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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. Narrative Ideas & Practice Part Two with Ginny Banks

    September 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 10, 2019, 12:00 PM

    For this class, you will explore the many varied ways to tell a visual story. For someone developing a visual story, the most important thing to ask is “What is the story you really want to tell? This class is a continuation of Narrative Ideas and Practice Part One. It will build upon what you have already learned in that class. However, you do not have to have taken Part One in order for you to participate and enjoy this class. Beginners are welcome,

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  2. Techniques for Success in Watercolor with Shirley Mercer

    September 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - October 3, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Technique will be the focus in this four-week watercolor class. Using the class project image supplied, you will experiment with the following: Wet-in-wet, Using value to create shape and distance, Color mixing, Creating a focal point from a photo and reserving the "white" of the paper. Students may expect class demos and one-on-one instruction.

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  3. Watercolor Methods of the Masters with Linda Okazaki

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM

    Launch your fall studio practice in watercolor painting while exploring methods for success and understanding the work of contemporary and recognized masters. Develop sophistication in your interpretive abilities, compositions and handling watercolor medium based upon strong visual resources and guided techniques for adventuresome beginners and advanced painters.

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  4. Raku with Jim Romberg

    September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 29, 2019, 5:00 PM

    The Raku ceramic process and aesthetic dating from 15th century Japan provides unique opportunities for personal expression in clay. This workshop will present glazing and firing techniques special to Raku. Based on a philosophy of spontaneity and innovation Raku pieces are fired one at a time, removed red hot from the kiln and given a special post firing reduction treatment to bring out special effects of glaze and surface. In addition, methods to construct an inexpensive backyard Raku kiln will be presented with sources for materials and equipment. The workshop is open for beginners and advanced participants to glaze and fire their own or provided bisqueware with the Raku technique.

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  5. Maritime Sketching with Rick Myers

    September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 29, 2019, 3:00 PM

    In this class, you will learn the use of perspective, line, and shape to inform your drawings when working from observation. You will work from a drawing system that will help 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.

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  6. Tracy Grammer

    September 29, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling, Grammer has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation's top folk festivals, including Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter.

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Mount Spokane State Park

  1. All Gravity Enduro Series

    September 28, 2019, 12:30 PM - September 29, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Mount Spokane State Park

    Mt Spokane Enduro will be a 5 stage race with 4000 feet of climbing for sport/expert/pro. 3 stages for beginner races, 2200 ft of climbing – shuttles will pick beginners up after stage 3 and everyone else after stage 5. Racing will take place on the best trails that Mt Spokane has to offer with hopefully some changes to course in 2019… The views and scenery are amazing, the trails are built under a thick canopy and several overlooks along the way.

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Palouse Falls State Park

  1. Palouse Falls State Park Interpretive Talks

    September 29, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Palouse Falls State Park

    Palouse Falls interpretive talks 2pm, meet at lower parking lot, every Sunday until end of September

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