Every Day Is A New Adventure

Join us this fall at the workshop for a wide range of programs for digital artists of all ages – including tutorials and small group lessons, individual instruction and our After School Digital Arts Club.  Our approach integrates practical, hands-on skills development with individualized, free-form creativity.

November Offers

Private Lessons: $25 for 1st Hour
Call (203) 292-6610 to schedule your lesson today! Some limitations apply.


While the sun is up we offer individual and small group lessons, as well as one-day and multi-day workshops.


sat02dec10:00 am12:30 pmIntroduction to Digital Photography2 Sessions10:00 am - 12:30 pm

wed06dec3:30 pm5:30 pmIntroduction to Animation2 Sessions3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

thu07dec4:00 pm6:00 pmPortfolio BootcampCurate and Publish Your Best Work - 4 sessions4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

If we don’t currently offer lessons in something you’re interesting in learning, let us know and we’ll try and make something happen.


After School Digital Arts Club

Every day we’ll be exploring a different digital arts media. Kids, 11-17 can join us for 1 day, 2 days or 3 days of the week. Our focus will be on teaching new skills, nurturing creative works-in-progress in a collaborative and welcoming atmosphere, and encouraging an overall sense of digital alchemy.

wed22nov3:00 pm5:30 pmWEDNESDAYAnimation & Storytelling3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

thu23nov3:00 pm5:30 pmTHURSDAYDigital Photography3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

fri24nov3:00 pm5:30 pmFRIDAYElectronic Music & Sound3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

mon27nov3:00 pm5:30 pmMONDAYVideo Editing & Motion Graphics3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

tue28nov3:00 pm5:30 pmTUESDAYCreative Coding3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Special Events

Coming to The Gallery this November, Iran: Lifting the Veil – Photographs by Bernard Perry.


17novallday05janalldayIran: Lifting the VeilPhotographs by Bernard Perry(All Day)

sat25nov1:00 pm3:00 pmSmall Business Saturday At Fairfield U BookstoreAnimation & Kids Coding Demo1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Check our site for updates, call (203) 292-6610 or stop by the workshop to inquire about upcoming and/or desired classes.


Empowering a Multitude of Digital Content Creators




The power or process of transforming something common into something special.

Potters master the wheel and clay; painters master pigments and brushwork; sculptors manipulate rock with hammers and chisels. Digital artists – which in 2016 include potters, painters and sculptors – are empowered by using and mastering software. At Saugatuck Digital Arts we believe that creative alchemy occurs at the intersection of craftsmanship and inspiration and that belief underpins our operating philosophy.

A Multi-Use Digital Arts Workshop

The Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop provides artists, creative professionals and students access to a digital arts studio equipped with an immensely powerful toolbox of digital arts software — tools that are easy-to-learn, and accessible to anyone with experience using a computer or a smart device.

  • A welcoming, fully equipped digital arts studio space.
  • Workshops for all levels of experience including students (of all ages), artists as well as aspiring and working creative professionals.
  • Powerful 27″ iMac workstations loaded with leading content creation software.


mikelisa_biopicMike Stuttman

Founder and Managing Director

An animator and digital arts evangelist, Mike is the Founder and Managing Director of the Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop, LLC. Reared on developer, stop bath, fixer and grains of silver on film — with degrees in mathematics and computer art, and with over 20 years’ of advertising agency experience, he has been an enthusiastic participant in a content creation revolution that has irrevocably transformed the worlds of business and art.

Creativity, technology and education have been at the core of Mike’s personal and professional interests. He is a lifelong student – and an informed consumer of – technical arts education: He studied photography and animation at Rochester Institute of Technology; Videography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; Mathematics and film making at the University of Colorado in Boulder (BFA); and Computer Art and Animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York (MFA). He has brought the best aspects of those experiences into his education philosophy for the Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop – which is to teach the craft behind digital art making.