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Choose one class type or area of study, and select any days of the week to see what classes fit your schedule

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Monday, Wednesday

9/12/16-
12/10/16

Times Vary
Fall Adult 2016 Dance

Learn to shuffle, flap, and all the basics to get you moving. Students should have tap shoes and wear comfortable clothes. No prior dance experience required. Returning students will build on prior knowledge.

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Adult Tap Dance
HEATHER WHYTE
9/12-12/5 • Mondays • 6:00-6:50 PM
$240 • 12 weeks • no class on 10/10
Learn to shuffle, flap, and all the basics to get you moving.
Students should have tap shoes and wear comfortable
clothes. No prior dance experience required. Returning
students will build on prior knowledge.


Adult Tap - Extended Class
HEATHER WHYTE
9/12-12/5 • Mondays • 6:50-7:20 PM
$120 • 12 weeks • no class on 10/10
Put your tap skill into practice by learning combinations and
routines. Open to students enrolled in Adult Tap.


Adult Ballet
HEATHER WHYTE
9/12-12/5 • Mondays • 7:25-8:25 PM
$240 • 12 weeks • no class on 10/10
This class emphasizes the fundamentals of ballet and
encourages ballet as a means of improved body awareness,
poise, grace, musicality, flexibility, and self-expression.
Classes are structured to include warm-up exercises, barre
technique and center floor work. Ballet shoes and
comfortable clothes are recommended. No prior dance
experience required. Returning students will build on
prior knowledge.


Adult Ballet - Extended Class
HEATHER WHYTE
9/12-12/5 • Mondays • 8:25-8:55 PM
$120 • 12 weeks • no class on 10/10
Put your ballet skills into practice by learning combinations
and routines. Open to students also enrolled in Adult Ballet.

Saturday

9/12/16-
12/12/16

Times Vary
Fall Adult 2016 Ceramics

CHAW Ceramics classes are beloved by students--and it's no wonder! With ample space for glaze mixing, wheel throwing, hand building, and kiln firing, students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of ceramics techniques.

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Ceramics II/III- Intermediate to Advanced
LINDSEY WALTER
9/12-11/7 • Mondays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$320 30 • 8 weeks • no class on 10/10
Demonstrations focus on more advanced throwing
techniques- lids, throwing off the hump, platters, and coil
throwing, as well as, instruction in techniques like scraffito,
relief printing, and working with stains. Class includes glaze
instruction and advanced slip techniques.


Advanced Color and Glaze
LINDSEY WALTER
11/21-12/12 • Mondays • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
$160 + $30 materials fee • 4 weeks
Take your ceramic art to the next level! In this course,
students will learn to apply a variety of coloring and finishing
techniques to greenware, bisqueware and fired ceramic
pieces. Class time will be spent on glazes, colored slips, under-glaze
application, stain application, finishing techniques and class
critique. Students will be expected to make pieces to work on
for class in open studio or bring from a previous course.
Please bring a notebook on the first day.


Ceramics I - Basics
JENNIFER HARRIS
9/13-11/1 • Tuesdays • 6:45-8:45 PM
$320 + $30 materials fee • 8 weeks
Create beautiful decorative or functional finished ceramic
pieces of art. Learn basic hand-building, wheel throwing and
glazing techniques as well as how to use the various tools in
the studio to realize your creative vision. Price of class
includes Wednesdays and Saturday open studio hours.


Ceramics I/II - Beginners and Beyond
KENDALL MILANO
9/22-12/1 • Thursdays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$320 + $30 materials fee • 8 weeks
no class on 10/20 & 11/3 & 11/24
Learn, practice and perfect basic to advanced ceramic skills.
Wheel throwing and hand building and finshing technques
will be covered. Price of class includes Wednesdays and
Saturday open studio hours.


Independent Study Ceramics – Fall I
CLAY HOLLENKAMP
9/10-10/15 • Saturday • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
$240 + $30 materials fee • 6 weeks
Design your own project under the guidance of an
experienced instructor. From wheel to sculpture to hand
building, this is an excellent forum for exchanging ideas,
developing techniques and creating functional and art
pieces. Some experience required. Price of class includes
Wednesdays and Saturday open studio hours.


Independent Study Ceramics – Fall II
CLAY HOLLENKAMP
10/29-12/3 • Saturday • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
$240 + $30 materials fee • 6 weeks • no class on 11/26
Design your own project under the guidance of an
experienced instructor. From wheel to sculpture to hand
building, this is an excellent forum for exchanging ideas,
developing techniques and creating functional and art
pieces. Some experience required. Price of class includes
Wednesdays and Saturday open studio hours.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

9/12/16-
11/3/16

6:30 - 8:30pm
Fall Adult 2016 Photography

Explore the worlds of darkroom and digital photography with CHAW! Offering one of the only open darkrooms in DC, along with a digital lab, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside professional photographers to learn and develop your craft.

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Intro to Darkroom Photography
KATHY AKEY
9/12-11/7 • Mondays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$320 + $30 materials fee • 8 weeks • no class on 10/10
Introduction to shooting and processing film, as well as, printing techniques and darkroom workflow. No experience necessary, all materials provided.

Fundamentals of Digital Photography
DALE SCHERFLING
9/13-11/1 • Tuesdays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$320 • 8 weeks
Learn the technical basics and elements of creative composition used in digital photography. Hands-on practice designed to develop and broaden the photographers eye will help you take photos with strong visual impact.

Pinhole Photography
JONATHAN WEINER
11/15-12/6 • Tuesdays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$175 • 4 weeks
Breaking photography down to its basic elements, Pinhole photography is as simple as it gets! Construct your own camera using only a pinhole as a lens and exposing black and white photo paper to your subject of choice. Students will learn some photography basics, make exposures and learn how process your images in a traditional black and white photo dark room. No prior photo experience needed.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

9/12/16-
12/17/16

6:30-8:30 pm or 10-1pm
Fall Adult 2016 Visual Art

Explore the 2D and 3D world through media ranging from drawing to painting to mixed media, photography (including one of the only open darkrooms in DC), and design. Students build skills in a welcoming and warm environment that encourages both technique and creativity.

Explore the 2D and 3D world through media ranging from drawing to painting to mixed media, photography (including one of the only open darkrooms in DC), and design. Students build skills in a welcoming and warm environment that encourages both technique and creativity.

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Oil Painting Basics and Beyond
SHEPPARD BEAR
9/19-11/28 • Mondays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$360 • 10 weeks • no class on 10/10
Beginners will get an introduction to material handling, safety
and basic color theory and will learn to paint from a simple,
but challenging still life. Experienced and continuing
painting students will learn techniques to refine their skills
and paint from more complex subject matter. All materials
are supplied. Students should wear old clothes and bring one
roll of paper towels.

Masters’ Styles
CAROLINA MAYORGA
11/8-11/29 • Tuesdays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$160 • 4 weeks
Explore some of the most relevant artistic styles in art history
through drawing and mixed media assignments that
incorporate different concepts, materials and techniques.

Advanced Watercolor & Pastel
ELLEN CORNETT
9/14-11/16 • Wednesdays • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
$600 • 10 weeks
Students may focus on chalk, watercolor or both mediums.
Projects tailored to each student are designed to help
develop individual expressiveness and creative voice.
Enrollment by instructor permission.

Introduction to Drawing
CAROLINA MAYORGA
9/14-11/2 • Wednesdays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$280 • 7 weeks
Learn fundamental concepts of drawing and 2D media.
Foundational elements are reinforced through varied
techniques, materials, experimentation, theory and examples
in art history. No class July 20.


Illustration
CAROLINA MAYORGA
11/9-11/30 • Wednesdays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$120 • 3 weeks • no class on 11/23
This workshop incorporates drawing and mixed media into
the world of graphic and commercial art. Different subject
matters will be explored through various illustration styles,
techniques and materials


Life Drawing
ELLEN CORNETT
9/15-11/17 • Thursdays • 6:30-8:30 PM
$400 • 10 weeks
Working from nude models students will develop accuracy
and expressiveness in rendering the human figure.
Instruction customized for each student and complemented
with theory and examples in art history.Prior drawing
experience required. New students should bring an 18x24
newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded
eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class.

Thursday

9/1/16-
6/10/17

4:00-5:00pm
Dance Sing and Play PreK4

Cora Lee Khambatta

Dance, Play and Sing introduces the fundamental elements of music to young children through games, instruments, movement and song. This class is a perfect pre-cursor for students interested in private instrument lessons and great for tapping in to any child’s natural curiosity for and love of music.

Dance, Play and Sing introduces the fundamental elements of music to young children through games, instruments, movement and song. This class is a perfect pre-cursor for students interested in private instrument lessons and great for tapping in to any child’s natural curiosity for and love of music.

Fall Session:
$280- 9/1-12/10 from 4:00-5:00 pm

Winter Session:
$330- 1/12-3/14 from 4:00-5:00 pm

Spring Session:
$330- 3/21-6/10 from 4:00-5:00 pm

PRE K registration only-  for K-1st graders, please register through the After School Arts program.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

8/29/16-
6/10/17

3:30pm - 6:30pm
YAP- After School Arts 2016-2017

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) Youth Arts Program is a dynamic curriculum of classes, performance, and exhibition opportunities emphasizing arts as a way of life for a lifetime.  Students in the Youth Arts Program (YAP) develop a unique artistic voice as they explore and create dance, theater, music, art, ceramics, and photography while working in community with their peers.

Studio Descriptions coming soon! For now, download our brochure to see a list of class offerings.

*** Van registrations have been closed online.  Please call the CHAW office at 202.547.6839 to inquire about space***

CHAW provides a comprehensive and sequential art experience that builds skills, fosters a love of arts, and expands artistic expression.  Experienced and dedicated teaching artists encourage students to dream big, focus hard, and commit with passion while investigating a wide array of processes and techniques designed to nurture artistic development.

Classes are organized by day, age, studio, and teaching artist.  Projects, performances, themes, and processes vary from class to class and semester to semester, so there are always new techniques to learn, fresh and creative ideas to pursue, and skills to build upon.  Each age group includes a Level I and Level II option, so no matter where your child enters the program—as a longtime YAP participant, brand new student, or somewhere in between—there will be an appropriately-paced class that will feel both safe and challenging.  Choose whether to stay on a track, gradually advancing to higher levels of a single medium, explore new disciplines, or mix and match—we will always meet kids where they are and help them discover ways to dive deeper, learn more, and work together to create a community within their classes and across the entire program.

Schedule
3:30pm - 6:30pm- Monday through Thursday
Fall Dates:  August 29th - December 10th
Winter/Spring Dates: January 9th - June 10th

Tuition
Days per week in FALL session:
one: $450
two: $840
three: $1170
four: $1500
per day van fee*: $120

Days per week in WINTER/SPRING session:
one: $660
two: $1232
three: $1716
four: $2200
per day van fee*: $176

No classes will be held on the following days:
Monday, September 9- Labor Day
Monday, October 10- Columbus Day
Friday, November 11- Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 23 - Saturday, November 26- Thanksgiving
Monday, December 12 – Saturday, January 7- Winter Break
Monday, January 16- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 20- President's Day
Monday, April 15 – Friday April, 21- Spring Break
Monday, May 29- Memorial Day

*Van Service*

***Tuesday Van service is closed- please call to check for space***

CHAW offers after school van service for registered youth students grades K-12 on a first-come-first-served basis.  Van service is unavailable on ½ school days and DCPS school closure days. We currently pick up from the following Capitol Hill schools: Watkins, Two Rivers, Peabody, Stuart Hobson, School Within a School, Capitol Hill Day School, St. Peter, Brent, Maury, Chamberlain, Logan Montessori and Tyler.  If you would like to request additional pick up locations, please contact Brian Washington at bwashington@chaw.org.  Students must be in Kindergarten or a higher grade level to ride the van.  There is no van service for students ages PreK- 5 and younger.

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9/26/16-
12/9/16

Times Vary
Music Together Fall 2016

Caitriona McEniry

Music Together®, an internationally recognized music and movement program, encourages early childhood music development for infant, toddler and pre-school children through mixed-aged classes that include parents and caregivers.

Music Together®, an internationally recognized music and movement program, encourages early childhood music development for infant, toddler and pre-school children through mixed-aged classes that include parents and caregivers. It pioneered the concept of a research based, developmentally-appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement, and it is fun!

The Music Together approach develops every child’s birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music through playful activities rather than by the learning of concepts or information about music. Fee includes two professionally recorded CDs of the semester’s songs, rhythm chants, and play along music; a new songbook with illustrations and activities; and Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically, a book and DVD designed to educate parents and caregivers about music in their children’s lives.

An exciting new collection of songs is presented each semester! Birth-5 years. Parent or caregiver participates with child (does not need to be 1:1 ratio of adult and child - one adult to two children is okay). One infant, aged nine months or younger at time of registration, may attend free with a registered sibling. One infant per family, please. For questions about Music Together ®, please contact www.littlestepsmusic.com or 703.536.4706 or LittleStepsMusic@gmail.com.

Ages 0-5

Fall September 26 - December 9, 2016

Monday 10 weeks- $265 
9:45 –10:30am 
10:45 – 11:30 am 
11:45 –12:30pm 

Tuesday 11 weeks- $288
9:45 –10:30am
10:45 – 11:30 am

Thursday 10 weeks- $265 
9:45 –10:30am
10:45 – 11:30 am

Friday 9 weeks- $243
(Friday class runs from 10/7-12/16 with no class on 11/11 or 11/25)
4:00–4:45pm

Wednesday, Saturday

9/7/16-
12/10/16

Times Vary
Fall Youth 2016 Applied Dance

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills in ballet, tap, and jazz. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held at the end of each session. In our combo classes for young dancers, beginning students explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment.

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills in ballet, tap, and jazz. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held at the end of each session. In our combo classes for young dancers, beginning students explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment. Activities emphasize coordination and body awareness, listening skills, rhythms and patterns, and early social interaction. For ages 4 and above, class instruction includes dance technique, steps, and sequences that develop strength, stamina, and focus. Ballet and/or tap shoes, tights and leotard required.

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Tiny Tots Classes- Fall Session: September 7 - December 10, 2016- 13 weeks @ $260  (no class 11/23 or 11/26)
Our youngest dancers explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment.   Activities emphasize coordination and body awareness, listening skills, rhythms and patterns, and early social interaction. Class instruction includes exposure to tap, ballet and tumbling.

2.5- 3 years old

     Tiny Tots- Saturday 8:30- 9:15 am with Marika Klein


Technique Classes- Fall Session: September 7 - December 10, 2016- 13 weeks @ $260  (no class 11/23 or 11/26)
Semester long technique classes are designed to give beginning dancers an opportunity to learn foundational skills in ballet and tap.   All students perform in demonstrations or recitals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes technique, steps and sequences that develop strength, stamina and focus.

3-4 years old

     Tap/Ballet Combo I- Saturday 11:50am–12:35pm with Katie Fulton

4-6 years old

     Ballet I- Saturday 10:00–10:55am with Marika Klein

     Ballet/Tap Combo I- Wednesday 5:00–5:45pm with Vanessa Iorizzo

5-7 years old

     Ballet II- Saturday 9:20–10:05am Marika Klein

6+ years old

     Tap/Ballet Combo II- Wednesdays 5:00–5:45pm with Laura Vucci

Studio To Stage Classes- Year-long SessionSeptember 7 - June 10, 2017, 35 weeks @ $750  (no class 11/23, 11/26, 4/16, or 4/21)
These performance focus classes emphasize stage presence, technique building, choreographed ballet, and tap routines as well as tumbling to develop strength.  Studio to stage classes are for students who want to take their skill and artistry to a higher level by committing to a year-long program.  Performances are held in off-site venues.  Student placement is determined by age, experience and recommendation of the instructor. Costume fees are included in price.

3 year olds

     Saturdays 11:00–11:45am Studio to Stage I Katie Fulton

4 year olds

     Saturdays 8:45–9:30am Studio to Stage II Laura Vucci

5 year olds

     Saturdays 9:35–10:20am Studio to Stage III Laura Vucci

6 year olds

     Saturdays 10:25–11:10am Studio to Stage IV Laura Vucci

7 year olds

     Saturdays 11:15am–12:00pm Studio to Stage V Laura Vucci

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:
Wednesday, Saturday

1/11/17-
3/18/17

Times Vary
Winter Youth 2017 Applied Dance

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills in ballet, tap, and jazz. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held at the end of each session. In our combo classes for young dancers, beginning students explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment.

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills in ballet, tap, and jazz. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held at the end of each session. In our combo classes for young dancers, beginning students explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment. Activities emphasize coordination and body awareness, listening skills, rhythms and patterns, and early social interaction. For ages 4 and above, class instruction includes dance technique, steps, and sequences that develop strength, stamina, and focus. Ballet and/or tap shoes, tights and leotard required.

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Tiny Tots Classes- Fall Session: January 11th - March 18th, 2017- 10 weeks @ $200  
Our youngest dancers explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment.   Activities emphasize coordination and body awareness, listening skills, rhythms and patterns, and early social interaction. Class instruction includes exposure to tap, ballet and tumbling.

2.5- 3 years old

     Tiny Tots- Saturday 8:30- 9:15 am with Marika Klein

     Tiny Tots- Wednesday 9:00am - 9:45am with Laura Vucci


Technique Classes- Winter Session: January 11th - March 18th, 2017- 10 weeks @ $200  
Semester long technique classes are designed to give beginning dancers an opportunity to learn foundational skills in ballet and tap.   All students perform in demonstrations or recitals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes technique, steps and sequences that develop strength, stamina and focus.

3-4 years old

     Tap/Ballet Combo I- Saturday 11:50am–12:35pm with Katie Fulton

4-6 years old

     Ballet I- Saturday 10:00–10:55am with Marika Klein

     Ballet/Tap Combo I- Wednesday 5:00–5:45pm with Vanessa Iorizzo

5-7 years old

     Ballet II- Saturday 9:20–10:05am Marika Klein

6+ years old

     Tap/Ballet Combo II- Wednesdays 5:00–5:45pm with Laura Vucci

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:
Wednesday, Saturday

4/5/17-
6/10/17

Times Vary
Spring Youth 2017 Applied Dance

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills in ballet, tap, and jazz. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held at the end of each session. In our combo classes for young dancers, beginning students explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment.

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills in ballet, tap, and jazz. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held at the end of each session. In our combo classes for young dancers, beginning students explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment. Activities emphasize coordination and body awareness, listening skills, rhythms and patterns, and early social interaction. For ages 4 and above, class instruction includes dance technique, steps, and sequences that develop strength, stamina, and focus. Ballet and/or tap shoes, tights and leotard required.

Download the BROCHURE

Tiny Tots Classes- Fall Session: January 11th - March 18th, 2017- 10 weeks @ $200  
Our youngest dancers explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment.   Activities emphasize coordination and body awareness, listening skills, rhythms and patterns, and early social interaction. Class instruction includes exposure to tap, ballet and tumbling.

2.5- 3 years old

     Tiny Tots- Saturday 8:30- 9:15 am with Marika Klein

     Tiny Tots- Wednesday 9:00am - 9:45am with Laura Vucci


Technique Classes- Winter Session: January 11th - March 18th, 2017- 10 weeks @ $200  
Semester long technique classes are designed to give beginning dancers an opportunity to learn foundational skills in ballet and tap.   All students perform in demonstrations or recitals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes technique, steps and sequences that develop strength, stamina and focus.

3-4 years old

     Tap/Ballet Combo I- Saturday 11:50am–12:35pm with Katie Fulton

4-6 years old

     Ballet I- Saturday 10:00–10:55am with Marika Klein

     Ballet/Tap Combo I- Wednesday 5:00–5:45pm with Vanessa Iorizzo

5-7 years old

     Ballet II- Saturday 9:20–10:05am Marika Klein

6+ years old

     Tap/Ballet Combo II- Wednesdays 5:00–5:45pm with Laura Vucci

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

7/11/16-
8/4/16

Times Vary
Music Together Summer 2016

summer schedule
7/11–8/4
teaching artist • TBD
$200 • 4 weeks • class meets two days per week.
Monday Wednesday 10:45–11:30am
Tuesday Thursday 9:45–10:30am
Tuesday Thursday 10:45–11:30am

Looking for Fall Classes?  Click Here!


summer schedule
7/11–8/4
teaching artist • TBD
$200 • 4 weeks • class meets two days per week.
Monday Wednesday 10:45–11:30am
Tuesday Thursday 9:45–10:30am
Tuesday Thursday 10:45–11:30am

The Music Together® approach develops every child’s birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music through playful activities rather than by the learning of concepts or information about music. Fee includes two professionally recorded CDs of the semester’s songs, rhythm chants, and play along music; a new songbook with illustrations and activities; and Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically, a book and DVD designed to educate parents and caregivers about music in their children’s lives. An exciting new collection of songs is presented each semester! Birth-5 years. Parent or caregiver participates with child (does not need to be 1:1 ratio of adult and child–one adult to two children is okay). One infant, aged nine months or younger at time of registration, may attend free with a registered sibling. One infant per family, please. For questions about Music Together®, please contact www.littlestepsmusic.com or 703.536.4706 or LittleStepsMusic@gmail.com. Price of class includes materials fee. Subtract $40 for second child (must be sibling). If class is canceled by the instructor or due to inclement weather, CHAW will make every effort to reschedule.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8/1/16-
8/12/16

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
This is My City: Photgraphy Institute

Jonathan Weiner

For photography lovers and aspiring professionals alike, this intensive program provides a soup to nuts exploration of the creative, curatorial, and marketing aspects of creating images and mounting a group photography exhibition.

For photography lovers and aspiring professionals alike, this intensive program provides a soup to nuts exploration of the creative, curatorial, and marketing aspects of creating images and mounting a group photography exhibition. Working with professional photographers, guest artists, and arts professionals, students gain valuable perspective and technical expertise while developing a unique photographic voice. Exhibition themes, concepts, and shooting schedule will be student driven. Historic and contemporary practices of photography from shooting film and darkroom processing to digital cameras and iPhones will be explored.

Register through Arlington Arts Center https://arlingtonartscenter.org/aacsummercamps $566

Tuesday, Thursday

5/9/16-
12/16/16

Times Vary
Jazzercise

Rebecca Westcott

Torch fat, sculpt lean muscle and crush calories with this high intensity workout that mixes dance-based cardio with strength training. Fresh pulse-pounding music and body-blasting moves bring the intensity to transform your body, boost your mood and ignite your energy.

Torch fat, sculpt lean muscle and crush calories with this high intensity workout that mixes dance-based cardio with strength training. Fresh pulse-pounding music and body-blasting moves bring the intensity to transform your body, boost your mood and ignite your energy.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

6/21/16-
8/12/16

Times Vary
Teen Summer 2016 Classes

CHAW has teen classes that offer a deep dive into Theater, Ceramics, Photography, Drawing, and 3D Art, each led by professional artists. All classes provide a comprehensive and sequential art experience that builds skills, fosters a love of arts, and expands artistic expression. Experienced and dedicated teaching artists encourage students to dream big, focus hard, and commit with passion while investigating a wide array of processes and techniques designed to nurture artistic development. Click MORE for the full list of opportunities.

Middle School Ceramics grades 6 - 8
MELISA STURMAN
8/1-8/12 • Monday-Friday • 1:30-4:30PM • $480 • 30 hours
Create beautiful decorative or functional finished ceramic pieces of art. Learn basic hand-building, wheel throwing and glazing techniques as well as how to use the various tools in the studio to realize your creative vision.

Punk Antigone ages 13 - 17
MARCUS KYD
7/11-7/29 • Monday-Friday • 1:30-4:30PM • $1200 • 75 hours
Explore theatre like a Punk! Tear into the Greek epic Antigone under the guidance of CHAW’s resident theatre company Taffety Punk to create a unique telling of this powerful story. Over three weeks, participants build skills in a variety of disciplines, including music, movement and text, culminating in an evening performance for the public. This fun and creative theatre-focused day camp is intended for ages 13-17.

Middle School Photography grades 6 - 8
TYLER GRIGSBY
8/8-8/11 • Monday-Thursday • 1:30-4:30PM • $192 • 12 hours
Learn to take great photos in nature and in the city while creatively using cameras to communicate ideas and tell stories. Classes culminate in a group exhibition of student work. Students provide their own camera preferably a DSL-R, but any point and shoot that's at least 10 megapixels is fine.

Saturday

6/25/16-
8/12/16

Times Vary
Summer Youth 2016 Dance

CHAW dance classes are designed to grow with your child and give dancers an opportunity to learn and build on foundational skills in ballet, tap, and jazz. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals held at the end of each session. In our combo classes for young dancers, beginning students explore music and movement in a playful, joyful environment

LOOKING FOR FALL CLASSES?  CLICK HERE!

Summer classes.

Tap & Ballet Combo: Ages 3 - 4
LAURA VUCCI
6/25-8/13 • Saturdays • 9:00-9:45AM $140 • 7 weeks no class on July 9

Ballet I: Ages 4-6
LAURA VUCCI
6/25-8/13 • Saturdays • 10:40-11:25AM $140 • 7 weeks no class on July 9

Ballet Through The Classics: Ages 6 - 9
MARIKA KLEIN
6/25-8/13 • Saturdays • 9:45-10:30AM $140 • 7 weeks no class on July 9

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

6/20/16-
7/11/16

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Summer 2016 Adult Photography

Explore the worlds of darkroom and digital photography with CHAW! Offering one of the only open darkrooms in DC, along with a digital lab, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside professional photographers to learn and develop your craft.

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Explore the worlds of darkroom and digital photography with CHAW! Offering one of the only open darkrooms in DC, along with a digital lab, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside professional photographers to learn and develop your craft.

Digital Media
CHRISTIE NEPTUNE
7/18-8/8 • Monday • 6:30-8:55PM $200 • 4 weeks
The basic and experimental elements of Video Production. Learn technical skills of cinematography, basic lighting and editing to create short films with your DSLR cameras. Explore the phases of preproduction, production and post production in project development.

Fundamentals of Digital Photography
DALE SCHERFLING
6/21-7/12 • Tuesday • 6:30-8:30PM $160 • 4 weeks
An introduction to the technical basics of digital photography.

The Creative Photographer
DALE SCHERFLING
7/19-8/9 • Tuesday • 6:30-8:30PM $160 • 4 weeks
Master creative composition and photographic artistry with hands-on practice designed to broaden and develop the photographers eye. Learn to take photos with strong visual impact.

Intro to Darkroom Photography
LESLIE MANSOUR
7/13-8/10 • Wednesday • 6:30-8:30PM $200 • 5 weeks
Introduction to shooting and processing film, as well as, printing techniques and darkroom workflow. No experience necessary, all materials provided.

Fundamentals of Digital Photography- Cancelled
TYLER GRIGSBY
7/21-8/11 • Thursday • 6:30-8:30PM $160 • 4 weeks
An introduction to the technical basics of digital photography.

Monday, Thursday

6/23/16-
8/15/16

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Summer Adult 2016 Dance

Learn to shuffle, flap, and all the basics to get you moving. Students should have tap shoes and wear comfortable clothes. No prior dance experience required. Returning students will build on prior knowledge.

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SUMMER CLASSES

Adult Tap Dance
HEATHER WHYTE
7/11-8/15 • Mondays • 6:00-6:50PM • $120 • 6 weeks
Learn to shuffle, flap, and all the basics to get you moving. Students should have tap shoes and wear comfortable clothes. No prior dance experience required. Returning students will build on prior knowledge.

Adult Tap - Extended Class
HEATHER WHYTE
7/11-8/15 • Mondays • 6:50-7:20PM • $60 • 6 weeks
Put your tap skill into practice by learning combinations and routines. Open to students enrolled in Adult Tap.

Adult Ballet
HEATHER WHYTE
7/11-8/15 • Mondays • 7:25-8:25PM • $120 • 6 weeks
This class emphasizes the fundamentals of ballet and encourages ballet as a means of improved body awareness, poise, grace, musicality, flexibility, and self-expression. Classes are structured to include warm-up exercises, barre technique and center floor work. Ballet shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended. No prior dance experience required. Returning students will build on prior knowledge.

Adult Ballet - Extended Class
HEATHER WHYTE
7/11-8/15 • Mondays • 8:25-8:55PM • $60 • 6 weeks
Put your ballet skills into practice by learning combinations and routines. Open to students also enrolled in Adult Ballet.

Burlesque Summer Camp- Cancelled
GIGI HOLLIDAY
7/14 - 8/11• Thursdays7:35 - 8:50 PM • $125 • 5 weeks  
Summer camp isn’t just for kids! Learn burlesque history, classic moves and a group routine as well as how to create costume pieces on a budget. Develop your stage persona, complete with stage name and bio. No experience necessary.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

6/20/16-
8/13/16

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Summer Adult 2016 Ceramics

CHAW Ceramics classes are beloved by students--and it's no wonder! With ample space for glaze mixing, wheel throwing, hand building, and kiln firing, students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of ceramics techniques.

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Summer CERAMICS

Ceramics II/III- Intermediate to Advanced
LINDSEY WALTER
6/20-8/8 • Monday • 6:30-8:30PM $320+$30 materials fee • 8 weeks
Demonstrations focus on more advanced throwing techniques- lids, throwing off the hump, platters, and coil throwing, as well as, instruction in techniques like scraffito, relief printing, and working with stains. Class includes glaze instruction and advanced slip techniques.

Ceramics I - Basics
JENNNIFER HARRIS
6/21-8/9 • Tuesdays • 6:45-8:45PM $320+$30 materials fee • 8 weeks
Create beautiful decorative or functional finished ceramic pieces of art. Learn basic hand-building, wheel throwing and glazing techniques as well as how to use the various tools in the studio to realize your creative vision. Price of class includes Wednesday and Saturday open studio hours.

Ceramics I/II - Beginners and Beyond
KENDALL MILANO
6/30-8/11 • Thursdays • 6:30-8:30PM $280+$30 materials fee • 8 weeks
Learn, practice and perfect basic to advanced ceramic skills. Wheel throwing and hand building and finshing technques will be covered. Price of class includes Wednesday and Saturday open studio hours.

Independent Study Ceramics
CLAY HOLLENKAMP
6/25-8/13 • Saturdays • 10:00AM-12:00PM $320+$30 materials fee • 8 weeks Design your own project under the guidance of an experienced instructor. From wheel to sculpture to hand building, this is an excellent forum for exchanging ideas, developing techniques and creating functional and art pieces. Some experience required. Price of class includes Wednesday and Saturday open studio hours.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

6/20/16-
8/10/16

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Summer 2016 Adult Visual Arts

Explore the 2D and 3D world through media ranging from drawing to painting to mixed media, photography (including one of the only open darkrooms in DC), and design. Students build skills in a welcoming and warm environment that encourages both technique and creativity.

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SUMMER classes

Oil Painting Basics and Beyond
SHEPPARD BEAR
6/20-8/8 • Mondays • 6:30-8:30PM $250 Roll of paper towels • 7 weeks • no class 7/4
Beginners will get an introduction to material handling, safety and basic color theory and will learn to paint from a simple, but challenging still life. Experienced and continuing painting students will learn techniques to refine their skills and paint from more complex subject matter. All materials are supplied. Students should wear old clothes and bring one roll of paper towels.

Introduction to Drawing
CAROLINA MAYORGA
6/22-8/10 • Wednesdays • 6:30-8:30PM $250 • 7 weeks
Learn fundamental concepts of drawing and 2D media. Foundational elements are reinforced through varied techniques, materials, experimentation, theory and examples in art history. No class July 20.

Life Drawing
ELLEN CORNETT
6/23-7/28 • Thursdays • 6:30-8:30PM $240 • 6 weeks
Working from nude models students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction customized for each student and complemented with theory and examples in art history.Prior drawing experience required. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

6/20/16-
8/20/16

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Summer Arts Adventure Camp 2016

Check out the latest Camp Newsletter for more information!

• Just the right balance of creativity and recreation
• Great community of friends old and new in a safe, welcoming environment
• Programs that fit all kinds of schedules
• Tuition assistance and payment plans available.

Read on for details and information on individual camps and programs to start building the CHAW Summer that reflects you best!

Check out the latest Camp Newsletter for more information! 

• Just the right balance of creativity and recreation
• Great community of friends old and new in a safe, welcoming environment
• Programs that fit all kinds of schedules
• Tuition assistance and payment plans available.

ARTS EXPLORATION

Session I: Oceanography, Organisms and Osmosis- June 20 - 24 
Session II: Botany for Breakfast- June 27 – July 1
Session II: Artist Laboratory- July 5 – July 8
Session IV: Planetary Patterns-  July 11 - 15
Session V: Science Fiction and the Art of Imagination   July 18 - 22
Session VI: Constellations and the Cosmos  July 25 - 29

Arts Adventures Camp
Grades K – 5 (grade most recently completed)
Monday through Friday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
One week sessions full day only
$495 per week ($395 session III)
From art mysteries to intergalactic landscapes explore the scientific wonders of art in this cosmic arts adventure camp.  Spark your creative curiosity in performance, 2D and 3D studio arts activities each morning, then grab your sunscreen and sneakers for afternoons full of swimming, parks, museums and games.  Each camp week wraps up with an arts showcase for family and friends that is sure to be outta’ this world.

Arts Adventure EXTENDED DAY (Completed Grades K+)

Monday through Friday
Before Care 8:30 – 9:00 am $35 per week
After Care   4:30 – 5:30 pm $70 per week

Jr. Arts Camp
PreK 4 & 5
Monday through Friday
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
One week sessions mornings only
$315 per week ($250 session III)
Art and science provide the perfect creative backdrop for imaginative play spaces, social development and curiosity driven activities. The week culminates in demonstrations for family and friends.

PERFORMING ARTS

Only Make Believe – Theater Camp  
August 1 – 5
Grades 1 – 5 (Grade most recently completed)
9:00 – 12:30 pm
$315
Develop the creativity, expressivity and techniques to take to the stage with confidence as you learn theatrical skills from professional actors through improvisation, scene studies, theatrical games, and stage craft.  Camp culminates in theatrical demonstrations and vignettes performed for family and friends.

Shake It Off – Dance Camp
August 8 – 12
Ages 4 – 11
9:00 – 12:30 pm
$315
Specialized dance instruction in a variety of styles and techniques introduced through games, small and large group activities, and performance practices strengthen skills in music and movement.  Beginner and intermediate students welcome

String Fling!  -  Violin, Viola, Cello Camp
August 15 – 20
Ages 4 - 12
Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Recital 10:00 am – Noon
$400
Suzuki method based instrument instruction, ensembles, creative movement, theory and composition, and music games for young string players.  Students must provide their own instrument.  Beginners welcome.

Program Questions?  Contact Leslie Mansour : leslie@chaw.org
Registration Questions? Contact registration@chaw.org

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Monday, Tuesday

1/4/16-
5/23/16

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Winter/Spring 2016 Adult Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing team works together to create safe, open spaces to brainstorm, to be creative, to break out of writer's block, and to move to the next level--no matter what your experience level with writing.

Check back for more info on future classes.  Please, contact education@chaw.org with any questions




Previous classes:

Writing Games
HANNAH STERNBERG
First Session 1/4-2/1 • Mondays • 6:30PM-8:30PM $160 • 4 weeks • no class 1/18
Second Session - 2/22-3/14 • Mondays • 6:30-8:30PM $160 • 4 weeks
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 ovgther writers in all genres. Returning students build on previous learning.

The Artist’s Way
LAURA MARAVILLA
1/5-3/29 • Tuesdays • 7:30-9:00PM $390 • 13 weeks
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is an international bestseller on the subject of creativity. Whether or not you consider yourself an artist, this book and class will open up creative outlets in all areas of your life.

Writing Games
HANNAH STERNBERG
4/18-5/23 • Mondays • 6:30-8:30PM $240 • 6 weeks
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.