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

01/09/2023 – 03/13/2023

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. All materials are provided. *No class on 1/16 or 2/10.

Drawing and Coloring Techniques

Teaching Artist – Carolina Mayorga

01/10/2023 – 01/24/2023

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $125.00

This workshop incorporates coloring and shading into the study of fundamental concepts of drawing. Assignments on line and shape will include experimentation with a variety of media and materials such as markers and watercolors among others. All materials will be provided.

Autobiographical Collage

Teaching Artist – Karen Van Allen

01/19/2023 – 02/09/2023

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.


Life Drawing

Teaching Artist – Ellen Cornett

01/05/2023 – 02/09/2023

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.


Ceramics

Monday Beginners Pottery

Teaching Artist – Selina Tran

01/09/2023 – 02/27/2023

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. *No class on 1/16 or 2/20

Intermediate & Advanced Pottery

Teaching Artist – Rebecca Bock

01/10/2023 – 02/28/2023

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $360.00

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

01/11/2023 – 03/01/2023

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $360.00

Students will be supported to practice creating on the wheels. Pieces will be finished and ready to take home 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

01/12/2023 – 03/02/2023

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuition – $360.00

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.


Dance

Tap

Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

01/09/2023 – 02/13/2023

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. *No class on 1/16.

Jazz

Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

01/09/2023 – 02/13/2023

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. *No class on 1/16.

Ballet

Teaching Artist – Heather Whyte

01/09/2023 – 02/13/2023

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

Teaching Artist – Zoe Wampler

01/10/2023 – 02/14/2023

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Tuition – $125.00

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.


Photography

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