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November 14, 2012

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

November 6, 2012

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

October 30, 2012

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

October 30, 2012

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

October 30, 2012

Heidi is a very popular CHAW teaching artist. In addition to teaching ballet and jewelry-making she is Dance Department Chair and Faculty Representative to the CHAW Board.

Over 5 years ago Teaching Artist, Heidi Hess stepped through the doors of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.  Although she started teaching one hour a week of ballet for CHAW’s after-school... more

October 17, 2012

I love the sip and paint class as a way for people to try wielding a brush for the first time, or maybe just the first time in a long time. Folks in DC have such high pressure, stressful day jobs and seem to crave a chance to use their hands creatively. To many a full blown art class seems too intimidating, but a two-hour, guided paint and sip with wine might... more

October 11, 2012

October 4, 2012

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 am, CHAW presents a Film Festival celebrating 40 years of “building community through the arts.” Featured films include “Attack of the Giant Pants” and “Alien Invasion,” short films made by CHAW students, and “CHAW@40,” a 15 minute film stitching together vintage footage, video interviews, historical and contemporary... more

September 11, 2012

The air is cool and crisp and it’s time to head back to school, this time to learn to paint with oils. Last night’s class began by creating color mixing charts which not only give everyone experience with the colors we will be using this semester, but a reference guide for mixing when we start working on painting a still life.

 

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September 7, 2012

Photo by Leslie Mansour

Heather Whyte loves children but has found her niche teaching dance to adult students.  “I love teaching adults because they have a great appreciation for music, a reference in their mind about styles of dance and the mood certain songs or dances evoke,” says Whyte.

For the past ten years, Heather has been teaching tap,... more

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