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.


Short-form Prose with Tessa Cheek

Short-form Prose with Tessa Cheek

Saturdays January 12-February, 10:00 am-12:00 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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Weehawken Royal Actors  Jungle Book Youth Theater Camp

Weehawken Royal Actors Jungle Book Youth Theater Camp

January 17-March 15, Thursdays and Fridays at MRD Field House

This nine 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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The Hobbit Youth Homeschool Theater

The Hobbit Youth Homeschool Theater

Thursdays January 17-March 14, 2:00-4:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Self Esteem and Literacy Through The Arts specifically tailored for homeschool students: Students explore the wonder of literary work through the arts as they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of The Hobbit. 

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Learning from the Masters Homeschool Art

Learning from the Masters Homeschool Art

Tuesdays, January 22-March 12, 9:00-10:30 am at MRD Field House

Join instructor Anne Hockenberry as she teaches the techniques of art masters throughout history.

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Needle Felting with Linda Balas

Needle Felting with Linda Balas

January 23, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at MRD Field House

Needle felting is a process which uses barbed needles to interlock wool fibers to form a more condensed material.

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Intro To Art Mediums Series for Adults with Anne Hockenberry

Intro To Art Mediums Series for Adults with Anne Hockenberry

Thursdays 10 am-12:30 pm, January 24, Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4

Join instructor Anne Hockenberry as she teaches the basics of art mediums, a different medium each week (or each month).

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Great Decisions

Great Decisions

Tuesdays, January 29-March 26, 6:00-8:00 pm at 610 Arts Collective and Thursdays, January 31-March 28, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway

Great Decisions is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association and is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.

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Mosaic Mandala with Carol Newman

Mosaic Mandala with Carol Newman

February 2, 9:00-4:00 pm at 610 Arts Collective

In today’s world, mandalas have become known as a generic term for a chart or geometric pattern that represents the universe metaphysically or symbolically, and can be used to focus during meditation.

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"Peter Pan" Winter Youth Theater Session

February 5-March 13 in Ridgway 

Join Weehawken for a 6 week fall session of youth theater featuring "Peter Pan", a theatrical adaptation of the classic childrens literary tale from JM Barrie, in which the Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

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Improve Your Watercolors with Mike Simpson

Improve Your Watercolors with Mike Simpson

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

Improve your watercolors with nationally recognized artist Mike Simpson. Learn how to paint wet into wet, how to correct mistakes and improve compositions plus many more useful tips.

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Have Fun and Improve Your Vitality: 5 Element Herbal Classes for Beginners

Have Fun and Improve Your Vitality: 5 Element Herbal Classes for Beginners

November 2018-September 2019 at Sheila's Herb Workshop (475 Thistle Drive)

Anyone interested in personal wellness and herbs, this fun and hands-on beginners course is for you. Students may tak eone or as many as they would like.

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Anyone Can Weave with Pamela Schultz

Anyone Can Weave with Pamela Schultz

Thursday, February 21 in Montrose, 10:00 am-1:00 pm at MRD Field House

Saturday, February 23 in Ridgway, 1:00-4:00 pm at 610 Arts Collective

Come discover the joys of weaving in this introductory class.

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Create Better Oil Paintings with Mike Simpson

Create Better Oil Paintings with Mike Simpson

February 23, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Create better oil paintings with nationally recognized artist Mike Simpson. Learn about proper brush technique, how to create a focal point and what makes an exciting oil painting.

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Introduction to Silversmithing with Tracey Belt

Introduction to Silversmithing with Tracey Belt

March 9 & 10, 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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Intro to Acting for Adults with Heather Nicolson Hughes

Intro to Acting for Adults with Heather Nicolson Hughes

April 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Sherbino Theater

This workshop will explore all aspects of what goes into being an actor.

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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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Modernize Your Paintings and Fall in Love with Acrylics with Claudia Hartley

Modernize Your Paintings and Fall in Love with Acrylics with Claudia Hartley

August 2-4, 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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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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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.

610 Arts Collective

Primary staff office
610 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman St
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150