Westﬁeld, NJ residents now have a new way to express their passion for DIY design and styling with the opening of AR Workshop at 226 North Avenue West. An extension of the popular NC-based design company Anders Ruﬀ, AR Workshop is a hands-on boutique studio and store where visitors can create their own handmade, mixed-media pieces – everything from framed and plank wood signs, to canvas wall hangings, to chalkboard art, pillows, décor and more. And it all takes place in guided workshop sessions that allow customers’ creative juices to ﬂow, while still ensuring consistent, high-end results.
Taking the trend of creative, interactive parties (think of the popular “wine and painting” studios) to a fun new level, AR Workshop Westﬁeld lets visitors work from customizable patterns and templates that can ﬁt virtually any taste or style. As a result, no two pieces – or projects – are the same. But the approach enables anyone to produce beautiful, “Pinterest-worthy” artworks they can be proud of. The environment itself is also designed to inspire and delight – with a warm, welcoming atmosphere that feels almost more like a lounge than an arts and crafts studio.Continue reading