African Bead Mosaics in Capetown, South Africa
with Karla Duterloo
October 23 – 29, 2016
€1600 per person
Come and enjoy a mosaic holiday in Cape Town — a combination of a week full of mosaic and some sightseeing in one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
No mosaic experience is required. The designs are abstract and non-figurative. We’ll work on a bamboo wooden disk, on which you can work with various mosaic materials from the African Continent. We’ll incorporate traditional beadwork from Africa, handmade glass fusions, glass beads and various mosaic tiles. This will be a unique experience working with so many special different elements. And of course lots of colour!
I’ll show you how to find inspiration for your design, as well as your colour-palette for the mosaic. I will also show you lots of examples of how to develop a design and incorporate beadwork, as well as showing some of my own mosaics disks and necessary guidelines.
I’ll teach you all there is to know about cutting and laying of the tiles if you are a beginner, the grouting process and much more. I will provide handouts and make pictures of the process which we can later discuss.
I will provide the disks and all basic mosaic materials, but glass fusions and beadwork will be on offer to purchase from me or during our excursion to the market.
You’ll stay at the Lodge in the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, featuring beautiful rooms, continental breakfast included, with a view over the golf course and 50 meters from the Golf Clubhouse which includes a restaurant. The Lodge is very close to the studio.
The estate is about a ten minute walk from a stunning beach and some great restaurants; after a hard days work you can enjoy sundowners at the beach and fine dining in these restaurants.
Included in the course are two and a half days of excursions: A Stellenbosch Winelands tour, a Cape Peninsula scenic tour, and a Greenmarket/Waterfront tour. In the Cape Peninsula scenic tour we visit some of the most stunning places in and around Cape Town, while on the Stelllenbosch Winelands tour we’ll see (and taste) beautiful wine farms around the Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest city. On the Greenmarket and Waterfront half-a-day tour, you can buy additional local beadwork to personalize your mosaic artwork even more.
During the course we’ll offer coffee/tea and biscuits at the break, and a very nice lunch for all course-participants.
We promise a creative week with lots of entertainment!
There is a beautiful 18-hole golf course at the Estate — the only golf course in the world where the springboks are freely roaming while you play. There is also a leisure centre, pool, driving range, gym, two floodlit tennis courts, and a 5 km walking/running track.
A shopping centre is located just outside the Estate. The beach and nearby restaurants are located at 10 minutes walking distance.
The course price is 1600 Euro per participant.
To run the mosaic course we need a minimum of 5 participants. To guarantee optimal personal attention we only allow a maximum of 6 participants.
Please do not book the ticket to Cape Town before I have confirmed the course is up and running ( Mid-July).
- 6 nights accommodation at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate Lodge including breakfast
- Welcome drinks and tapas on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 23) at 4:00
- 2,5 half days mosaic course including all basic materials and the disk
- Lunches on workdays and 2,5 day excursions for all mosaic course participants
- Transport to and from nearby restaurants for evening dinners
- Airfare tickets to and from Cape Town
- Transport from and to Cape Town International Airport to the Atlantic Beach Lodge can be pre-arranged but at your own cost
- Dinners in the evening
- Beverages and lunches on excursion days
More About Karla:
My name is Karla Duterloo. I am a Dutch award-winning mosaic artist and have been making mosaic on all kind of surfaces: bathroom floors, garden sculptures, functional and decorative mosaics, 2D and 3D mosaics.
I work with all sorts of different materials, which gives my work a unique design and colour application. My Trophy Heads and 20 by 20 boards have been sold in more than 15 different countries around the world.
Exhibitions of my work have taken place in various countries: e.g UK, Europe and South Africa. Very recently my work has been chosen for the Western Cape Handmade Collection and exhibited at the Design Indaba 2013 in Cape Town.
I am the author of a Dutch Arts and Crafts book Wereldhandvaardigheid, and my mosaic work is featured in several books: Mastering Mosaics, The Mosaic Yearbook, Mosaic Madness, and the Art Platform NY High Volume (Dec 2015). This year I won the Certificate of Excellence Arts Craft and Design Awards 2015. Mosaic projects for charity are also part of my activities and I have initiated very successful projects in London (2010), Nepal (2011), and Cape Town (2013).
I studied Arts and Crafts in the Netherlands, attended over the years several Mosaic Master Courses in Italy, and have been teaching in the UK, Switzerland and South Africa to students of all levels. My classes are creative and inspiring. The purpose is to bring out the artist in you in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
Above all we have lots of fun and special moments. You’ll leave the course with new skills, ideas, and inspiration, and with lots of newfound or fired-up passion for this beautiful Art.
What They Say:
“Inspiring, enthusiastic, great fun, skilled teacher, unforgettable holiday/mosaic course, great combination in experiencing Cape Town and learning mosaic skills. Love to come back!” ( Netherlands 2015)
“I loved the art holiday and thought it was very well-organized and planned. The mosaic art classes took place in a relaxed atmosphere and Karla is a dedicated instructor. She is able to transfer her passion for colours to her students. The trips to art galleries in Stellenbosch, a local craft market, and a South African design fair in Cape Town also helped me get into the colour/art mood. I went home with a pretty work of art and a desire to come back to South Africa.” ( Switzerland 2014)
“I have to sincerely thank both you and Luis for taking such good care of us. I had not expected to be pampered the way we were! From the pick up at the airport until departure, we were never abandoned to our own devices, but accompanied, and fed (!!!), and given plenty of explanations about everything we were experiencing and seeing, which was plenty!” ( Italy 2014)
To Register or for More Information:
Please email Karla.