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PHONE: (202) 547-6839
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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s July 2016 Events
June 8, 2016 — The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents the following events in July 2016:
Friday, July 1 – Theatre Performance – We Happy Few Productions Presents: CHALK – At its simplest, CHALK is a story of motherhood. A wise judge draws a chalk circle on the ground to determine the true mother of a contested child. However, it’s also a story about revolution and rebellion. It’s about the choices we are forced to make for ourselves, for our families and for the causes we believe in. It’s about the working class and the wealthy, justice and family, duty and survival. In an ever-changing world where nothing is black and white, how can we judge what’s right?
The show will be held in the accolade-winning black box theatre at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE (just two blocks south of the Eastern Market metro on the orange/blue/silver lines).
Show dates are as follows:
• Performances take place Wednesdays-Saturdays, June 22-July 9, at 7:30pm
• Additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30pm
• Matinees will be held Saturdays, June 25, July 2, July 9 at 2:00pm
Tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.chaw.org or call CHAW at (202) 547-6839.
Fridays, July 1 & 15 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing – The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Fridays, July 1 and July 15, 2016 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available. The session is $15 for drop-in students. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.
Fridays, July 1 & 15 – Friday ARTnights: Knit & Sip – After the hustle and bustle of a long week relax, reconnect with your friends and like-minded knitters, in a fun, neighborly environment. Enjoy light refreshments, coffee, tea and wine. Bring your own project or purchase a kit from the instructor to learn the basics. All experience levels welcome. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays, July 1 and July 15 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. $30 per session + optional $10 for starter ball of yarn and knitting needles. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.
Friday, July 8 – Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip – Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for Paint and Sip, part of CHAW’s popular Friday ARTnights program, for an evening of painting and wine on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Receive step-by-step instruction from CHAW teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece, all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Please call CHAW at (202) 547-6839 to register. For more information, visit www.chaw.org.
Friday, July 8 – Friday ARTnights: Grooving with GiGi – Disco – It’s hot outside so let’s make it hotter with Disco moves that would make Donna Summer jealous. The workshop takes place at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE, 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday, July 8. Registration is $25; contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 to register.
Monday, July 11 – Fall Class Registration Opens for CHAW Youth Arts Program – Join CHAW this fall for your daily dose of Confidence, Creativity, and Community! Our unique afterschool youth arts program blends skill-building, technique, and artistic integrity with a warm, diverse, community-minded environment that encourages students to take creative risks and develop both artistically and personally. To learn more and register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.
Saturday, July 16 – Stu Searles Solo Exhibit Opening – Stu Searles, a member of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), will be exhibiting his solo show in the CHAW gallery from July 16 to August 13. Join the artist and enjoy free wine, cheese, and mingling at the opening reception from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday, July 16 in the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop gallery, 545 7th St. SE. The Gallery is free and open to the public.
Saturday, July 23 – Ready for New York – Summer Edition: an On-Camera Television and Film Intensive – In this acting workshop, actors will have the opportunity to showcase a television or film scene of their choice (2 – 3 pages). Based on their work, the judges (the industry panel) will do an evaluation form and give feedback on if they think the talent is ready for New York. The workshop will take place at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. More information on pricing and registration is available by calling CHAW, 202-547-6839.
Friday, July 29 – Friday ARTnights: Crafts & Craft Beer – Join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for an evening of crafting, community, and craft beer with DC Brau brews while you work on projects that allow you to unwind, engage your creativity, and enjoy artful conversations with friends old and new. No experience is necessary. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, July 29 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. $35 per session. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.
Friday, July 29 – Staged Reading of New Musical, Alice Adams – Join CHAW for a world premiere event: Alice Adams, a musical in progress composed by Julliard-trained Bob Convery, which we are also workshopping August 11-14, 2016. Dr. Convery will be in attendance for questions and feedback. The staged reading will take place in the CHAW Dance Studio, with doors at 7pm. For price information and to buy tickets, call 202-547-6839.
Throughout July: Registration Still Open for Summer Camp June-August for K-5, Summer Intensives for Middle & High Schoolers, and Classes for Adults!
CHAW’s Annual Paint Bucket Campaign for our tuition assistance program ends July 8. This year, our goal is higher than ever: raise $70,000 in 70 days to provide access to quality arts experiences for everyone. CHAW has never turned a student away for inability to pay for an arts class. For more information on the Paint Bucket Campaign and to donate, visit http://www.chaw.org/donate or call CHAW at 202-547-6839.
Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity. CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, and the winner of 2012 Best in the City awards for “arts classes for kids” and “arts classes” in The Washington Post Express.
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