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.
3:30pm - 6:30pm- Monday through Thursday
Fall Dates: August 29th - December 10th
Winter/Spring Dates: January 9th - June 10th
Days per week in WINTER/SPRING session:
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* *** Please call Mr. Brian (202.547.6839) if you would like to add van service- *space may be full*
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.