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Open Figure Drawing

Open Figure Drawing

Open Figure Drawingbegins again January 20. Open Figure Drawing will take place the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at Weehawken Ridgway from 1 pm until 4 pm. Drop in $20 

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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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No School Days Art in the AM with Ann Cheeks

No School Days Art in the AM with Ann Cheeks

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! Open to ages 9-14.

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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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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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Lindy Hop with Chris & Wendy Shima

Lindy Hop with Chris & Wendy Shima

Tuesdays, March 6-27, 6:30-7:30 pm at Montrose Field House

Come learn the fundamentals of the original form of swing dance, the Lindy Hop! You will learn the basic steps and moves that will get you out on the dance floor with confidence! 

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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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Introduction to Silversmithing in Montrose with Tracey Belt

Introduction to Silversmithing in Montrose with Tracey Belt

March 10 & 11, 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Montrose Field House

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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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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ARTbar: Butterfly Transformation with Kellie Day

ARTbar: Butterfly Transformation with Kellie Day

Wednesday March 21, 6:00-8:00 pm at 610 Clinton St. in Ridgway

Butterflies are a symbol of transformation, undergoing remarkable growth to journey from egg to caterpillar, to the delightful flying creatures we know. Join local artist Kellie Day in exploring different mixed media techniques to create butterflies.

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The Storytelling in Writing with Alissa Johnson

The Storytelling in Writing with Alissa Johnson

March 30, 10:00 am-1:00 pm at 610 Clinton St. in Ridgway

There’s nothing like a good story to create a real page-turner, whether you write short stories, essays, memoir or novels. But loving writing doesn’t always mean you feel clear about how to create a story. 

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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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Introduction to Silversmithing with Tracey Belt

Introduction to Silversmithing with Tracey Belt

April 21 & 22, 10:00 am-4:00 pm at 610 Clinton St. in Ridgway

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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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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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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Mommy & Me: Initials Painting with Naomi Dyer

Mommy & Me: Initials Painting with Naomi Dyer

February 22, 11:00 am-12:00 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Mom and baby will create a personal painting.

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Wire Wrap Jewelry Making with Luanne Herman

Wire Wrap Jewelry Making with Luanne Herman

Thursdays Feb 1, 2018 to Feb 22, 2018 and April 5th-26th, 6:00-7:30 pm at Precedence Arts Academy

Learn the art of wire wrapping pendants, charms and stones.

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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! 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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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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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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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