Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Event Listings

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure

9/4/15

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Working from nude models, students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction will be individual with an emphasis on working with each student’s strengths and experience. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class. The class is facilitated by master engraver and artist Will Fleishell. Easels are available. Future Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5 $20 class drop-in. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information.

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Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque

9/11/15

Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque
Friday (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Have you ever been a curious kitten about the art of burlesque? Unleash that inner tiger with CHAW's burlesque workshop. Come to this two-hour class and learn a sassy routine that will leave you with a wiggle and wink you never knew you had. There is no dance experience needed and no nudity involved. The class is part lecture and part movement. Guests will not only perform beginner burlesque dance moves, but also learn about the history of burlesque and the dancers who still perform the art to this day.

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Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip

9/11/15

Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip
Second Fridays (6:30-8:30 pm)

Join us for an evening of painting and wine from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of every month! Upcoming Dates: 9/11/15, 10/2, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8/16. Receive step-by-step instruction from teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information or to register.

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Photography Exhibit: Photonegative

9/12/15

Photography Exhibit: Photonegative
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Exhibit runs through Tuesday, Sept. 29)

PHOTONEGATIVE adjective, BIOLOGY 1.(of an organism) tending to move away from light. noun, PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT 2.hand printed darkroom photographs of public sculpture by Joe Yablonsky. opening reception with artist Joe Yablonsky on Saturday, September 12, 2015 5–7pm. Exhibit runs through September 29 in the CHAW gallery, 545 7th St. SE. Free and open to the public.

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Empty Bowls Ceramics Workshop

9/12/15

Empty Bowls Ceramics Workshop
Saturday (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Spend an afternoon creating bowls for a good cause. No clay experience necessary and all levels welcome, participants and families will create bowls for the Capitol Area Food Bank's fall Empty Bowl fundraisers.

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Inheritance Canyon

9/17/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure

9/18/15

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Working from nude models, students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction will be individual with an emphasis on working with each student’s strengths and experience. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class. The class is facilitated by master engraver and artist Will Fleishell. Easels are available. Future Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5 $20 class drop-in. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information.

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Inheritance Canyon

9/18/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet

9/18/15

Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet
Monthly on Fridays (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for an evening of clay tile painting and wine sipping! In this workshop, offered monthly, you'll learn the frisket technique, using stencils and paint on clay tiles, while enjoying a happy hour atmosphere. All materials and refreshments will be provided--so just bring your creativity and a willingness to play with clay!

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Inheritance Canyon

9/19/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Inheritance Canyon

9/23/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Inheritance Canyon

9/24/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Inheritance Canyon

9/25/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Inheritance Canyon

9/26/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Inheritance Canyon

9/30/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Inheritance Canyon

10/1/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure

10/2/15

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Working from nude models, students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction will be individual with an emphasis on working with each student’s strengths and experience. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class. The class is facilitated by master engraver and artist Will Fleishell. Easels are available. Future Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5 $20 class drop-in. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information.

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Inheritance Canyon

10/2/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Inheritance Canyon

10/3/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Gallery Opening: CHAL Fall 2015 Show

10/3/15

Gallery Opening: CHAL Fall 2015 Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 3 from 5:00-7:00pm
(Exhibit runs through November 6, 2015)

Join the Capitol Hill Art League for the Fall 2015 show. Opening reception is Saturday October 3rd from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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Inheritance Canyon

10/7/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Inheritance Canyon

10/8/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque

10/9/15

Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque
Friday (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Have you ever been a curious kitten about the art of burlesque? Unleash that inner tiger with CHAW's burlesque workshop. Come to this two-hour class and learn a sassy routine that will leave you with a wiggle and wink you never knew you had. There is no dance experience needed and no nudity involved. The class is part lecture and part movement. Guests will not only perform beginner burlesque dance moves, but also learn about the history of burlesque and the dancers who still perform the art to this day.

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Inheritance Canyon

10/9/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip

10/9/15

Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip
Second Fridays (6:30-8:30 pm)

Join us for an evening of painting and wine from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of every month! Upcoming Dates: 9/11/15, 10/2, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8/16. Receive step-by-step instruction from teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information or to register.

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Inheritance Canyon

10/10/15

Inheritance Canyon
Wednesday-Saturday (7:30pm with 3:00pm matinees on 10/3 & 10/10)

Celebrating the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Taffety Punk presents the world premiere of a new play by Liz Maestri. Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon with unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space. The enigmatic Shell and two of her friends survive a deadly military experiment to find themselves trapped in a landscape where the rules of time, space and gravity are changing. Liz Maestri brings back beloved characters from her previous hit play, Owl Moon, and sets them in an alternative reality where their desires literally clash with the laws of physics.

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Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure

10/16/15

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Working from nude models, students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction will be individual with an emphasis on working with each student’s strengths and experience. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class. The class is facilitated by master engraver and artist Will Fleishell. Easels are available. Future Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5 $20 class drop-in. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information.

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Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet

10/16/15

Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet
Monthly on Fridays (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for an evening of clay tile painting and wine sipping! In this workshop, offered monthly, you'll learn the frisket technique, using stencils and paint on clay tiles, while enjoying a happy hour atmosphere. All materials and refreshments will be provided--so just bring your creativity and a willingness to play with clay!

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Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure

11/6/15

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Working from nude models, students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction will be individual with an emphasis on working with each student’s strengths and experience. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class. The class is facilitated by master engraver and artist Will Fleishell. Easels are available. Future Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5 $20 class drop-in. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information.

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Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque

11/6/15

Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque
Friday (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Have you ever been a curious kitten about the art of burlesque? Unleash that inner tiger with CHAW's burlesque workshop. Come to this two-hour class and learn a sassy routine that will leave you with a wiggle and wink you never knew you had. There is no dance experience needed and no nudity involved. The class is part lecture and part movement. Guests will not only perform beginner burlesque dance moves, but also learn about the history of burlesque and the dancers who still perform the art to this day.

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Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip

11/13/15

Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip
Second Fridays (6:30-8:30 pm)

Join us for an evening of painting and wine from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of every month! Upcoming Dates: 9/11/15, 10/2, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8/16. Receive step-by-step instruction from teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information or to register.

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Gallery Opening: CHAL Small Works Show

11/14/15

Gallery Opening: CHAL Small Works Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov 14 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
(Exhibit runs through December 5th)

Join us for the Capitol Hill Art League's Small Works Show. Opening reception Saturday, Nov 14 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure

11/20/15

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Working from nude models, students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction will be individual with an emphasis on working with each student’s strengths and experience. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class. The class is facilitated by master engraver and artist Will Fleishell. Easels are available. Future Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5 $20 class drop-in. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information.

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Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet

11/20/15

Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet
Monthly on Fridays (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for an evening of clay tile painting and wine sipping! In this workshop, offered monthly, you'll learn the frisket technique, using stencils and paint on clay tiles, while enjoying a happy hour atmosphere. All materials and refreshments will be provided--so just bring your creativity and a willingness to play with clay!

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Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure

12/4/15

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Working from nude models, students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction will be individual with an emphasis on working with each student’s strengths and experience. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class. The class is facilitated by master engraver and artist Will Fleishell. Easels are available. Future Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5 $20 class drop-in. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information.

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Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque

12/11/15

Friday ARTnights: The Art & History of Burlesque
Friday (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Have you ever been a curious kitten about the art of burlesque? Unleash that inner tiger with CHAW's burlesque workshop. Come to this two-hour class and learn a sassy routine that will leave you with a wiggle and wink you never knew you had. There is no dance experience needed and no nudity involved. The class is part lecture and part movement. Guests will not only perform beginner burlesque dance moves, but also learn about the history of burlesque and the dancers who still perform the art to this day.

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Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip

12/11/15

Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip
Second Fridays (6:30-8:30 pm)

Join us for an evening of painting and wine from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Friday of every month! Upcoming Dates: 9/11/15, 10/2, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8/16. Receive step-by-step instruction from teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information or to register.

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Gallery Opening: CHAW Adult Student Show

12/12/15

Gallery Opening: CHAW Adult Student Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5:00pm-7:-00pm
(Exhibit runs through January 6th)

Show runs from December 12th to January 6th. Opening Reception Saturday, Dec 12 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

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Performance Festival

12/12/15

Performance Festival
Saturday (10:00am - 5:00pm)

Singing, dancing, theater and more! Join us for a day of performances with CHAW's adult students and Youth Arts Program students performing all day. The ceramics studio will be present and selling artwork at the event as well.

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Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure

12/18/15

Friday ARTnights: Working from the Figure
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (6:30-9:30 p.m.)

Working from nude models, students will develop accuracy and expressiveness in rendering the human figure. Instruction will be individual with an emphasis on working with each student’s strengths and experience. The class will be complemented with theory and examples in art history. It is assumed that all students taking this class have some prior drawing experience. New students should bring an 18x24 newsprint pad, an 18x24 Strathmore Drawing pad, kneaded eraser and extra soft vine charcoal to the first class. The class is facilitated by master engraver and artist Will Fleishell. Easels are available. Future Dates: 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 2/5 $20 class drop-in. Call (202) 547-6839 for more information.

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Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet

12/18/15

Friday ARTnights: Clay & Cabernet
Monthly on Fridays (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for an evening of clay tile painting and wine sipping! In this workshop, offered monthly, you'll learn the frisket technique, using stencils and paint on clay tiles, while enjoying a happy hour atmosphere. All materials and refreshments will be provided--so just bring your creativity and a willingness to play with clay!

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