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Turtles' Nest Art Studio

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(843) 768-6001

Open Studio Schedule:

september 9-november 21

  • Wednesday- Saturday
  • 11am - 3pm 

November 23-28

  • Monday- Saturday
  • 11am- 3pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day

Located in the West Beach Straw Market, Turtles’ Nest Art Studio is a great indoor area to relax. Offering weekly crafts and over twenty crafts during open studio, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Projects include pottery, glass art, and various others. Kiln projects, such as pottery painting and glass fusing, are available for pick up 4-7 days after completion. Shipping is available. Advance reservations are required for all classes.

For questions or reservations call the Heron Park Nature Center at 843.768.6001.
Don’t see a class time that works with your schedule? Turtles’ Nest Art Studio also offers private classes and parties. These are great options when looking for a unique birthday party, or to get together with a close group of friends and family.

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All classes require reservations. Supervision required for children under 5. For more information and to make a reservation please call (843)768-6001.

**Projects are available for pick-up within 1 week of completion. Shipping available.


September 9- November 28

Glass Fusing for Kids!
10am - 10:30am
Glass Fusing 101
9am - 10:30am
Crystal Fusion
9am - 10:30am
Gel Candle Creation
10am - 10:30am


Crystal Fusion**
Experience our 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 picture frames.

  • $35/person (upgrades available). Ages 10+


Gel Candle Creation
Create a 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! Candles take time to cool, plan on picking them up later in the day or during the following days.

  • $15/person


Glass Fusing 101**
Learn how to cut, layer, and design glass pieces to create a unique artwork of your own. This class includes a 3’’x3” tile or a pendant.

  • $30/person (upgrades available). Ages 12+


Glass Fusing for Kids!**
Join us as we learn to layer and design smooth precut glass in our kid friendly version of our Glass Fusing 101 class, no glass cutting necessary. Class includes a 3’’ x 3” tile.

  • $25/person (upgrades available)





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