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Weehawken Creative Arts

Weehawken Creative Arts offers a wide variety of programming that supports a multitude of creative interests. Our program vary based upon the availability of instructors and resources, however you will often find options in an array of areas such as creative writing, fine arts, photography, and more!

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Classes & Workshops

Weehawken Creative Arts runs classes year round for both adults and youth. Spanning everything from creative arts to movement arts, Weehawken offers a range of classes and workshops to meet your needs. View a full list below of upcoming classes, and filter by type.


Mixed Media Aspen Tree Forest with Kellie Day

Mixed Media Aspen Tree Forest with Kellie Day

August 25, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Have you fallen in love with an aspen tree forest in Colorado? Now you can paint one – large scale – on an oversized canvas to hang on your wall at home.

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Lightning Rods for the Muse: America's Most Recent Poet Laureates with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Lightning Rods for the Muse: America's Most Recent Poet Laureates with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

September 13-October 11, 12:00-2:00 pm

Back in high school English class, you probably learned how poets spoke for their time—how the literature of the day reflected all that was happening politically, culturally, spiritually and economically. Who’s speaking for us today? In this five-week course, we’ll take a look at the five most recent U.S. poet laureates: Philip Levine, Natasha Trethewey. Charles Wright, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Tracy K. Smith.

 

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Watercolor & Values- Creating a Mood with Peggy Morgan Stenmark

Watercolor & Values- Creating a Mood with Peggy Morgan Stenmark

November 11, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Value is arguably the most important element of a successful painting. Not only does a solid understanding of values help students to create stronger artwork, it also allows the artist to better set the mood of the painting.

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Feldenkrais

Fridays at Noon at Uncompaghre Yoga Circle/Weehawken Montrose

Most yoga masters have Feldenkrais under their belt for its subtle body benefits.  Slow moving with exploratory awareness, can't recommend it enough as a compliment to other activities.  Call (970-240-1687970-462-2689) or send Christel an e-mail (smartbody@q.com) to receive information about each week's class.

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Contemporary Mosaic Art with Carol Newman

Contemporary Mosaic Art with Carol Newman

February 3, 10:00 am-4:30 pm

In this class, the student artist will create a mosaic using cut glass tile and other materials.

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ARTbar: Paint Your Pet with Allison Wofford

ARTbar: Paint Your Pet with Allison Wofford

August's ARTbar at The Sherbino Theater is all about our pets and the love we have for our pets! Join one of Weehawken's 'Art Bar' experts, Mrs. Allison Wofford, for a step- by- step and how to class, on turning your favorite photo of your pet into an original work of art!

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Making More of Metaphors with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Making More of Metaphors with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

September 21, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

The art of writing poems is less a way to know something and more a process of constant discovery. One of the greatest tools in this adventure is metaphor, the language of connection.

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Introduction to Silversmithing with Tracey Belt

Introduction to Silversmithing with Tracey Belt

November 4 & 5, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

In this class students will learn the basic techniques of silversmithing by creating several pieces of jewelry, including a ring and a pendant.

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Intro to Line Drawing with John Mitchell

Intro to Line Drawing with John Mitchell

November 4, 1:00 -4:00 pm

The class will work on line drawing. We will cover: what is a line? How to see lines in the world. What are shapes? How to use shapes in drawings. What is negative space? How to use negative space in our drawings. Finally we will try to make several line drawings to take home.

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Paint the Fall Colors in Plein Air with Mike Simpson: 3 Day Workshop

Paint the Fall Colors in Plein Air with Mike Simpson: 3 Day Workshop

October 3-5, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Plein air painting is nothing more than painting out of doors under natural light, usually associated with painting the landscape.

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The Hobbit: Musical Theater for Youth

The Hobbit: Musical Theater for Youth

October 16-November 17, 4:00-6:00 pm

Students explore the wonder of literary work through the arts as they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of The Hobbit. Using the original text from Tolkien's famous work, students design their performance based on their favorite characters taken from the literary classic.

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Creative Nature and Landscape Photography: Concept, Capture, and Process

Creative Nature and Landscape Photography: Concept, Capture, and Process

September 30-October 1, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Nature and landscape photography transcends "pretty postcards" when made by creatively engaged photographers who understand their motivations, subjects, and tools.

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Write to be Read with Alissa Johnson

Write to be Read with Alissa Johnson

October 7, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

This one-day workshop is perfect for writers with works-in-progress, from memoirs and novels to short stories and essays, who want to grow the quality of their writing.

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ARTbar: Gorgeous Growlers with Ann Cheeks

ARTbar: Gorgeous Growlers with Ann Cheeks

September 26, 6:00-8:00 pm

Create a gorgeous, one of a kind growler to keep or give (what a cool gift!)

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Art and Culture in the Balearic Islands: Painting Mallorca with Meredith Nemirov

Art and Culture in the Balearic Islands: Painting Mallorca with Meredith Nemirov

Painting, Drawing and Hiking Retreats
on the Island of Mallorca, Spain

With Jorge and Meredith and the Ridgway Gallery Workshops

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Yoga Mixed Level

Yoga Mixed Level

Mixed Level Yoga in Montrose Tuesdays at Weehawken Montrose from 8:45am to 10:15am.  Drop in $14, Four Class Punch Card $44, Eight Class Punch Card $80 (can only be paid in person, registration not available online).   Flow through your practice while working on poses. This class accommodates a wide range of experience levels from beginner to students that have practiced for a long period of time. The class works on a balance between strength and flexibility while building endurance and improving your breathing and posture. Anusara and Therapeutic Yoga style with Instructor Donna Murray will balance, strenghten and improve your body.  

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RAMS Fall Session

RAMS Fall Session

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Fall session begins Spetember 18!

Weehawken's RAMS is a mountain bike skills program for grades K-5th. The mission of this program is to develop each individual, in a traditional team setting, into life-long cyclists and have FUN.

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Karate

Karate

We offer unlimited monthly classes, with tuition due the 1st of the month. Mondays in Ouray, 5pm all ages and the same schedule on Thursdays in Ridgway, students may attend either or both! We will offer a 4pm Youth Class (ages 5-10) if enrollment allows. You may purchase a monthly pass or a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month at a discount. Payment is DUE on the 1st of the month without exception. Drop-in available at $20 per class, due AT THE TIME of class.

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Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Weehawken Ridgway

Primary staff office
1075 Sherman Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Hypoxia Gym

1900 550 Uncompahgre National Forest
Ouray, CO 81432

Weehawken Montrose

310 S 9th Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427