Every Day is a New Adventure

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

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Workshops

We offer individual and small group lessons, as well as one-day and multi-day workshops.

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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.

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A STEAM-based Program for Creative Kids

A multi-discipline arts and crafts curriculum where kids learn to make art with computers. Campers nurture their individual creativity while exploring different mediums in our positive and collaborative workshop.

Build Your Own Summer

Join us for 1, 2, 3 or more weeks. Full-day and half-day sessions offered. For kids 9 and up. Buy more camp and save!  Each week after the first week is discounted (includes multi-family discounts).

9 One Week Sessions / Monday – Friday

Digital Photography

Animation

Creative Coding

Video & Digital Storytelling

Digital Sound & Music

And more… our team have active imaginations and we are always learning new things.

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Special Events

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Returning this Fall – 

The After School Digital Arts Club

The After School Digital Arts Club is open for creative exploration every Wednesday through Friday (3 days per week).   Each day we’ll be exploring a variety of digital arts mediums – including photography, making art with code and animation!

Kids, 9 and up can join us 1 day, 2 days or 3 days each week. Our focus will be on teaching new skills, nurturing creative works-in-progress in our collaborative and welcoming workshop, and encouraging an overall sense of digital alchemy.

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

A FULL SERVICE DIGITAL ARTS STUDIO

Empowering a Multitude of Digital Content Creators

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN FAIRFIELD

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Alchemy

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.

WHO'S IN CHARGE?

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.

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