Workshops and Classes

CHAW October 2015 Art Classes DC Adults

Art Classes DC Adults

Feel like a child again with one of CHAW’s adult art classes. Photo credit: Leslie Mansour.

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Art Classes DC Adults

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Fridays, October 2 & 16 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing – The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Friday, October 2 and 16, 2015 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available. The session is $20 for drop-in students and $76 for a four-class pass. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Saturday, October 3 – Gallery Show Opening: Capitol Hill Art League Fall Show – The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is proud to present the work of Capitol Hill Art League artists. The opening will take place 5:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday, October 3rd at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE, and is free and open to the public. General gallery hours are: 9:30 am–9:00 pm (M-Th), 9:30 am–6:00 pm (F), and 9:00 am–2:00 pm (Sat). Gallery is free and open to the public.  The exhibit will run October 3-November 6 in the Gallery. For more information, visit www.chaw.org, or call (202) 547-6839.

Friday, October 9 – Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque – Have you ever been a curious kitten about the art of burlesque? Unleash that inner tiger with CHAW’s burlesque workshop. Come to this two-hour class and learn a sassy routine that will leave you with a wiggle and wink you never knew you had. There is no dance experience needed and no nudity involved. The class is part lecture and part movement. Guests will not only perform beginner burlesque dance moves, but also learn about the history of burlesque and the dancers who still perform the art to this day. $25 includes a fun 2-hour dance workshop fit for all levels and a little history on the form on the side.   The workshop takes place 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday, October 9 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE.  For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org.

Friday, October 9 –Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip – Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for Paint and Sip, part of CHAW’s popular Friday ARTnights program, for an evening of painting and wine on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Receive step-by-step instruction from CHAW teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece, all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Please call CHAW at (202) 547-6839 to register. For more information, visit www.chaw.org.

Friday, October 16 – Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet – Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for Painting Clay & Sipping Cabernet, part of CHAW’s popular Friday ARTnights program, for an evening of clay tile painting and wine sipping on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th St., SE.  In this workshop, teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp will introduce attendees to the frisket technique–using stencils and paint on clay tiles–in a relaxed and fun happy hour atmosphere. $40 includes all materials and refreshments.  Tickets available through our event page on www.chaw.org, or by calling CHAW at 202-547-5839.

Saturday, October 31 – Halloween SPOOKtacular Concert & Reception – Join CHAW for an afternoon of spooky tunes played by our young private music students, costumes galore, examples of artwork from our multitude of classes…and donuts and cider to kick off the sugar rush a little bit early! Tour the building, learn a little more about the CHAWsome community we’re building through the arts every day, and enjoy a truly SPOOKtacular concert.  Event will take place at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE, and is FREE and open to the public.

  • 2:00pm: Building tours and art gallery open
  • 2:30pm: Halloween SPOOKtacular Concert
  • 3:30pm: Donuts & Cider Reception; Building tours

More information available on www.chaw.org, or by calling CHAW at 202-547-5839.

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