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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.

Deception Pass State Park

  1. EVENT CANCELLED: Swing the Gates 5K Fun Run/Walk

    March 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Deception Pass State Park

    EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 AND MANDATED SOCIAL DISTANCING.

    Get warmed up for the summer season and take a run or walk through the park!

    Bring your family and friends to join us for a celebration as we ‘Swing the Gates' and open Cranberry Lake Campground. This 5k fun run offers a unique and fun opportunity to run or walk through the campground before it opens for the season.

    The entire course is on paved roads and weaves through old-growth forests with beautiful views of Cranberry Lake. There will be one aid station along the course that runners will pass twice.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Travel Journal Sketching with Darsie Beck

    March 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - March 29, 2020, 3:00 PM

    This workshop provides an introduction to the process involved in creating a travel sketch journal, from page design, to material demonstration and hands-on experimentation as well as field work in and around Fort Worden. All skill levels are welcome.

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