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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. Draw Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil with Kelly Drake

    April 9, 2018, 9:30 AM - May 9, 2018, 12:00 PM

    In this class, you’ll learn what to look for in a colored pencil, how different brands give you different qualities, which paper to use, plus how to mix color, create interesting textures, how to layer color, and how to burnish. Then, break out the watercolor pencils, and create a “mixed media” piece by using pencils as a paint and a drawing tool. You’ll never think of colored pencils the same again.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Nature Inspired Art & Text with Rebecca Wild

    May 5, 2018, 9:30 AM - May 6, 2018, 4:30 PM

    Embark on an exploration of art and words inspired by images and forms from nature. Combine hand cut stencils and handwriting on small format paper. Transform drawing materials, acrylic paint, medium and resist techniques to create multiple transparent layers that sandwich the elements of image, text and texture. These richly layered pieces have a striking, print-like quality. All techniques link together allowing endless opportunity for individual expression. You complete this class with fresh ideas and a hand-constructed portfolio to house a new body of work. All levels welcome.

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  6. Color Theory Level II with Kim Kopp

    May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 6, 2018, 3:00 PM

    This 2 day workshop is a step deeper into and a more individual exploration of Color Theory. The exercises build on those from Color Theory Level 1 and are designed to strengthen understanding of how color works, develop sensitivity and broaden individual approach. Each session will contain a brief lecture, a large amount of hands on time to explore assignments and ask questions, followed by group discussion.

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