It’s Happening On The Hill

We Love Chaw! Since the open house about a year ago now we have been in love with the kind spirits and love for art that radiates from this place

“Skip the sugar and get an ART rush this year at
HILLoween @ CHAW!

You may think you’ve done HILLoween before–you’ve seen the crowds, collected the candy, participated in the costume contest. But have you gone trick-or-treating for art?

This year, we invite you, our CHAWsome friends, neighbors, students, and families of all ages, to join us for a ghoulish night of spooky art, taking place at CHAW from 5:30pm to 8:45pm on Halloween! There will be no shortage of FREE activities: we’ll be molding clay monsters in the gallery, making masks in the art studio, hosting a spooky classical piano recital in the dance studio, and providing plenty of fall treats in the form of donuts from our neighbors District Doughnut and local cider.

And the rest of 7th St. SE is in on the party! Grab a map from CHAW or our table at Eastern Market and go trick-or-treating for art. Get a stamp from our Alphabet Animal Artist table at Eastern Market, stop by and get a balloon hat at the Spider, take part in Spooky Science & Stories at the Public Library – SE Branch, learn the Thriller dance at the Grasshopper, and land at CHAW! Be creative with the order; just make sure you get all 5 stamps–and you’ll be entered to win a CHAWsome prize!

It might be crowded, but don’t miss out on Eastern Market, either. We’ll have a 3D printer demo at our table, not to mention a Suzuki violin performance at 6:15pm and the announcement of the name of our Grasshopper sculpture outside CHAW at 6:30pm.

After things wrap up at Eastern Market, make sure to swing back by CHAW for teaching artist Steven Schwarz’s Spooky Classical Piano Recital at 7:45pm. It’s classical music with a Halloween twist–fun for the whole family.

If you thought you’d seen it all in Eastern Market for Halloween, this is your year to break the mold–and break across Pennsylvania Ave. You make CHAW the creative community it is, so we wanted to take a moment to say THANKS…in true CHAW spirit, with lots of fun opportunities to make art and a few sweet treats. No tricks here–but costumes encouraged! Don’t forget to tweet your photos of the festivities to @CHAWinDC using #HILLoweenDC.

Hope to see you on Friday, 10/31, 5:30pm-8:45pm at CHAW for the best HILLoween yet!”

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop | 545 7th Street, SE | Washington | DC | 20003

Ballet, Tap & Tumbling

Princess Liv may be thee most beautiful ballerina if I do say so myself 🙂
What a blessing to have found a creative space where my daughter can explore her contribution to art through motion. Liv has begun her dance career at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop , and we love it. Everyone is kind and welcoming and her teacher who is also a mother and former professional cheerleader is experienced and engaging with her little students. After the open house held a month prior to class and a Frozen song was played for the final dance…that was the last sign we need to signal this was the place for Liv.
Both Liv and I had some first day of school jitters but by fate I was able to sign up as class mom for the first class and that really helped me a great deal. See once Liv arrived and I put on her tap shoes she was ready. But with this being her first non mommy and me class, I was internally freaking out! But, after seeing just how much fun she was having I was excited to have her experience that hour of independence each week ( while mommy waits downstairs lol). Turning 3 comes with so much independence! Wow! Just a year ago we were still breast feeding! I’m so proud of my girl! She is so kind and creative! Go Liv!