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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.
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September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park
Center for Wooden Boats toy boat building at the Boat House.
September 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2018, 12:00 PM
You will begin by drawing small, from a photo or realistic image. Then you'll put away the original source and get larger and looser, using water-based paint and oil pastels. You will identify the main composition, working with big shapes, and a few details. You will play with color, and loosen your grip on realism. You will look at abstract and expressionist art: how it expresses reality, how we respond to it, and whether, having explored how to abstract your own art, your response to abstraction has changed. All levels welcome.
September 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 5, 2018, 12:00 PM
This workshop will explore camera controls and other photographic variables relating to portraiture. Students will study classic portraiture focusing mainly on form with minimal background and environmental influence. You will focus on a person in a setting of their choice or the photographer’s choice. The workshop will meet once a week for five weeks with the third week being a field trip. Beginners are welcome.
September 10, 2018, 9:00 AM - October 8, 2018, 12:00 PM
In this class you will learn the skills necessary to execute representational, highly detailed botanical illustrations. You will begin by working through a series of exercises designed to help you learn control of the medium. Using lecture, demonstration and individually supervised exercises, this highly structured course will help students progress from basic washes in a controlled area through complex three dimensional forms. This class is appropriate for all levels of skill from absolute beginner to professional watercolor painters wanting to learn more control in their work. Classes meet every Monday from September 10 through October 8.
September 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - October 8, 2018, 8:00 PM
Explore the ancient tradition of geometry in this design-oriented drawing class with local artist Samuel Allison. With the classical tools of compass and straightedge, you will rediscover the fundamental shapes and patterns that underlie everything in nature. The class is geared for both beginners and adept drawers. Topics include the Flower of Life pattern, the Fibonacci spiral, and the Platonic solids. Using colored pencil, ink and watercolor, you will bring finished compositions to life. Students will gain the skills to incorporate pure geometry into any artistic endeavor.
September 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - October 9, 2018, 12:00 PM
In this 5 week course, you will learn to paint using acrylics. Students will explore a range of acrylic painting techniques to create soft images inspired by nature. Each assignment will guide students step-by-step through planning for a painting, preparing surfaces for paint, and finishing a completed painting.
September 11, 2018, 6:00 PM - October 30, 2018, 8:30 PM
In Beginning Figure Drawing, you’ll learn to draw the human figure in a casual, non-judgmental environment. First, by doing quick “gesture” drawings, you’ll learn to capture the essence of a pose quickly and accurately. Then, during longer poses, learn how to portray the correct human proportions through observation, drawing accuracy, measuring and some anatomy basics. Move on to creating shading and light, comparing values and adding drama. Once you have the hang of it, figure drawing can be fun, rewarding, and addictive. You’ll never find out unless you give it a try.
September 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - October 17, 2018, 8:00 PM
You will gain skills in realistic three-dimensional drawing with an emphasis on form, value, and texture using a variety of drawing techniques and materials. You will also cover 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.
September 13, 2018, 3:00 PM - October 11, 2018, 5:00 PM
In this class, you will learn the use of perspective, line, and shape to form your drawings when working from observation. You will work from a drawing system that will help you create a picture with depth, and accurate representation of forms within the space. You will create drawings from still life, pictures, and in person, either at the boat yard or Northwest Maritime Center, depending on availability of space and weather.
September 20, 2018, 3:00 PM - October 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
Continue to develop your drawing skills and personal style through review, critique, inspiration and guided practice. This five week course is open to anyone who has already learned the basics of realistic drawing. Students will have the opportunity to explore subjects and mediums of their own interest through teacher driven exercises.
September 25, 2018, 7:30 PM
Whether he's gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz, or flailing away on his gourd banjo, Michael's passion and virtuosity always shine through. In the true tradition of folk music, his performances inspire us to see the interconnections between the many cultures and influences that gave birth to American Roots Music. Gospel, Blues, Old-Time, Country, Soul and Cajun. Expect to hear all of this and more from a performer who's been called a street-smart archivist and an absolute treasure.
September 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - September 30, 2018, 6:00 PM
This weekend you will explore the healthy human hunger for relationship with ourselves, each other, and the spirit that connects us all. The dance ?oor will be your dojo, a ?uid heart as our destination, and every dancer as our teacher.
September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 30, 2018, 4:00 PM
You will create a beautiful hand-crafted book that exemplifies what the fall season means to you. This book will have wooden covers, which you will stain and glaze and embellish. Distressed metal sheets will be attached and will add to their beauty. The inside pages will be covered with vintage silks that will represent this beautiful season. Pages will be collaged, stitched and wired, and lastly, natural treasures will be attached to each, creating a book that you will treasure forever.
September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In this workshop you will learn how to make your own double wrap bracelet. You will have a selection of kits with your choice of colored stone beads and leather cord. No previous beading experience is necessary for this fun and creative afternoon workshop. All supplies and tools are provided.
September 28, 2018 - September 29, 2018 @ Sacajawea State Park
Walk through history at the site where the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery camped over 200 years ago. View and interact with reenactors and historic artisans. Come enjoy this beautiful park, and learn about the area’s history!
Hosted by Friends of Sacajawea State Park.
September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Seaquest State Park
Bring your bike or wheeled ride of choice and join park staff in celebration of “Bike your Park” day as we get busy decorating our bikes and helmets and making our very own license plates. We’ll kick off the event with healthy snacks and a junior ranger program on safety in the park. Then follow ranger staff in a goofy parade, and wacky obstacle course. Events will be available for both tots and older youth ages 3 to 16 (with accompanying adult).
Helmets are required for this event. Young participants are encouraged to bring along knee/elbow pads. Riding terrain is flat and paved throughout the campground.
September 22, 2018, 6:00 AM - September 23, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Westhaven
The 17th annual Clean Water Classic is set to showcase some of the best surfers from around the region. See website to the right for event volunteer opportunities or register to compete.
September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Westport Light
In honor of National Bike Your Park Day, Westport Light State Park is having a kids bike rodeo! Kids ages 4-13 will receive a bike safety talk followed by an inspection of their helmets and bikes. Then kids will get to test their skills on the fun and challenging obstacle course. Bring your bike, helmet, water and dress appropriately for the weather. The event will be held in the parking lot and closed off to vehicle parking. Free park is available along Ocean Ave.