August 2017 Events at CHAW

By Editorial Team on August 1, 2017
Photo courtesy CHAW.

Fridays, August 4 & 18 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing 
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Friday, August 4, 2017 and Friday, August 18, 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 or call (202) 547-6839.

Saturday, August 19 – CHAW Fall Registration Party, String Fling Recital, and Zora & Amelia Popup Shop
Celebrate summer and kick off fall registration with art, performances, food, fun, and friends. Programs and events will be running throughout the morning, so stop by any time between 10am and 1pm for all the goods—and to hear our great summer strings students show off their hard work.

About Zora & Amelia: “Zora & Amelia offers gifts that empower women & girls to be themselves – smart, confident, bold, and extraordinary. I hope this can be a one-stop-shop for gifts for women & girls in your life – and get yourself a little something while you’re at it! Here’s to persisting no matter what obstacles come into our journey to shatter the glass ceilings in our worlds.”

All activities are FREE and open to the public; all ages welcome. All events take place in CHAW’s building and courtyard, weather permitting (located at 545 7th St. SE). Popup shop items will be for sale, with a percentage of proceeds going to CHAW’s Paint Bucket Campaign, raising $70,000 in 70 days to support our robust tuition assistance program.

Monday, August 21 – Moon Circle with Joanna Andreae 
Celebrate the transition of self and presence of mind during the new moon phase through art and yoga- we will be making new moon collages or drawing our intentions to help fully manifest them. Check the CHAW website ( for more information, or call CHAW at 202-547-6839. There is a $20 suggested donation, but is open to all people and donation levels. The Moon Circle will take place 7pm-9pm on Monday, August 21 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE.