EDUCATING & INSPIRING ARTISTS SINCE 1979!
Welcome to Dakota Art Center (formerly La Conner Art Workshops), the educational branch of Dakota Art Pastels and Dakota Art Store. We are located near the town of Mount Vernon, an hour drive north of Seattle, Washington.
Our facility is nestled in the pastoral and picturesque Skagit Valley, just minutes outside Mount Vernon and near the historic village of La Conner. The naturally beautiful and varied landscape is a great inspiration for both regional and nationally renowned instructors and artists. We have exceptionally spacious classrooms and art materials on site at our retail store. The largest selection of pastels in the world is in the adjacent Dakota Pastels warehouse and open to workshop attendees - a pastel artists delight!
Great instructors, exceptional facilities and beautiful surroundings will make a Dakota Art Center Workshop an experience sure to fulfill your expectations!