Welcome to the Sawtooth School!

The Sawtooth School for Visual Art is the only community art school in Winston-Salem, the City of Arts & Innovation. For nearly 70 years, we have offered classes and workshops in a variety of visual arts and crafts, including painting & drawing, ceramics, metals, glass, wood, fibers, photography, digital art and more. We offer options for every age range and skill level.

Come check us out… we’re sure you’ll find something fun and creative.


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Due to a huge response to our first Badge Slam, we have added another section. Register now while spots are available!


We were happy to host the WSFCS Art Extravaganza with Modern Automotive. It was a great event with many talented artists!


  • Arts & Craft Beer Fundraiser – April 11th Sawtooth School for Visual Art has a new event on tap for Friday, April 11, from 5 to 8 PM.   “Arts & Craft Beer” is an innovative fundraiser that will blend the love of both together to support the Sawtooth Scholarship program.  Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a ...
  • Art in the Afternoon – April 12th Join us at our 2nd Art in the Afternoon Event! A Free Drop-in / Youth Open House Saturday, April 12th from 1 to 4 pm Enjoy hands-on art activities and watch artists demonstrate their work in glass, wood, digital photo, painting, pottery and more. Meet our instructors & get a taste of what classes at ...
  • Our ‘Not Quite Perfect Pottery Sale’ was really Quite Perfect! The Not Quite Perfect Pottery Sale was a huge success, with a turn out even better than we could have expected. We had over 40 people standing in line, waiting to shop at 11 am and for the next 3 hours our ceramics studio was full of shoppers. We are ...