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Youth Classes

After School Arts

After School Arts

CHAW provides a comprehensive and sequential art experience that builds skills, fosters a love of arts, and expands artistic expression.  Dedicated teaching artists encourage students to dream big, focus hard, and commit with passion while investigating a wide array of processes and techniques designed to nurture artistic development.

Classes are organized by day, age, studio, and teaching artist.  Projects, performances, themes, and processes vary from class to class and semester to semester, so there are always new techniques to learn, fresh and creative ideas to pursue, and skills to build upon.  Each age group includes a Level I and Level II option, so no matter where your child enters the program—as a longtime YAP participant, brand new student, or somewhere in between—there will be an appropriately-paced class that will feel both safe and challenging.  Choose whether to stay on a track, gradually advancing to higher levels of a single medium, explore new disciplines, or mix and match—we will always meet kids where they are and help them discover ways to dive deeper, learn more, and work together to create a community within their classes and across the entire program.

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TINY TOTS - 3 YEAR OLD

Teaching Artist -  Rachael Coad
Dance/Movement 
07/13/2019 - 08/17/2019 
Saturday
10:00-10:45am 
Tuition - $120.00 

Semester long technique classes are designed to give beginning dancers an opportunity to learn foundational skills in ballet and tap. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes technique, steps and sequences that develop strength, stamina and focus. 

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COMBO 1 - 4-6 YEARS OLD

Teaching Artist -  Rachael Coad
Dance/Movement 
07/13/2019 - 08/17/2019 
Saturday
10:50-11:35am 
Tuition - $120.00 

Semester long technique classes are designed to give beginning dancers an opportunity to learn foundational skills in ballet and tap. All students perform in demonstrations or recitals at the end of each session. Class instruction includes technique, steps and sequences that develop strength, stamina and focus. 

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Music Together

Music Together

Music Together ® provides children from birth to kindergarten with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is proud to partner with Little Steps Music for almost a decade to host this pioneering early childhood music education program for children, their parents, and caregivers-- joyfully sharing songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play, in class and in their daily lives.

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Spring Break Camp at CHAW

Join us for a week of great art with CHAW's Spring Break camp Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20, 2019 (no camp on Emancipation Day, Tuesday, 4/16). Students in grades K-5 will engage in recreational activities, crafts and field trips in the morning, followed by structured art activities in the afternoon. Come spend the day or week with with us!!

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Arts Adventures-Grades K-5

Campers spend mornings in the studio engaging creative curiosity in 2D and 3D visual arts. Each camp session offers new projects and performances and wraps up with an arts showcase for family and friends. Afternoons are full of swimming, parks, museums, fun, and games.

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Jr. Arts Adventures-Ages PreK4-5

Arts are the perfect creative backdrop for imaginative play spaces, social development, and curiosity driven activities. The week culminates in demonstrations for family and friends.

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String Fling!-Violin Camp-Grades k-6

Suzuki method based instrument instruction, ensembles, creative movement, theory and composition, and music games for young string players.

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Photography Institute-Grades 8-12

Learn how to shoot, develop, and present photos in this two week course designed to have campers find artistic inspiration even after camp time has ended.

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SHAKE IT OFF! DANCE CAMP-Grades 2-5

Light Switch Dance Theatre presents Shake it Off! Dance Camp. Campers will participate in variety of dance classes including pop jazz, creative movement, musical theatre and hip-hop. At the end of the week, campers will have the opportunity to present dances from the genre's they explored to the community.

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Ceramics Institute-Grades 6-8

Not afraid to get dirty? Come explore the wonderful world of clay! This two-week ceramic workshop is for students who are interested in exploring their creativity and learning about the endless possibilities of clay. We will cover both basic hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Learn to create bowls, mugs and other functional objects as well as experiment with sculptural forms. Clear instructions will be provided with plenty of room for students to take ownership over their projects and make them their own. Class includes clay, firing, and selection of glaze.

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American Youth Chorus

American Youth Chorus (AYC) is a weekly, after-school music program that offers students a performance-based choral program that encourages young people to develop their voices, creativity and self esteem in a fun and supportive environment. The AYC curriculum focuses on artistic discipline, healthy vocal production and technique, basic music theory, sight-singing skills, singing in two part harmony, stage presence and cooperation within an ensemble.

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