Designer Favorite Alpha Workshops Has a New Owner

Alpha Workshops—the much-beloved New York nonprofit founded by Kenneth Wampler in 1995 to train those with HIV/AIDS or disabilities, in the decorative arts—is now a wholly owned subsidiary of another nonprofit, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (the Jewish Board). The nonprofit includes the vocational school Alpha Workshops Studio School (AWSS), which is licensed by the New York State Department of Education, and the Alpha Workshops Studios, the design decorative arts atelier staffed entirely by graduates of AWSS, producing custom decorative paint and plaster finishes, gilding, art installations, hand-painted wallcoverings, custom case goods, hand-finished lamps, and other custom interior works.

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