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Turtles' Nest Art Studio

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(843) 768-6001

Open Studio Schedule:

  • May 26 - August 29
  • Sunday - Friday 11am - 3pm
  • Closed July 4th

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.

Turtles' Nest

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.

Glass Fusing for Kids!
Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am - 10:30am
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.

Glass Fusing 101
Mondays, 9am - 10:30am & Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 5pm
Create a craft that will last a lifetime! In this class, learn how to cut, layer, and design glass pieces to create unique artwork of your own! This class includes a 3" x 3" tile or a pendant with upgrades to larger projects available. $30 per person; ages 12+.
Projects available for pick-up within one week of completion. Shipping available.

Glass Design
Mondays, 3:30pm - 5pm
Use tiny pieces of glass, called frit, to create a glass piece that represents your favorite sports team, initials, or anything else your heart desires. Class includes a 4" glass circle or square; upgrades to 6" glass are available. Your project can be left flat for display or have a wire added to make it a sun catcher. $40 per person, ages 12+.
Projects are available for pick-up within one week of completion. Shipping available.

Pottery Techniques
Tuesdays, 3:30pm - 5pm
Learn to design pottery with different techniques, including bubbling, sand, tissue paper tracing and more. All supplies and tools are provided. Class includes a versatile 8" tile that can be displayed or used in many different ways. $30 per person, ages 12+.
Projects are available for pick-up within one week of completion. Shipping available.

NEW! Crystal Fusion
Wednesdays, 9:30am - 10:30am
This class combines our two most popular crafts, pottery and glass! Join us in painting pottery, dipping it, and adding glass frit. Choose from different shapes including fish, dragonflies, and picture frames. This project creates beautiful and unique results every time. $40 per person, ages 10+.
Projects are available for pick-up within one week of completion. Shipping available.

NEW! Grass Heads
Thursdays, 9:30am - 10:30am
Create a silly creature that will grow real grass for hair! Make your creature's face silly, scary or cheerful, and dress them up however you would like. After designing their clothes, learn how to care for your new friend and even give them haircuts! $20 per person. This is a drop-off program. All ages welcome; if child is younger than 5, please plan on accompanying them.

Gel Candle Making
Thursdays, 3:30pm - 4pm & Fridays, 10am - 10:30am
Create a one-of-a-kind gel candle to showcase your findings at Kiawah Island. Bring a few small shells and sand from the beach to use in your candle, or use some of ours! This unique class is sure to ignite a smile! $12 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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