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.

Karen Cartwright
Art & Craft Instructor
Coming from: Holyhead,  Anglesey  UK
Karen is an artisan and art / crafts instructor with over 30 yearsí experience and knowledge of a wide variety of crafts from beading to decoupage. She is a fun and energetic person who is heavily committed and involved in many different art & craft communities throughout the U.K and enjoys hosting watercolour art classes and delivering seminars on a variety of popular craft subjects. With many years of teaching experience, her classes are all about getting together and being welcoming and inspirational; from learning basic skills to advanced techniques, complete with full demonstrations and group tuition.

Sandra Grayson
Graphology (Handwriting Analysis)
Coming from: Evesham,  Worcestershire  UK
London-born professional scribe, Sandra Grayson has used her creativity wisely to be able to offer adult guests the opportunity to learn new skills easily, whether she is Guest Speaker sharing the hidden meaning of handwriting (Graphology), teaching how to write Calligraphy or simply revealing new and unique ideas to create beautiful souvenirs for the guests to take home and enjoy. "KEEPING IT PERSONAL" is Sandra's mission statement!

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.

Christopher Tatam
Watercolour Art Instructor & Craft Instructor
Coming from: Holyhead,  Anglesey  UK
Chris is a multi medium artist and in addition has been taking part in the craftsmanship of egg shell painting and decorating since 1989.​ Chrisís work has received many awards and prizes over the years including a 1st at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and a highly commended at the Crafters Guild of Great Britain.​ He has been teaching art and crafts throughout the UK for a number of years and more recently in the USA and onboard cruise liners. He has a wide range of experience and knowledge in the painting of landscapes and seascapes, using the mediums of watercolour, oil and acrylics.​