Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Presents ARTdays, a Series of Free Saturday Events

Photo: Leslie Andrus

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents ARTdays, a series of events for the whole family sponsored by Fitness Together – Capitol Hill.   All ARTdays experiences will take place at CHAW located at 545 7th Street, SE.  Events and workshops are free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Empty Bowls Project

5:00-7:00 p.m.

CHAW presents a happy hour to create bowls for the Empty Bowls Project benefiting homelessness and hunger relief organizations.  Come prepared to get a little messy (aprons are available) and learn how to make hand-made bowls using coils, press molds, and slabs. For those more experienced throwing wheels will be available. Instruction provided. Best for ages 8 & up.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Free but reservations required at (202) 547-6839. For more information, visit www.chaw.org. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Eco Art Community Garden Workshop

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (drop-in)

CHAW presents a free Eco Art Community Garden Workshop on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 9:30-12:30 p.m. (drop-in) at 545 7th Street, SE.  Create a garden out of recycled materials and learn about Rett Syndrome in the process. The garden will be featured at the Girl Power 2 Cure* gala later in the month. Artwork from the garden will be sent to children affected by this syndrome. Admission is free and open to all ages.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.

*Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome, a devastating neurological disorder that almost exclusively affects girls. http://www.girlpower2cure.org

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kids Euro Festival – Finland

Two performances at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

CHAW hosts “Off to Lapland” from Finland as part of the Kids Euro Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Puppet performer Juha from Finland takes the audience to Finnish Lapland. A mean troll lives inside a mountain. Yoik music and mountains and the adventure is ready. Admission is free and open to all ages. For more information, please call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Get Down with your Rhythm Self – Community Drumming Circle

4:00-5:30 pm

CHAW presents a Community Drumming Circle on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Explore improvisation, call and response, share rhythms and dance if you feel like it.  Additional drums and percussion instruments will be available.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome.   For more information, please call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Kids Euro Festival – Germany

Two performances at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

CHAW hosts “Step by Step-Journey of Life” from Germany as part of the Kids Euro Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Simple steps become lively and magical games, dances and short stories that bring the world to the audience’s feet in this performance from Germany. Admission is free and open to ages three and up. For more information, please call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Singing Lizard in Concert
10:00-11:00 am

CHAW presents The Singing Lizard on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  The Singing Lizard’s live shows are fast-paced, fun, and full of exciting songs that both kids and adults enjoy. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.   For more information, please call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.

For a complete list of workshops, classes or registration information, please visit CHAW’s website at www.chaw.org or call (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 transforming 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 also a featured charity in the 2010-2011 Catalogue for Philanthropy.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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