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Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts Programs at Army garrisons have a wide range of creative classes and activities. Each one offers unique activities designed with different ages and interests in mind, including:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Woodworking
  • Jewelry making
  • Pottery
  • Fibers/Textiles
  • Contemporary craft
  • Digital art/Photography
  • Stained glass


"Daddy's Watch" (photo of baby in helmet)

Many Arts and Crafts Programs also offer services, such as framing, engraving and embroidery. Find out what your local garrison has available to fulfill your Arts and Crafts projects or stop in to purchase a special plaque to honor a Soldier or Spouse or customized gifts such as T-shirts or personalized mugs.

We make it a high priority to keep current on the latest arts and crafts trends. We have the tools and supplies you need to create something special. With so many choices, there is something for everyone.

The Arts and Crafts Program promotes Soldier and Family morale, fosters individual self-improvement and resiliency, and enriches the community’s cultural quality of life by offering affordable and quality instruction and hands–on assistance with creative arts.

Learn more about the history of the Family and MWR Arts Program

We’re looking forward to helping you create!

Showcase Your Creations

If you’re ready to share your creative talents, consider the Army Digital Photography Contest and the Army Arts and Crafts Contest. They are annual competitions for authorized patrons and recognize the talent and originality of Active Duty Soldiers, Family members, Retirees, and Army Civilians. Entries are submitted from Army garrisons worldwide, including entries from Soldiers of deployed units, and showcase some of the most original and creative minds at work.
  • Army Arts and Crafts Contest: This contest recognizes the artistic talent and creativity on two experience levels: Novice and Accomplished. Entries can be submitted in one of ten (10) categories: Ceramic Art, Digital Art, Drawings, Fiber Art, Glass Art, Metal Art, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Paintings, Wood Art.

    The contest is held annually during May/June. Take a look at the winning entries from the last contest (2016):
Winning entries from all contests may be veiwed on the contest website by logging in with your email address and passsword, then selecting "Gallery of Winners" under "Past Winners."

To contact the IMCOM G-9 Arts and Crafts program, please email usarmy.jbsa.imcom-hq.mbx.army-arts-auto-crafts@mail.mil.
"Hide and Seek" (child playing hide and seek)

Learn more about the
history of the Family and MWR Arts Program

Find out what your local garrison has available for your Arts and Crafts projects.

We’re looking forward to helping you create!

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