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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. Drawing Fundamentals: Level Two with Nonie Gaines

    March 3, 2020, 6:00 PM - April 7, 2020, 8:00 PM

    Take your realistic drawing skills to the next level in this six-session follow-up to Fundamental Drawing: Level One. Students will use techniques acquired in the beginning drawing class to further enhance their art knowledge and to develop a ‘personal style’. Potential areas of exploration include one, two and three point perspective, landscape drawing, basic portraiture, drawing animals, composition and mediums other than graphite pencil. Note: This course is open to anyone who already possesses realistic drawing skills.

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  2. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    March 4, 2020, 10:00 AM - April 8, 2020, 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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  3. Beginning Botanical Drawing with Andrea Woods

    March 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - April 15, 2020, 4:00 PM

    This is a beginning botanical drawing class. No prior experience necessary. You will learn basic shapes to simplify the complexities of plants, breaking down larger shapes into greater detail, and learning perspective. Techniques will include using graphite pencils for line drawing, shading and modeling for a 3-dimensional effect, erasers as tools, paper choices and composition.

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  4. All the Flowers: Painting with Chris Witkowski

    April 9, 2020, 1:00 PM - April 23, 2020, 4:00 PM

    What better way to celebrate spring, the premier season of flowers, than by capturing it’s bounty in a piece of art. With gorgeous forms and colors ranging from vibrant to subtle there is enough inspiration on display for dozens of artworks, whether representational or abstract. This class is open to all levels of artists working in whatever medium is calling you these days. Floral art created by artists in the past will be considered. We’ll be working from still life arrangements and photos. Weather permitting we will try to get outside to work from nature during one session. Bring your art kits and creative freedom.

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  5. Seeing Blue: Cyanotype Printing Process for Beginners with Katey Rissi

    April 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    In this class, students will learn the cyanotype printing process, a non-silver alternative photography/printing technique originally developed to create blueprints. Cyanotype printing is a simple but relatively obscure process that allows for lots of experimentation, and can be layered with other types of printmaking and photography processes to create intricate, dynamic images. You will explore the history of the process, from its origins as a way to print technical material, to its use to document the natural world, and its transition into an art technique. You will play with the different substrates that can be printed on (almost anything porous!), and create our own prints. You will learn about the different ways to make negatives, as well as contact printing with objects.

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  6. Gouache Portraits with Jenny Doh

    April 17, 2020, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Gouache performs like watercolor but its constitution allows layers to build up in an opaque fashion, which is not possible to achieve through watercolor. Its constitution is also different from acrylics because there is no plastic in the medium, which allows it to move very much like watercolor and also it dries with a uniquely matte sheen that is unlike acrylic and unlike pure watercolor.

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  7. Focus on Florals with Jenny Doh

    April 18, 2020, 9:30 AM - April 19, 2020, 4:30 PM

    Join this 2-day workshop where we will learn to how to paint a floral painting using photo references. Please feel free to bring photo references of flowers that you may want to potentially paint. If you don't have photos, no worries, I will bring plenty of references that you can use.

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  8. Fundamentals of Collage and Mixed Media with Anne Schneider

    April 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - April 21, 2020, 4:00 PM

    Mixed Media and Collage class is for beginners and for collage artists who want to broaden their knowledge base and refresh a variety of skills. The first day of the class is about making papers to use the second day in creating two original, abstract, collage-mixed media creations. Papers will be created using acrylic paints, stencils, mark making tools, ghost prints, marbled paper and specialty papers. The class will discuss prepping substrates, composition styles, colors, and demonstrate the process of tearing, layering and adhering papers.

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  9. Brushstroke Calligraphy for the Curious Beginner with Lindsey Wayland

    April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Brushstroke calligraphy is playful and casual, which also makes it more approachable than traditional script calligraphy. Join poet calligrapher Lindsey Wayland to learn all about beginning brushstroke calligraphy. Each student will learn the basic techniques for brush lettering and the alphabet. And true to Lindsey's classes, she will teach you the foundational requirements to springboard into your authentic style.

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