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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

October 10, 2013

CHAW celebrated the H Street and Barracks Row Festivals this year with a photo contest. Congratulations to the CHAW Festival Photo Contest winners!

CHAWsome Award to Wes Schaefer

Fanciest Face Paint to Leslie Mansour

Tastiest Treat to PhillieFan 99

Friendliest Farm Animal to Wes Schaefer

Creative Magic... more

September 30, 2013

I am a Zen priest, ordained in 1997 and have have been a teacher of Shodō (Japanese calligraphy) and Sumi-e (Chinese ink painting) for 9 years. In 2010 I participated in a calligraphy workshop given by renowned Japanese calligrapher Kazuaki Tanahashi at the Zen Mountain Monastery. In 2011 I received calligraphy instructions from Japanese calligraphy master... more

September 19, 2013

What better way to trade skills,  expand on your knowledge and experience of photography, feel motivated and inspired in a world over saturated with imagery?! The Capitol Hill Camera Club meets once a month to satisfy these needs and more. We are interested in taking photos that empower and tell a story, that impact our community, that push us to find new... more

September 11, 2013

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is looking for creative folks with photography skills to help document the people and events that make our neighborhood wonderful.  Become part of our “Press Corp” taking photos and spreading the word about CHAW! Open to students and supporters of all ages.

The events to photograph:

H Street Festival  | Saturday,... more
August 22, 2013

After a long work week, I always look forward to Thursday night life drawing class at CHAW.  Spending a couple hours drawing is a great way to relax and you never know what else will be going on in the building – music lessons next door, dance class across the hall, or theater rehearsal downstairs.  I moved to Northwest DC four years ago, but CHAW keeps me in-... more

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