Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s June 2019 Courses & Events

By Editorial Team on May 21, 2019
Photo courtesy of CHAW.ch

Saturday, June 1 – Cyanotype Workshop
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop hosts a one-day Cyanotype Workshop on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 545 7th St, SE. The workshop will delve into the method of photographic printing developed in the mid-1800s – a method which produces a beautiful cyan-blue print. Participants will have all supplies provided to produce three 6″x9″ prints on watercolor paper and are encouraged to bring some additional materials to print on (cotton tote bags, silk scarves, etc.). Participants are also encouraged to bring black and white negatives, stencils, flowers, and other objects to use to create their prints. Workshop is $20. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Fridays, June 7, 21, and 28 – Working From the Figure Drop-In Figure Drawing
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop hosts drop-in Working from the Figure sessions on Fridays, June 7, 21, and 28, 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 www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Saturday, June 8 – Capitol Hill Arts Workshop presents Adult Student Art Show
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop present an all media exhibit featuring the students of CHAW’s adult visual arts classes opening Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  at 545 7th St. SE. 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). The exhibit runs until June 17, 2019. Gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Monday, June 10 – Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Summer Arts Classes Begin 
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop hosts a new summer session of adult arts classes and youth camps beginning June 10, 2019 at 545 7th Street, SE.  Adult classes include offerings in the Visual Arts, Dance, Photography, Ceramics, and more. CHAW offers STEAM Summer Camps (grades K-5), Jr. Arts Adventure Camps (PreK, ages 4 & 5), and Specialty Camps in Photography (grades 8-12), Ceramics (grades 6-8), Dance (grades 2-5) and String Fling! (grades K-6). Private music instruction is available for all ages. Tuition assistance and payment plans are available. For more information on classes or to register, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Saturday, June 22  – Capitol Hill Art League presents Winners’ Circle, exhibit of the 2018-2019 season winners
The Capitol Hill Art League presents an all-media art exhibit Winners’ Circle opening Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St, SE. The exhibit features the winning artists of the Capitol Hill Art League during its 2018-2019 season. The exhibit runs August 17, 2019 and is free and open to the public. 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). For more information, visit www.caphillartleague.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, the winner of the 2017 Irene Pollin Community Engagement Award through the NSO, and the recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management program.