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The Alpha Workshops

  • 212-594-7320
Alpha Workshops brings two very disparate worlds--supportive employment and high-end interior design--together under one roof. Conceived by Ken Wampler in 1995 to improve the quality of life for people living longer--and healthier--with HIV/AIDS, Alpha Workshops provides training and employment in a creative field in a professional, flexible work environment that accommodates the special needs of its staff and helps them regain financial and emotional stability. They are also a wonderful > MORE resource for interior designers who need custom painting, gilding, and finishing or a one of a kind project. Their work can be seen throughout the newly renovated Gracie Mansion as well as other prominent homes and businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area while its wallpapers and lamps are in homes and businesses throughout the country. Based in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, Alpha Workshops trains people with HIV/AIDS in a range of the decorative arts. Students in each 10-week Basic Training session, on average about six to ten people, come from a range of educational backgrounds. While some, have professional training in related creative fields, quite a number of the people Alpha has trained have no design or related work experience. During the 10 weeks of Basic Training, taught by their specialists, trainees learn gilding, decorative paint finishes and faux finishes, color theory, and wallpaper design and production. 100% of donations go toward the training programs; all other costs are covered by income earned by their artisans. Alpha Workshops runs a highly regarded design studio and is a valuable resource for decorators looking for handcrafted wallpapers, on-site custom painting and lamps made to order. Their Painted Papers wall coverings line consists of 20 original hand-painted patterns that has won a 2002 ELLE DECO Design Award and been featured in O at Home, the New York Times, Interior Design, Metropolitan Home and House & Garden.^ LESS
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  • Ariadne table lamp from The Alpha Workshops
    Ariadne table lamp
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Eden Roc lamp from The Alpha Workshops
    Eden Roc lamp
    The Alpha Workshops
  • C-Thru 2 table lamp from The Alpha Workshops
    C-Thru 2 table lamp
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Horizon wallpaper from The Alpha Workshops
    Horizon wallpaper
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Murmur wallpaper from The Alpha Workshops
    Murmur wallpaper
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Skyscraper wallpaper from The Alpha Workshops
    Skyscraper wallpaper
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Butterfly in Jubilant from The Alpha Workshops
    Butterfly in Jubilant
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Bombazine wallpaper from The Alpha Workshops
    Bombazine wallpaper
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Curvy Swervy in Coffee from The Alpha Workshops
    Curvy Swervy in Coffee
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Eden Roc lamp from The Alpha Workshops
    Eden Roc lamp
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Oh So Faux in Raspberry Sherbet from The Alpha Workshops
    Oh So Faux in Raspberry Sherbet
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Bamboo in Cool Blue from The Alpha Workshops
    Bamboo in Cool Blue
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Bank Wallpaper from The Alpha Workshops
    Bank Wallpaper
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Newport in Zsa Zsa from The Alpha Workshops
    Newport in Zsa Zsa
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Fiddlestix in Champagne from The Alpha Workshops
    Fiddlestix in Champagne
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Kimono in Amethyst from The Alpha Workshops
    Kimono in Amethyst
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Butterfly in Meadow from The Alpha Workshops
    Butterfly in Meadow
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Fez in Ivory from The Alpha Workshops
    Fez in Ivory
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Piazza in D'Este from The Alpha Workshops
    Piazza in D'Este
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Butterfly in Sundae from The Alpha Workshops
    Butterfly in Sundae
    The Alpha Workshops
  • The Texture Collection from The Alpha Workshops
    The Texture Collection
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Painted Papers from The Alpha Workshops
    Painted Papers
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Bamboo in Ember from The Alpha Workshops
    Bamboo in Ember
    The Alpha Workshops
  • C-Thru table lamp from The Alpha Workshops
    C-Thru table lamp
    The Alpha Workshops
  • Kimono in Sand Dollar from The Alpha Workshops
    Kimono in Sand Dollar
    The Alpha Workshops
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