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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 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center
9th Annual Geocaching educational and social event at Cama Center, noon to 5 p.m. Sign up at www.geocaching.com. Participate in a group “Cache In, Trash Out” park clean-up project.
• Geocaching 101 12PM-1PM at Cama Center with Ranger Tina.
• Creating an EarthCache 12PM-1PM at Cama Center with Prying Pandora.
• Trackables 12PM-1PM at Cama Center with Rey Del Roble.
• Find the Glass Balls 12PM-4PM, one at Cama and one at Camano Island SP
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.
January 8, 2018, 9:00 AM - February 5, 2018, 12:00 PM
This class will explore elements and techniques of acrylic painting through a variety of exercises and projects. Students will learn composition, color theory, and use imagination to create a body of work over the duration of the class. All skill levels are welcome! Max is a very generous teacher, guiding the student to explore different elements and techniques. His classes sell out quickly so don't delay!
January 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - February 5, 2018, 8:00 PM
This class is for anyone wanting to learn the technique of painting with watercolors, or for those who have experience, but would like to hone their skills. Class direction will primarily focus on brush skills, and will lead into paper and paint fundamentals. Students will work with both dry and wet applications and will learn how to add color(s) without losing a picture by turning it to mud! Nothing tricky to it and you will be amazed by what you can do.
January 9, 2018, 9:00 AM - February 6, 2018, 12:00 PM
Learn to paint using acrylics in this 5 week course! Students will explore a range of acrylic painting techniques to create soft images inspired by nature, and also bold, bright, wild creations that acrylics are known for! Each assignment will guide students step-by-step through planning for a painting, preparing surfaces for paint, and finishing a completed painting.
January 11, 2018, 1:00 PM - February 8, 2018, 4:00 PM
In this 5-week class, we will focus on the historical Humanist Bookhand as we learn basic lettering principles, technique and practical and creative uses for calligraphy. This is designed for beginners and those who need a refresher course. Bring a healthy dose of patience and concentration as you practice your ABC’s.
January 12, 2018, 9:30 AM - February 9, 2018, 12:00 PM
Gouache is one of those mediums that requires some special techniques and know-how. That is what this class is about. You will learn tricks and tips that you need to start painting in gouache. You will find out what support to paint on, which brushes to use, how much water to add as well as when to use a varnish. Come to class ready to have lots of fun.
February 3, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This is your opportunity to put your message, favorite saying, or inspirational quote into glorious chalkboard letters. You will learn techniques and tips to create an eye catching, gorgeous designs, as well as, how to use guidelines to create beautiful and expressive lettering to convey your message. Beginners are welcome.
February 3, 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 3, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Jim Watson, a Wildlife Research Scientist with WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife, will discuss the bald eagles found along the Skagit River. Migratory bald eagles flock to the Skagit during the winter time but there also several resident eagles along the river. Jim will discuss both of these populations as well as why there are less eagles than decades ago. The presentation is inside the Discovery Center where light refreshments are provided (hot cocoa, cookies, popcorn).