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.

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Machine Embroidery: Cutback, Onlay & Shadow Appliqué

A wonderful opportunity to expand your machine stitch skills! Appliqué can be used to create depth and interest. This two day course is a perfect way to learn, working small samples that will help you compile a library of effects and may inspire larger works. Decorative edges will also be included. Click here to learn more or register for this course

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 exploration in any medium

November 30- December 4, 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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