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Turtles' Nest Art Studio

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(843) 768-6001

Open Studio Schedule:


late spring march 22 - May 28

  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • 11am- 3pm

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.

Late Spring 

April 5 - May 28


Glass Fusing

9:00am - 10:30am

Picture This

3:30pm - 4:30pm


Get Fritzy

9:00am - 10:30am

Workshop Wednesday

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Glass Fusing for Kids! 

10:00am - 10:30am

Glass Fusing 101

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Tiny Turtle Time (Fri)

9:30am - 10:00am

Gel Candle Creation (Sat)

10:00am - 10:30am


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)
  • Picture This!
  • Kids will create a picture frame to hold their lasting memories from Kiawah! This class comes with a pottery picture frame that you can paint with your own unique design.

$30/person. Ages 6+

Get Fritzy
You will use tiny pieces of glass, called Frit, to create a colorful and unique design. We supply a few design choices, but you are also welcome to bring one! The class includes a 6" circle or square.

$40/person. Ages 10+ (upgrades available)

Workshop Wednesday

This class will vary each week to create a fun Kiawah keepsake such as a shadow box frame, memory box, glass fusing and more.

Prices vary on project of the week.

Tiny Turtle Time

Children ages 2-5 will be guided through an age appropriate craft using a variet of fun materials such as feathers, ribbon, paint, jewels, sand and more to create their canvas piece. A parent must accompany the child for the class.

$25/person. Ages 2-5.


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