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.


Click here to find out more about submitting your artwork for sale in our 2014 Deck the Halls Fundraiser.


The proceeds of the limited edition signature pieces will benefit the Sawtooth’s Scholarship Fund. Click here for more info.


  • Ellen Hendrix Fills New Development Position at Sawtooth School Sawtooth School for Visual Art has hired Ellen Hendrix as Development Associate, funded in part through a grant from The Winston-Salem Foundation.  In this newly created position, Hendrix will manage all aspects of Sawtooth’s donor database, analyze giving trends, and provide support to the organization’s development efforts. She had been ...
  • Artists on Art with Cora Fisher – Oct. 23 This monthly series hosted by Sawtooth School for Visual Art will feature Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Curator, Cora Fisher. A relative newcomer to the area, Fisher will discuss art and the role it has played in her life. Her unique story lends itself to an intimate and interesting dialogue and discussion, ...
  • NEW Printmaking Studio & Visiting Artist Susan Rostow It is with great excitement that we announce our printing press, left to us by Billy McClain, has found a home. Our first class offering in the new studio will be by local artist and educational curator, Terri Dowell-Dennis. Terri will be teaching Basic Printmaking and Beyond. Long time Sawtooth instructor and Artist of ...