Sawtooth Completes Computer Lab Renovations

Expansion may benefit area businesses and organizations

Sawtooth School for Visual Art recently completed renovating and expanding their computer lab replacing twelve PC’s, adding twelve new Apple Macs, and upgrading all software packages and cabalities.   The school can now accommodate up to 24 students at a time, which is double the previous capacity.  The learning environment was further enhanced with the addition of desks and chairs specifically designed for computer classrooms to replace the folding tables and chairs previously used in the lab.  Renovations and upgrades were funded through a $90,000 grant from Reynolds American Foundation.

In addition to broadening the offering of digital creative classes like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign that are taught as part of the Sawtooth’s core curriculum, the school hopes to use the expanded lab as a venue for area businesses and organizations to offer other types of computer training.  “As the only community art school in Winston-Salem, our mission has been and will continue to be providing creative instruction,” said Sawtooth Executive Director JoAnne Vernon.  “There are times, however, when no creative classes are scheduled in the computer lab, particularly on weekday afternoons.  We’d like to take full advantage of this beautifully outfitted new resource by collaborating with area businesses and other groups that need a facility for computer training to provide the venue and program oversight to meet those needs in a mutually beneficial way.”

Businesses and organizations interested in learning more about using the Sawtooth’s computer lab for training can contact the school’s sales & marketing manager, Kevin Mundy, at (336) 723-7395 ext. 210, or by email at  The school will offer a discounted rate to non-profit groups.

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