Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)

Founded in 1972, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) provides opportunities in the visual and performing arts for more than 9000 students and patrons of all ages and abilities each year. Activities include classes, camps, performances, space rental, exhibition, residencies, and workshops. CHAW promotes excellence in and uplifts the arts, encourages coalition building and partnerships, supports local artists, facilitates arts-driven community networks, and stimulates civil discourse. CHAW’s mission of “building community through the arts” is rooted in the belief that the goals of art-making and community-building are synergistic and that diversity is what feeds that synergy. Our robust tuition assistance enables us to take direct action toward bridging our community’s income gap by providing a space where people from different racial, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds can learn and create together.


Events
Thru Dec. 31Working from the Figure (Adults, Drop-in class)
Mon. Aug 19String Fling! Violin Camp (Grades K-6, 1 Week)
Aug. 19 – Sep. 9Veronica Melendez Photography Exhibit
Sat. Aug 31Opening Reception: Veronica Melendez Photography Exhibit
Tue. Sep 3Drawing Studio (Adults, 7 weeks)
Tue. Sep 3Digital Photography: Session I (Adults, 7 weeks)
Wed. Sep 4Fundamentals of Drawing (Adults, 7 weeks)
Fri. Sep 6Opening Reception: Pop-up Earth Wind & Fire Exhibit
Sep. 6 – 30Capitol Hill Art League presents Pop-up Earth Wind & Fire Exhibit
Sat. Sep 7Studio to Stage Dance: Unicorns (8 yr olds, year-long)
Sat. Sep 7Studio to Stage Dance: Mermaids (7 yr olds, year-long)
Sat. Sep 7Studio to Stage Dance: Dolphins (9-10+ yr olds, year-long)
Sat. Sep 7Studio to Stage Dance: Butterflies (5 year olds, year-long)
Sat. Sep 7Studio to Stage Dance: Bunnies (4 year olds, year-long)
Mon. Sep 9Ceramics II/III - Advanced (Adults, 10 weeks)
Mon. Sep 9Painting in Acrylics (Adults, 11 weeks)
Thu. Sep 12Life Drawing Session I (Adults, 6 weeks)
Sat. Sep 14Opening Reception: Capitol Hill Art League presents all-media Road Trip Exhibit
Sep. 14 – 28Capitol Hill Art League presents all-media Road Trip Exhibit
Mon. Sep 30Studio to Stage Dance: Fairies (6 yr olds, year-long)
Mon. Sep 30Jazz Dance (Adults, 9 weeks)
Mon. Sep 30Ballet Dance (Adults, 9 weeks)
Mon. Sep 30Tap Dance (Adults, 9 weeks)
Thu. Oct 3Plaster Mold-Making (Adults, 3 weeks)
Sat. Oct 5Opening Reception: The all-media Go Dark Exhibit
Tue. Oct 22Shades and Light Workshop (Adults, 3 weeks)
Tue. Oct 22Digital Photography: Session II (Adults, 7 weeks)
Wed. Oct 23Illustration Workshop (Adults, 3 weeks)
Thu. Oct 24Ceramics II - Intermediate (Adults, 6 weeks)
Thu. Oct 24Life Drawing Session II (Adults, 6 weeks)
Oct. 28 – Dec. 9Capitol Hill Arts Workshop presents the Migrant Quilt Project
Sat. Nov 9Opening Reception: The Migrant Quilt Project

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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)

545 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
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