All classes are held at the Barbey Maritime Center (formerly the Astoria Train Depot at the east end of the Columbia River Maritime Museum parking lot) either in the West Side Meeting Room or the East Side Shop as indicated.
Please note: If the Museum cancels a class, 100 percent of the student’s tuition will be refunded. If a student cancels a registration at least 15 days prior to the class, the student will receive a full refund. If a student cancels a registration less than 15 calendar days prior to the class, no refund will be made. If you are registering for the Kayak Building Class, there is a separate policy as noted.
Explore drawing birds in a fun and engaging way. We will start with loose sketches and progress to complete drawings with detail. We will look at bird's anatomy: beaks, eyes, heads, wings and feathers. We will begin with graphite pencil, learn textural application of colored pencils, and a little watercolor for under painting.
Join local artist and educator Greg Neitzel who will lead you through the process of weaving a nautical mat from recycled fishing line. Originally woven to protect the decks of wooden boats, today these matts have been transformed into decorative art, table runners, doormats and more. In each of these classes you will learn a unique skill and weave a mat that is both beautiful and functional to take home, while at the same time repurposing braided commercial fishing line that would otherwise be discarded. Classes run between 2 and 3 hours, and students should be prepared to be on their feet during this time.
This class includes some pre-assembly by the instructor prior to the first day of class. To ensure costs are covered, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The $600 balance is due at least 30 days prior to day one of the class.
Build an elegant stitch and glue solo kayak. This 7-day class is offered in conjunction with Pygmy Boats. Participants will leave the class with their kayak approximately 60 percent complete and with all the skills necessary to finish the boat at home.
Students will learn about shark anatomy as they are led through a dissection of Squalus acanthias (dogfish). Sharks are fascinating fishes with a cartilaginous skeleton, extremely large liver, and a tough skin covered in placoid scales. Students will observe the exterior of the shark before moving into an internal exploration focusing on the amazing and oily liver.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to carve? This class will cover basic skill for novice carvers and will focus on Northwest coast Native American carving styles. Participants will be furnished with carving tools and wood plaques and will be shown basic carving techniques. Learn how to handle tools safely, how to lay out basic designs and how to carve desired shapes.
One-piece, Greenland-style paddles are becoming increasingly popular among kayakers. In this class, you will learn how to layout the paddle profile onto clear, vertical grain cedar, and the procedures for cutting out the blank. Pre-cut blanks will then be provided for the students to shape using basic woodworking tools, including block planes, rasps and sand paper. The shaped paddles will then be sealed with an oil finish, and the students will take home their completed work, as well as the skills to make additional paddles.
Have you ever wanted to fish with a fly that you tied yourself? This is a rare opportunity to learn the basics of fly tying from a renowned local expert Henry Hoffman who has over 60 years of experience. Volunteers from Rainland Fly Casters will also be present, and class participants will receive a free one-year membership to the club. An excellent book on Northwest region fly patterns will also be available for $10. All materials and equipment will be supplied.
Everyone is the keeper of a unique version of family history. This creative writing workshop will begin with a discussion of what makes a compelling story and will lead us into a series of interactive writing exercises to transform our known and unknown family stories into vibrant poetry, fiction or non-fiction.
Build an elegant stitch and glue solo kayak. This 7 day class is offered in conjunction with Pygmy Boats. Participants will leave the class with their kayak approximately 60% complete and with all the skills necessary to finish the boat at home.
Explore creating playful compositions of sketches and drawings in your sketchbook that will include plants, small habitats, butterflies, birds and other visual and text elements. Investigate shapes and forms of different flora and fauna, and experiment with various techniques using pencil, pens and colored pencils. We will be drawing butterflies or birds from photographs and plants from live specimens, so please bring both to class. Learning about native plants of the Pacific Northwest region and local butterflies or other pollinators will be encouraged.
Immerse yourself in a world of botanical painting while learning foundation skills and techniques using watercolor. We will begin with color mixing, watercolor brush and blending techniques and explore both loose and precise painting styles. No painting experience necessary, but some drawing experience will be useful. We will explore wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry brush techniques. We will work predominantly from plant material, so bring a live specimen to class. A photos reference is sometimes useful as well..
Please bring graphite pencil H or F, 2B, kneaded eraser, sharpener, Pigma Micron pen 01 or 005 nib, brushes 2 and 4 round. Princeton Velvetouch is great, or golden talcon synthetic. Drawing sketchbook paper, Watercolor block, 9 by 12, cold or hot press, preferably 140 lb. or any other watercolor sketchbook. For paints, suggest Daniel Smith or any other watercolor set you have. Colors to have: Hansa yellow (cool yellow); New Gamboge (warm yellow); Transparent Pyrrole orange (warm red); Quin rose (cool red); Phthalo blue (cool blue); French Ultramarine (warm blue).
Learn how to create a beautiful half-hull boat model. In this class you will be shown how they were used to explore and design the shape of a boat. You will also learn how to read offset tables and understand how these are used to build a full-scale boat. Students will have a choice of models to build and will leave class with a completed ½ hull model.
Sharp tools make any job easier and safer. In this workshop you will learn how to sharpen your planes and chisels using basic stones and strops, relying on hand-eye skills rather than expensive machines.
By creating a sea chest, students will learn dovetail joinery, gluing, clamping, and the use of boat builder and woodworker hand tools. The skills learned can be applied to boat building courses and small personal woodworking projects.
Fish prints or gyotaku originated about 100 years ago in Japan as a way for sports fishermen to record the exact size and species of fish they caught. Today, sports fishermen in Japan often display gyotaku as wall decorations in their home, or they keep them as a sort of journal to document their success in the sport. Join us in making your own creations with a variety of freshly caught Pacific Northwest fish.
Capture the magic of the fall in botanical drawing. Work in an expressive style or more traditional botanical illustration style. Draw fall fruit, mushrooms, fall leaves, seed pods, branches with lichen and anything else you discover while in nature. Develop basic drawing and observational skills through fun and engaging exercises. Learn how to incorporate line, value, shape, texture and color, as well as overall design and composition. Please bring an object of your choice to the first class.
WEEKLY WELLNESS OFFERING ------ A flight of three full-bodied, fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices from Roots in Ilwaco. Served in the Lodge Living Room.
COST: $3 per person suggested donation----------------- RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event so we can be sure to get enough for everyone!
Guided Group Meditation
Join Larkin Stentz every Saturday morning from 9am to 10am for a guided group meditation in our beautiful wellness trailer. Coming together our energies, perception, and ability to deeply connect to our inner being is enhanced. Gaia is calling us to deepen our connection to her and one another. Larkin has been practicing meditation for 40 years. He is the owner of Green Angel Gardens on the Long Beach Peninsula, and is an accomplished musician and teacher. COST: $5-10 per person suggested donation RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event if you'd like a guaranteed spot, otherwise drop-ins are welcome!
All Inclusive Hatha Yoga with Adrian ----------This is an all levels Hatha style class designed to open the body and clear the mind. We will move and breathe together, inviting awareness into our practice as we soften, release tension and make room for more spaciousness in our lives.
Adrian is an visual and culinary artist delighted by the wonder of life. She is dedicated to the pursuit of wellbeing and finds awe, strength, and joy in the practice and study of yoga. In 2012 she completed a 200-hour yoga teach er training with Centered Yoga in Thailand and is currently enrolled in a 500-hour training in yoga and Ayurveda at the Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. Adrian has found solace and spaciousness in her meditation practice which has been refined by numerous teachers as well as her time spent at the Tam Wua Buddhist Monastery in Thailand. She teaches yoga and meditation with the Sou'wester Lodge and Watershed Wellness. She is overjoyed to share her love of movement and breath practices with these thriving communities. COST: $10 RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event if you'd like a guaranteed spot, otherwise drop-ins are welcome!
All are invited into our cozy Velvet Lounge in the lodge to choose a chakra that you would like to work on. Lounge, meditate and make your own chakra balancing aromatherapy spritzer to take home. Directions and pricing provided. COST: various prices, depending on what you want to make, are listed in the lodge velvet lounge RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event so we can be sure to set out enough for everyone!
Tuesdays until Feb 25, 2020
WEDNESDAYS UNTIL FEBRUARY 26
DIY Animal Spirit Card Readings ------ Experience the magic of an Animal Spirit Card reading. This deck is hand drawn by Kim Krans in her detailed and emotionally evocative style. The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebook is a work of art that explores the mysteries of the natural world and the animal kingdom. Krans’s powerful animal archetypes offer insight into relationships, personalities, behaviors and tendencies. COST: free
Homemade Chai ------ Enjoy a cup of deliciously spiced, decaffeinated chai made with a blend of ginger, cardamom, black pepper, fennel, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, prepared with rooibos, coconut milk and sweetened with maple syrup. Rooibos, or South African red bush, is a naturally caffeine free, sweet in flavor, anti-oxidant rich alternative to black tea in chai. Chai tea is not only delicious, but it has so many healing benefits. Overall, the medicinal herbs in this tea are great for digestion, are anti-inflammatory, strengthen the immune system, and have anti-oxidant properties. This beverage has been a daily health tonic for ages in India. COST: $3 per person suggested donation RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event so we can be sure to make enough for everyone!
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The Washington State Department of Health has closed approximately 1,500 feet of shoreline near Seabrook, just south of Pacific Beach, to the recreational and commercial harvest of razor clams. The closure is the result of a sewage spill. We urge razor clam harvesters to avoid this stretch of beach, as shellfish can retain harmful bacteria and viruses found in sewage. The area will remain closed through February. We advise anyone who harvested in this area on Thursday, February 6th to throw away any remaining clams.
TENTATIVE CLAMMING DATES
·February 20, Thursday, 4:54 pm 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
·February 21, Friday, 5:35 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
February 22, Saturday, 6:11 pm -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
February 23, Sunday, 6:44 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Final approval of the tentatively scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
SOU'WESTER ARTS WEEK: An Artist Residency Take-Over: March 8th-16th, 2020
The Sou’wester will be given over to artists and art collectives for a week of residency work and a weekend of open houses and public performances.
The goal of this event is to highlight the creative process and the experiential nature of the Sou’wester Residency Program. Walking into an active creative process reveals valuable intersections among artists as well as with the public. Experience these living artifacts at the open studios and weekend performances.
First there is the Kite Poster Trivia Game. You can search for and answer the Trivia Questions pertaining to the posters in our Washington State International Kite Festival Poster Gallery. For being good Museum Trivia Buffs, you will receive a packet of coupons from local merchants, such as Wind World Kites, Dennis Company, Hungry Harbor Grille, Stormin Norman's, Captain Bob's Chowder, Beach Duds, Castaways Seafood Grille, The Imperial Schooner, Mostly Hats, Kompton's Mini-Mart, The Wooden Horse, Tsunami Gifts, Streetside Taco, Paradise Pizza, Beachcombers, and others.
Also while you are in the Museum, there are other things to check out
Here are a few:
Open Daily – 11:00 to 5:00 Admission: $5 for adults; $4 over 60; $3 children 3-16
Join us for the 25th Annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Exhibition March 20-22, 2020. With over 100 quilts on display in three separate galleries, this show exhibits work from some of the area’s most talented fabric artists, all members of the Peninsula Quilt Guild. Various quilting demonstrations, such as paper piecing, hand quilting, appliqué and more will take place throughout the three day event. Tickets for a Prize Quilt raffle, will be available throughout the show at a cost of $1.00 per ticket, the drawing will be held Sunday afternoon, it is not necessary to be present to win. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to various charitable organizations on the Peninsula and in Pacific County. Admission to the Quilt Show is free.
"It’s not as if Tommy disrespects genre lines. It’s as if he doesn’t know (or care) that they exist. They’re not pertinent to his survival. He’s a cross between poet, arena rocker, and dive bar star. His voice plunges deeply, then rises high, and the band follows him faithfully through tempo changes, and wall of sound string movements, adding electric guitar and in-pocket backbeat to his work. The songs cruise through switchbacks from earnest folk to early new-age-rock histrionics.
- Sean Jewell at American Standard Time www.tommyalexander.com