Alpha artisan creating Horizon, moonstone from the "Texture Collection"
Ceiling and columns in the Prince George Hotel Ballroom - all work done by AW
About The Alpha Workshops
Founded in 1995, The Alpha Workshops is the only not-for-profit organization in the country that trains and employs people who are living with HIV/AIDS in the decorative arts. The Alpha Workshops has been an industy pioneer, developing a unique training curriculum within a flexible setting and providing a supportive workplace that is responsive to the medical, financial and emotional needs of people living with chronic illness.
Decorative arts classes are taught at The Alpha Workshops studio School, which is licensed by the New York State Department of Education. The Alpha Workshops also runs a highly regarded design studio, staffed completely by artisans who have graduated from the school's advanced program. The studios are well-known for hand-painted wallpapers, on-site custom painting and venetian plaster, decorative finishes, gilding, hand-cast lamps and site-specific artwork.
The collaboration between Thibaut and Alpha utilizes the best talents of both companies to create Artisan, a bold and inspiring new wallpaper collection. For Thibaut, the license with Alpha presented an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the creators of Alpha's designs to shape their new interpretation. The artisans of Alpha recognized that in Thibaut, they had a partner who could skillfuly capture the handmade quality of their designs and translate them into a widely available product. The result is a beautiful group of papers that reflects the best of both The Alpha Workshops and Thibaut.
For more information about The Alpha Workshops, please visti www.alphaworkshops.org