, lamination, ceramic firing and custom silk screening.
The shop offers custom framing, matting and an opportunity to "do-it-yourself" and save!
The Arts & Crafts Center has:
- The well-equipped shop features a complete line of mat board, glass (standard and non-glare, conservation and museum), picture hanging hardware, tools and a wide assortment of custom frame moldings.
- Several design samples are on hand and provide quick turn- around for retirements, going-aways and other special functions.
- Available are various shadowbox moldings and some in-stock shadowboxes that we can fill with your accoutrements and flags.
- Their newest feature is the visualization program that enables them to photo your project, launch it on the computer and change out mat & molding samples, to give you a visual of what the finished project will look like.
Custom Corner is a full scale graphics and engraving shop, that provides services in engraving, printing, graphic design, lamination, sign-making and other specialized items. The shop is stocked with various gift items, including, but not limited to, plane models, maintenance men/women, numerous eagles, coaster sets, BBQ sets, wine/golf/poker/ chess sets, desk plates, acrylic awards, clocks, DAFB t-shirts & hoodies and more.
Plaques and awards are custom made for your quarterly presentations, retirements, special achievements, sports competitions, gag gifts and more. Choose from a generous selection of wood, laminate and marbleized plaques. Special orders can be arranged.
In addition to customized engraving, they have a heat sublimation process that allows your artwork, squadron patches or photographs to be printed directly on mugs, T-shirt, tiles or metal.
They also do screen-printing for sports and achievement trophies, flag boxes, and wing coins. Their graphic artists can design and custom make challenge coins individualized for any squadron or organization.
Services offered in the graphics shop include:
- Wide-format scanning and archival printing
- Vinyl banners
- Car graphics
- Design information
Classes are offered monthly and include:
Pottery Wheel Throwing and Glazing
Framing and Matting
Oil, Acrylic and/or Encuastic Painting
Registration is required for all classes. Please call.
Source: Arts & Crafts Website