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

Visual Arts

06/27/2022 – 08/22/2022

Monday, 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 7/4

Outdoor Masterpieces

Teaching Artist – Carolina Mayorga

Visual Arts

07/13/2022 – 07/27/2022

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $125.00

In this workshop we will study artworks at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to inspire exercises that introduce the fundamentals of drawing such line and shape, as well as the concepts of perspective, proportions and composition. Materials to bring: Sketch book/pad min size 8.5 x 11 inches. Feel free to bring your own supplies but drawing materials will be provided.

The Figure and Its Surroundings

Teaching Artist – Carolina Mayorga

Visual Arts

08/10/2022 – 08/31/2022

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $125.00

This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of figure drawing and the incorporation of the human figure into outdoor spaces. My favorite model/s will join us in this exploration. Materials: Sketch book/pad min size 8.5 x 11 inches. Feel free to bring your own supplies but drawing materials will be provided. *No class on 8/17


Ceramics

Glazing Workshop

Teaching Artist – Xibei Song

Ceramics

08/01/2022 – 08/15/2022

Monday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $140.00

This three week workshop is designed for potters who already have bisqueware and greenware to use for this workshop. We’ll go over different finishing techniques using slip, underglaze, glaze, oxides, wax resist, tape, brushes, sponges, and tools laying around the studio to take your clay piece to the next level. Some techniques we’ll go over include: slip trailing, underglaze transfer, sgraffito, Mishima. We’ll also go over how to use different materials such as wax resist and tape to put designs on your pieces.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Teaching Artist – Meredith Vining

Ceramics

6/28/2022 – 8/16/2022

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $350

Learn, practice and perfect basic to advanced ceramic skills. Wheel throwing and hand building and finishing techniques will be covered. All materials are provided.

Beginner’s Hand Building & Wheel Combo

Teaching Artist – Kate Sinclair 

Ceramics

6/29/2022 – 8/17/2022

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $350

Both of these traditional techniques 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/Advanced Pottery

Teaching Artist – Rebecca Bock 

Ceramics

6/30/2022 – 8/18/2022

Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $350

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 advanced slip techniques and materials.


Dance

Tap

Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

Dance/Movement

08/01/2022 – 08/29/2022

Monday, 6:00-6:55pm

Tuition – $84.00

Learn to shuffle, flap, and all the basics to get you moving. Students should have tap shoes and wear comfortable clothes. Masks must be worn at all times in the building. No prior dance experience required. Returning students will build on prior knowledge. *No class on 8/22

Jazz

Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

Dance/Movement

08/01/2022 – 08/29/2022

Monday, 7:00-7:55pm

Tuition – $84.00

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. Face masks must be worn at all times in the building. *No class on 8/22

Ballet

Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

Dance/Movement

08/01/2022 – 08/29/2022

Monday, 8:00-8:55pm

Tuition – $84.00

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. *No class on 8/22

Contemporary Practice: July/Aug

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

Dance/Movement

07/27/2022 – 08/17/2022 

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm

Tuition – $84.00

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.