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The Sawtooth School for Visual Art and Kaleideum North, previously SciWorks, have partnered together to present Illustrating Birds – In the Footsteps of John James Audubon. Teaching the class are Sawtooth instructors Jeffrey Cates and Jeremy Reiskind.

The class allows students the opportunity to learn about Audubon’s life and working process with an immersive hands-on experience with taxidermy at Kaleideum. This class is perfect for birders, watercolor fans, and printmakers, in all experience levels. This three-day class will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 AM–1:00 at the Kaleideum North campus, and on Friday, November 3 from 6:00–8:00 PM and Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 AM–1:00 PM at Sawtooth School for Visual Art.

“When I first opened the taxidermy drawers at SciWorks years ago, I fell in love with the space and all that it had to offer,” said Amy Jordan Kincaid, Sawtooth Art Programs Director. “It seems appropriate to combine the science of discovery at Kaleideum with the multimedia creative instruction at Sawtooth to produce tinted prints in the fashion of Audubon. We are so grateful to Kaleideum for their collaboration in this partnership.”

“This is a natural and obvious partnership,“ said Allyson McCauley, Kaleideum Marketing Coordinator, “and we’re excited to work once again with Sawtooth to provide access to live and preserved animals that the students would not otherwise have.”

Registration is required, and please note that class size is limited. You can register for the class at www.sawtooth.org/birds.

Sawtooth School for Visual Art is the Piedmont Triad’s premier community visual art school, providing art education to artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels. Funded in part by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and the North Carolina Arts Council, Sawtooth School is located in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 N. Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem.  Additional information about the Sawtooth School can be found on-line at www.sawtooth.org, or by calling (336) 723-7395.

Kaleideum was formed by last year’s merger of The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks. The two museums began talks of a possible collaboration in early 2015, with a new mission of “Inspiring wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery.” The merged entity combines features of both museums – blending arts, literacy, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) orientations into an integrated approach to learning. For more information, visit www.kaleideum.org.

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