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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.

Needs Based Scholarships are available for youth classes and workshops. All schoalrship applications must be received 2 weeks prior to class start for consideration. Apply HERE for a needs based scholarship.


The Art of Eric Carle for ages 4-8 with Allison Wofford

The Art of Eric Carle for ages 4-8 with Allison Wofford

January 24, 4:00-5:30 pm at Montrose Field House

This session will begin with the reading of a book by renowned children's author Eric Carle. After reading the book, students will discuss the illustration methods used by Carle and will create an artwork of their own using Carle's techniques.

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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 at Weehawken Ridgway

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 at Weehawken Ridgway

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

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Writing An Untamed History with Kierstin Bridger

Writing An Untamed History with Kierstin Bridger

February 6, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Montrose Field House

In this class we will read, write and discuss several ways to approach historical writing— this might mean the deep past or your own personal history. Fiction, poetry, and memoir writers of all levels welcome!

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Develop More Interesting Oil Paintings with Mike Simpson

Develop More Interesting Oil Paintings with Mike Simpson

February 7, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Learn the importance of, and how to utilize the five elements of a good oil painting, drawing, composition, values, color and edges with nationally recognized artist Mike Simpson.

 

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Learning from the Masters with Allison Wofford

Learning from the Masters with Allison Wofford

Wednesdays February 14-28, 4:00-5:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Students will learn about surrealism, cubism, and impressionism as they explore a variety of art materials and create their own unique works of art.

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TPRS Spanish for Teens/Tweens with Christi Berry

TPRS Spanish for Teens/Tweens with Christi Berry

Thursdays, February 15-May 10, 5:30-6:30 pm at Montrose Field House

Enhance your Spanish speaking skills in a super fun and interactive class taught by Señora Christi Berry. 

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Precedence Children's Chorale with Candice Carls

Precedence Children's Chorale with Candice Carls

Saturdays February 17th- March 24th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Kids will sing, use theatrical skills and instrument ensembles in performance. Scores, music folder and t-shirt are provided. Session culminates with a public concert!

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No School Days Art in the AM with Ann Cheeks

No School Days Art in the AM with Ann Cheeks

February 19 & 20, March 9 & 12, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Enjoy a morning of art on no-school days this winter. Every class will have a different approach and opportunity to get creative!

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The Gleekers: Youth Music and Dance Theater with Kathleen O'Mara

The Gleekers: Youth Music and Dance Theater with Kathleen O'Mara

Feb. 19 & 20 1:00-6:00 pm, Feb. 21-23 4:00-6:00 pm at Montrose Field House

A one week workshop culminating with performances of song and dance ranging from Contemporary, Classic & Broadway hits!

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Introduction to Acrylics with Ann Cheeks

Introduction to Acrylics with Ann Cheeks

Wednesdays February 21-March 14, 1:00-3:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Intimidated by the thought of painting? Let it go! This is a laid back beginner acrylic painting class where you'll learn the basics. 

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Art Explorations for Young Adults with Ann Cheeks

Art Explorations for Young Adults with Ann Cheeks

Wednesdays February 21-April 11, 4:00-6:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Students will learn the basics of acrylics and sculpting in 4 week sessions, for ages 9-14.

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Sew Your Own Gown & Couture with Candice Carls

Sew Your Own Gown & Couture with Candice Carls

Wednesdays February 21st- March 28th, 5:30-7:30 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Learn how to take your sewing to the next level. Create a custom dress just for you, with the right fit and flare.

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Introduction to Narrative Prose with Tessa Cheek

Introduction to Narrative Prose with Tessa Cheek

February 26, 7:00-9:00 pm at 610 Clinton St. in Ridgway

Whether you’ve got a short story cooking or are looking to gather an important lived experience into a personal essay, honing your prose style is the first step in sharing your voice with readers.

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The Jungle Book Youth Theater Camp

The Jungle Book Youth Theater Camp

February 26-March 23, 4:00-6:00 pm at Sherbino Theater

This four week workshop celebrates classical musical theater with an original adaptation of the classic story and the musical hits everyone loves with a focus on ensemble building, voice and physical technique; culminating with a fully produced production.

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Letting Loose in Mixed Media with Kellie Day

Letting Loose in Mixed Media with Kellie Day

March 3, 10:00 am-3:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Learn to make colorful, upbeat mixed media paintings – even if you’ve never painted before. Both experienced artists and newbies will enjoy this free-flowing exploration of painting, with local mixed media artist Kellie Day. 

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Candlelight Write with Tessa Cheek

Candlelight Write with Tessa Cheek

Sundays March 4-25, 6:00-7:30 pm at 610 Clinton St. in Ridgway

Write your way into evening in this generative, 90-minute workshop, which includes a beeswax candle with price of admission.

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Painting Watercolors from Photographs with Mike Simpson

Painting Watercolors from Photographs with Mike Simpson

March 6 & 8, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Painting from photos is hard. Learn how to properly paint great looking watercolors from photographs with nationally recognized watercolor artist Mike Simpson.

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Let's Draw a Tree with Meredith Nemirov

Let's Draw a Tree with Meredith Nemirov

March 10, 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway

Artists have chosen trees as a subject for their landscape painting or as a symbolic metaphor for our human experience.

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About Face: Portrait Drawing with Meredith Nemirov

About Face: Portrait Drawing with Meredith Nemirov

March 13 & 15, 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway

The human face has always fascinated artists.

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Creative Personal Sketchbooking with Allison Wofford

Creative Personal Sketchbooking with Allison Wofford

Wednesdays March 14-28, 4:00-5:30 pm at Montrose Field House

Students will learn about the elements of design and explore ideas for keeping a personal sketchbook.

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Creating Kiln-formed Glass Night Lights with Diane Quarles

Creating Kiln-formed Glass Night Lights with Diane Quarles

March 17, 1:00-4:00 pm at Aspen Light Glass Studio

A one-day fused glass class where each student will design, build and prepare for firing 2 glass night lights that will then be fused, slumped and mounted with lighting hardware.

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Spring Break Spring Into Art with Ann Cheeks

Spring Break Spring Into Art with Ann Cheeks

April 2-6, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Use spring break to learn new artistic styles!

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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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Oil Painting from Photographs with Mike Simpson

Oil Painting from Photographs with Mike Simpson

April 10 & 12, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Are your oil paintings turning out the way you want them to? Learn how to create painterly looking paintings from your photographs with nationally recognized oil painter Mike Simpson.

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Model Rocketry with Allison Wofford

Model Rocketry with Allison Wofford

Wednesdays, April 11-25 from 4:00-5:00 pm with April 28 Launch Day at Montrose Field House

Create and launch your very own model rocket!

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Short-form Prose with Tessa Cheek

Short-form Prose with Tessa Cheek

Mondays April 16-May 21, 7:00-9:00 pm at 610 Clinton St. in Ridgway

The classic prose workshop: Open to those delving into the short story, personal essay or looking to make a standalone piece of a section from a larger work.

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Shakespeare in the Park: Spring Theater Camp with Kathleen O'Mara

Shakespeare in the Park: Spring Theater Camp with Kathleen O'Mara

April 2-6, 1:00-5:00 pm at Montrose Field House

This session offers a 5 week after school workshop culminating with a performance of sonnets, monologues, scenes and stage combat.

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Rockin' Alice: Youth Musical Theater with Kathleen O'Mara

Rockin' Alice: Youth Musical Theater with Kathleen O'Mara

Monday through Friday April 16-May 11, 4:00-6:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Students explore the wonder of literary work through the arts as they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

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Poetry Memory and Childhood with Jodie Hollander

Poetry Memory and Childhood with Jodie Hollander

May 3, 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway

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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Panorama Concertina with Alicia Bailey

Panorama Concertina with Alicia Bailey

May 5, 1:00-4:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway

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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Miniature Diorama Boxes with Alicia Bailey

Miniature Diorama Boxes with Alicia Bailey

May 6, 10:00 am -4:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway

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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Creative Synergy: Dance and Poetry/Flash Writing with Tessa Cheek

Creative Synergy: Dance and Poetry/Flash Writing with Tessa Cheek

May 17, 7:00-9:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway

This all-levels contemporary dance class combines intensive writing prompts with movement designed to shake up your spirit and your sentences.

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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 at Weehawken Ridgway

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

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Writing Ridgway: Place Writing with Tessa Cheek

Writing Ridgway: Place Writing with Tessa Cheek

May 17, 9:00 am-2:00 pm at Ridgway Town Park

This generative workshop combines accessible outdoor exploration and local history with observational, reflective and creative writing.

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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 at Weehawken Ridgway

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

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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 at various Ouray County locales

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

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Paint and Sketch in Tuscany with Claudia Hartley

Paint and Sketch in Tuscany with Claudia Hartley

September 22-29, 2018

Come sketch and paint with Claudia Hartley in Tuscany in the ancient part of Italy! You will use a sketchbook with marker and watercolor pencil, and then back in the studio make an acrylic painting on paper. Sketch in a different villa every day, with one full day in Florence.  You will return to the lovely villa in Cortona to paint from your sketches. 

Claudia will help you learn to "sketch on the go" and how to transpose that onto a bigger paper or unstretched canvas and make a finished acrylic painting! You will have great memories to hang on your wall, and sketchbook/journal to enjoy reliving your trip forever.  She is making it lightweight to carry, so you can move around easily.  

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Kiln-Formed Glass Ornaments with Diane Quarles

Kiln-Formed Glass Ornaments with Diane Quarles

November 10, 12:30-3:30 pm at Aspen Light Glass Studio

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

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

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

Learn to collage birds and flowers in mixed media with Elizabeth St. Hilaire. 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 Jewelry Making with Luanne Herman

Intro to Jewelry Making with Luanne Herman

Thursdays, January 4-25 and March 1-22, 6:00-7:30 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

The basics of earrings, necklaces and bracelets made from found and purchased materials.

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Abstract Painting with Naomi Dyer at Precedence Arts

Abstract Painting with Naomi Dyer at Precedence Arts

January 18, 6:00-8:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Perfect for the bare spot on your wall!

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Watercolors: Stained Glass Technique with Sadona Wohlrabe

Watercolors: Stained Glass Technique with Sadona Wohlrabe

January 21, 2:00-4:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Paint a beautiful stained glass watercolor image.

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Clay Sculpting: Make a Creature or Teapot with Sadona Wohlrabe

Clay Sculpting: Make a Creature or Teapot with Sadona Wohlrabe

January 22, 24 & 26, 6:00-8:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Join us for a sculpting class with a creative edge.

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Watercolor Florals and Inspirational Quotes with Sadona Wohlrabe

Watercolor Florals and Inspirational Quotes with Sadona Wohlrabe

January 23, 6:00-8:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Bring your favorite quote or inspirational phrase and paint a floral surround to highlight your words.

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Portrait Painting with Naomi Dyer

Portrait Painting with Naomi Dyer

January 25, 6:00-8:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Paint your pet, yourself, a friend or relative. 

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Make Your Own Chalkboard Sign with Sadona Wohlrabe

Make Your Own Chalkboard Sign with Sadona Wohlrabe

February 5, 2:00-4:00 pm and February 6, 6:00-8:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Create a custom chalkboard sign with painted frame and accents of your choice.

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Couples Abstract Painting with Naomi Dyer

Couples Abstract Painting with Naomi Dyer

February 13th, 6:00-8:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Spend the evening together creating an abstract diptych...two canvases are the perfect pair, just like you!

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Make-A-Mug Sculpting Class

Make-A-Mug Sculpting Class

Session 1: February 4, Session 2: February 18, 3:00-7:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy 

Learn to make a mug for your favorite soup or drink in this easy, fun sculpting class.

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Flower Painting Impressionism with Naomi Dyer

Flower Painting Impressionism with Naomi Dyer

February 22nd, 6:00-8:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Learn to blend abstract and real flower images to create a personal point of view on a floral bouquet. 

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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

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401