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Jun. 3 – Jul. 18 (Wednesdays)
Madrona MindBody Institute
Massage at Fort Worden
Mar. 1 – Dec. 31 (Daily)
Madrona MindBody Institute
Yoga & Movement Classes
Mar. 1 – Dec. 31 (Daily)
Madrona MindBody Institute
Fort Worden Hike
VIDEO
Fort Worden Hike
Apr. 8 – Jun. 24
Madrona MindBody Institute
Apr. 11 – May. 9 (Wednesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9:30 AM-Noon

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 11-MAY 9, 9:30 AM-Noon Let’s celebrate Spring and draw some of the beautiful flowers we find in and around Port Townsend! Colored pencils are the perfect medium to capture color, texture and light. I think you’ll be amazed at the floral masterpieces you can create. In this class, you’ll learn what to look for in a colored pencil, how different brands give you different qualities, which paper to use, plus how to mix color, create interesting textures, how to layer color, and how (and whether) to burnish. Then, break out the watercolor pencils, and create a “mixed media” piece by using pencils as a paint and a drawing tool. You’ll never think of colored pencils the same again.
Apr. 13 – May. 11 (Fridays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-Noon

FRIDAYS, APRIL 13-MAY 11, 10 AM-NOON This workshop will focus on the juncture between street photography and lifestyle photography. Street photography is responding to an urban environment without preconceptions. Lifestyle photography captures people in real-life situations while they go about their day. Both styles of photography are very much about timing, framing and capturing the “decisive” moment. We will discuss other “street/lifestyle” photographers. The third week will be an all-day excursion to Seattle via the Bainbridge Ferry (walk on). We will have lunch in Pike Place Market. Students will get photos printed for discussion and sharing. Beginners are welcome!
Apr. 18 – Apr. 22
Madrona MindBody Institute
Apr. 20
Friends of Fort Worden
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With Guest Speaker Brian Cladoosby
Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
VIDEO
Fort Worden Beaches and Bunkers
Apr. 20
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Apr. 21
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
11am - 5pm

On Saturday, April 21, you can be one of the thousands of volunteers throughout Washington State who are helping to keep our coastlines clean and our oceans healthy with the WA CoastSavers annual Earth Day Beach Clean-up. To thank you for your dedication to the health of the Salish Sea and the life it supports, the PT Food Coop is offering $5 gift cards to all volunteers. Click on the link for details.
Mark Stuart in Concert
Apr. 22
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Mark Stuart Returns to Rainshadow Recording n Port Townsend.
Apr. 22
Fort Worden State Park
Apr. 23 – Apr. 27
Port Townsend School of the Arts
RV Camping at Fort Worden
VIDEO
RV Camping at Fort Worden
Apr. 25 – May. 23 (Wednesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6:00-7:30 PM

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 25, MAY 2, MAY 9, MAY 23, 6:00-7:30 PM SALONS ARE $15 EACH. DROP-INS WELCOME. * Sign up for the entire series of four for $50, or any one of the evenings for $15. Drop ins are welcome. Chuck Moses will facilitate this interactive salon approach to understanding and discovering styles of photography. This series will concentrate on these four artists who see the everyday with extraordinary and distinctive insight. Each week’s salon will include a brief historical review of images that created and define a genre. This is not a lecture class. Discussion will be encouraged after each presentation of images to cultivate an appreciation and discovery of how powerful photography is. April 25 Diane Arbus May 2 Vivian Maier May 9 Sally Mann May 23 Cindy Sherman
May. 1 – May. 29 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9:30-Noon

May. 3 – May. 31 (Thursdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6 - 8 PM

May. 5 – May. 6
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM - 3 PM

May. 5 – May. 6
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

May. 5 – Jun. 2 (Saturdays)
Wilderbee Farm
10 AM -1 PM

May. 8 – Jun. 5 (Tuesdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-8 PM

May. 12 – May. 13
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Noon - 3 PM

An Evening With Ellis Paul
May. 13
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Ellis Paul Celebrates 25 Years on the Road With a Concert at Rainshadow Recording.
May. 13
Mothers Day Brunch
Fort Worden
May. 19 – May. 20
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM - 4 PM

Claude Bourbon
May. 24
Rainshadow Recording
7:30pm

Medieval & Spanish Blues - Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is Claude. It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude’s playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearics to the Balkans, and then
May. 30 – Jun. 1
Port Townsend School of the Arts
9 AM - Noon

May. 31 – Jun. 3
Madrona MindBody Institute
Jun. 1 – Jun. 29 (Fridays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
1-3 PM

Break the ice of photorealism into the delight of color and form that is abstraction at its best. We will embark on a distillation process that eliminates non-essential details, arriving at a piece of modern art that joyfully expresses the basic nature of subject and scene. You’ll 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’ll identify the main composition, working with big shapes, and few details. You’ll play with color, and loosen your grip on realism. Getting bigger, and working iteratively, you take this process further into an exploration of essence. Accompanying this journey, we 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!
Jun. 2
Fort Worden State Park
Jun. 2 – Jun. 3
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM-4 PM

This course is designed to give the maker new tools for their fiber art toolbox. Take a textural adventure in felt making—from simulated animal skins to roses and ruffles, we will entrap beads, learn mosaics and create raised shapes. Participants will come away with six 10”x10” samplers, with instructions and skills to use in creating unique felted accessories and garments. Kits are provided that include everything you need to create grids, pre-felt shapes & patterns, simulated sheepskin, inclusions & entrapment, roses & ruffles, Mosaics & stained glass samplers. Day two provides an opportunity to play and use the skills learned on the first day. Each maker will come away with an art vest created with whimsy and fun. Samplers kits will include luscious silks and fine merino wool, with a host of embellishments.
Jun. 4 – Jun. 18 (Mondays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
6-9 PM

A letter is one of the most generous things you can give someone. The gift of a letter gives the recipient a moment to pause and exist within the space and connection between letter-writer and recipient. The class will focus on writing a beautiful letter. We will: hand-make envelopes from everyday supplies; artfully address an envelope with calligraphic typography; focus on raw, beautiful materials; learn the art of storytelling in letter-writing; read ancient letters for inspiration; unleash authentic language in letters; discover how to extract inspiration for artists and writers in the after-thought of letter-writing; implement systems to find time to write letters in today’s busy world. Each student will leave with very beautiful supplies, but more importantly, students will leave with a refreshed or new deeply-felt sense of connection. No prerequisites, all levels are welcome. At its core, this class is about connection. The student is welcome to bring old maps, an
Jun. 6 – Jun. 10
Madrona MindBody Institute
Jun. 15 – Jul. 6 (Thursdays)
Port Townsend School of the Arts
10 AM - Noon

Imagine the potential of arranging your photographs together and seeing possible relationships through color, line, mood and subject matter. This workshop will explore the art and intuitive nature of creating photographic multiples such as two images together (diptychs), three images (triptychs), and even four images (quadryptchs) or more. We will be inspired by the work of photographers/artists who have used the idea of more than one image in their creations, such as Sandi Haber Fifield and David Hockney. The class will allow for photographic collage (by hand or in the computer) and composites, as well as photos that exist side by side. Sequences such as telling a story will also be explored. Writing poems or adding a narrative will be encouraged but not required. We will view examples of photographers who use these techniques. Students willreceive photos printed for discussion and sharing. Beginners are welcome!
Jun. 16 – Jul. 21
Madrona MindBody Institute
Jun. 23
Madrona MindBody Institute
More Activities
Sing around a fire circle in the evening
Play croquet, ultimate Frisbee or soccer on the parade grounds
Beachcomb on two miles of shoreline
Relax with a massage or yoga class
Take a whale watching or sunset cruise
Watch the sunrise or the sunset on the beach
Explore marine and natural history exhibits
Explore dark tunnels in old gun batteries
Walk out over the water on our wharf and dock
Enroll in a program or attend an event (see below)
Moor your boat at our facilities
Search the sky for bald eagles and other native birds
Learn about Hope, the Orca stranded on the North Olympic Peninsula
Visit the Coast Artillery Museum and learn about the Triangle of Fire
Enjoy the Point Wilson lighthouse and watch large ships sail by
Rent a bike, kayak or rowboat
Fly a kite in the parade grounds