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!

The Art of Machine Embroidery at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

The Art of Machine Embroidery

An exciting new intermediate course in freehand machine embroidery! Meeting in three separate 4-day session, students will delve into making original designs into creative machine stitched art. Learn new techniques with your machine, gaining experience and confidence! More details on The Art of Machine Embroidery
Meets January 23-26, April 15-18, and August 18-21 in 2016

The Elements of Art & Design: Color, Line, Shape, Texture & Pattern Class at Gail Harker Center for the Arts

The Elements of Art & Design: Color, Line, Shape, Texture, & Pattern

Learn to look up close to find, examine, describe and make examples of the Elements of Art & Design. Try out new media and get a taste of how to start to bring Color, Line, Shape Texture,and Pattern into your awareness so you can use it effectively in your art.
January 9-10, 2016.  No experience necessary.

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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