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!

Experimental  Hand Stitch

18-22 October, 2017
Join us to start learning the techniques of hand embroidery to decorate your quilts or fiber art projects or to create art pieces in their own right.  Learn how to hand-paint materials to make luscious background fabrics.  Techniques and stitches will be taught as well as basic design and color choices.
 Click here to learn more or register for this course

Fabric Collage, Color and Stitch By Hand

Play for 2 days with collage of multiple types of fabrics, dyeing for fantastic colors, and using hand embroidery stitches to enhance and edge your collage pieces!

Sept. 30-Oct 1, 2017.  No experience necessary. Click Here For More Information or to Register for Fabric Collage Color and Stitch

Oct 2, 2017- Add on another day with Fabric Collage Color & Stitch by Machine (or take as a solo class)!

Gail's away from Home Classes

Gail is travelling to Lynden WA October 13-14 to give two one day workshops at the Fibers and Beyond Conference.  Registration is open through the Jansen Art Center- Click the links below to go the the Jansen website to find out more or register for these fun, new one-day classes!


Powerful Color for Weavers - Friday October 13 9 am - 4 pm at the Jansen Art Center, Lynden WA

Over and Under - Saturday October 14 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Jansen Art Center, Lynden

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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