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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.


Beyond Paint: Acrylic Art Techniques with Kellie Day

Beyond Paint: Acrylic Art Techniques with Kellie Day

December 2, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

There are so many acrylic products beyond paint. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with the Gels, grounds and mediums available, this class will get you going.

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Kiln-formed Glass Ornament Design and Production

Kiln-formed Glass Ornament Design and Production

November 18, 12:30-4:00 pm

This will be an afternoon Saturday class where students will learn fused glass basics, including working with crushed glass and glass stringer for creating holiday ornaments.

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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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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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Arcanum: The Mystery and Abandon of Asemic Writing with Kierstin Bridger

Arcanum: The Mystery and Abandon of Asemic Writing with Kierstin Bridger

 January 27, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

There’s more than one way to tell a story or to write a poem. Sometimes we have to shake ourselves out of our usual rhythms and modes.

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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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Poetry Memory and Childhood with Jodie Hollander

Poetry Memory and Childhood with Jodie Hollander

March 1, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Duke Ellington famously said, “It don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing).” In this workshop, participants will learn how to translate their most powerful memories into a polished, musical poem.

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ARTbar: Patterned Gifts and Pinot Noir with Kellie Day

ARTbar: Patterned Gifts and Pinot Noir with Kellie Day

November 14, 6:00-8:30 pm

Join local mixed media artist Kellie Day in making a whimsical holiday gift for someone you love – with patterns!

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Expressive Painting and Mixed Media Techniques with Lauren Mantećon

Expressive Painting and Mixed Media Techniques with Lauren Mantećon

May 19 & 20, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Intuition is the ability to grasp something immediately, without conscious reasoning. Intention has an aim, a plan.

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Modernize Your Paintings and Fall in Love with Acrylics with Claudia Hartley

Modernize Your Paintings and Fall in Love with Acrylics with Claudia Hartley

July 20-22, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Paint “outside the box” by learning to abstract, finding positive and negative shapes, exaggerating color, and experimenting.

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ARTbar: Gorgeous Growlers with Ann Cheeks

ARTbar: Gorgeous Growlers with Ann Cheeks

December 14, 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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Paper Plumage: Birds& Blooms Mixed Media Collage with Elizabeth St. Hillaire

Paper Plumage: Birds& Blooms Mixed Media Collage with Elizabeth St. Hillaire

June 21-23, 2019 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Learn to collage birds and flowers in mixed media with Elizabeth St. Hillaire. St. Hilaire has earned Signature Member status with the National Collage Society and crisscrosses the country several times a year to take her painted paper tidbits on the road. 

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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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Creative Nature and Landscape Photography: Concept, Capture, and Process with Michael E. Gordon

Creative Nature and Landscape Photography: Concept, Capture, and Process with Michael E. Gordon

September 22-23, 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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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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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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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