AR Workshop Evans – CSRA Kids Spotlight

AR Workshop Evans

AR Workshop Evans – CSRA Kids Spotlight

AR Workshop, a boutique DIY studio, opened July 7 next to the Rooted Coffeehouse in Evans, offering classes on sign making and home decor directly to customers through daily public and private events.

AR (Anders Ruff) Workshop is a franchise that has taken off with locations popping up across the country, including the new workshop in Evans. The Evans location is owned and operated by mother-daughter team Anita Barr and Brandi Collins.


Co-Owner Brandi Collins


With the rise in popularity of DIY signage, rustic, and farmhouse decor, the workshops provide opportunities to not only purchase signs but also make personalized and custom home decor, and learn skills for working with stencils and assembling various projects.

Public workshops and private parties require pre-registration online at While registering, participants then choose the type of project they want to work on and select from the hundreds of available designs, most of which are customizable. AR Workshop offers three types of classes: a plank workshop (assembling planks into different size signs, trays, growth charts, lazy Susans, etc.), framed signs and centerpiece boxes, and a canvas workshop.



“Each table of six people has an instructor that shows you the entire process,” says Brandi Collins, who runs the Evans location for her mom. “It’s very hands on. From the beginning it’s raw wood – you sand paint, stain, assemble. You do all the techniques. We’ll show you how.”

Upcoming August classes include large framed wood signs, back to school mini block signs, canvas pillows and wall hangings, moms morning out, Christmas comes early, and so much more. Due to the hands-on experience, projects can take up to three hours to complete, especially for new participants. Adult projects range from $40-$70 and children’s projects range from $40-$45.

Brandi and her staff are gearing up for the holidays, with fall themed and Christmas workshops coming up in the next few weeks.

“People who love Christmas, this is the place to come for your Christmas decor,” says Brandi.

Private workshops are perfect for date nights or group events like birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and girls nights. The Evans location has a lounge area and coffee bar (or guests can visit Rooted next door for a latte before starting class). The workshop space is so laid back,
participants even bring their own snacks, birthday cake, and sometimes even a catered dinner.

For more information about AR Workshop or to view the upcoming class schedule be sure to visit

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