Sawtooth School for Visual Art is the premier community art school in the Triad, and the incubator for visual art in Winston-Salem, the City of Arts & Innovation.

Here’s what you can find at Sawtooth:

  • Classes and workshops for every age and skill level from beginner to advanced;
  • A broad range of art forms including painting & drawing, ceramics, metals, glass, wood, fibers, darkroom and digital photography, digital art and more;
  • Creative summer programs for students from pre-K through high school;
  • A beautiful gallery space with shows and exhibitions throughout the year and a great gift shop featuring local and regional hand-crafted art.

Come on in and click around.  We know you’ll find something you like!


In the summer months, Sawtooth fills with kids for Camp Sawtooth, ARTeen Camps, & Summer Art Immersion.


Visit our Davis Gallery to see the Wood Invitational exhibit, on display through August 26. Learn more.


Clontz is a fiber artist and instructor at Sawtooth School. Read her featured article in the Winston-Salem Journal.

MAKE. It’s what we do at Sawtooth.

We’ve embarked on a $500,000 Major Gifts Campaign. Now we need you!


  • Children’s Book Author visits Sawtooth – July 29 In collaboration with Bookmarks and as a part of our Imagine, Create, ILLUSTRATE! themed youth art camp, Stacy McAnulty will join us on July 29 at 11:00 AM in the Davis Gallery to do a reading of her recent children's books. Copies of her books will be available for sale and ...
  • MAKE: the Major Gifts Campaign for Sawtooth Sawtooth has kicked off the next phase of MAKE, the school's Major Gifts Campaign.  Starting on May 2, members of Sawtooth's Board of Directors will spend a few weeks visiting classrooms to update students and instructors on the campaign's progress to date, and asking them to consider contributing to the effort. The campaign started last ...
  • Not Quite Perfect Pottery Sale – June 7 Some artists are perfectionists. When their work doesn’t turn out exactly the way they planned, they go back to the drawing board…or in this case, the pottery studio…and start all over again.  Many of these ceramic bowls, mugs, pitchers and other practically perfect pottery pieces are donated to Sawtooth by ...