Sawtooth School for Visual Art: Fall Semester Preview Sawtooth School for Visual Art, a non-profit community art school, has released its fall lineup of classes, workshops and Taste of Art events. From a new program focused on addressing the lack of females in the filmmaking industry to making Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions available to all students of photo and digital classes, Sawtooth is pleased to announce an exciting fall ahead. A highlight of the upcoming school year at Sawtooth is the new Girls and Production (G.A.P.) after-school program, held in conjunction with a/perture. G.A.P will equip high school girls with the skills needed to write, direct and produce short films and the confidence to pursue an education in filmmaking. Sawtooth and a/perture have designed G.A.P. to empower females to enter the film industry, where only 18% of above-the-line filmmaking positions are held by women. Sawtooth is also pleased to announce that all students taking photo and digital classes will be granted access to the Adobe Creative Cloud, the entire collection of Adobe desktop and mobile apps (which typically costs $53 per month). To showcase classes and workshops that will be held at the school this fall, Sawtooth will hold an Art in the Evening open studio event on Thursday, Sept. 13. Held from 5 – 7 p.m, Art in the Evening provides the opportunity to explore Sawtooth’s robust offerings with studio demonstrations. As a bonus, attendees who register for a class during the open house will receive a free Sawtooth membership (valued at $35), which provides a class discount. This event is free and open to the public. This fall Sawtooth will offer an expanded portfolio of Taste of Art classes, two-hour sessions focused on creating an art piece — with no prior experience in the discipline required. Taste of Art sessions will be held on nine Fridays this fall with projects such as a lazy susan, cutting board, berry bowl, silk scarf dyeing, holiday ornaments and sterling silver rings. The Davis Gallery at Sawtooth will feature an exhibit called “Landscape and Memory,” running Sept. 7 to Oct. 30. The exhibit will showcase art from Weston Hammond and Tom Suomalainen. Weston Hammond is a visual artist and art educator who explores light, landscape and materials in his work. Weston, who lives in England, will teach a workshop in September on Landscape and Memory at Sawtooth. Tom, who has worked with clay for more than 50 years, was the first full-time instructor at the Arts and Craft Association, which eventually became Sawtooth. Tom will teach a Handbuilding Workshop at Sawtooth in October. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sept. 7 from 5 – 7 p.m. Both artists will participate in an Artists on Art event, a dialogue about the artists’ creative processes and influences, on Oct. 11 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. New this year, Sawtooth now offers classes in lapidary, the art of working with stones, minerals and gemstones. These new classes required the purchase of new specialized lapidary equipment, which was made possible through a generous gift from the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The full catalog of fall programming, which features almost 70 classes and more than 50 workshops, can be found at www.sawtooth.org/classes.