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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. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    August 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 18, 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. Narrative Ideas & Practice Part Two with Ginny Banks

    September 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 10, 2019, 12:00 PM

    For this class, you will explore the many varied ways to tell a visual story. For someone developing a visual story, the most important thing to ask is “What is the story you really want to tell? This class is a continuation of Narrative Ideas and Practice Part One. It will build upon what you have already learned in that class. However, you do not have to have taken Part One in order for you to participate and enjoy this class. Beginners are welcome,

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  3. Techniques for Success in Watercolor with Shirley Mercer

    September 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - October 3, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Technique will be the focus in this four-week watercolor class. Using the class project image supplied, you will experiment with the following: Wet-in-wet, Using value to create shape and distance, Color mixing, Creating a focal point from a photo and reserving the "white" of the paper. Students may expect class demos and one-on-one instruction.

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  4. Watercolor Methods of the Masters with Linda Okazaki

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Launch your fall studio practice in watercolor painting while exploring methods for success and understanding the work of contemporary and recognized masters. Develop sophistication in your interpretive abilities, compositions and handling watercolor medium based upon strong visual resources and guided techniques for adventuresome beginners and advanced painters.

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  5. Bookbinding Basics with Taylor Hanigosky

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 25, 2019, 3:00 PM

    In this workshop, students will learn how to create hard and softcover hand bound books. You will begin with a basic discussion of book construction, useful tools and paper choice. From there, students will learn the basic 3-hole stitch, Japanese stab binding, Coptic stitch and secret Belgian binding. These are book constructions I personally use regularly and that offer a variety of design scenarios to prepare students to create a book for whatever situation they can dream of. Students will make several books in the workshop and leave with knowledge and hands-on skills to make their own artist books and journals and to continue creative and more advanced book binding pursuits.

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  6. British Singer-Songwriter Luke Jackson

    September 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fateas Male Artist of the Year 2014 and 2016 and his live album Solo:Duo:Trio was voted 2018 Album of the Year by Laurel Canyon. Over the past few years he has steadily developed a reputation for himself in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits, either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz .

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  7. Mindfulness Practices for Art-Making with Meg Kaczyk

    September 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 27, 2019, 2:00 PM

    In this 2-day workshop you will learn mindfulness practices that can benefit your art making. Simple guided meditation to ground your awareness in the senses will begin each day, followed by art making exercises based on different aspects of mindful experience. Relaxation, presence, acceptance and expansion are liberating and fun outcomes from learning mindfulness basics.

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  8. Raku with Jim Romberg

    September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 29, 2019, 5:00 PM

    The Raku ceramic process and aesthetic dating from 15th century Japan provides unique opportunities for personal expression in clay. This workshop will present glazing and firing techniques special to Raku. Based on a philosophy of spontaneity and innovation Raku pieces are fired one at a time, removed red hot from the kiln and given a special post firing reduction treatment to bring out special effects of glaze and surface. In addition, methods to construct an inexpensive backyard Raku kiln will be presented with sources for materials and equipment. The workshop is open for beginners and advanced participants to glaze and fire their own or provided bisqueware with the Raku technique.

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  9. Maritime Sketching with Rick Myers

    September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 29, 2019, 3:00 PM

    In this class, you will learn the use of perspective, line, and shape to inform your drawings when working from observation. You will work from a drawing system that will help create a picture with depth, and accurate representation of forms within the space. You will create drawings from still life, pictures, and in person, either at the boat yard or Northwest Maritime Center, depending on availability of space and weather.

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  10. Johnny Long & John Greyhound Maxwell

    September 28, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    John Long's uncanny ability to sound like a prewar country blues player -- even as he plays original blues pieces he wrote himself or with his older brother Claude Long -- makes his music sound both like a facsimile of the 1920s and early-'30s blues 78s he so treasures while somehow simultaneously sounding refreshingly modern, maybe because nobody plays this kind of throwback blues anymore, at least not with the care and precision that Long brings to it.

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  11. Tracy Grammer

    September 29, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling, Grammer has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation's top folk festivals, including Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter.

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  12. Foundations of Woodworking

    September 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - December 20, 2019, 5:00 PM

    This course drills 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. The curriculum focuses on imparting skills through a series of projects designed to build on one another in techniques and complexity. After twelve weeks, you'll leave with an in-depth experience of hand tools; having practiced applications of joinery methods, considered choices for wood selection and worked with non-toxic materials. And you’ll understand practical planning for designing and executing woodworking projects.

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