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Youth Classes & Camps

At CHAW, we offer youth arts classes in visual arts, dance, music, theater, ceramics and photography for grades K-12.

Our After School Youth Arts Program for grades K-5, is an opportunity for each child to tap into their inner artist and create community with their peers.

Private Music Lessons

Our Private Music program offers a holistic approach to music learning inclusive of music appreciation, teacher support, accompanied performances, and community engagement events.

Adult Classes

Browse our selection of adult class offerings in visual arts, ceramics, dance, and more! 

Building Community Through The Arts Since 1972

Half a century of building community through the arts is quite an accomplishment (if we can toot our own horn for a minute). None of it, however, is possible without the many artists, students, audience-members, gallery-goers, parents, donors, sponsors, and volunteers who had the vision and fortitude to create such a special and enduring place on Capitol Hill. Join us in 2022 for a year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary with special classes and events, commemorations and festivities.

Thank You to our Monthly Sponsor: PGN Architects

We are committed to keeping you safe! 

COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. As we welcome back students to our building, we are doing everything we can to keep you safe and healthy.

CHAW programs are made possible in part by support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
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