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!


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


Join us on Friday September 2 for the opening reception of "Back to Broadway" by Marta Blades. Learn more.

MAKE. It’s what we do at Sawtooth.

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  • Art in the Afternoon Open House – Oct. 1 Sawtooth School for Visual Art will open the doors to all its studios and invite the public in to enjoy Art in the Afternoon on Saturday, October 1 from 1 to 3 PM.  This free community open house features demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and information on fall classes and workshops ...
  • Artists on Art with Terry Schupbach-Gordon – Sept. 23 Join us for Artists on Art with guest Terry Schupbach-Gordon on Friday September 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Sawtooth School for Visual Art. This dialogue series, hosted by Amy Jordan Kincaid, provides artists with a platform to discuss their creative processes and share life stories that have molded ...
  • 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. ...