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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

    January 6, 2020 - March 27, 2020

    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. Introduction to Furniture: Design and Technique

    January 6, 2020 - March 27, 2020

    This class is open to woodworkers who would like to broaden their approach to furniture making. We think it means you are a person who has decided to commit to learning furniture making; is yearning to develop a finer sense of design; has already acquired some woodworking skills and has a strong sense of the limitations of your own knowledge and skills. You must have some experience in hand tool woodworking, finer machine work and basic design before taking this class. If you have limited woodworking experience - we’d like you to produce evidence of strong practical skills, problem solving ability, and experience with hand work.

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  3. Cartooning 101 with Jim Bradrick

    February 20, 2020 - March 26, 2020

    Cartooning is not a lesser art than realistic drawing; it is an approach to drawing that teaches you to observe and then translate your ideas in unique ways. And, let’s don’t forget: it can make people laugh or smile when it hits the mark. The class will examine and critique the drawings of many cartoonists, great and obscure.

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  4. Fine Art Photography with Ginny Banks

    March 3, 2020, 10:00 AM - March 31, 2020, 12:00 PM

    This class will show you many examples of fine art photography. You will unearth your own unique vision and progress from mere snapshot taking to the level of fine art making.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Landscapes in Acrylics with Julie Read

    March 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - March 22, 2020, 4:00 PM

    Bring in your favorite photos of places you've been or would like to go and capture them with acrylic paint in this weekend workshop designed for beginners. Water, trees, mountains, day, night, deserts or the moon. Julie will guide you through planning, executing and finishing at least one landscape painting.

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