Enjoy the best creative education while you bask in a luxurious vacation with time to relax, play and explore! Create artistic masterpieces in jewelry, accessories, and more in a warm and friendly environment for all skill levels.


Award winning artist and author - Lisa Pavelka, and carefully selected artists guide you toward artistic excellence in mixed media creativity including: polymer clay, metal clay, wire, resin, crystals, beads, and more!


We feature 2 - 7 day events including cruises and land-based workshop retreats throughout the world!


Check back often for the latest events or get on the contact list by emailing:

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Many of the cruises and land-based retreats feature all-inclusive* packages with meals, accommodations, art supplies and materials!


Click on the pages for more information of upcoming events, a peek into past cruises/workshops, and details on how you can become a part of this exciting and affordable way to expand your creativity skills. Here's what some of our previous students had to say about Art Across the Oceans' creative vacations:


"We had an absolutely WONDERFUL time on the cruise!! The scenery was delightful, the weather- perfect, the folks were divine, and the instructors were stellar!!!" - Connie Pelkey, Maine


"Fun! Fun! Fun! I enjoyed all the activities and meeting such talented people.  The teachers were great and I learned so much from their classes. The freebies alone were well worth the trip. I would do it again!" - Nemesia Macabio, Arizona


"Wow! Thank you doesn't seem enough for the wealth of knowledge freely given by each instructor. What was so pleasant about this cruise was the way each instructor made you feel welcomed, even after the 1000th question. Would I recommend this cruise? Yes, but with hesitation that there might not be a spot left for me!!!" - Jennifer Griffin, Mississippi


*While many of our events are all-inclusive in providing all that you need for your classes, some cruises and retreats may require students to provide few tools or materials.  Also on our cruises it does not include alcoholic beverages, soda charges, or any premium charges for dining rooms or excursions.





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