Zenith Community Arts Foundation

The Zenith Community Arts Foundation is dedicated to fostering creative partnerships that use art to benefit community. We reach our goals through a commitment to arts advocacy, arts education, and public art, as well as to our local community.

For more information, visit their website.


Zenith Community Arts Foundation introduces students to a range of media, techniques, and to encourage their pursuits to art careers.

Description of Education Initiatives: Hands On Workshop teaches art and soft-skills, while also providing guidance about art careers and art writing to pre-teens and teens. We are also working to get our Dream Project off the ground -- a Mobile Wood Shop. With it, we will provide a professional education in wood-working across D.C.

Partnership with the DC Collaborative

DC Collaborative Member since 2017.

"Being a member of the DC Collaborative is the best way to meet other arts and humanities organizations in D.C., and the artists who teach those programs. I've learned a ton about resources and events... I just wish there was time to do it all!"

Fun Fact! Between the start of our Hands' On Workshop program in Fall 2016 and midway through 2017, our student numbers grew over 400%!

Contact the education department: Elizabeth Ashe at zacf@zcaf.org

AHFES In-School

Hands on Workshop 

Presented by: Zenith Community Arts Foundation
Hands On Workshop teaches art and soft-skills, while also providing guidance about art careers and art writing to pre-teens and teens. By using illustrated Children's Picture Books, students will be introduced to Matisse, Romare Bearden, Peter Max, Faith Ringgold and others, whose art focuses on stories, color, pattern, and mixed media textures. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own illustrated picture book. Students will gain confidence with writing and telling a story, and learn the visual impact of different patterns, colors, and materials.

Length of Event: 2-3 OST sessions weekly
Content Area: English/ Literature, World Languages/Global Studies, Arts
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Ticket capacity: 20 students per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

 for Hands on Workshop 




Twitter Updates


Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.