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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 and art in community with their peers. This spring, we are taking that same community-grown afterschool program and putting it online so no matter where students are they can join safely and easily. In-person monthly workshops will be announced below. 

Program Dates

Spring Session 1: Tuesday, April 4- Thursday, May 13
Spring Session 2: Tuesday, May 18- Thursday, June 17

Monthly Friday Family Funday Dates

Friday, April 23th from 3:30-5:00pm
Friday, May 28th from 3:30-5:00pm

Class Pricing

Our pricing includes instructed classes Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Tuesdays: Art Basics with Ms. Carolina


Thursdays: Mixed Media Explorations with Ms. Sara


Monthly Friday Family Fundays with Special Guests

$20 each

CHAW never turns a child away for inability to pay. Sliding scale registration and payment plans are available for all registrants. Please contact Shahidah Abdul-Lateef at for more information. Request forms may be picked up at the front desk or online here.

Online Classes
All classes are taught by professional artists and teachers and facilitated over Zoom. Students will be supported by staff to creatively problem solve and work collaboratively in a group atmosphere. Students will receive a welcome pakage before their first day which will include supplies and a parent guide for continued learning for the entire family. Class sizes range from 5 - 15 students. Schedule subject to change. Classes require min. of 5 students to run. 

Village Time
Included in registration. Ms. Shahidah will greet students each day in an open and encouraging atmosphere designed to spark excitement for classes and build friendships between students. Exercises and discussions will center around mindfulness, team-building games, and celebrating milestones. This is not a stand-alone class.

Van Service
CHAW van service has been suspended for the time being. We will reevaluate this when students return to in-person CHAW classes.