Welcome to the Skills Center


Location

Building 656
Address: 656 6th Street
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099

Hours of Operation

Frame Shop, Graffix Shop and Arts & Crafts Center
Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Friday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Auto Hobby
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed

*45 minute clean-up prior to closing time


 

Upcoming Events

Click here to download the Santa's Secret Workshop Order Form! 

 

Find What Speaks to You - Crafting, Auto Hobby, & Wood Working

 

From framing to woodworking, from poster printing to learning the basics of car maintenance, the Skills Center has you covered!

Create one of a kind pieces, jump into one of the many instructional classes offered or simply place an order for a custom keepsake. Either way, be sure to stop by and say hello!

This facility is home to: 

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Auto Hobby
  • Rockin Graffix
  • Frame Shop
  • Wood Shop

Download the Skills Center Brochure to learn more. 

Arts & Crafts

Phone Number: (501) 987-6808

Learn something new with us and have a blast doing it! New classes are always being added to help you find your creative side, or further develop your talent. Our staff provides a wealth of information and encouragement as you create your own masterpiece.

Available Equipment:
sewing machines, hot glue guns, scrapbooking tools/machines and more!

Keep an eye on advertising for information on upcoming classes and specials. Monthly specials are also posted by the cash registers.

Auto Hobby

Phone Number: (501) 987-6803

Download the Auto Hobby Price List.

Work on your car at Auto Hobby.
Rent a flat stall or one with a lift to help you maintain your vehicle. Not a mechanic? Let Auto Hobby’s experts assist you with your vehicle issues. Auto Hobby offers a plethora of tools to help you fix your car including 256 piece tool kits, lifts and computer diagnostics.

Need to sell a vehicle? Show your vehicle at the resale lot!
Resale Lot: $10 per month.

Instructional Classes
We offer a wide variety of programs and services directed at instructing and assisting customers to accomplish self-maintenance on their vehicles.

The Auto Hobby also offers individual instruction to customers requiring assistance with repairs and maintenance.

  • Classes include oil changing, tire rotation, tune-ups and various minor maintenance. *Additionally, an automotive reference library is available.

Self-Service Prices
Vehicle Flat Stall ..........................................$4 an hour
Vehicle Lift (oil change only) ....................$4 per 1/2 hour
Vehicle Lift ....................................................$5 an hour
Sand Blast Cleaning....................................$4 per 1/2 hour
Strut Compressor.........................................$3 per strut
Motor Storage...............................................$2 per day
Tire Machine.................................................$2 per wheel

Service
Our staff are ASE-certified and the first Air Force Base to be certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Technicians also offer a bumper to bumper inspection of a vehicle for $25. This inspection is a great way to make sure your car is safe for a long drive or if that used car you’re looking at buying is worth the money.

Assisted service for fees can include complete servicing of minor vehicle repairs such as brake changing, oil changes, engine diagnostic and wheel balancing.

Minor supply parts may be purchased through Auto Hobby.
Major parts can be ordered through a "Special Order" program and in many cases are available the same day.

On-Base Service Calls
Car won’t start on base? Have a flat tire? We offer on-base service calls for just $15.

Service calls are offered during normal shop hours. If you need assistance, just call (501) 987-6831.

Car Wash
After getting your vehicle running, you can detail and wash it for a small fee using our car wash!

“Car Care, Because We Care” Program
In partnership with Airman & Family Readiness, Auto Hobby offers a FREE oil change to spouses of deployed members.

For details, contact:
Auto Hobby: (501) 987-6803
Airman & Family Readiness: (501) 987-2667

Frame Shop

Phone Number: (501) 987-6504

Come see us for all your framing needs. We have a full line of moulding, mattes and glass to choose from—no matte job is too difficult. We have a computerized matte cutter and an experienced staff to help you with your next framing job. Let us stretch canvas for that finished look or frame your C-130 prints, family photos and more!

Products:
custom work, diploma frames, awards, going away gifts, vacu-mount posters, custom shadow boxes, stretching canvas

  • Photo printing available. Oversized printing capable.
  • Prices vary based on size and material used.
  • Please allow for a 2 - 3 week turn around.

Graffix Shop

Phone Number: (501) 987-5796

Come see us for all of your engraving needs! Download Rockin' Graffix Order Form to get started.

Engravings & Personalized Gifts
We offer plate engraving and plaques in assorted sizes, gift-sets from pens to keyrings, mugs, picture frames, cups and quarterly awards. Stop by and see what we can make for you! Also, design work is available from our experienced staff.

Pet Tags
Our pet tags in different colors are popular. We will also engrave your tag. Call for prices.

Other Services:
Banners, posters and signs
Vinyl lettering
Heat sublimation Poster/large photo printing Canvas wrapping

Please call for additional information; including registration deadlines and prices on our programs.

  • Photo printing available. Oversized printing capable.
  • Prices vary based on size and material used.
  • Please allow for a 2 - 3 week turn around.

Wood Shop

Phone Number: (501) 987-6504

Utilize the Wood Shop for your own small-sized projects after completing the wood shop safety course.

Available Equipment:
band saw, circular sander, drill press, miter saw, wooden clamps, table saw and more!

Low hourly fees for equipment use.


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