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Fairfield’s Best Kept Secret

AR Workshop voted Best Kept Secret for 2020 by Fairfield Magazine readers.

AR Workshop is a boutique do-it-yourself workshop studio. Guests can enjoy making customizable on-trend home décor with instructor-led, hands-on classes. Create everything from wood signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, to canvas pillows and tote bags to chunky knit blankets in the workshop.
Located in the Fairfield Shopping Center, AR Workshop Fairfield provides a place for children and adults to create handcrafted items, and the options are endless: a girls and moms night out, date night, birthday parties for kids and adults, baby and bridal showers, private parties and corporate team building events and kids summer camp. You can host fundraisers at which AR gives up to 20 percent back to the organization.

Co-owned by Jessica McCormack and Michele Scholl, the DIY studio currently employs ten crafty staff members. Guests frequent AR Workshop to unwind and relax, and don’t have to be artistic to attend a workshop! Says McCormack: “It’s more a social experience where guests can bring their own food and beverages and go home with a beautiful project.”

The two were prompted to start their own business because they wanted to work closer to home, spend more time with their families, and be their own bosses. They also love a good ladies night out and knew this would be the perfect addition to the community. With ample parking in safe, well-lit lot, AR Workshop has become an asset to Fairfield. Next-door neighbors in the beach area, the two are very active in the Fairfield community. In fact, Jessica also runs FairfieldMoms, a blog and social media platform for Fairfield families.

These two entrepreneurs compliment each other. Jessica graduated with a degree in sales and marketing from Southern CT State University and has previously done international sales and event planning; and Michele has a degree from Marywood University with a BFA in Interior Design.

arworshop.com/fairfield / 869 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT / 203-295-0569


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