Holiday Closers and added DIY Hours Are as Follows:

Nov 22 - Closing 4:00 pm
Nov 23 - 25 - Closed

Dec 20 & 21 - (Extra DIY Time 9:30 am - 5:30 pm)
Dec 22 - Closing at 4:00 (DIY 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Dec 23-25 - Closed

Arts & Crafts

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Check DIY Hours
Sunday Closed


June M. Hughes Arts & Crafts Center
3615 Vincent Drive

+1 (256)876-7951

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Calendars, DIY hours, and classes are listed below in the drop down menus.

Explore your creative side, try something new, or increase your skills! The Arts and Crafts Center serves to enhance the overall quality of life by providing the Redstone community with activities that promote learning, creativity, skill development, stress relief, and general well-being.  For military and civilians with gate access, the Arts and Crafts Center provides self-development opportunities for those interested in creative pursuits.

Classes are offered in art, woodworking, digital photography, Photoshop, framing, sewing, quilting, and to help you find your inner Picasso, “Brushstrokes Uncorked” is a monthly event. Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Note: To participate in the Woodshop and Framing Do-It- Yourself and use the equipment, you must be Safety Certified and 16 years and older. There is a free walk though saftey class for experianced woodworkers and a Fundamental of Woodworking class for those who would like to learn woodworking. Those who would like to learn framing will need to take the one day class, offered each month.   Call for more information at 256-876-7951.
 Once wood shop/framing certified, you may use the facilities on the do-it-yourself days. See below in drop down menu for DIY Hours.

The center also delights customers by offering reasonably priced retail products and services in custom framing, engraving, graphic reproduction, and custom woodworking. All items are created based on the customer’s specifications. A deposit is required in advance when you place an order in any department.


 1. Promotional services: engraved and graphically reproduced commemorative and special event merchandise, trophies, wine glasses, yetis, t-shirts,steins, personalized mugs, and pen and pencil sets.

See Promotional Services below for gift ideas.
2. Custom framing: art work, pictures, posters, framed certificates, diplomas, coins, and shadow boxes.

3. Fine handmade woodworking: command boards, plaques,  flag cases, coin display racks, and pen and pencil sets.


Classes and Events


Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 256-876-7951


November Classes  ( Supplies are included in all classes)

Oil Painting - Nov 2, 9, 16; 5:30-7:00 p.m; $60

Fundamentals of Woodworking -Nov 1; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m;$50

Fundamentals of Woodworking II - Nov 6 & 7; 5:30-9:30 p.m; $75

Pen Turning - Nov 8; 5:30-9:30 p.m; $50

Dove Tail Box - Nov 13, 14, 15; 5:30-8:30 p.m; $125

Bookcase Class -Nov 27, 28, 29; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m; $175

Acrylic Painting Class - Nov 4; 10:00 - Noon; $20


December Classes   ( Supplies are included in all classes)

Oil Painting - Dec 7 & 14; 5:30-7:00 pm; $40

Brushstrokes "Uncorked" - Dec 7; 5:00 - 7:30 pm; $35 (Includes Wine, light appetizers (starting at 5:00), and painting (starting at 5:30)

Beginning Quilting (4 Christmas Coasters) Dec 4; 10 am - Noon; $20

Fundamentals of Framing; Dec 9; 9:00 am -2:00 pm; $60

Fundamentals of Woodworking - Dec 4; 5:30-9:30 pm; $50

Fundamentals of Woodworking II - Dec 5 & 6; 5:30-9:30 pm; $75

Bowl Turning  - Dec 11, 12, 13, 14; 5:30-9:30 pm; $175

Card Making Class- Dec 2; 10:00 a.m -2:00 p.m; $20 (12 cards will be made per person)

Cancellation Policy

For All Classes or Events advanced registration is required

Full Payment is due at the time you sign up for the class.

 100% REFUND: 10 days or more before the first class session.

 50% REFUND: within 5-9 days before the first class session.

 NO REFUND: 4 days or less before the first class session.

 Occasionally there are circumstances or emergencies. These situations will be addressed on the case-by-case basis by management.

Under-enrolled classes are subject to cancelation. In the event a class is canceled, students can receive a full refund OR apply their registration fee to the cost of another class.


DIY Art Studio

The open art studio is a do-it-yourself (DIY) and available to anyone who has access to the Arsenal. You can paint, draw, sculpt, scrapbook, Zentangle or just create a masterpiece. This is a great way to relax, have fun with your kids, be creative, learn new skills, or just relieve stress. The cost to use the studio is $5 per hour which includes everything except canvases. You may purchase them here or bring your own.

You may use the studio Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Wood Shop and DIY

Wood Shop DIY Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed


Wood Shop
Bldg 3615

+1 (256)876-7951

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The Woodshop offers custom services, from shadow boxes, plaques, stands, coin inserts, coin boxes, command boards, signs and more.   Come in during business hours for a free quote today.

Individuals with gate access can bring their own wood and/or projects and use the arsenal's  woodshop and woodworking tools (after certification). The cost of DIY is $5 per hour, .50 cents a minute for the planer and planer sander, .50 cents a day for storage.  A woodshop specialist is on hand to assist.

*Remember to participate in DIY and use the equipment, you must be Safety Certified and 16 years and older.

Two options to get certified:

1. If you are already a woodworker, you may take our FREE one hour safety course. Every Tuesday and Wednesday Noon-1:00.  RSVP

2. If you are not a woodworker, you will need to take our Fundamental's Woodworking Class. We will teach you the basics of woodworking and how to use the equipment while you make a functional step stool. The class is offered once a month and cost $50. Call to reserve your spot today.


Free Woodshop Safety Certification is a one hour walk through (must RSVP)

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed


June M. Hughes
Bldg 3615 Vincent Drive

+1 (256)876-7951

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Framing and DIY

Framing DIY Hours

Monday By Appointment
Tuesday By Appointment
Wednesday Closed
Thursday By Appointment
Friday By Appointment
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed


Bldg 3615 Vincent Dr

+1 (256)876-7951

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We offer custom framing services for any of your framing needs – certificates, guidons, coins, posters, photos, paintings, diplomas, shadow boxes and more.  We have hundreds of frames to choose from, ranging from simple metal or black to beautifully ornate, and conservation-quality mat boards in every color imaginable. We also offer canvas and needlework stretching, dry mounting, and frame repair.  We use the Wizard 9000 computerized mat cutters for endless design possibilities. Come in for a free quote today.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday; 9:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m; Friday; 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost – We are very comparable to local framing shops in the area. We do not charge tax.


Individuals with gate access can bring their own pictures and/or projects and utilize the framing department’s tools (after certification). The cost of DIY is $5 per hour, .50 cents a day for storage. A framing specialist is on hand to assist.  Do-it-yourselfers can order materials and supplies through the Arts and Crafts center and save 25% off our normal retail prices (the price we would quote for materials and supplies, if the work was being done in-house per customer order). DIY is by appointment, so call the office to schedule your work time.

*Remember to participate in DIY and use the equipment, you must be Safety Certified and 16 years and older.

Framing Certification is one Saturday each month, $60 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. You will learn the basics of framing and how to use the equipment. Call the Arts and Crafts Center to find out when the next Framing Certification Class is taking place.


                    CUSTOMER  LOYALTY PROGRAM

Make 5 custom frame orders and receive a 25% OFF your 6th custom frame order. Pick up your punch card and start collection your 5 custom framing order stamps.


Promotional Services

ENGRAVING AND AWARDS  The Arts & Crafts Center offers full-service engraving for your recognition needs as well as high quality products with outstanding customer service.  We have laser engraving or sublimation services.  We have a variety of Eagles, plaques, flag cases, coin holders, mugs, personalized awards and gifts, name badges, military awards, holiday gifts, and more. Bring us your items and we can engrave those as well.

Prices vary per custom order. Items range from $10 - $100 >

We now carry Alabama Clay Eagles.

Size of Eagles Price
Small 12" $50
Large 16" $100

We have a variety of bases to choose from ranging from $35- $45.



DIY Framing and Woodshop

  • $5 per hour


Rough Planer and Sander

  • 50¢ per minute 


DIY Usage Card

Are you a frequent patron?  If so, save with our DIY Usage Card!

  • $100 for 25 hours ($4 per hour)


Storage Fees

50¢ per day