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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.
January 8, 2018 - March 30, 2018
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.
February 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - March 12, 2018, 8:00 PM
You will learn the fundamentals of realistic drawing. You will gain skills in realistic three-dimensional drawing with an emphasis on form, value, and texture using a variety of drawing techniques and materials. We will also cover basic composition, linear perspective, and observational drawing. The techniques you learn will provide you with a visual language to express your personal artistic vision.
February 13, 2018, 5:00 PM - March 6, 2018, 7:00 PM
In this class series, you will learn how to use the simple craft of papier-mâché 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.
February 16, 2018, 10:00 AM - March 16, 2018, 12:00 PM
You will begin by drawing small images from a photo or realistic image. Then you will use water based paint and oil pastels. You'll identify the main composition, working with big shapes, and a few details. You'll play with color, and loosen your grip on realism.
February 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - February 18, 2018, 3:00 PM
This workshop provides an introduction to the process involved in creating a travel sketch journal, from page design, to material demonstration and hands-on experimentation as well as field work in and around Fort Worden. All skill levels are welcome.
February 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Iron Horse State Park
Family-friendly Snowshoe Hike at Crystal Springs SnoPark, off I-90 at Exit 62, 8 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. Bring snowshoes (and poles if you want), layered clothing, boots and water.
This event is free but Sno-Park permits are required: Daily Snow Park Pass + Discover Pass OR Seasonal Snow Park Pass + Groomed Trail Sticker.
February 17, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park
Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of maple trees and old growth fir, cedar and hemlock. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet. They include the 500-year old Grandmother Cedar.
During the walks, interpretive staff and guest speakers will discuss the ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, bird and animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi.
Participants are encouraged to dress for cold, wet, winter weather, including suitable footwear.
Visitors can also duck into the family-friendly Discovery Center, enjoy free refreshments and hot cocoa by the woodstove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read books and make crafts.
Rockport will also offer Junior Ranger programs this winter, which combine age-appropriate opportunities for children to learn, play and protect natural spaces.
February 17, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rockport State Park
Come and learn about tree ecology while walking through Rockport State Park! The walk will be under a dense canopy of maple trees and old growth fir, cedar and hemlock. Many of the Rockport trees are more than 400 years old and top out at 250 feet, include the 500-year old Grandmother Cedar.
Visitors can also duck into the family-friendly Discovery Center, enjoy free refreshments and hot cocoa by the wood stove, explore interactive displays, watch nature videos, read books and make crafts.