CHAW Hosts New Summer Workshops and First Book Swap

By Editorial Team on July 24, 2013

Photo courtesy Capitol Hill Art League.
Photo courtesy Capitol Hill Art League.



Saturday, July 27, 2013
Art Book Swap
2:00-5:00 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, J.T. Kirkland and Catalyst Projects host the first installment of Art Book Swap, an event held for those who have art and art history books that they are looking to swap for new ones, on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at 545 7th Street, SE. Please RSVP to this event at and indicate how many books you plan to bring.  At the end of the event, any unwanted books will be will be donated to the Southeast branch of the DC Public Library. For more information, visit or call (202) 547-6839.

Tuesdays, July 23-August 13, 2013 (4 sessions)
Drawing Nature and Landscapes
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Take a closer look at the outside world through methodical observation and detailed rendering of plants, flowers and other natural elements while offering different alternatives to represent the larger view of outdoor scenes. For more information or to register, visit or call (202) 547-6839.


Wednesdays, July 24-August 14, 2013 (4 sessions)
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cartography describes the science or practice of making maps. In this four-session workshop, we’ll explore artful mapmaking by using this practice as the ground from which we will experiment with multi-media projects. As creative cartographers, we will explore the fundamentals of map-building in its various forms – traditional, conceptual, historical, autobiographical, utilitarian, abstract, large-scale and miniature – and in various media – painting, drawing, collage, and even writing. This class will culminate in a final mapmaking project in a medium/media of your choosing, based on the techniques explored over the course of the workshop. For more information or to register, visit or call (202) 547-6839.

Drop-in Classes

The following class welcomes drop-in students. For more information visit or call (202) 547-6839.

  • Working from the Figure

Friday, July 26, 2013 – 6:30-9:30 p.m.

$20 drop-in


The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop located at 545 7th Street, SE. For more information, visit or call (202) 547-6839.