Learn Photography, Video, Animation, Motion Graphics, Creative Coding and More in our downtown Fairfield art school.  We teach artists of all ages and skill levels how to make art with computers.  Join us for a wide range of programs including individual and small group lessons, as well as one-day and multi-day workshops.  Our approach integrates skills development using industry leading graphic arts, animation, video editing and motion graphics software with a foundational operating philosophy that nurtures individual creative exploration.

Summer Camps 2022

Coming soon to a local community space near you!

For Ages 9 and up.

Our Digital Arts Camps are hitting the road this summer.  We’ll be making stops at community centers and creative spaces in and around Fairfield County.  Our one-day and full-week sessions include inspired instruction in creative-coding, digital photography and animation.

If you have a creative space available for our traveling digital arts circus, and/or a group of young artists who want to build their own summer camp experience, please let us know.  We are always looking for new spaces to host our camps, and can customize unique camp experiences based on interests and age. 


Camp schedule to be posted soon.

Call or email for July private lesson availability.




Newtown Community Center

8 Simpson Street
Newtown, CT 06470

August 1 – 5
9am – 12pm | Creative Coding
1pm – 4pm | 2D Animation

August 8 – 12
9am – 12pm | Creative Coding
1pm – 4pm | 2D Animation




The Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop not just an art school – we are a full-service animation and motion graphics studio. Our characters, worlds and vision are available for licensing and streaming, and our unique set of skills are available for hire. Let us help shake up your brand!

Our Characters Are Available for Hire!

Lascivious Grin



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 20212 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 education philosophy.




Mike Stuttman

Managing Director | Educator | Artist

An animator, educator and digital arts evangelist, Mike is the Managing Director of the Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop. Reared on developer, stop bath, fixer and grains of silver on film — with degrees in mathematics (BA, CU) and computer art (MFA, SVA), 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 and has brought the best aspects of those experiences into his education approach teaching the craft behind making art with computers.