Creative Arts Classes

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


Ekphrastic Writing Workshop: Leah Diament's "I Have Words"

Ekphrastic Writing Workshop: Leah Diament's "I Have Words"

Join creative writing instructor Tessa Cheek for an hour-long generative writing workshop in response to 610 Arts Collective's latest exhibition.
This fun and inspiring class is open to writers of every level, from beginner to pro. We'll discuss the ancient art of ekphrastic writing -- i.e. writing in response to a work of art. Through a series of guided viewing and writing exercises, we'll practice both art appreciation and art creation! Bring a notebook, writing utensil and a sense of wonder.

"I Have Words" Artist Statement:
This exhibition examines the foundations of our personalities and the aspects that have been added on. By delving in to the fabrics of people’s lives, the collage cyanotypes carry the depth each person holds.

Tessa Cheek is a writer devoted to building artistic community through creative writing workshops, readings and storytelling events. As co-director of the Open Bard Literary Series, she helps bring talented writers to give readings at The Sherbino and workshops through Weehawken Creative Arts. When she isn't hanging at 610 Arts Collective and spreading the word about upcoming programs, Tessa sits on the Ridgway Town Council and Planning Commission. She also copy edits for a small poetry press. Tessa holds an MFA from Hollins University, where she served as a Teaching Fellow, Graduate Assistant and Assistant Poetry Editor of the Hollins Critic. Prior to moving to Ridgway, Tessa reported from Colorado’s state Capitol. In 2017, Tessa’s novel-in-progress won the Melanie Hook Rice Award in the Novel and her short story, “The Devil’s Terrible Nearness”, was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and a Pushcart Prize. You can find more of her creative and journalistic work at tessacheek.com or follow her @tessacheek.

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  • January 13th
  • 6:00-7:00 pm
  • 610 Arts Collecitce (610 Clinton St)
  • $10 tuition

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ARTbar: Gin & Gingerbread House Decorating

ARTbar: Gin & Gingerbread House Decorating

For years, Weehawken has presented the "Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops". Now it is time for the grown-ups to have some fun!

Make sure to reserve your spot for this fun evening of gingerbread house decorating for adults only! Register solo, as a couple or as a group of up to 4. You will arrive to the location to find an assembled house that needs the magic of decoration. Decorations and frosting provided, and you are welcome to bring additions from home. Please bring a sheet pan or large box top to bring house home on. Registration includes, house, materials, and adult beverages. Ages 21 and up only

  • Tuesday, December 17th
  • 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Sherbino Theater
  • $35 solo

    $50 duo

    $75 Group of up to 4

    Price includes assembled gingerbread house, decorations, and adult beverages

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Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

Students will create two-time tested wellness products to support good health.
Stay Well:
Elderberry Syrup – Used throughout history to support immune health, elderberry syrup is both delicious and effective. Students will learn how to make elderberry syrup and will take home three samples as gifts for themselves or others.

Get Well:
Immune Fighting Tincture: Students will learn about herbs that build immune function to fight colds and flus. They will learn the basics of herbal formulation with respiratory herbs and make an immune fighting herbal tincture to support their and their loved ones health. Students will take home three samples as gifts for themselves or others.


Included in the Class Fee are:
Organic Botanicals
Organic Alcohol
Organic Honey
Purified and Enlivened Water
Ball Jars
Bottles with dropper
Cheese cloth
Labels

About the Instructor: Sheila has had a love of herbs her whole life and has spent the last 26 years studying herbs and creating herbal products. She founded Shining Mountain Herbs and is now with Healing Way at Rocky Mountain Integrative Medicine.

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  • November 23, 2019
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • 610 Arts Collective
  • $75 tuition, includes all materials

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Give the Gift of Cheer this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Cheer this Holiday Season

Come learn how to infuse wine and spirits with botanicals to create healthy and tasty libations to enjoy and share.
  • Students will create six different infusions to take home as gifts for themselves or others. Students must be 21 years of age or older to participate in this class.

    Included in the Class Fee are:
    Organic Botanicals
    Vodka
    Wine
    Ball Jars
    Bottles
    Labels

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  • November 22, 2019
  • 6:00-9:00 pm
  • 610 Arts Collective
  • $80 tuition, includes all materials

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Give the Gift of Beauty this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Beauty this Holiday Season

Most body care products are not healthy for us, in fact, most contain toxic additives and preservatives. Come and learn how to make personalized and healthy beauty care products with gentle and effective ingredients!
  • In this class we will make healthy and nourishing facial scrubs, shampoos, and bath salts. Students will take home six products as gifts for themselves or others.

    Included in the Class Fee are:
    Organic Botanicals
    White Clay
    Salts
    Essential Oils
    Liquid Castile Soap
    Purified and Enlivened Water
    Ball Jars
    Flip Cap Bottles
    Labels

    About the Instructor: Sheila has had a love of herbs her whole life and has spent the last 26 years studying herbs and creating herbal products. She founded Shining Mountain Herbs and is now with Healing Way at Rocky Mountain Integrative Medicine.

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  • November 20, 2019
  • 6:00-9:00 pm
  • 610 Arts Collective
  • $75 tuition, includes all materials

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Fused Glass Frit Painting with Diane Quarles

Fused Glass Frit Painting with Diane Quarles

Fused Glass Frit Painting Workshop with Diane Quarles

Aspen Light Glass Studio, in conjunction with Weehawken Creative Arts, will be hosting a 4-day frit painting glass immersion class from Monday, June 8 through Thursday June 11, 2020 in the heart of the San Juan Mountains of Rico, CO.

The class will expose students to the techniques and methods of glass frit (crushed glass) painting, drawing from the local natural landscape. The students will lodge at the Mine Shaft Inn in Rico for 3 nights and will include local fine dining for one night. Catered lunches are included. Students will also enjoy one evening in nearby Telluride for independent dining and shopping (time and weather permitting). All materials and tools necessary are provided for the class. Some previous experience in fused glass is recommended.

Class times are Monday 10 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 am-4:30 pm and Thursday 10 am - 2 pm. Class cost is $800 per student for the full package and $650 for local students (class only). Costs do not cover travel to and from Rico/the studio and lodging prior to and following the class. Minimum class size is 3 and must be met at least 30 days prior to June 1st or the class is subject to cancellation.

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  • Jun 8, 2020 to Jun 11, 2020
  • Aspen Light Glass Studio Rico, CO
  • $800 includes instruction, materials, lodging, lunches and one evening meal

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The Pumpkin King Youth Theatre Workshop

Nightmare Before Christmas Youth Theatre Workshop

Join Weehawken for a 3 week fall session of youth theater in Montrose.

"Nightmare Before Christmas" is a theatrical adaptation of the Tim Burton's film, in which Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion. Let this favorite tale come to life on stage under the direction of Kathleen O'Mara. Students participating will experience a full audition, rehearsal and production process, curriculum includes voice, physicality, stage presence and design elements including stage, costume, and publicity.

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  • Dec. 3-20, Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00 pm (3:00-5:00 pm on Wednesdays)
  • MRD Field House

    25 Colorado Ave Montrose CO 81401

  • $225 for the 3 week session

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Karate

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.
  • 1 hour: $48 one month / $44/mo for 3 mo / $40/mo for 6 mo / $36/month for 12mo
  • 1.5 hour: $68 one month /$65/mo for 3 mo / $60/mo for 6 mo / $54/month for 12 mo

And now offering KARATE in MONTROSE!

Saturdays starting at 10:30 am and Wednesdays starting at 5 pm at MRD Field House Summit Room (25 Colorado Ave) . Mixed levels for the first hour (10:30 - 11:30) with youth (5-14) AND adults. After the first hour, youth head out and advanced (appx. ages 14+) students and adults stay for the remaining 30 minutes. Multi-month discoutns available by phone only. NO Drop-Ins available!
  • 1 hour: $48 one month / $44/mo for 3 mo / $40/mo for 6 mo / $36/month for 12mo
  • 1.5 hour: $68 one month /$65/mo for 3 mo / $60/mo for 6 mo / $54/month for 12 mo

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610 Arts Collective

610 Clinton Street, Ridgway CO 81432

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street, Ridgway CO 81432

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Avenue, Montrose CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman Street, Ridgway CO 81432


It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed above. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Our staff is  located at 610 Arts Collective.

Mailing address

PO Box 734, Ridgway CO 81432
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