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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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Creative Arts Classes

Love the creative arts? We do too! Enjoy a range of arts classes covering everything from painting to photography!


Shel Silverstein Theater for Kids & Teens

Shel Silverstein Theater for Kids & Teens

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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Art Around the World

Art Around the World

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. Each day of the camp will focus on a different region of the world and the art its people create. At the end of the week students will participate in a gallery exhibition for family and friends. Open to ages 7-11. This program will run July 17-20 from 9 am to noon at Weehawken Ridgway. Registration of the series is $90 per student.

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Jump Start Spanish in Ridgway with Señora Christi Berry

Jump Start Spanish in Ridgway with Señora Christi Berry

Jump Start Spanish is an interactive, beginning level Spanish course for those interested in speaking Spanish in everyday life. Students will learn many common terms used in real-life situations, how to ask and answer common questions in order to communicate information, as well as build relationships. The instructor will help students build their Spanish vocabulary and conversation skills by using the TPR method, pictures, native-pronunciations, readings, and role plays as tools. Active participation is required!

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Living with Uncertainty: A poetry discussion series with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Living with Uncertainty: A poetry discussion series with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Messy. Mysterious. Unruly. The world we live in is anything but easy to pin down—and in fact, that’s what poets have been writing about for centuries. In this four-week discussion class, we will read poets from across cultures and centuries who drew strength from, as Adrienne Rich says, “the great muscle of metaphor” to launch their poems and their understanding of the world into the vast realm of possibility. We’ll read poems that lead us deeper into paradox, poems that help us connect to the world around us, squirrely and unpredictable as it is.

Join us for this 4 week series starting Wednesday April 26 from 12-2 pm at Weehawken Ridgway. No materials needed but an open mind. Registration for the 4 week series is $130.

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An Invitation to Play With Energy with Michele Follis

An Invitation to Play With Energy with Michele Follis

Do you like to play with energy? Would like to learn?

This is an invitation to experience an energetic Body Process through the work of Access Consciousness®. Access Consciousness Body Processes are simply amazing. The one we will work with focuses on the planet and communion with all things. The earth is asking to be nurtured and so are our bodies. There is something truly beautiful and potent when we connect with our bodies and receive energies that are available. The vibration we choose to BE in the world does matter, perhaps now more than ever. What if by running this process we could offer to heal our bodies and the earth?

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The Business of Art: Growing Into An Artist's Life with Patricia Morrison

The Business of Art: Growing Into An Artist's Life with Patricia Morrison

Inner Fire, Outer Light helps overwhelmed and under-valued working artists, writers, musicians and other creative professionals to make a living, make a life and make a difference in the world with their gifts and visions. Another segment in our "The Business of Art" series, we are excited to ofer this unique afternoon workshop with Patricia Morrison of Inner Fire, Outer Light to help artists find work/life balance that leads to more successful use of time and creativity, being presented at the Sherbino Theater April 30 from 12-5 pm.

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Build a Boat Workshop for Junk in the Unc!

Build a Boat Workshop for Junk in the Unc!

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. This class is suitable for all construction skill levels, beginner to advanced. No experience is required, but builders are advised to have moderate to advanced river recreation skills to use their homemade watercrafts on the river.

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ARTbar: Spring in the San Juans with Allison Wofford

ARTbar: Spring in the San Juans with Allison Wofford

Try your hand at painting Spring in the San Juans with instructor Allison Wofford, while enjoying a San Juan brewed Colorado Boy beer (and of course, we offer wine as well!) The exciting night full of friends, painting and laugher is a great way to great the changing season.  For the first time painter or the experienced artist, this evening is going to be Colorado casual.  All of the supplies are included in the fee and all you have to do is come!  Bring a friend, spouse or just show up solo, no matter what,  this Art Bar is sure to make your inner artist bloom!

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Mommy & Me Summer Spanish in Ridgway with Señora Christi Berry

Mommy & Me Summer Spanish in Ridgway with Señora Christi Berry

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! Every Tuesday & Thursday in June from 1:30-2:30 pm. Registration is $35 a week, or $120 for the month. Drop in rates of $20 per class available only if class has met its minimum students of the week. 

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iPhotography with John Clark

iPhotography with John Clark

New to the life-changing world of the iPhone? Or do you simply struggle to take decent photos with yours? Never fear, the class you've been waiting for is here!

As they say these days, the best camera is the one you have with you. And with the advent of the amazing quality of cameras in smartphones like the iPhone, it's easier than ever to always have a great camera with you. But wait, you say, why are my photos always blurry, or just so-so? It's mostly because you need to learn how to use the device properly, and there definitely are tricks to using the iPhone's camera! So sign up for this class, and learn how to start getting really good photos out of your iPhone. As a bonus, we'll spend some time learning about the dozens of powerful camera apps available for your device, from the Instagram craze to the more techy HDR realm, and everything in between. This class will be held May 20 from 1-4 pm at Ridgway Community Library. Registration is $35.

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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

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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Mixed Media Alchemy with Lauren Mantećon

Mixed Media Alchemy with Lauren Mantećon

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, on June 24-25 in Ridgway.

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Miniature Diorama Boxes with Alicia Bailey

Miniature Diorama Boxes with Alicia Bailey

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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Mommy & Me Summer Spanish in Montrose with Señora Christi Berry

Mommy & Me Summer Spanish in Montrose with Señora Christi Berry

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! Tuesdays & Thursdays August 1-8 from 4-5 pm. Registration is $35 a week, or $60 for the 2 week series. Drop in rates of $20 per class available only if class has met its minimum students of the week. 

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Panorama Concertina with Alicia Bailey

Panorama Concertina with Alicia Bailey

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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Montrose Summer Spanish Camp with Sra. Christi Berry

Montrose Summer Spanish Camp with Sra. Christi Berry

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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Modernizing the Landscape

Modernizing the Landscape

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

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

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

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OCAA & Weehawken presents: Vibrant Watercolor Landscapes with Claudette Barker

OCAA & Weehawken presents: Vibrant Watercolor Landscapes with Claudette Barker

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. In this 3-day workshop, you will explore a creative approach to well-. designed, colorful watercolors. We’ll discuss composition, value patterns and negative painting - in a positive way!. You’ll learn to adjust and interpret your photographs to bring life and energy to your landscapes with bold, clear colors that sing. There will be plenty of painting time, individual instruction and positive critique.

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Open Figure Drawing

Open Figure Drawing

Open Figure Drawing takes place the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at Weehawken Ridgway from 1 pm until 4 pm. Drop in $20 NEXT CLASS: February 4

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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