Welcome to The Alpha Workshops

Dedicated to creating beauty and changing lives, The Alpha Workshops is the nation’s only nonprofit organization providing decorative arts education and employment to at-risk youths and adults with disabilities or other vulnerabilities. The Alpha Workshops proudly serves the LGBTQ, HIV+, and ASD communities of New York City and beyond.

The organization was founded in 1995 and modeled on the famed Omega Workshops, the Wiener Werkstätte, the Bauhaus, and the American Arts & Crafts movement.

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From the Blog


2019 Alpha Awards honoring founder Ken Wampler

Join us at SECOND on May 6th! The 2019 Alpha Awards honor founder Ken Wampler. Ken Wampler founded The Alpha Workshops in 1995 after a decade of work with the AIDS Resource Center (now Bailey House), where he helped create the nation’s first housing program for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. As Executive Director of The […]

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  The ALPHA MY WAY series spotlights different designers and their experiences teaming up with Alpha to create exactly what they’re looking for. Up next is designer PARIS GRANT and the Venetian plaster she used in a West Village townhouse, read our Q&A with her below. Can you share a project where you worked with the Alpha […]

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Get To Know An Alpha Board Member: Paris Grant

Paris Grant: AW Board member and interior designer extraordinaire! Learn a little more about her below. How long have you been working with Alpha? I had the pleasure of first working with Alpha Workshops back in 2013.  They did an incredible installation of Venetian plaster for the Designer Visions Showhouse I was working on while […]

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