Sawtooth School for Visual Art has been awarded a grant from the Reynolds American Foundation. These funds have enabled WS/FCS students, who may otherwise not have the means, to attend art camps at Sawtooth this summer.
Scholarships were awarded to 62 K-12 students to attend Sawtooth’s summer art programs that began in June and run through mid-August. Sawtooth provides a safe and enriching environment where visual art helps young students improve manipulative skills, learn the value of collaborative work, heighten self-esteem, and fine-tune their visual problem-solving abilities.
“It has been so exciting to see the number of students we’ve brought into our studios this summer with scholarships. We increased enrollment in our middle and high school programs, and we also brought additional younger artists in for Camp Sawtooth,” said Nannette Davis, Sawtooth’s youth program coordinator. “This funding from Reynolds American has allowed for siblings, returning students, and new families to all benefit from our summer programs and has broadened our arts outreach to so many more in our community.”