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The Alpha Workshops wallpapers: always handmade.


Introducing our newest hand-painted wallpaper: Glacé.


Custom reception desk in black and white Negoro Nuri finish.


Texture Collection wallpaper in pattern Skyscraper.


Painted and gilded ceiling at The Prince George Ballroom: decorative restoration by The Alpha Workshops.


AWSS students receive comprehensive instruction in color matching and mixing.


Reverse-painted finish on glass: Faux Malachite.


AW Wallpaper Collection: always handmade.

From our Blog
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    Artist Interview: Luis

    A product of the 1970’s raised in the Bronx on a public school educational system, I have been artistically inclined since early on.  In first grade I would create custom colored crayons by melting boxed crayons on the classroom radiator and smearing the collected droplets......

  • Hung-Tran

    Artist Interview: Hung Tran

    Hung moved to the United States from Vietnam in 1994 at the age of 13. Sadly, he later became estranged from his family and went into foster care from 9th grade until graduating high school. ...

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    Elle Decor Press Coverage


Welcome to Alpha Workshops

Dedicated to creating beauty and changing lives, the Alpha Workshops is the nation’s only non-profit organization providing creative HIV-positive individuals with industry-specific training and employment in the decorative arts.

It was founded in 1995 in the Chelsea area of Manhattan and modeled on the famed Omega Workshops, the Weiner Werkstatte, the Bauhaus, and the American Arts and Crafts movement.

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