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!


An exhibit of seven female artists combining art and wellness on display through November 15. Find out more.


Learn how to get your work in Deck the Halls, our annual holiday sale in December.


An exhibit of Triad area LGBTQO artists in the Corridor Gallery October 4 - November 14. Find out more.

MAKE. It’s what we do at Sawtooth.

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


  • Call for Artists: Deck the Halls 2016 Sawtooth is now accepting submissions from local artists for Deck the Halls. This annual arts and crafts show features a unique variety of work from Sawtooth faculty, students and regional artists and craftsmen, all beautifully displayed in a gallery and gift shop setting. Early registration is now through October 24, ...
  • Three Visiting Artists / Two Printmaking Workshops Join us on Thursday, October 20 for two unique printmaking learning opportunities with visiting artists and Speedball Art representatives: Carlos Hernandez, Bill Fick, and Susan Rostow.   Carlos and Bill Present the Outlaw Printmaking Mashup Experience the fireworks of an outlaw printmaking mashup! This workshop will introduce participants to screenprinting and linocut relief printing techniques during a full day session. ...
  • Celebrating Old Salem’s 250th Sawtooth will join Old Salem in celebrating their 250th anniversary by offering classes and workshops throughout the fall inspired by the art, history and culture of Salem in 1766. Creative sessions will include traditional Moravian pottery, stained glass Moravian stars; overshot weaving, heirloom pumpkin watercolor, Fraktur lettering, and darkroom photography.  ...