Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

About the Wednesday Studio

We are watercolor and pastel artists who meet on Wednesday mornings at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Washington, DC, to create and learn. The group began in the late 1990s with watercolorists only, under the tutelage of Gina Clapp, a wonderful teacher and an outstanding watercolorist. A few of us from that original group are still part of the class after nearly two decades.

New artists have joined the group as others have moved on, but the camaraderie, encouragement, and critical eye that are core elements of the Wednesday Studio have continued. Gina herself moved on in 2012 when she relocated to New York with her husband to take over nanny duties for their new granddaughter.

Pastel artist Ellen Cornett continued on in Gina’s stead, and began teaching in pastels as well as watercolor. Some of us work in both. No matter the medium, all of us have grown and found advantages in working beside people using different materials.

In 2014 we dubbed our group the Wednesday Studio. We have created this blog to write about our art and the art process, and to display some of our work, both finished and in progress.

5 comments on “About the Wednesday Studio

  1. Linda B Norton
    April 8, 2015

    What a treat to associate with these talented group!


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  3. liz skrodzki
    December 19, 2020

    I would like to purchase one of Anne Shield’s


  4. Maite Barbe
    November 3, 2021

    Hello, this is Maite from Australia. Could you please connect me with Fran Tomlinson about a pastel drawing she made in 96 or 91 that I am very interested in. Thank you so much! Kind regards, Maite


  5. Anonymous
    April 27, 2023

    Hi Marian, I wonder if the Wednesday Studio would support people like me working in gouache? Deb Hurtt


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