April 2017 Workshops at CHAW

By Editorial Team on April 4, 2017
Photo courtesy of CHAW.
Photo courtesy of CHAW.

Fridays, April 7 & 21 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Friday, April 7, 2017 and Friday, April 21, 2017 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 $15 for drop-in students. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.


Friday, April 14 – 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, April 14, 2017 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.

Saturdays, April 22, April 29, and May 6 – Alla Prima Oil Painting the Portrait
In this special three-part workshop, students will work from the model, exploring the art of painting the portrait from life. This workshop is primarily about painting the head in a convincing, representational manner. Initially, emphasis will be placed on shape and tonal relationships. The class will focus on creating a portrait from the early stages of setup to the finishing strokes. Students will be working from live models while they are guided through various ways of handling oil paint in order to create a finished piece. Students can expect instructor demonstration and plenty of individual attention.

Teaching Artist: Kai Lun Qu
Dates: April 22, 29 and May 6, 2017
Times: 10am-2pm
Cost: $180
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

To register and for more information, visit https://www.chaw.org/event/alla-prima-oil-painting-portrait, or call CHAW at 202-547-6839.