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

Acrylic Painting

Teaching Artist – Will Fleishell

11/07/2022 – 12/12/2022

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $262.00

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.

Drawing and Color Fundamentals

Teaching Artist – Carolina Mayorga

10/18/2022 – 11/01/2022

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $125.00

This workshop incorporates color into the study of fundamental concepts of drawing. Assignments based on color theory and important art history references will combine shading techniques and individual experimentation with a variety of materials and media. All materials will be provided.

Intro to Drawing

Teaching Artist – Sarah Jamison

10/26/2022 – 12/07/2022

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $252.00

An introduction to drawing emphasizing the joy of creation! Students will learn the basics of contour, shading, volume, and perspective using pencil as the primary medium. *No class on 11/23.

Life Drawing

Teaching Artist – Ellen Cornett

10/27/2022 – 12/08/2022

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $252.00

Each class will include a nude model who will pose for warm ups, short exercises and one longer drawing session for a variety of practice. Students will need a newsprint drawing pad, a kneaded eraser and pencils, conte crayons or charcoal. CHAW can supply the easel and storage if needed. *No class on 11/24.


Ceramics

Intro to Functional Pottery

Teaching Artist – Selina Tran

11/07/2022 – 12/05/2022

Monday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $228.00

This 5 week workshop is open for beginners or experienced potters. This class will focus on making functional pottery such as plates, bowls, cups, etc. using hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Holiday Gift Workshop

Teaching Artist – Rebecca Bock

11/01/2022 – 12/06/2022

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $183.00

What is better than gifting hand-made clay creations for the holidays? This 4-week workshop will focus on stepping up your holidays gifts from menorahs to ornaments for the tree. Come and join in the holiday spirit! *No classes on 11/8 and 11/22.

Hand Building Candle Holders

Teaching Artist – Kate Sinclair

11/02/2022 – 12/07/2022

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $225.00

This class is hand building for the holidays! Each student will be guided through individual candle holder projects. We will consider design of clay and candle light while learning the techniques of slab, coiling, and sculpting. By the end of the 4 weeks, each student will have a beautiful candle holder (or many!) that warms for the holidays. *No class on 11/23.

Household Ceramic Sets

Teaching Artist – Xibei Song

11/03/2022 – 12/08/2022

Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $225.00

During the 5 week workshop, we will make a set of household items of your own interest, for example a teapot set, seasoning jars, coffee pour over set etc. We will cover different techniques to achieve your design. Class will include glazing tips and materials. *No class on 11/24.

Jewelry Workshop

Teaching Artist – Valentina Ferrada Aguilar

10/14/2022 – 11/18/2022

Friday, 5:30-7:30pm

Tuition – $225.00

In this class you will learn from scratch the whole process of making ceramics focused on jewelry, different techniques to start creating delicate flat or 3D shapes. Earrings, necklaces, rings that you can later wear! It is not necessary to have previous knowledge. *No class on 11/11.


Dance

Contemporary Practice

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

10/11/2022 – 11/22/2022

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm

Tuition – $126.00

This class will explore Contemporary and Modern dance techniques as well as improvisation and movement creation. Open to all bodies with varying levels of movement experience. In this class consent and personal agency are held at equal footing with challenge and rigor, and students will be encouraged to come to class as they are. Wear what makes you comfortable! No shoes required. *No class on 11/8.


Photography

September Intro to Darkroom Seminar

Teaching Artist – Carol Antezana

09/24/2022

Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Tuition – $75.00

In this seminar, we will offer a crash course on the basics of film photography and development. 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. NOTE: For anyone 18 yrs+. Please bring one completed (undeveloped) roll of 35mm or 120mm black and white film to the seminar.

October Intro to Darkroom Seminar

Teaching Artist – Carol Antezana

10/08/2022

Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Tuition – $75.00

In this seminar, we will offer a crash course on the basics of film photography and development. 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. NOTE: For anyone 18 yrs+. Please bring one completed (undeveloped) roll of 35mm or 120mm black and white film to the seminar.