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!


Join us on Friday, February 12 for a Taste of Art designed for couples.


An exhibit of artists who are also couples. Learn more.


An exhibit of Digital Art Instructors at Sawtooth, Jan 12 - March 4. Learn more.


  • Now Hiring: Photography Coordinator Position Title: Photography Program Coordinator Requirements/Responsibilities: See attached position description. How to Apply: See attached job posting. Summary of Position: The Photography Studio Coordinator develops curriculum for and manages a diversified, innovative, quality arts education program in digital and dark room photography. As appropriate throughout the year, classes within the program areas may be ...
  • Fill Your Heart with ART! Sawtooth will kick-off Valentine’s weekend on February 12th with a selection of seven different Taste of Art sessions designed specifically for couples. Choose from ceramics, silver rings, landscape painting, printmaking, woodworking, digital art or photography. Bring a bottle of wine or anything else to eat or drink as you and ...
  • Artists on Art with Joyce Teta – Jan. 29 Join us in January for a conversation with artist/calligrapher Joyce Teta. “Joyce is a 'lifer', having been introduced to calligraphy as a teenager in an all girl school convent in London. She has been a devotee and practitioner ever since. She loves letters in all forms, but has specialized in ...