Reynolds American Foundation Awards $90,000 Grant to the Sawtooth School

Sawtooth School for Visual Art has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the Reynolds American Foundation to be used for technology upgrades.  The School will use these funds to purchase new classroom computer hardware and software for digital art and photography programs, and to upgrade its website for on-line class registration.

“We are so pleased that the Reynolds American Foundation recognizes the vital role the Sawtooth School plays in Winston-Salem’s overall marketing strategy as the City of Arts and Innovation,” said Executive Director JoAnne Vernon.  “As the city’s only community art school, we are the incubator for future artists, collectors and patrons.  The Foundation’s investment will help us better serve our students and the community as a whole.”

The Sawtooth School offers over 100 different classes and workshops each quarter for children and adults across all skill levels in a variety of arts and crafts programs.  In addition to photography, programs include ceramics, painting and drawing, glass, metals, wood and fibers.  The School is currently enrolling students for the winter session and plans to have new computers and software in place in time for the spring session.  Upgrades and improvements to the website are ongoing and should be completed by the end of the summer.

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