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Empowering Art and Creation

AR Workshop offers the Centerville community a place for specialized art and DIY project instruction.

Article by Jonathan Stout

Photography by Cathy Lyons—Lyons Photography

Originally published in Centerville Lifestyle

AR Workshop was created in 2016 to offer in-person, instructional workshops to help participants create customized home decor items. Everyone leaves with a sense of accomplishment and a finished project they created at every workshop. Projects made at these events include plank wood signs, porch decor, centerpiece boxes, chunky knit blankets, pillows, box trays and much more.

Ann Puckett opened the local Centerville franchise in 2019. We spoke to her about what people can expect from their workshops and projects. 

What kind of projects do you work on at AR Workshop? 

AR Workshop is a do-it-yourself boutique where you can create personalized home decor from raw materials while having a great time with friends and family.  

What can one expect from your workshop experiences? 

They can expect an over-the-top DIY experience where we walk them through each step from color selection, techniques and project assembly with power tools. There is no experience required. We have so many people who leave feeling empowered that they were able to get crafty and out of their comfort zone, all while having a great time with friends and family. We do several open classes as well as private events to make the DIY experience personal and fun. 

What's your favorite kind of project to work on or teach?

My personal favorite is our Swap ARt! It’s a framed square with a swappable sign placed in the middle that you can change each season. I love the options and the different ways you can "swap out" your design depending on the season to keep your decor fresh.  

What is usually included in your DIY-To-Go Kits? 

Our DIY To-Go Kits contain everything you need to DIY at home - all wood or canvas, paint, stencils, brushes and instructions. It is a fun way to do a project with family at home, especially with the winter season upon us. About 80% of our normal project catalog is available for to-go options, so there is always plenty to choose from. 

What do you like most about AR Workshop? 

I love that I get the opportunity to help our customers make personalized decor for their homes. Having something created with the colors you want and displaying your family details makes it special. I love teaching others, helping them bring out their inner craftinista and empowering them to use power tools. 

What do you have planned for the future of your AR Workshop location? 

We will be launching a new home styling experience and additional specialty classes like candle pouring and charcuterie. We're also expanding our youth classes to include all-new themed summer camps, teen design classes and bedroom makeovers! 

Upcoming AR Workshop Event:

Gather with friends for a charcuterie workshop at Grant Park. The event is organized by AR Workshop and the Centerville-Washington Township Parks District to give the community a chance to learn how to craft the perfect charcuterie display. Participants will learn to incorporate natural elements into their boards and how to create flowers within the display. This class includes a DIY mini tray and food to create a personal-size board. The workshop will be held on Feb. 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. To register, visit

AR Workshop Centerville 

101 E Alex Bell Rd, Suite 162, Centerville

937.602.2945 |

“I love teaching others, helping them bring out their inner craftinista and empowering them to use power tools.”