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Blog - CHAW Beyond the Walls

December 18, 2013

CHAW is excited to announce our new winter session for all ages beginning January 6, 2014. We have your favorite classes as well as new ones to start your new year off right. Click here for a list of upcoming classes.

Meet one of our new teaching artists GiGi Holliday.  She’ll be teachingHip-... more

November 26, 2013

After my first three painting classes at CHAW, I was hooked. I wished I could go to class more than once a week; I left feeling exhilarated, exhausted, and relaxed.  Few things can capture my attention for two full cell-phone free hours – focusing on the shadows and shapes of an apple did the trick, leaving me with a clearer mind and more balanced outlook on... more

November 26, 2013

CHAW says “Happy Holidays” the only way we know how with a day full of art, performances, and gift buying!  Join us for the CHAW HolidayFête, an Arts Showcase and Sale on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.  The day is free and open to all!

Events include:

12:00-8:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Art League’s annual Give Art and Wrap It Up... more

October 24, 2013

The Artists’ Circle is a opportunity for artists to build community through sharing work, resources and connecting socially. Whether a seasoned professional, or someone just beginning to explore artistic interests, it’s good to get outside of your bubble and interact with like-minded people in a supportive environment.

The idea is to allow the artists... more

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