Arts & Crafts Instructors

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Jill Alblas
Craft Instructor
Coming from: Acol, Birchington,  Kent  UK
Following her degree and teaching certificate Jill taught for many years in colleges of Further Education before taking the leap to working as a freelance designer. Over the years Jill has designed art and craft products for many major companies including W.H.Smith, Early Learning Centre and Disney. She continues to teach and travels widely to hold workshops in the U.K., Europe and recently to teach jewellery making in Moscow and silk painting in Kalliningrad. Many years of experience means that Jill can offer a broad range of classes.

Gill Colthart
Arts & Crafts Instructor
Decorative Painting & Multi Media Crafts
Coming from: West Lothian,  Scotland  UK
Gill has always been interested in crafts and interior design and loves to share her skill and knowledge with others. Using her own designs she enjoys encouraging people to try something new in a fun environment, and leave the class with enough knowledge and confidence to continue on their return home. She currently teaches decorative painting, one stroke painting, narrowboat painting, designer gift wrapping, Christmas crafts, jewellery making, silk ribbon roses, origami, paper crafts, tatting & wire crochet.

Barbara Edith Harvey
Craft Instructor
Jewellery Making Tutor
Coming from: Ilminster,  Somerset  UK
Barbara has been in love with beads and all forms of jewellery since childhood and she went on to work with a family of diamond merchants in Londonís Hatton Garden from where she garnered much inspiration. Her teaching has taken many forms including teaching jewellery making on cruise ships. Her classes are very popular and have always gained exceptionally high satisfaction marks from passengers. She loves to share her enthusiasm, enabling others to discover abilities they never realised they had and then take home beautiful, long lasting, memories of wonderful holidays.

Kathy Marsh
Art Tuition & Art History
Fine Art Painting and drawing/ Contemporary crafts and applied art.
Coming from: Belfast,  Down  Northern Ireland
After studying fine art in Belfast and Staffordshire universities, Kathy was awarded a place on a EU funded arts and language program in Florence, Italy. There she developed her art practice working alongside other artists and craftspeople. In her career as an artist, Kathy has received many awards and recognition for her work as a teacher and collaborative artist. On board cruises, the location and art history of the place and sights will inspire the art classes. Classes are taught through tutor demonstrations and one to one tuition.

Emily Mixon
Arts & Crafts Instructor
over 25 years experience teaching in arts & crafts
Coming from: The Villages,  Sumter County, Florida  USA
Emily Bozeman Mixon has been involved in Arts and Crafts for over 40 years. She attended many crafts shows as a participant for over 15 years traveling from Tennessee to as far away as Michigan to sell her wares. She managed two craft supplies stores for a craft supply company located in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1992 Emily began teaching arts & crafts on cruise ships for Costa, Cunard, Celebrity and Holland America and has been doing so ever since. She has taught many classes with 100 or more people in attendance and others with 25-35 people in attendance.

Claudia Puma
Arts and Crafts Tutor
Coming from: Hamburg,  Michigan  USA
Claudia Puma's life pursuit has been in the arts and crafts field, her love of color and design took many forms over the past 40 years. For over 38 years she participated in some of the best art fairs in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. She won awards for her designs in Quilting and in jewelry design, Creative Designs was a very appropriate name for her business. Claudia began teaching on cruise ships in 1986 and has taught on Costa, Celebrity, Cunard, and Carnival, and has traveled extensively in the Mediterranean, Central American, Caribbean, and USA. Traveling the world is a passion for Claudia, teaching classes on cruise brings her two passions together.