ASAP is partnering with the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) to offer a two-session workshop series free for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. All workshops will be led by CHAW's teaching artists at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital in Washington, DC. Upon completing a workshop with ASAP and CHAW, participants are encouraged to enroll in CHAW's myriad of classes and workshops. CHAW is deeply committed to accessibility and offers tuition assistance and unique payment plans. For more information visit www.chaw.org.
Introduction to Watercolor Painting
Saturday, July 13th from 1 - 4 PM
You’re invited to join us for an exciting introduction to watercolor painting! Participants will be given the freedom to experiment on individual projects while learning techniques for designing and personalizing watercolor postcards. We’ll provide photographs to help provide inspiration, and to assist you in tapping into creative concepts.
About the Instructor
Will Fleischel is an engraver with the Department of Treasury and can be as precise as that exacting craft can demand. That carries over to the incredible and increasingly rare quality of prints he does in his Capitol Hill studio, with a 150 year old printing press. His creations include book plates for Smithsonian exhibits and Oprah's personal seal and bookplates. He also does figurative life drawing at the Capitol Hill Art League, and paints portraits and landscapes. He loves the detail, lighting and drama of Baroque art, yet can still reach for the contemplative stillness and dignity of earlier classical periods.
Saturday, August 10th from 1 - 4 PM
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the simple bookbinding tools and methods that have traditionally been used for thousands of years, along with some newer DIY alternatives to create on a dime. The latter half of the workshop will be dedicated to adding personalized touches and creating internal content — participants will take home all work that same afternoon and can start writing immediately!
About the instructor
Stephanie Morse graduated with a BFA from The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan for Fine Arts and Art History. She has been a Teaching Artist at CHAW since moving into the district in 2015. Her classes include everything from drawing to sculpture to printmaking. An artist in her own right, her work has been selected and featured in juried art shows across the country with the latest one in our very own Eastern Market. Stephanie is also actively involved in the local arts community by freelancing and advocating for arts education and funding. Stephanie is thrilled to be a part of CHAW’s team!