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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year.
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The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.
October 2, 2017 - December 22, 2017
This course will drill deep into the basics, beginning with a firm foundation in understanding wood as a material and incorporates introductory training in a wide range of techniques. You'll leave with a in depth experience of hand tools, practice applications of joinery methods, consider choices for wood selection and working with non-toxic materials, and understand practical planning for designing and executing woodworking projects. The curriculum focuses on imparting skills through a series of projects designed to build on one another in techniques and complexity.
This 12 week course is focused on developing the skills that will allow you to start to find your voice as a furniture designer / maker. Design will be the consistent thread through the numerous projects of this class. We will take a hybrid approach to furniture making by blending traditional hand tool techniques with pragmatic use of woodworking machines.
November 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - December 7, 2017, 12:00 PM
In this class series, you will learn how to use the simple craft of paper mache to make useful and beautiful vessels. It’s playtime for grown ups. In this hands on experience, you will make your creations using common objects such as bowls, cups and plates as forms. Then you’ll successively layer the form with newspaper strips and simple flour-and-water paste to build a rustic, sturdy vessel. To finish the pieces, we’ll look at pattern design from nature, history and different cultures to inspire your painted surface decorations. You’ll use bright colors and shapes painted with water based liquid acrylic to make your vessels friendly and inviting. In this class, you will learn how to make the most of the beautiful flexibility of this art form. And they make wonderful gifts.
Beginners are welcome and all materials are provided.
November 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - December 4, 2017, 4:00 PM
This class is for those who have taken the previous class or are comfortable with controlled areas of flat and graded washes. Each class will include instructor demonstrations and individually supervised exercises. You may work from instructor provided photos and drawing or bring your own specimen to draw. We will cover drybrush, color mixing and sequence of glazing , masking techniques, underpainting, use of gouche for backgrounds and highlights and water drops on plants. The instructor has taught this class for over 25 years, both for college credit and pleasure. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists.
November 24, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Come support the Marine Science Center and start your Christmas shopping early. Get 10% off. Located in the Natural History Exhibit.
November 24, 2017, All Day
To celebrate Autumn, today is a State Parks "free day" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park.
Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.