In February of 2012, Sawtooth School for Visual Art offered its first class in the Wellness Through the Arts program. Developed by photography coordinator Amanda Sullivan, MAEd, the intention of the class was to express deeply personal and complex feelings through photography. This first class was such a success that the program has continued on and broadened into different art forms, attracting students of all ages, skills, talents, and across all demographics.
In addition to classes for the public, Sawtooth received a grant from the Greer Foundation in 2014 to provided programming focused on cancer patients and their caregivers
. You can read more about Art & Wellness programs at sawtooth.org/wellness