Gallery Openings and Events Workshops and Classes

CHAW’s November 2015 Events and Classes

Photo courtesy of CHAW.

Photo courtesy of CHAW.


Friday, November 20 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Friday, November 6 and 20, 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 or call (202) 547-6839.


Saturday, November 7 – Gallery Show Opening: Capitol Hill Art League Small Works Show & Holiday Sale
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is proud to present juried small works from Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) artists. The opening and art sale will take place 3:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday, November 7th at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE, and is free and open to the public. CHAL will be holding the holiday art sale throughout the run of the exhibition. 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 November 7 through December 5 in the Gallery. For more information, visit, or call (202) 547-6839.

Friday, November 13 –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

Friday, November 27 – Theatre Opening – Faction of Fools Theatre Company Presents “Pinocchio!”
Faction of Fools’ Helen Hayes nominated “Pinocchio!” is back by popular demand! This new adaptation for young audiences follows a marionette’s wild adventures in becoming a real boy. Five actors bring Carlo Collodi’s classic tale to life is a flurry of masks, music, and merriment. The show will be held in the accolade-winning black box theatre at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE.

Show dates are as follows:

Performances take place Fridays-Saturdays, November 27-December 19
Friday evenings at 6:30pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm
Special FREE performance Sat. December 12 at 2pm (no 4pm show that day)

Please note that tickets are first come, first served.

Tickets are $20 regular; $15 students, seniors, and military; $10 children under 12.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or, or call CHAW at (202) 547-6839.

Saturday, November 28 & Saturday, December 5 – Mask-Making Workshop for Kids with Faction of Fools
Come early to Faction of Fools’ “Pinocchio!” and decorate a mask of your own to take home—just like the ones the actors wear! FREE and open to all ages. Takes place 1:15pm-1:45pm before the 2pm performances of “Pinocchio!” at CHAW. Visit or call CHAW at 202-547-6839 for more information.

Saturday, November 28 – CHAW at Capitol Hill BID’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Come watch CHAW’s Suzuki music students perform for the annual holiday tree lighting. This year’s event will be taking place on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 5:30-6:00PM in the NE Quadrant of the Eastern Market Metro Plaza. FREE and open to the public. Visit or for more information.

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