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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.
February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center
Enjoy an extensive display of taxidermy waterfowl at the park’s historic beachside store and Whale Room during community-wide celebration. Learn bird markings and patterns to help identify winter migrants and year-round resident waterfowl. See birds in the wild from Cama Beach State Park’s shoreline on Saratoga Passage.
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 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - March 21, 2018, 8:00 PM
Colored inks offer a huge range of versatility for creating layers with your painting. You will learn how to create glow and shadow effects to add more depth and light to your painting. Mix colors beyond the basics to make both more naturalistic and vivid effects. Ink is a perfect medium between drawing and painting, it's a great way to explore and make the transition with confidence from drafting/drawing skills to painting. Inks can be used on their own or mix well with other water-based media to expand your range with watercolors. Beginners are welcome.
February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - February 25, 2018, 4:00 PM
This course will introduce you to the wet felting technique, Nuno Felting. The technique involves constructing a fabric with silk and wool. This is the building block for all manner of projects, from simple scarves to table runners, upholstery fabric to wall hangings. You will learn the history of felting and how to evaluate the quality and suitability of different silks and wools, and how to develop an armamentarium for your own studio.
February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn tools and techniques for painting expressive skies in watercolor. We will explore design, color mixing, and applying glazes for atmospheric compositions. You will have the opportunity to paint four distinct cloudscapes based on photos, from misty mornings to windy afternoons and layered sunsets. All levels welcome.
February 24, 2018, 7:30 PM
Since his arrival as a solo artist in 1993 and his self-titled debut on Capricorn Records, Texas Music star Ian Moore, has been on a journey of perpetual forward motion and constant change. That record included the hits, Satisfied and Blue Sky, and even featured the track, Harlem, which was made in to a music video by rap icon, Ice Cube.
By paying tribute to such luminaries as Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Aaron Neville (even covering Hercules), and Sly Stone - Ian Moore can offer music politically charged at times, as well as the heartfelt love song filled with emotion and purpose.
February 24, 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 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park
Join Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park and AmeriCorps in an ongoing volunteer effort to revitalize the natural areas of this beautiful park. We’re seeking help to remove invasive weeds and restore native vegetation, to improve the area for both wildlife and park visitors. No experience necessary!
Snacks, hot beverages, parking vouchers, and all necessary tools and gloves will be supplied.
To RSVP and receive more information, please contact Sarah Crestol, AmeriCorps Service Member with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, at Sarah.Crestol@parks.wa.gov.