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Turtles' Nest Art Studio

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(843) 768-6001

Open Studio Schedule:


Fall | Winter

  • Sept. 2 - Nov. 21 | Jan. 2 - Feb. 28
  • Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 3pm

Columbus Day Weekend

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  • October 11 - 12
  • Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 3pm

Thanksgiving Week

  • November 25 - 30
  • Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 3pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day

Holiday

  • December 27 - 30
  • Saturday - Tuesday, 11am - 3pm

President's Weekend

  • February 14 - 15
  • Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 3pm

The Island’s hot spot for Art Workshops, Turtles’ Nest is a great indoor area to take a break during rainy days or just plain hot ones! We offer at least 20 crafts and activities in the art studio weekly, classes starting at $12.

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All workshops and classes will be held at the Turtles’ Nest located in the West Beach Straw Market. We are excited to offer a wide variety of crafts for guests of all ages. These crafts include pottery painting and the unique art of glass fusing. Sign up for a class to create your own personalized Kiawah Island keepsake. Kiln crafts take approximately 4-7 days to complete. Prices vary depending on the piece of art. For more information please contact the Heron Park Nature Center at (843) 768-6001.

Pottery painting, canvas painting, wood crafts, and wood frame painting are just a few of the options available during open studio! No reservations required for these projects during open studio! Please keep in mind Pottery can take 4-7 days to be finished, shipping is available.

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Class Schedule

To make a reservation please call (843) 768-6001.

NEW! Crystal Fusion
Tuesdays, 9am - 10:30am
*December 30

Experience this unique class that combines pottery painting and glass fusing! Participants will paint pottery, dip it in glaze, and then add glass frit. Choose from a variety of pottery pieces, from animals to vases. $40 per person, ages 12+.
Projects are available for pick-up within one week of completion. Shipping available.

Glass Fusing 101
Wednesdays, 9am - 10:30am
*December 29

Create a classic glass piece that will last a lifetime! Learn how to cut, layer and design your own masterpiece. Class includes a 3” x 3” tile or pendant. Upgrades to larger projects, which can be turned into bowls & plates, are also available. $30 per person; ages 12+.
Projects available for pick-up within one week of completion. Shipping available.

Glass Fusing for Kids!
Thursdays, 10am - 10:30am
*October 11, November 29, December 27 & February 14

Kids will have a blast in this class! Join us as we learn to layer and design smooth, precut glass. This is a kid friendly version of our Glass Fusing 101 class, no glass cutting necessary! Class includes a 3" x 3" tile; upgrades to larger projects include sun catchers and nightlights. $25 per person. This is a drop-off program. All ages welcome; if child is younger than 5, please plan on accompanying them.
Projects available for pick-up within one week of completion. Shipping available.

Gel Candle Creation
Fridays, 10am - 10:30am
*December 28

Design a one-of-a-kind gel candle to showcase your findings on Kiawah Island. Bring a few small shells and sand from the beach to use in your candle, or use the ones provided. This unique class is sure to ignite a smile. $15 per person. This is a drop-off program. All ages welcome; if child is younger than 5, please plan on accompanying them.
Candles take time to cool. Plan on picking them up later in the day or in the following days.

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