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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.


The Clear, Focused Writer with Alissa Johnson

The Clear, Focused Writer with Alissa Johnson

June 3, 9:00am-3:00 pm

The urge to write is hard to ignore, and yet there are so many ways to get stuck. Life gets busy. Your idea gets complicated once you start to write. You’re not sure what happens next. Not to mention, what will people think of what you have to say? In this workshop, you’ll get the tools you need to feel clear and focused as a writer.

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Panorama Concertina with Alicia Bailey

Panorama Concertina with Alicia Bailey

July 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A panorama is any wide-angle view or representation of a physical space. This structure, designed by Hedi Kyle, allows for the depiction of space and movement over a series of panels that can turn as the book is read or displayed. It is a perfect structure for presenting landscapes or narratives.

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Creative Engineering: Summer Workshop for ages 6-12

Creative Engineering: Summer Workshop for ages 6-12

June 19-23, 9:00-11:00 am 

Students will explore concepts of art, science, and engineering through a variety of projects all culminating in the build and launch of a model rocket! 

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Miniature Diorama Boxes with Alicia Bailey

Miniature Diorama Boxes with Alicia Bailey

July 9, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Learn to build and finish a small box filled with personal images and objects that are held in place to create a miniature diorama, protected with a fitted piece of plexiglass. After arranging and fastening selected treasures in the box, and fixing the plexiglass in place, the box will be mounted into a case with recessed label and ribbon closure. The case and box sides will be covered with book cloth.

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Shel Silverstein Theater for Kids & Teens

Shel Silverstein Theater for Kids & Teens

June 5-16, 9:00-11:00 am

Weehawken Creative Arts returns with a theater program by Kathleen O'Mara who is in high demand from coast to coast. This will be an amazing lifetime opportunity to work with nationally known theater teacher Kathleen.

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Mixed Media Alchemy with Lauren Mantećon

Mixed Media Alchemy with Lauren Mantećon

June 24 & 25, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Come join a fast paced mixed media workshop that stimulates your visual vocabulary and connects you to your individual process through a variety of mediums, techniques and exercises.

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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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Modernizing the Landscape with Claudia Hartley

Modernizing the Landscape with Claudia Hartley

July 14-16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Modernize the landscape by using brighter colors and simplifying shapes. Students will learn how to mix acrylic paints to get pure beautiful colors, how to apply them to the canvas and how to create good composition.

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Wonderful Waters Summer Camp with Beth Lakin

Wonderful Waters Summer Camp with Beth Lakin

June 26-29, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Explore the wonders of our local waters and lands with science instructor and outdoors woman Beth Lakin. In this 4 day morning camp June 26-29, students will meet at different local sites to hike, collect water, study ecology and macro invertebrates and even talk basic environmental chemistry, all while enjoying summer mornings in the great outdoors!

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Mommy & Me Summer Spanish in Ridgway with Señora Christi Berry

Mommy & Me Summer Spanish in Ridgway with Señora Christi Berry

June 6-28, 1:30-2:30 pm

Open to moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas and more!

Come alongside your "hijo/hija" and have fun learning Spanish by being active (and silly)!

Through motions, songs, games and TPRS( Total Physical Response Storytelling) you and your young child will learn basic Spanish and conversational phrases you can practice in your day-to-day routines each day in your home. Take-home activities and ideas for practice and reinforcement will be provided each week.  Come enjoy learning the Spanish language while you play and connect with your little one!

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Summer Spanish Camps in Ridgway for Ages 6-11 with Señora Christi Berry

Summer Spanish Camps in Ridgway for Ages 6-11 with Señora Christi Berry

June 5-29, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Join us for a 4 week series of Spanish language and culture camps with Sra. Christi Berry, for ages 6-11. Each week has a special theme, and all classes will use the TPR method, pictures, native-pronunciations, readings, and role plays as tools. Active participation is required!

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Art Around the World

Art Around the World

July 17-20, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Students will create original works of art inspired by various cultures around the world such as Aboriginal Dot Painting, Chinese Brush Painting, African Masks, Mexican Coil Pottery, Moroccan Mosaic and more.

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OCAA & Weehawken presents: Vibrant Watercolor Landscapes with Claudette Barker

OCAA & Weehawken presents: Vibrant Watercolor Landscapes with Claudette Barker

July 28-30, 9:30 am-4:00 pm

Weehawken is pleased to join Ouray County Arts Association to present this watercolor workshop on July 28-30 in Ouray, with visiting artist Claudette Barker. Painting the landscape opens up an endless variety of possibilities from mountain streams and aspen groves to quiet country roads.

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Mountain Skywalking Stilts Class

Mountain Skywalking Stilts Class

June 5-15, 12:00-3:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to be SUPER tall? Now is your chance! In this one and two-week course, you will learn all the basics of stilt walking, including how to walk, leap, hop and fall safely on stilts!

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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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Rivercraft Building Workshop for Junk of the Unc

Rivercraft Building Workshop for Junk of the Unc

June 5, 5:30-8:00 pm

This fun workshop is especially designed for creative adventurers planning to participate in the “Junk of the Unc” homemade watercraft race on the Uncompahgre River during the Ridgway RiverFest. Non-racers interested in learning the ins and outs of creating a floatable vehicle are also welcome.

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Montrose Summer Spanish Camp with Sra. Christi Berry

Montrose Summer Spanish Camp with Sra. Christi Berry

July 31-August 11, 5:30-8:00 pm

Join us for a 2 week series of Spanish language and culture camps with Sra. Christi Berry, for ages 6-11. Each week has a special theme, and all classes will use the TPR method, pictures, native-pronunciations, readings, and role plays as tools. Active participation is required!

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Mommy & Me Summer Spanish in Montrose with Señora Christi Berry

Mommy & Me Summer Spanish in Montrose with Señora Christi Berry

July 31-August 11

Open to moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas and more!

Come alongside your "hijo/hija" and have fun learning Spanish by being active (and silly)!

Through motions, songs, games and TPRS( Total Physical Response Storytelling) you and your young child will learn basic Spanish and conversational phrases you can practice in your day-to-day routines each day in your home. Take-home activities and ideas for practice and reinforcement will be provided each week.  Come enjoy learning the Spanish language while you play and connect with your little one!

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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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Yogini Circus Camp

Yogini Circus Camp

July 31-August 11, 1:00-5:00 pm

Stretch, bend, jump, dance, laugh and perform through the San Juan's with super specialist Sara Doehrman. This experience will enlighten eccentric adventures to the wonderful ways of mindful living through a variety of fun and engaging activities including; acro-yoga workshops, dancing, juggling, hula hooping, stilt walking, clowning and more! 

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The Gleekers! Song & Dance Theater Workshop

The Gleekers! Song & Dance Theater Workshop

July 10-14, 12:00-5:00 pm

The Gleekers is a one week workshop culminating with a performance of song and dance ranging from Contemporary, Classic & Broadway hits! Students and teaching artists create a fully produced performance that will entertain audiences of all ages.

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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