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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!


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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Learn About Plein Air Painting with Mike Simpson

Learn About Plein Air Painting with Mike Simpson

August 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Come join nationally recognized local plein air painter Mike Simpson and learn how to "see" the landscape in front of you, how to determine a suitable motif, how to edit the subject material and how to begin.

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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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ARTbar: Kick@$$ Placemats with Kellie Day

ARTbar: Kick@$$ Placemats with Kellie Day

July 24, 6:00-9:00 pm

Join local artist Kellie Day in making kick-ass placements. At Weehawken and Sherbino's ARTbar we strive to provide a positive, creative outlet in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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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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Stop Motion Studio with Shannon Dean

Stop Motion Studio with Shannon Dean

July 24-27, 10 am-3 pm

Students will explore a variety of stop-motion animation techniques such as live-action pixelation, traditional hand drawn animation as well as cut paper and claymation.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 

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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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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