It’s 9:00am. Students are lining up in the gallery to head upstairs to morning circle. They’re about to play teambuilding games, learn fun facts about the world and congratulate their classmates on kind acts from the day before as we watch their kindness chain grow. They are moments away from starting their camp day at CHAW! Morning Circle is one of the only... more
Since January 1999 or so, a group of singers, sometimes complemented by poets, have offered an annual Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Capitol Hill. The idea for the Remembrance came from the brain of Alvin Mayes, who at the time was a singer in the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C. (now no longer in existence.) Mayes offered that “The... more
The holidays are upon us and the scramble for that perfect last minute gift has begun. Your friends at CHAW can help with gift certificates for everyone on your list. CHAW offers certificates for any amount for a class, workshop, or private music lessons.
Here’s just a sampling of gift ideas:
* CHAW has a new session of winter and spring classes... more
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for Capitol Hill artists. The Capitol Hill Art League and other Capitol Hill Arts Workshop artists and ceramicists make it fun and easy to buy art during the month of December at its Wrap It Up Party and Gallery offerings.
The Wrap It Up party is free to the public and held at the Capitol Hill Arts... more
The holidays are upon us and the to-do lists are growing. Just in time for the melee, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is offering short workshops to make and give great art!
For the months of November and December, CHAW is hosting a series of one, three, and four-week workshops in the visual and performing arts. These shorter format classes allow... more
Yes, indeed, in spite of my recent behavior, I must assert that I was brought up to be properly grateful for the gifts that came my way. My Mother always stressed the importance of timely thank-you notes. But, I find myself very late with this thank-you, embarrassingly and painfully so, but, I cling to the belief that my Mother would agree that a late thank-... more
Music changes people, it changes how they feel about themselves, and it gives them a unique way to communicate with each other and their audience. The biggest step people ever take is from not playing an instrument to playing a little. That’s why, after nearly 20 years of offering this workshop, I still look forward to teaching it.
People who come to... more