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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. Illustrating Picture Books with Dana Sullivan

    October 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - November 5, 2019, 8:00 PM

    Join Dana Sullivan, writer and/or illustrator of more than 16 picture books and graphic novels for this intensive dummy bootcamp, focusing on playful doodling, storyboarding, inside stories of the publishing world and having fun. Open to all levels of artistic training. Stick figures welcome. A perfect class for illustrators AND writers looking for a new perspective on their work.

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  3. Drawing Fundamentals: Level One with Nonie Gaines

    October 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - November 13, 2019, 8:00 PM

    You will learn basic composition, linear perspective, and observational drawing (drawing from life). The techniques you learn will provide you with a visual language to express your personal artistic vision.

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  4. Pole Lathe Turning with Jarrod Dahl

    October 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 30, 2019, 5:00 PM

    This class will be a complete introduction into the world of pole lathe turning with a focus on bowl turning. Students will build their own lathe, forge their own tools, and learn to turn bowls.

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  5. 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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