Summer 2019 Classes, Camps & Events at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

By Editorial Team on June 24, 2019
Courtesy of CHAW.


  • Summer Saturdays
    Saturdays, June 15 – August 10 (excludes 7/6)
    Each Saturday this summer from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., one of CHAW’s amazing teaching artists leads your family in a guided art project. Meet new people, learn a new skill, and create something great at CHAW! Free and open to all (ages 4 and up with a caregiver. First come, first served). Donations encouraged to CHAW’s Paint Bucket for Tuition Assistance. No registration required. Call (202) 547-6839 for more info.


    CHAW offers a variety of specialty camps for all ages. Click here for more info.

    Limited space remains! Arts are the perfect creative backdrop for imaginative play spaces, social development, and curiosity driven activities. Camps for students grades PreK, ages 4 & 5 weekly throughout the summer from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Payment plans and tuition assistance available. Click here for more info.


  • Adult Summer Classes & Workshops
    Still registering
    CHAW presents a summer session featuring classes in the visual arts, dance, photography, ceramics and more! Several short workshops for even the busiest summer schedules. Click here for more info. 


  • Working From the Figure Drop-In Figure Drawing
    Fridays, June 21 & 28 and July 5, 19 & 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model from 6:30-9:30 p.m. facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels available. $15 for drop-in students. Call (202) 547-6839 for more info.
  • Write & Sip
    Friday, July 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Join author Nancy Arbuthnot (Wild Washington: Animal Sculptures A to Z &House on Dahlia Street: A Parenting Memoir) as she introduces a series of short writing exercises to hone writing skills and jump-start memories you want to share. $30 with snacks, beverages and writing materials provided. Feel free to bring a favorite pen or journal! Call (202) 547-6839 to register.
  • Clay & Cabernet
    Friday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Join us for a night of clay, conversation, and a glass or two of cabernet! No previous experience or materials needed. Your creations stay in the studio but you’ll leave with new skills! $30/pp goes to our Tuition Assistance fund. Call (202) 547-6839 to register.


  • Fair Water Project Pop-up Art Project
    Thursday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m.

    CHAW is partnering with the Embassy of Spain as part of the Fair Water Project, a series of events dedicated to the human right to safe drinking water. Join us as CHAW hosts a pop-up art project Water Memories that focuses on memories and stories surrounding water. Free and open to all.
  • Capitol Hill Art League Opening Reception for Winners’ Circle
    Sat., June 22, 5-7 p.m. at CHAW
    CHAL presents the all-media exhibitWinners’ Circle featuring the winning artists during its 2018-2019 season. Runs until August 17th. Click here for more info. 
  • Dine Out for CHAW at Lavagna in July 
    Wednesdays, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
    Every Wednesday in July between 4:30-8:30 p.m., Lavagna (539 8th St, SE) will generously donate 10% of their sales to CHAW’s Paint Bucket Campaign for Tuition Assistance. Grab a group of friends and enjoy knowing your meal is making a difference!