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Art makes a Difference for Carter G. Woodson students

We invite you to come between now and April 8 to see something truly wonderful in the Davis Gallery. The current show features work created by 4th-8th grade students from the Carter G. Woodson School and perfectly illustrates how Sawtooth is living up to its mission to provide high quality instruction and hands-on visual art experiences to students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.

Teaching children is one of the most important things we do at Sawtooth – not just complementing school curricula that are already in place, but designing and implementing visual arts programming for schools where there is none. Carter G. Woodson School, a public charter school operating in Winston-Salem since 1997, is such a place. They do not have adequate resources to offer visual art classes for any of their students, many of whom live in households at or below the poverty level. With funding from the Reynolds American Foundation, Sawtooth was able to provide 18 weeks of art classes for 350 Carter G. Woodson students grades 4th through 8th. For many of these students, it was the first time they had ever had an art class or been to a place like Sawtooth.

The show in the Davis Gallery is the grand finale for this year’s collaboration between our two schools. On display are selections from each student participant. Please come in to see first-hand the wealth of talent to be tapped, imagination to be unlocked and creativity to be unleashed. It will validate your support of Sawtooth, and help you visualize the impact art can have on children – and adults – of all ages, places and backgrounds.

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