February Events and Workshops at CHAW

By Editorial Team on February 2, 2016
Photo courtesy of CHAW.
Photo courtesy of CHAW.


Fridays, February 5 & 19 – Friday ARTnights: Knit & Sip
After the hustle and bustle of a long week relax, reconnect with your friends and like-minded knitters, in a fun, neighborly environment. Enjoy light refreshments, coffee, tea and wine. Bring your own project or purchase a kit from the instructor to learn the basics. All experience levels welcome. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays, February 5 and February 19 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. $30 per session + optional $10 for starter ball of yarn and knitting needles. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Fridays, February 5 & 19 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Fridays, February 5, 2016 and February 19, 2016 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 www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Friday, February 12 –Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip
Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for Paint and Sip, part of CHAW’s popular Friday ARTnights program, for an evening of painting and wine on Friday, January 8, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Receive step-by-step instruction from CHAW teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece, all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Please call CHAW at (202) 547-6839 to register. For more information, visit www.chaw.org.

New Adult Classes Starting in February:

  • Photography II: Printing and Presentation with Joe Yablonsky
    Thursdays, February 4-11, 6:30pm-8:55pm. Cost: $100 for 2 weeks. Contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 or visit the website at www.chaw.org to register.
    Print images accurately, custom cut mats, choose resources and materials wisely to insure your photos are exhibited in the best possible light. Students leave class with work ready to frame. Bring 2 jpg images to be resized in the first session. Students print images and purchase mat board to bring to the second session.
  • Photography II/III: Travel Photography with Joe Yablonsky
    Sundays, February 7-28, 10:00am-1:00pm. Cost: $240 for 4 weeks. Contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 or visit the website at www.chaw.org to register.
    Class meets at different locations on Capitol Hill, Downtown DC and the National Mall, to practice techniques that will improve photographic compositions, help eliminate distractions and navigate varied lighting conditions in order to better capture the essence of public landscapes, sculpture, and buildings.
  • Writing Games with Hannah Sternberg
    Mondays, February 22-March 14, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cost: $160 for 4 weeks. Contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 or visit the website at www.chaw.org to register.
    Whether you’re a seasoned pro, a novice, or a hobby writer, writing games are a fun way to get creativity flowing. Published novelist Hannah Sternberg will lead the class through a series of interactive writing activities designed to unleash inspiration and build community with other writers in all genres. Returning students build on previous learning.