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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. Street and Lifestyle Photography: Capturing the Moment with Ginny Banks

    April 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 11, 2018, 12:00 PM

    This workshop will focus on the juncture between street photography and lifestyle photography. Street photography is responding to an urban environment without preconceptions. Lifestyle photography captures people in real-life situations while they go about their day. Both styles of photography are very much about timing, framing and capturing the “decisive” moment.

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  2. Painting with Gouache (Opaque Watercolor) with Kelly Drake

    May 1, 2018, 9:30 AM - May 29, 2018, 12:00 PM

    In this class, you will learn all about how to use gouache, from what support to paint on, which brushes to use, how much water to add, various ways of using color, and when to use a varnish. Come to class ready to have lots of fun, and to learn something new.

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  3. Having Fun With Pastels with Charlie Van Gilder

    May 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - May 31, 2018, 8:00 PM

    In this class you will explore the magic range of versatility, blending, line and tone qualities of pastels. Drawing and painting techniques used alongside each other can create a surprising range of effects. Beginners are welcome.

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  4. Using Lightroom to Manage, Improve & Share Your Photographs with Jeff Smith

    May 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - June 5, 2018, 8:00 PM

    This class will show you how to use Adobe Lightroom to gather all of your photos in one place, create a backup in the cloud so you never lose another photo, and then make adjustments using presets to make your photos as awesome as possible.

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Northwest Paddling Festival at Lake Sammamish State Park

    May 11, 2018, 2:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Lake Sammamish State Park

    The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival brings paddle sports retailers, manufacturers and athletes together in one location!

    Featuring more than 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and gear, the Northwest Paddling Festival is a can’t-miss event for any paddling enthusiast.

    Shop, compare and browse the best in paddle sports brands side-by-side, enjoy a tour down Issaquah Creek, learn a new skill at a seminar, and more!

    Attendance is free to the public. There is a nominal fee for on-water demonstrations and tours.

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