The Turtle’s Nest Art Studio

Call To Make Your Reservation: (843) 768-6001

Open Studio Hours:

For a schedule of classes and open studio hours, visit

Located in the Nature Center at Night Heron Park, Turtles’ Nest Art Studio is a great indoor area to relax. Offering unique craft options during open studio, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Projects include design your own candle, pottery,  jewelry, mosaics, canvas painting, and various others. Kiln projects, such as pottery painting and glass fusing, are available for pick up 2-4 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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Class Descriptions

Canvas Painting for Kids

Kids learn fun techniques from our artist to create a canvas masterpiece!.
$25/person. All ages welcome. Children under 5 must be accomplanied by an adult. 

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.
$35/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). All ages welcome. Children under 5 must be accomplanied by an adult. 


Learn the art of mosaics as you create a one of a kind design! Participants will learn to lay and grout mosaic tiles on a 6×6 design.
$30/person. 7+

Painting in the Park

Enjoy a beverage while you create a masterpiece. The unique setting will inspire you while our artist guides you through an acrylic painting project you’ll treasure.
$60/person. Ages 14+

Wood Sign Design

Design and paint your own wood sign to take home. Practice hand lettering or use stencils to complete your sign.
$35/person. Ages 12+

Family Crafts

Join us under the pavilion in Night Heron Park for a craft the whole family will enjoy! Each day features a different craft project including gel candles, tie-dye, stuffed animal factory and sharks tooth & shell necklaces. No reservations required, prices vary. For a schedule of family crafts, visit

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