CHAW provides a comprehensive and sequential art experience that builds skills, fosters a love of arts, and expands artistic expression. 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
Winter/Spring Dates: January 7th - June 13th
Days per week in Wnt/Spr session:
per day van fee*: $190 per week day for entire Wnt/Spr semester
No classes will be held on the following days:
Monday, Jan. 21 MLK Day
Winter Break, Feb. 18 - Feb. 22
Spring Break, Apr. 15 - Apr. 19
Monday, May 27 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.