Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts offers a comprehensive course schedule for artists of every level. Our internationally acclaimed faculty conducts certificate, diploma, and tutored courses in textile art, color studies, machine embroidery, paper and feltmaking, multimedia art, and dozens more. Whether you choose to visit our center in beautiful La Conner, or elect to enroll in our self-paced or mentored courses from your own home, we invite you to explore the resources we have to offer as you pursue your personal artistic goals.

Upcoming Events!


Stitch, Twist & Roll: Feltmaking & Color Play

Explore and play with combining feltmaking techniques and stitch in a two day workshop April 16-17! Color mixing and layering, making felt balls and cords, and learning how to apply techniques to your own work will be covered.  

April 16-17, 2016.  No experience necessary.  Click here for more information or registration

25+ Ways to Create Art Fabric

Do you admire (or find yourself buying) richly dyed and surface designed fabrics?   Now you can learn to make your own Art Fabric!   In this two day course you will learn 25+ ways to create original textures, patterns and coloring on fabric.  Go home with a wealth of ideas and fabric samples to bring new inspiration to your projects!

May 14-15, 2016.  No experience necessary. Click Here For More Information or to Register to Make Art Fabric!



Educational Tours

Our 2014 "Glories of British Textiles" brought students to explore numerous museums and meet local stitch experts for in-person study.
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