Camp Sawtooth – Crafting a Beautiful, Creative Summer

When summer camp also calls for creativity (young artists, we see you out there!), Sawtooth School for Visual Art delivers the perfect space and resources to learn a new creative skill or make a stunning masterpiece!

For kids of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds, Sawtooth offers classes in a variety of visual art and craft mediums – perfect to enhance a budding passion and keep those young minds thinking over summer vacation.

Each week from June 17th through August 9th, morning (9:00 a.m. – noon) and afternoon (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) camp classes are offered for ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-16. Offerings are split by week and then into morning and afternoon sessions, providing a unique summer flexibility for families. Campers can participate for one week, one month or all summer long! New this year – extended care options are available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., or both, for children attending the full day, at an additional cost.

Gathering in Sawtooth’s downtown studio is a treat for students, and camp instructors are working artists who provide high-quality, age-appropriate education, always through hands-on learning. Sessions range from drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking and photography, to textiles, glass, metals and wood. The growth and creative possibilities for your kids are truly endless!

“Camp Sawtooth is a unique experience for the little artist in your life, sparking a lifelong passion for self-expression and creative problem-solving,” said Whitney Stahl, Sawtooth’s youth director and camp organizer. “We hear from many professional artists, instructors and Sawtooth staff members who credit Camp Sawtooth as their first encounter with studio art, helping guide them towards their current career paths.”

Camp Sawtooth also offers tuition assistance and scholarships, reserving spots in each class for scholarship students.

“We encourage families who qualify to apply for assistance even if a class is marked as full on the website,” said Whitney. “In many cases, financial aid and a reserved spot may still be available.”

Read on for just a sampling of all the creative fun coming this summer!

Floral Flourishes: Illustrating + Painting | Ages 9-11

Use the expressive flowery organic and asymmetrical line to illustrate the ornamental style of art that flourished at the turn of the century. 

Pattern Play: Printing on Textiles | Ages 9-11

Learn how to make and apply block prints onto various surfaces, from tea towels to t-shirts or whatever textiles students want to bring.

Say Cheese!: Photography + Storytelling | Ages 6-8

Armed with digital cameras, illustrations and magazines, they will embark on a remarkable adventure of capturing and immortalizing moments that define their lives and personalities.

Printmaking pARTy! | Ages 12-16

Learn printmaking in a professional studio. Explore multiple techniques and create prints by hand using gelatin plates and found materials.

Sawtooth School for Visual Art is a non-profit community art school located in the heart of Winston-Salem at 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, 336.723.7395. Summer Camp registration is available online at, or for more information and other inquiries, contact the camp registrar at Follow The Sawtooth School on Instagram @sawtoothschool.



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