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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. 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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  2. Papier-Mache for Grown-Ups with Meg Kaczyk

    October 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - November 19, 2019, 4:00 PM

    In this class series, you will learn how to use the simple craft of papier-mâché to make useful and beautiful vessels. In this hands-on experience, you will make your creations using common objects such as bowls, cups and plates as forms. Then you’ll successively layer the form with newspaper strips and simple flour-and-water paste to build a rustic, sturdy vessel. To finish the pieces, we’ll look at pattern design – from nature, history and different cultures – to inspire your painted surface decoration. You’ll use bright colors and shapes painted with water-based liquid acrylic to make your vessels friendly and inviting. In this class, you will learn how to make the most of the beautiful flexibility of this art form.

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  3. Learn to Paint Using Acrylics with Julie Read

    November 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 11, 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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  4. Write a Beautiful Gratitude Letter with Lindsey Wayland

    November 14, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    The class will focus on writing beautiful, artful thank you letters. We will: discuss the art of storytelling; discuss calligraphy to enhance the envelope and overall experience of the recipient; focus on raw, beautiful materials to create one-of-a-kind stationery that reflects the authenticity of each student’s creative business or nonprofit organization; unleash articulate, bona fide language in letters; implement systems to find time to write letters of gratitude in today’s busy world, and why a letter is much, much more important than an email for true connection.

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  5. Silk Scarf Painting with Diane Wheatley

    November 15, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Choosing from a variety of colors you will work together to make lush and beautiful silk scarves. Silk dyes act a little like watercolor, they'll merge and mix to provide interesting, unusual and unique designs. The end result is a scarf that is totally unique to you. No previous experience is necessary for this class, and it's so much more fun with friends.

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  6. Drawing Fundamentals: Level Two with Nonie Gaines

    November 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - November 17, 2019, 3:00 PM

    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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  7. Lines, Layers, and Paul Klee with Rebecca Wild

    November 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 17, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Through a series of exercises inspired by the work of artist Paul Klee, participants will invent an abstract alphabet that will be altered, embellished, combined with words and layers, and used as the basis for multiple creative pieces. Hand cut stencils, pastels, graphite, paint, and various resist materials will be used. Detailed demonstrations will offer plenty of time for hands-on artistic exploration and individual interpretation. Each participant will complete this workshop with an impressive sampler, new techniques and an appreciation for one of the most original masters of modern art.

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  8. Just Collage with Anne Schneider

    November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    You will create at least a dozen small abstract art pieces. Layering and placing interesting colors, patterns, and textures of papers will produce a surprising series of art works without using any paint. This class is open to all levels.

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