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 $25.
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.
To make a reservation please call (843) 768-6001.
Glass Fusing 101
Tuesdays 9am - 10:30am
Glass is an amazing medium in that it can be used over and over again and it never weakents. Come learn how to make a colorful and unique craft that will last a lifetime! This class includes one 3x3" tile or pendant. Class is for ages 12 and up! Kiln crafts take approximately 4-7 days to complete.
NEW! Frit Painting
Wednesdays, 9am - 10:30am
In this brand new class, you will use tiny pieces of glass, called frit, to create a colorful and unique design! Choose from two beautiful pictures to create your project. This class includes a 6" circle or square to design with frit on. Your project, which is sure to be an exciting talking piece, can be left flat for display or a wire can be added to make it a sun catcher! Class is $45 and for ages 12 and up.
Glass Fusing for Kids
Thursdays, 9:30am - 10am; Special classes Sat. Oct. 12, Nov. 30, Dec. 28 & Feb. 15
This is a kid friendly version of our glass class. No glass cutting! Kids can make colorful projects from a selection of pre-cut glass shapes and colors. Project is 3x3 inch tile. The class is for children ages 5-11. This is a drop-off program. Kids only!
Gel Candle Making
Fridays, 9:30am - 10am
Create a one of a kind gel candle to showcase your findings on Kiawah Island. Bring in a few small shells and sand you have found on the beach to add to your jar, or use some of ours. This unique class is sure to ignite a smile! Jar sizes start at $12, ages 8 and up.