Whether you are brand new to the arts or have been at it a while, CHAW has something for everyone. We meet you where you are. Sign up for a class to experience the magic of CHAW today! 

Visual Arts

*All visual arts registrations include an annual membership for the  Capitol Hill Art League.

Acrylic Painting

Teaching Artist – Will Fleishell

04/03/2023 – 06/05/2023

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $335.00

This class is a thorough introduction to acrylic painting. Over the course of the session students will learn the basic techniques of acrylic painting and practice their new skills. This class is great for developing foundational painting skills like materials handling and color mixing. *No class on Memorial Day, 5/29.

Drawing and Wet Media Fundamentals

Teaching Artist – Carolina Mayorga

02/28/2023 – 03/14/2023

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $125.00

This workshop incorporates wet media shading techniques into the study of line and shape. Assignments will include experimentation with ink and watercolors among others. All materials will be provided.

Autobiographical Collage

Teaching Artist – Karen Van Allen

03/02/2023 – 03/23/2023

Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuition – $165.00

For women ages 60 yrs +. Through brief readings and poems relevant to women’s experience and quiet moments, each participant will reflect on and create works using collage materials that speak to a decade (or period of time) of her life. Each of the four (4) weeks will provide the opportunity to visually record a decade or period of time. The 2 hour format will provide each woman with sufficient time to quietly reflect on her life and its memorable, meaningful moments, happy and sad, celebratory and mournful. We will be creating an autobiographical series for ourselves alone. Because of the personal nature of autobiographical work, confidentiality will be honored. Collage materials will be provide and participants are encouraged to bring meaningful notes, photos, letters etc. There is absolutely no requirement to have any prior art experience, we’re making memories.

Contemporary Colored Pencil

Teaching Artist – Sarah Jamison

03/01/2023 – 04/05/2023

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $250.00

Students will learn drawing techniques emphasizing the joy of creation. Everyone will create a piece (or pieces) of artwork based around Sarah’s specific artist practice and area of expertise – drawing from a collaged photo reference. All materials are provided.

Life Drawing

Teaching Artist – Ellen Cornett

02/23/2023 – 03/30/2023

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $250.00

Each class will include a nude model who will pose for warm ups, short exercises and one or more longer drawing session for a variety of practice. Students will need an 18×24 newsprint drawing pad, an 18×24 Strathmore 300 or 400 series drawing pad, a kneaded eraser and soft vine charcoal. CHAW can supply the easel and storage if needed.


Monday Beginners Pottery

Teaching Artist – Selina Tran

03/06/2023 – 04/10/2023

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $275.00

Hand building and wheel throwing will be covered in this course with plenty of time and space for you to find your own niche and create something beautiful to take home. All materials are provided.

Intermediate Pottery

Teaching Artist – Rebecca Bock

03/07/2023 – 04/11/2023

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $275.00

Demonstrations focus on more advanced throwing techniques- lids, throwing off the hump, platters, and coil throwing, as well as, instruction in techniques like sgraffito, relief printing, and working with stains. Class includes glaze instruction and slip techniques and materials.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Teaching Artist – Paige Langer

03/08/2023 – 04/12/2023

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $275.00

Students will gain practice and time on the wheels creating functional pieces that will be finished and ready to use by the end of this session. Some prior experience centering clay on a wheel is recommended. All supplies are included.

Thursday Beginners Pottery

Teaching Artist – Xibei Song

03/09/2023 – 04/13/2023

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $275.00

Hand building and wheel throwing will be covered in this course with plenty of time and space for you to find your own niche and create something beautiful to take home. All materials are provided.



Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

03/06/2023 – 04/03/2023

Mondays, 6:00-6:55pm

Tuition – $105.00

Learn to shuffle, flap, and all the basics to get you moving. Students should have tap shoes and wear comfortable clothes. No prior dance experience required. Returning students will build on prior knowledge.


Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

03/06/2023 – 04/03/2023

Mondays, 7:00-7:55pm

Tuition – $105.00

Come stretch, move, and dance! This Luigi inspired jazz class will include floor exercises based on centering, isolation, strength building, and balance. A new combination of steps will be introduced each class to work on coordination. No formal training or experience is needed. Please come to class in ballet shoes or bare feet.


Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

03/06/2023 – 04/03/2023

Mondays, 8:00-8:55pm

Tuition – $105.00

This class emphasizes the fundamentals of ballet and encourages ballet as a means of improved body awareness, poise, grace, musicality, flexibility, and self-expression. Classes are structured to include warm-up exercises, barre technique and center floor work. Ballet shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended. No prior dance experience required. Returning students will build on prior knowledge.

Contemporary Practice

Details coming soon!


Film Development & Printing Seminar

Teaching Artist – Carol Antezana

Thursday, 03/02/2023 & Saturday, 03/04/2023

Thurs 6:00pm-8:45pm/ Sat 9:15am-12:00pm

Tuition – $135.00

In this two-part seminar, we will offer a crash course on the basics of film development (part one) and print making (part two). This is a beginner level class where you will learn how to develop your own 35mm or 120mm film, in addition to making your own prints and contact sheets. The seminar is designed to equip you to use our darkroom facilities on your own. Please bring one full (undeveloped) roll of 35mm or 120mm black and white film to the seminar. Due to the end goal of giving you the tools to use the darkroom on your own, both parts of the seminar are required to attend. Please do not sign up if you can only come to one session of the seminar. NOTE: For anyone 18 yrs+. Contact photography@chaw.org if you have any specific questions regarding the seminar.