Welcome to Sawtooth

Since our founding in 1945, Sawtooth School for Visual Art has been a creative hub for Winston-Salem and the region. We have served generations of artists, from skilled professionals to novices of all ages.

Sawtooth’s classes and events are open to everyone in the community—no matter what age, skill level or background.  Classes range from one evening, a weekend or three months, with even more options for children and teens. Our dedicated instructors foster a nurturing atmosphere that combines technical expertise and the freedom to experiment and grow.

Our Mission

The mission of Sawtooth School for Visual Art is to strengthen our community’s creative core by providing high-quality instruction and hands-on visual art experiences for students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.

Our Vision

Sawtooth School for Visual Art will be recognized as the regional leader in community-based visual art education by providing unique and inspiring experiences, sparking creativity and encouraging connectivity throughout the region.