This summer CHAW hosts a two-week Step Dance intensive class for students in 3rd through 8th grades. The class is led by teaching artist Briana Stuart, a full time company member of Step Afrika, the first and only professional stepping company in the world.
We asked Briana to share more about the class:
For two weeks students will engage in the... more
Starting next week, students in grades K through 8th can take their basic skills to the next level in a new class with teaching artist Carolina Mayorga. This unique open studio will guide students through the process of creating their own 2d or 3d projects.
“I want students to understand visual art techniques such as painting, drawing or sculpture as a... more
So I have this really sweet gig where I homeschool my three boys from morning until 3:45 pm when my husband and I make a quick kid pass off at our home near Lincoln Park. I hop on my bike and ride approximately six minutes to CHAW where I have an amazing Suzuki... more
How do you approach such a large museum as the National Gallery of Art when you know it will be a relatively short visit and it’s hard to decide where to start? You can get materials in the information room just off the rotunda. They have family guides (geared toward children ages 6 and up) on Dutch Art and American Art. They are great for... more
The Capitol Hill Art League held its annual Washington Metropolitan region-wide art competition show on Saturday, March 8th at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
The competition awarded cash prizes to winning artists and drew a large participation from artists around... more
“Confections”Oil 1962Wayne ThiebaudLessons from My Own Experiences
Wouldn’t it be fun to take your toddler to an art museum today? What? That doesn’t sound like your idea of a good time?
Art museums really can be lots of fun with your children–even very young children. Perhaps you’re an art lover who could spend hours looking at paintings, reading... more
Artist Heidi Hess has been part of the CHAW family since 2006 teaching dance and jewelry making classes in Early Childhood, Youth and Adult programs. In addition, she chairs CHAW’s Dance Department and also serves as the faculty representative on the CHAW Board of Directors. Through these varied roles she has gained unique insights in arts education and... more
When my youngest child was two, she received for her birthday an art book that organized masterpieces into kid-friendly categories such as animals, families, weather and so on. She gravitated toward specific pictures like the early 17th c. painting depicting two peasants making a big deal over a baby with a smelly diaper. Frances thought that was hilarious as... more
“Urban Eyes” with Camille Clifton, aka The Girl From Nowhere
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is excited to host “Urban Eyes, A Photography Exhibition with Camille Clifton, aka The Girl From Nowhere (TGFN)” running until February 25, 2014 in CHAW’s gallery.
“Urban Eyes is an homage to the marks and signs of life that define or destroy us, between... more