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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.

Deception Pass State Park

  1. Kids to Parks Day

    May 19, 2018, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    Come out and celebrate Kids to Parks Day with the interpretive rangers at Deception Pass State Park. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., meet our friend Gracie, the gray whale. Explore gray whale bones and ask questions about the gray whales of the Salish Sea! Want to add to your collection of Junior Ranger badges? Earn your badge with our Junior Ranger program starting at 11 a.m. Views from Bowman Bay help make this park the most visited in Washington state. See for yourself on our nature hike starting at 3 p.m. Meet by the boat launch at Bowman Bay 15 minutes before each program. Bring water and snacks for the hike, or enjoy a picnic between programs. Whatever you decide to do, nature is waiting for you!

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Bring May Flowers with Julie Read

    May 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 20, 2018, 4:00 PM

    In this two-day acrylic painting workshop suitable for beginners, you will paint flowers in all of their glory, and learn the basics of acrylic painting. Students are required to bring in an arrangement of flowers in a vase of their choice. For fun and inspiration, bring in beautiful fabrics that looks nice with your flowers. You will be completing 12" X 16" paintings in this workshop, and students will be guided step-by-step through the planning stages of their painting, execution and finishing. Quality supplies will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.

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  5. Letting Pictures Drive the Words with Ingrid Lundquist

    May 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 20, 2018, 2:00 PM

    Join me, Ingrid Lundquist for two half-day workshops that merge the view of the photographer with the soul of the writer. Prerequisite – a desire to improve both your photography and your writing and become a better storyteller. Bring your camera, a flash drive, and your laptop. You will start with an indoor presentation, then put the theory to practice on a walk-about. You Will shoot photos, collect ideas, identify bullet points, write sentence and you will learn to build engaging photo-driven travel stories that leave your readers wanting more.

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