Power tools, hammers, blow dryers, and lots and lots of paint. Things are about to get messy- and fun- at AR workshop in Chesterfield Valley.

Sarah Jones, co-owner, said, "A lot of people are intimidated by power tools and I was the first time I used it but afterwards. its kind of addicting."

AR stands for Anders Ruff.

Anna White, co-owner, said, "Last names of the founders who developed the company... and they are out of Charlotte, NC and they are the brainchild of this operation."

This is the first AR workshop in the St. Louis area, the second in Missouri, but lots are popping up around the country.

Sarah said, "They are spreading because people are having so much fun with the concept and it's great because anybody can do it."

Sarah and Anna are both kindergarten teachers and opened AR workshop in Chesterfield Valley.

"We work so well together anyway, now we have a fun creative outlet to do in the evenings," said Anna.

This DIY creative studio offers hands on classes where you make custom home decor from signs and boxes to pillows and bags. So whether you come here for a birthday, bachelorette party or just by yourself to take a class, you'll leave with a completed DIY project you can be proud of.

The grand opening is tonight, June 1st, from 6-9 pm. You'll receive $15 off any class when you sign up at the grand opening. For more information, like them on Facebook at facebook.com/arworkshopchesterfield.
The phone number is (636) 237-2369 and website is arworkshop.com/chesterfield. The new workshop is located at 135 Chesterfield Towne Center.