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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.

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  1. Calendar Overlay Cama Beach State Park (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Fort Worden State Park (4)
  3. Calendar Overlay Lake Easton State Park (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Rockport State Park (2)

Cama Beach State Park

  1. Boating Safety Course

    February 9, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Cama Beach Cama Center

    Cama Beach Foundation, The Center for Wooden Boats, and Washington State Parks have partnered to help boaters be prepared for the upcoming season by taking a 1-day BOATING SAFETY COURSE. This course is open to everyone 12 years of age and older. The registration fee is $10. Two ways to sign up: 1.Register and pay online: http://www.camabeachfoundation.org. 2.Download the registration form & send it in with a check: http://www.camabeachfoundation.org. Why be certified in boating safety? For many boaters and personal watercraft users, it’s the law. In Washington state, boaters born after January 1, 1955 who operate a vessel with a 15 horsepower engine — or greater — must be certified and carry a Boater Education Card to prove they passed an accredited boating safety education course.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    January 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - February 12, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Learn to paint using acrylics in this 6-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.

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  2. Beginning Figure Drawing with Kelly Drake

    January 9, 2019, 10:30 AM - February 27, 2019, 1:00 PM

    In Beginning Figure Drawing, you will learn to draw the human figure in a casual, non-judgmental environment. First, by doing quick “gesture” drawings, you will learn to capture the essence of a pose quickly and accurately. Then, during longer poses, learn how to portray the correct human proportions through observation, drawing accuracy, measuring and some anatomy basics. Move on to creating shading and light, comparing values and adding drama.

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  3. Calligraphy with Rebecca Wild

    January 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - February 14, 2019, 4:00 PM

    In this 5-week class, you will focus on the historical Uncial script, 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.

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  4. Alla Prima Painting with Chris Witkowski, Last Saturday of the Month

    January 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 25, 2019, 4:00 PM

    This initiates a series of ongoing, once a month, full day workshops exploring Alla Prima painting. Commit to your painting. Set aside one day a month and feel good about making it happen. Alla prima is Italian for “at the first” or “at once” and represents the technique of direct painting. Specifically, it has come to mean finishing a painting in one shot. The success or failure of the results rides on the inspiration of the moment and the skill of the artist. It calls for a totality of vision, seeing the “whole picture” in a simplified way. It requires discipline and an economy of technique so as to say more with less. It’s challenging but so satisfying when you pull it off. You will be working from still life materials, learning and practicing all the ways one can achieve a fresh, vibrant painting. Keeping your palette and painting tools clean is of paramount importance in this style of painting. You learn to work fast and cover your painting surface quickly.

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Guided Snowshoe Hikes

    February 9, 2019, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lake Easton State Park

    Hikes will be about 3 miles on moderate terrain and last approximately 2.5 hours. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Guides will share tidbits on natural history, snowshoeing basics and safety information throughout the hikes. Please call after 9 a.m. on the day of the hike for status updates. Cancellations may occur due to road closures or other winter access issues.

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Rockport State Park

  1. Deep Forest Experience

    February 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Experience an ancient forest this winter at Rockport State Park.

    Rockport State Park’s Deep Forest Experience will take place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January and February. Rockport State Park staff and volunteers will lead half-mile, 45-minute walks under a dense canopy of old growth fir, cedar, hemlock and maple trees. 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 unseen ecosystems that keep forests healthy, including salmon-bearing streams, animal scat and mycorrhizal fungi.

    Participants should 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.

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  2. Wilderness Skills

    February 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Rockport State Park

    Deep Forest Experience Special Guest Steve Sahlin, Outdoor Educator, will share his wilderness skills in a show and tell presentation in the Discovery Center at 11 a.m. followed by a forest walk through the old growth. Steve's ongoing journey of learning the old ways and ancient skills has given him a sense of freedom, connection, and empowerment that he loves sharing with others.

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