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September 15, 2014

Oh Pottery, you’re my Favorite!

There are many reasons to love pottery: the feel of it in my hands, the patience it requires and instills, and the variety of forms a finished piece can take.  As much as pottery requires harnessing the elements of earth, fire, and water to make art, we are mostly just playing in the mud.  I took my first pottery class in 1999... more

August 21, 2014

CHAW invites students in grades six through eight to make great art at CHAW this year in one of our new middle school classes. Our expanded offerings help students add a splash of color to their week with an arts class (or two!).

The popular Ceramics Studio Jam returns under the direction of teaching artist (and CHAW staffer) Clay Hollenkamp.

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July 30, 2014

This year, CHAW partners with Ivy IQ to offer an integrated arts and spanish immersion experience for children ages 24 months to first grade.

Ivy IQ’s innovative and engaging curriculum taps into a child’s natural curiosity and playfulness to build foundational skills for a life-long love of learning and exploration.

CHAW welcomes Amanda Agard,... more

July 18, 2014

Fashion is at the same time, a high form of art and the most accessible. It combines the aesthetic qualities of sculpture and painting with the applied art of sewing. Yet, because we all get dressed, it is more accessible than other forms of art. We all have the opportunity to make a statement about ourselves and how the world will see and react to us... more

June 13, 2014

I am an artist, I own a business that does commercial art and I support the arts in numerous ways including volunteerism, actual cash donations and simply going to enjoy a dance/theater/gallery show on a regular basis.

I’ve always known instinctively that arts are important and valuable, not just on a personal level, but also to society on a harder-to-... more

May 29, 2014

Last January, my SO surprised me with a gift and registered me in an oil painting class at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW). Around the same time, my cousin, an award-winning artist in the United States and Malaysia, asked us to return all of his beautiful drawings that we had been happily... more

May 12, 2014

This summer CHAW hosts a two-week Step Dance intensive class for students in 3rd through 8th grades. The class is led by teaching artist Briana Stuart, a full time company member of Step Afrika, the first and only professional stepping company in the world.

We asked Briana to share more about the class:

For two weeks students will engage in the... more

April 17, 2014

Starting next week, students in grades K through 8th can take their basic skills to the next level in a new class with teaching artist Carolina Mayorga. This unique open studio will guide students through the process of creating their own 2d or 3d projects.

“I want students to understand visual art techniques such as painting, drawing or sculpture as a... more

April 3, 2014

Sarah Hanks and a violin student during the Halloween music recital.


So I have this really sweet gig where I homeschool my three boys from morning until 3:45 pm when my husband and I make a quick kid pass off at our home near Lincoln Park. I hop on my bike and ride approximately six minutes to CHAW where I have an amazing Suzuki... more

March 20, 2014

Juror Cate Fraser speaking about the show at the opening reception.

The Capitol Hill Art League held its annual Washington Metropolitan region-wide art competition show on Saturday, March 8th at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

The competition awarded cash prizes to winning artists and drew a large participation from artists around... more