Welcome to The Alpha Workshops

Dedicated to creating beauty and changing lives, The Alpha Workshops is the nation’s first nonprofit organization to provide decorative arts education and employment for adults with visible and invisible disabilities, including HIV/AIDS. The organization was founded in 1995 and modeled on the famed Omega Workshops, the Wiener Werkstätte, the Bauhaus, and the American Arts & Crafts movement. Our award-winning interior products and finishes adorn numerous prestigious spaces, including Saks Fifth Avenue, The Woolworth Tower, Convene, the Polynesian at the POD Hotel, Gotham Hall, and Gracie Mansion. All sales proceeds fund our educational and employment mission.

The Alpha Workshops proudly serves the vulnerable communities of New York City.

Our Products

Wallpapers: Painted Papers

Grand Bois

Wallpapers: Texture Collection




Pink & Black

From the Blog


Awards Spotlight: Tham Kannalikham

2021 Alpha Award recipient Tham Kannalikham is the founder/principal of Kannalikham Design LLC, a boutique design firm located in New York. Born in Laos, Tham began her design career at Ralph Lauren Home where she distinguished herself through interior design projects for the company’s VIP clients. After departing Ralph Lauren in 2006, Tham worked exclusively […]

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Awards Spotlight: Benjamin Moore

A longtime Alpha partner and supporter, Benjamin Moore is a champion of social responsibility. The venerable company maintains a steadfast commitment to help inspire and transform communities through programs and partnerships that support workforce development, housing + community development, and preservation/sustainability efforts. Their generous support of The Alpha Workshops Studio School as well as their […]

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2021 Alpha Awards: celebrating 25* years of service to New Yorkers!

On May 18th at 7pm, Join The Alpha Workshops’ staff, Board of Directors, design community members, and special presenters in celebrating 25 years plus one (25*) with a virtual ceremony honoring 2021 awardees & Alpha25* partners Benjamin Moore and Tham Kannalikham. Donors make Alpha possible – and this year, your 2021 Alpha Awards sponsorship ensures that the financial impact […]

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