Fall 2019 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

By Editorial Team on September 30, 2019
Courtesy of CHAW.

Register now for:

ADULT DANCE (starts Monday, 9/30)

FALL II ADULT CLASSES (start the week of 10/22)



Van service from local schools, sliding scale payments, and payment plans are all available. Call (202) 547-6839 for more info or visit www.chaw.org.


Thursdays, 10/03-10/17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In this 3-week workshop learn a new technique with the same medium you love – this time in liquid form! In this class you will make your own plaster mold, use slip casting techniques to create your own piece, and glaze! Click here for more info.

Tuesdays, 10/22 – 11/5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In this 3-week workshop learn more about the fundamentals of shading and lighting through experimentation with different materials and techniques. The class will be complemented with examples in art history and observation of different styles applied by old masters and contemporary artists. Click here for more info.

Wednesdays, 10/23-11/6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In this 3-week workshop learn fundamental concepts of drawing and 2D media. Foundational elements are reinforced through varied techniques, materials, experimentation, theory and examples in art history. Click here for more info.


CHAW is excited for the return of our Art Adventures drop-in classes! Join us on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning October 6th (no classes 10/14 or 11/11). Students ages 2.5 and up with a caregiver can join us for guided art activities with teaching artist Mariana Fernandez. $5 suggested donation. Please call (202) 547-6839 for more info.


Kate and Tom have been working hard to make their van into a home on the road in preparation for their departure in just a few weeks for CHAW’s mobile residency!

Join us in saying bon voyage on Saturday, October 5th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at CHAW as they begin their year-long journey to all 50 states. And follow their journey on InstagramFacebook, and website!


The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is proud to present the Migrant Quilt Project October 28 through December 9, 2019 in CHAW’s Gallery at 545 7th St, SE. There will be a reception on Saturday, November 9th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Free and open to all. 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.chaw.org, or call (202) 547-6839.

The Migrant Quilt Project is a grassroots, collaborative effort of artists, quilt makers, and activists to express compassion for migrants from Mexico and Central America who died in the Southern Arizona deserts on their way to create better lives for themselves and their families. Materials used in the quilts were collected at migrant layup sites used for rest and shelter on established trails in the Sonoran Desert.


Taffety Punk Riot Grrrls presents The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
Until Oct 12 at CHAW

The women of Taffety Punk began the Riot Grrrls theatre project as an an activist reaction to the lack of gender parity on DC stages. These all-female productions are a celebration of the strength of women in theatre. Click here for more info.

Clay & Cabernet
Friday, Oct. 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and join us for a night of clay, conversation, and a glass or two of cabernet. $30/pp goes straight to our Tuition Assistance fund. No previous experience or materials needed. Your creations stay in the studio but you’ll leave with new skills! Call (202) 547-6839 to register.

Working From the Figure Drop-In Figure Drawing
Oct. 4, 18, 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model from 6:30-9:30 p.m. facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels available. $15 for drop-in students. Call (202) 547-6839 for more info.

Capitol Hill Art League presents Go Dark 
Friday, October 11, 5-7 p.m. at CHAW

The Capitol Hill Art League presents an all-media art exhibit Go Dark opening Friday, October 11 and running until October 26, 2019. The juror for the exhibit is Phil Davis, BFA-School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA- Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Click here for more info.

Paint & Sip with Ellen Cornett
Friday, Oct. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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).

Drop-in Juggle Jam
Friday, Oct. 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc at a drop-in Juggle Jam workshop. All ages welcome and equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements. Minimum donation of $5 with all proceeds going towards CHAW’s tuition assistance program.

Spooktacular Celebration
Saturday, Oct. 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
CHAW celebrates the holiday season with its annual Spooktacular celebration. Join us for a music recital with performances by students at CHAW wearing their Halloween costumes, plus food, entertainment, and more. Free and open to all (costumes encouraged!).