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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

August 19, 2013

I have been the “Working from the Figure” monitor at CHAW since 2010. This open format session allows anyone from the community to work on their drawings or paintings in front of a live model.  In the fall, we are offering two sessions a month on the first and third Fridays from 6:30-9:30pm. The cost is $20 for drop in or $60 for a four-class pass. Quite a good... more

July 23, 2013

I first heard about the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) a few years ago when I was looking for affordable art classes. In searching for a place that had a diversity of offerings, I stumbled across CHAW and signed up for “Creative Breakthroughs” a mixed media class that explored different media each week and got you out of your “comfort zone,” which was... more

June 19, 2013

This summer CHAW is giving me that chance to lead a summer workshop in fashion design.  I am very excited about this because fashion is so interesting to me. Clearly it’s nice to look at pretty things but it goes deeper than that. Fashion touches every part of our lives because we all must wear clothes. Our sartorial decisions play a large part in how we are... more

May 30, 2013

Summer Camp instructor Laura Maravilla has put together a  video preview of dances campers will be learning this summer as they explore the worlds of Colombia, India, Italy and the American West. Check it out!

Registration for the one-week... more

May 24, 2013
by Binahkaye Joy  

In a few days I’ll be sharing a new dance workshop, The Body in Bloom: a dance class for expectant mothers, at CHAW. Whenever I have the opportunity to dance with people and create movement programs for communities, I am buzzing with excitement. This is because I’m going to learn something new in the process, and everyone who participates will... more

May 13, 2013

Like most non-profit organizations, CHAW spends a good amount of time raising money so that we can have classes and programs that fulfill our mission:  building community through the arts. While many of our classes and programs require a fee, we make it a priority to keep our prices as low as possible (while offering quality programs) and to provide tuition... more

April 12, 2013

“Take A Chance On Me!” is the tenth installment in the CHAWbaret series, an annual cabaret benefit for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and their mission of building community through the arts.  This year’s installment promises to be a fun-packed evening of standards, pop songs, and show tunes about taking chances, gambling, and the risks we all take just... more

March 27, 2013

Join CHAW and teaching artist Laura Maravilla for a night of dancing and pizza!  The Tarantella and Pizza – Family Arts Night and Camp Open House on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. invites folks of all ages to dance, paint, eat, and enjoy a Friday night at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop!

The term tarantella groups a number of different folk... more

March 11, 2013

“I am inspired by making art. It gives my soul a lift.”

I created Sybil with watercolor paper, acrylics, tulle, and some shiny brads! It’s amazing what you can do with itsy bits of paper and other materials. Try it and amaze yourself!!! You will have paper dolls all over the place . . . 

Meet Ms. Karen “Kiki” Holliday and her paper dolls Sybil,... more

March 7, 2013

There is often a misconception that only a few people can sing, that it is a specialized activity with required standards. On the contrary, singing is wonderfully enriching for everyone, fostering well-being and promoting self-expression in one of the most natural ways possible. We all sing unrestrained as children or alone and yet we feel judged as adults when... more