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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

August 31, 2015

A fresh new season and a fresh new voice on the blog: this one comes to you from our #CHAWsome neighbors at Capitol Hill Village (CHV), an organization dedicated to sustaining and enriching the Capitol Hill community for the long term through services and opportunities to age in place.  We are... more

August 14, 2015

We are thrilled to feature Dagny Fisher on the blog this month, an inspiring young artist from DC. At age 13, Dagny has demonstrated a deep love of art and a perspective on women’s issues through the lens of her creative work. This summer, she worked with teaching artist Carolina Mayorga in a 3D-mixed media camp to develop major installation pieces and share her story... more

May 18, 2015
Inspired by the National Endowment for the Arts’ 50th Anniversary call for #ArtStories, we will be posting some of our favorite student stories from the CHAW e-newsletter.  This... more
May 4, 2015

Here at CHAW, we are always thrilled to welcome diverse voices to our building, our programs, and our online community.  Today, our guest blogger joins us in the midst of Supreme Court hearings and much discussion about justice and equal rights.  In light of all of this going on in our city, we are especially proud to welcome this week’s guest blogger: Craig Cipollini... more

April 27, 2015

Published novelist Hannah Sternberg is back on the blog to share thoughts and strategies for aspiring book marketers everywhere!

You can find a blog post somewhere on the internet supporting nearly any hypothesis you might have on book marketing. Authors should Tweet more, and less. Publishers should spend more on promo, but also step back from over-advertising... more

March 30, 2015

We are excited to welcome our friends and partners, United Social Sports (USS), to our blog today!  Sports and arts might not seem all that related at first glance, but USS is all about bringing communities together–much like CHAW.  Whether it’s through sports, arts, or something else altogether, building relationships matters…and you can do that in a pretty... more

March 16, 2015

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our special guest blogger: Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6.  Charles has been working in Ward 6 neighborhoods for more than a decade, and is a current resident – make sure to stop and say hi if you see him near his 15th & D St. NE home!  A tireless supporter of school reform, small businesses, and improving the community,... more

March 9, 2015

It’s tough to catch teaching artist and master engraver Will Fleishell without a pencil in his hand or out from behind the printing press–so when he took some time out to answer a few of our most wide-ranging questions over a lunch break, we were especially grateful. Check out his thoughts on the importance of drawing, the benefits of working from the figure, the role... more

February 13, 2015

It may still feel like winter, but here at CHAW, we’re busily preparing for one of our most favorite times of the year: Summer Camp! This year, we are particularly excited to be offering camps for all ages, from Pre-K all the way up through high school. Each program will invite, challenge, and inspire the creative spirit in campers and counselors alike, and we can’t... more

February 2, 2015

CHAW Teaching Artist Hannah Sternberg is back on our blog with her #CHAWsome writing tips for aspiring and experienced creative writers alike.  Hannah is a published novelist whose latest book, Bulfinch, was named a Notable Teen Book of 2014 by “Shelf Unbound.”  Learn more about Hannah and her books at www.... more