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CHAW Free Events for the Week of January 16-21, 2012

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Register for events at www.chaw.org.

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts 40 free events in 40 days running January 4 through February 12, 2012 at 545 7th Street, SE. The 40 events explore how art continually engages, inspires, informs, and excites by featuring concerts, performances, workshops, and classes for various ages. Below is a list of upcoming free events for the week.

Kid-friendly events are marked with a *. Pre-registration is required for some events. Please call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org/index.php/register/40_free_events_in_40_days/ to view the entire catalogue and to register.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. *
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (4th & Independence SE)
7:00 pm
Honor the life of Martin Luther King through music, dance and spoken word. Join artists and choirs from the metro area in this concert celebrating love, peace and community. This concert is presented in partnership with the GLBT Arts Consortium.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Jewelry Making for Kids *
Teaching Artist, Heidi Hess
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Create jewelry for yourself, your friends and family. Learn basic steps in jewelry-making  and experiment with different materials and designs while making earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Suitable for ages 8 – 15. (Limit 12 – Art Studio, Registration Required).

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Jewelry Making for Adults
Teaching Artist, Heidi Hess
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Explore the art of jewelry making. Learn the steps to design and create earrings, necklaces and simple thread bracelets.  Ages 16 and up. (Limit 12 – Art Studio, Registration Required).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Action=Art/Art=Action
Teaching Artist, Carolina Mayorga
7:00 -8:30 pm
Have you ever thought that something you do on a daily basis can become a work of art? Discover the creative potential of a simple action and turn yourself into a work of art. This workshop examines performance art, an art form that teaching artist Carolina Mayorga has explored for the last 6 years. This workshop is designed for individuals ready to expand their ideas of art and incorporate them into everyday life. (Limit 12 – Art Studio, Registration Required)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Blue–Collar Artist Navigates the Industry of Art
Part I – Overview
Teaching Artist, Bruce McKaig
7:00 – 8:30 pm
This series of  three classes (see also  Jan. 25 and Feb. 1) is designed for artists with some experience and a growing stock of images, who want to organize and present a portfolio of their work. The class will discuss appropriate protocol to present a portfolio (galleries, museums, publications, festivals) and students will work on the complementary tools for a presentation (an artist statement, a resume, a proposal, jpegs). These sessions include a variety of materials on the wheres, whos, and hows of getting your art out of boxes and into the industry of art. It is never too early to start. (Limit 20 – Dance Studio, Registration Required)

Thursday January 19, 2012
Midnight in Paris:  George Braque, Pablo Picasso and Cubism
Teaching Artist, Ellen Cornett
7:00 -8:30 pm
Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque invented cubism and changed the course of western art. They fractured and re-composed pieces of visual reality to create paintings that presented complex representations of objects in time and space. And, as if that weren’t enough, Picasso and Braque re-introduced collage to the tool box of the contemporary artist. Working from a still life setup, students will explore the principles of cubism, exploring multiple views of the objects and creating collaged and fractured paintings in the style of Braque and Picasso. (Limit 12 – Art Studio, Registration Required)

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Drawing Nature
Teaching Artist, Kent Gay
10:00 – 11:15 am
“… time spent drawing is a revelation.” Sarah Simblet from Botany for the Artist.
Unplug from your gadgets, pick up a pencil, and tune in to the beauty of the world around you. The act of drawing can transform passive attention to active seeing. This class is appropriate for all skill levels, including beginners. Kent will lead you through fundamental drawing exercises using objects from nature. You will learn how to see and draw, awakening and engaging your curiosity about the natural world.  Suitable for ages 15 and up.  (Limit 12-Art Studio. Registration Required.)

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Family Sock Hop *
Teaching Artist, Heidi Hess
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Dance the night away at our Family Sock-Hop as we turn back the clock, and groove to the tunes of some of history’s best dance crazes. Pizza and drinks are provided to make sure you have that energy to rock your socks off!  (Limit 40 – Dance Studio, Registration Required)

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