Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s January 2019 Events

By Editorial Team on January 7, 2019
Work by Lenora Yerkes. Courtesy of CHAW.

Monday, January 7 – Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Winter Arts Classes Begin 

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop hosts a new winter session of adult and youth classes beginning January 7, 2019 at 545 7th Street, SE.  Adult classes include offerings in the Visual Arts, Dance, Photography, Ceramics, Poetry Writing and more. Early childhood classes include Music Together and Tiny Tots Dance. CHAW’s popular after school Youth Arts Program features classes in the visual and performing arts for grades K-5th with van service from participating schools. Private music instruction is available for all ages. Tuition assistance and payment plans are available. For more information on classes or to register, visit or call (202) 547-6839.

Monday, January 7 – Artist Residency with Lenora Yerkes

Lenora Yerkes, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s 2019 Gallery Artist Resident, begins her six-week residency January 7 through February 16, 2019 in CHAW’s gallery at 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003. Lenora’s proposal entitled “Circle Story” includes transporting her home studio into the CHAW gallery where she will work and display her daily drawings, collecting over the length of the residency to form a narrative experience.  Lenora will work in the gallery on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning January 7th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. A reception of her exhibit will take place on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Lenora will teach a workshop “How to Narrate Your Life in Comics” on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call (202) 547-6839

Friday, January 11 – Friday ARTnights: Paint and Sip with Ellen Cornett

Join instructor Ellen Cornett for Paint & Sip, an evening of art and fun on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Art Workshop (CHAW), 545 7th St, SE. Receive step-by-step instruction as you create your own masterpiece while enjoying refreshments. Cost is $30 and includes all materials. Please call (202) 547-6839 to register (space is limited and pre-registration is required). For more information, visit, or call (202) 547-6839.

Fridays, January 18 and 25 – Working From the Figure Drop-In Figure Drawing

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts drop-in Working from the Figure sessions on Fridays, January 4, 18 and 25, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 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 or $56 for a four session pass. For more information, visit or call (202) 547-6839.