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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. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. 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.

Fort Worden State Park

  1. Foundations of Woodworking

    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.

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  2. Furniture Making: Finding your Voice

    January 8, 2018 - March 30, 2018

    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.

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  3. Magic of Colored Inks with Melissa Klein

    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.

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  4. Multimedia Art Journals with Kelly Drake

    February 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - March 28, 2018, 12:00 PM

    In this class, you will start by creating simple, colorful backgrounds in your journal. Then, we will break out the paint, gesso, pens, pencils, pictures, ephemera and start creating. You will earn how to layer different media and materials, and use color, texture and design to create a journal full of ideas.

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South Whidbey State Park

  1. Volunteers Wanted for Working Birthday Party at South Whidbey State Park

    March 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Whidbey Island

    Happy 105th Birthday Washington State Parks!

    You're invited to attend a "working" birthday party at South Whidbey State Park!

    Bring your work gloves, pruners, rakes and an insulated mug! Friends of Whidbey State Parks will serve cookies and hot cider.

    Children with an adult are welcome to help! All volunteers must sign in at the registration table.

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State Park Free Days

  1. Discover Pass free day

    March 19, 2018, All Day

    To celebrate State Park's 105th birthday, 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.

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