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!


Indigo Dreams

Inspired by the rich dark blue and contrasting white of traditional Indigo dyed Fabrics? Join our specialist guest instructor Dana Webb for two days of learning indigo dyeing processes! Or make it a three day combination and join Gail for a special Beauty of Blue Tour the day before!  

Indigo Dreams - June 18-19, 2016.  No experience necessary.  Click here for more information or registration

Beauty of Blue Tour at the special Mood Indigo exhibition at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on June 17, 2016.l

Color Studies 101

Immerse yourself in color! Whether you quilt, weave, sew, knit, arrange flowers or just want to learn how to use color more effectively- this is the class for you! Take home your color reference sketchbook you start in this course to use for color explorartion in any medium

July 30- August 3, 2016.  No experience necessary. Click Here For More Information or to Register for Color Studies 101



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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