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Adult Classes

LIFE DRAWING

Teaching Artist -  Ellen Cornett
07/08/2021 - 08/12/2021
Thursday
6:30-8:30pm
Tuition - $220.00

Online class
This class is designed for students who wish to build on their drawing skills with work from live models. The focus will be on heads and faces, with additional emphasis on the challenges of foreshortening. Students should be prepared with drawing paper --Strathmore Drawing is recommended, and pencils or charcoal. Students who are interested in developing their shading skills may wish to purchase graded carbon pencils. A set of these are available at Dick Blick Art Supply: https://www.dickblick.com/items/20452-2149/

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ARCHITECTURE, CITYSCAPES & MORE

Teaching Artist -  Carolina Mayorga
07/28/2021 - 08/11/2021
Wednesday
6:30-8:30pm
Tuition - $120.00

In person class
If you are ready to explore our city, this is your opportunity! Together we will look at several landmarks and buildings around the city to inspire exercises that introduce the concept of perspective, proportions and composition as well as the fundamentals of drawing such as line and shape. Materials: Sketch book/pad min size 8.5 x 11 inches. Feel free to bring your own supplies but drawing materials will be provided.

*Call for more information on afternoon drop in opportunities as well! 202-547-6839

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THE FIGURE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

Teaching Artist -  Carolina Mayorga
08/18/2021 - 09/01/2021
Wednesday
6:30-8:30pm
Tuition - $120.00

In person class
This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of figure drawing and the incorporation of the human figure into outdoor spaces. A selection of our greatest models will join us at our favorite DC landscapes and landmarks. Materials: Sketch book/pad min size 8.5 x 11 inches. Feel free to bring your own supplies but drawing materials will be provided.

*Call for more information on afternoon drop in opportunities as well! 202-547-6839

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Ceramics

BASIC HAND BUILDING

Teaching Artist -  Kate Sinclair
07/26/2021 - 08/30/2021
Monday
6:30-8:30pm
Tuition - $270.00

In person class
This class will be an opportunity for students to work with clay as an art medium. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction like slab building and coil method, decoration, sculptural techniques, as well as vocabulary.

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BASIC CERAMICS

Teaching Artist -  Meredith Vining
07/27/2021 - 08/31/2021
Tuesday
6:30-8:30pm
Tuition - $270.00

In person class
This short and sweet summer course will get you comfortable with foundational materials and techniques. You'll even try your hand at wheel throwing! No experience is required. This tuition also includes use of the studio during Open Studio sessions.

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ADVANCED CERAMICS

Teaching Artist -  Rebecca Bock
07/29/2021 - 09/02/2021
Thursday
6:30-8:30pm
Tuition - $270.00

In person class
Students will receive some advanced-level technical instruction but will be able to work on their own projects throughout the 6-week course. Course fee comes with one bag of clay, glazes, and access to all studio tools.

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Photography

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Dance

TAP

Teaching Artist -  Heather Whyte
07/19/2021 - 08/23/2021
Monday
6:00-6:55pm
Tuition - $120.00

In person class
Learn to shuffle, flap, and all the basics to get you moving. Students should have tap shoes and wear comfortable clothes. Masks must be worn at all times in the building. No prior dance experience required. Returning students will build on prior knowledge.

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JAZZ

Teaching Artist -  Heather Whyte
07/19/2021 - 08/23/2021
Monday
7:00-7:55pm
Tuition - $120.00

In person class
Come stretch, move, and dance! This Luigi inspired jazz class will include floor exercises based on centering, isolation, strength building, and balance. A new combination of steps will be introduced each class to work on coordination. No formal training or experience is needed. Please come to class in ballet shoes or bare feet. Face masks must be worn at all times in the building.

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BALLET

Teaching Artist -  Heather Whyte
07/19/2021 - 08/23/2021
Monday
8:00-8:55pm
Tuition - $120.00

In person class
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. Face masks must be worn inside the CHAW building at all times.

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