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.


sat28apr10:00 am2:00 pmSummer Camp Open HouseCome Meet the Team!10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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


sat21apr11:00 am1:00 pmIntroduction to Digital Photography4 Saturdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

mon23apr4:00 pm6:30 pmIntro to Character Animator & Photoshop4 Monday Afternoons4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

wed25apr6:00 pm8:30 pmIntroduction to Adobe After Effects4 Wednesday Evenings6:00 pm - 8:30 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

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.

thu19apr3:30 pm6:00 pmTHURSDAYPhoto / Animation / Sound / Coding / Video / Design3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

fri20apr3:30 pm6:00 pmFRIDAYVideo / Sound / Coding / Design / Photo / Animation3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

wed25apr3:30 pm6:00 pmWEDNESDAYAnimation / Sound / Coding / Video / Design / Photo 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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2018 Summer Camp

It’s not too early to start planning for the summer. We’re offering 9 weeks of Digital Arts Summer Camp for kids age 9 and up.

Stop by, call or email us for more information and ask about our multi-class family discounts.

Special Events


thu26apr6:00 pm9:00 pmGallery on the Big ScreenThursday Photography Night6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


sat12may10:00 pm2:00 pmScratch DayA global event celebrated locally in downtown Fairfield10:00 pm - 2:00 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.