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Barbara Gilligan presently has an art Studio where she teaches Art and Adult Craft Classes, Presently she teaches Wreath Making, Painted Glassware, Signage and Decoupage and Art Classes. She has studied with a Master Artist from Russia for 4 years to become Certified as a Zhostovo Painting Instructor. Zhostovo painting is a form of Russian Decorative Painting. She has also studied Art under several different Instructors and Mediums, including, Water Color, Colored Pencil and Oil Painting.

Presently she is working on Sea Glass Art Pieces and Coastal Décor Items as she lives near the Ocean and these are Items that are Popular where she lives. She creates her own sewing patterns and Drawings for her Art and Craft Items. For the past several years she has had an online Sewing Business with Etsy that has over 2,700 sales of Children's Items she has designed and made. However she now wishes to concentrate more on Art and Craft Projects as these she enjoys the most and finds teaching is fun and she likes the Socializing it entails.

She presently teaches Class not only in her Studio but surrounding Locations for Other Shops and Locations. She loves the Ocean and Cruising and would like to combine her love of teaching Art and Crafts with her Love for Cruising...

Below is a selection of her art:

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Below is a sample of my classes:

I teach an Intro to Watercolor and show different Techniques as we paint our pictures. I try to paint something that corresponds to where we are traveling.

This class I teach a mixed medium Water Color course, and add Colored Pencils to our paintings to define and enhance our paintings. This would also introduce them to working with Colored Pencils.

This class is a Colored Pencil class. I like to expose students to Colored Pencil as it is very portable and easy when traveling, and many have never tried it. I myself was shocked when first exposed to Professional Colored Pencil Drawings at the ease and beauty of this medium and now Coloring Books are so popular I feel it is a good time to give exposure to it. All that is needed is a piece of paper and a box of Artist Pencils to create beautiful things and pass the time. it's very relaxing and fun.
I have taught Colored Pencil Techniques and Card Making art on The Norwegian Dream and on Princess Cruises in the past and would like to register to do them again. I can teach Watercolor, Colored Pencil or Decorative painting and also I have studied with a Master artist from Russia to become Proficient in teaching Zhostovo Painting which is famous in the Russian City of Zhostovo. I just recently opened my own teaching studio where I teach Art and some Crafts for Adult party nights..I love Cruising and I love meeting new people and teaching them to find their creative side while making New Friends. I especially like teaching colored Pencil Techniques as most people have not had any experience with the Professional Pencils and how Beautiful their Pictures turn out. It is also very portable and fun . Now that Adult Coloring Books have become so popular I think this would be a great idea for Cruising seminars. My classes have had up to 44 students and have always been enjoyed by everyone who came to the class on Board it was a new and fun experience for them. Please note my last Cruise was on Princess for 12 days going from Barcelona to Venice Italy. It was about 5 yrs ago as I stopped cruising to care for Terminally Ill siblings..