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In person courses 2024

Cape Town South Africa 

Mosaic Art Retreat at my studio  27 October to 2 November


Registration 2024 now open

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Courses in France APRIL 2024. 

 I will be in France La Ronde near La Rochelle at Marlene Touka her studio

From APRIL 1 to 5 in 2024

5 day   Mosaic Course in 2 D substrates and bas relief in various techniques

Read more below under 2 d course and Seascapes.

Click here for PDF with more info 

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Booking with Marlene


I am coming to France in APRIL 25, 26 and 27 in 2024 

3 Day course at Valerie Nicoladze her studio in Avignon France 

Abstact mosaic with African elements and mosaic and beads on your own painting 

booking with Valerie

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€ 420

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3 Day course at Valerie Nicoladze her studio in Avignon France 

II will be teaching two courses in three days at Valerie Nicoladze's studio in Avignon, France. Our first project will involve creating an abstract mosaic incorporating African beadwork, while our second project will involve painting, mosaic, and beadwork.

Even if you have no prior painting skills, I will guide you through the process to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.

You can sign up with Valerie  


Website Valerie

5 day   Mosaic Course in 2 D substrates and bas relief in various techniques

Read more about the course in the PDF above with all the information and price.

You can sign up   with Marlene     


Website Marlene

More info about the Mosaic Art Retreat 2024

Click here for the course impression Art retreat 2023 on You Tube 

If you have any questions about the content of the courses email me at and for  the booking, please feel free to contact Valerie and Marlene directly. 

I am looking forward to meet many of you mosaic artists on one of the 2 courses.

Stroll further down for more info about the course on beads and mosaic below.

Under: Mixed Media Mosaic with beads, glass and tessera and paint


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Online mosaic courses 


Hosted by  Mosaicartsonline and Createartsonline

2D mosaic substrates for Mosaic and bead making.

For my interview and more course details follow this link :

Mosaic and beads on your underlying painting

For more info about the course and the interview click here:

For my online painting tutorials please visit  Creatartsonline and watch the PROMO video

Click here for The Bundle course  

Click here for the Abstract-compositions-loosen-up-and-paint course

Click here for the Abstract-composition-and-collage-where-inspiration-comes-from course 

See below for description

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Book me for an In person class.

If you're looking to invite a guest mosaic artist to your studio for a specific course, I'd be delighted to discuss more details with you. I have a particular preference for Europe but am open to collaborations and travel worldwide.

I can tailor or combine all of my courses based on the location and preferred dates, ensuring a unique and personalized experience for all participants. Additionally, I am fluent in both English and Dutch, though my German may be a bit rusty. Don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in hosting a course with me as your guest mosaic artist.


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The following courses below I can come and teach on location abroad or in Cape Town
For bookings email me at

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Only beads and buttons

Mixed Media Mosaic with beads, glass and tessera and paint

Video tutorial or course on location

A variety could be using only beads and buttons.

Now also as an online tutorial

Level: Mosaic artist with some experience in mosaic making welcome.


Course description

Combine various media in one mosaic work.

Making a mosaic on top of your own abstract painting in acrylics, using beads, glass and tessera.


Students will learn and understand

  • How to find inspiration and design, creating a colourful abstract mixed media mosaic.

  • Learn how to paint intuitive.

  • Experience not being afraid of color.

  • Making a mosaic on your own abstract painting in acrylics with stacked beads, glass and tessera. 

  • Using different materials in one mosaic creating texture and depth.

  • Let go of too many rules and discover the therapeutic site of creating and how you feel relaxed, connected with yourself, let go, go with the flow and feel inspired.

  • Above all have fun and learn new applications.



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My traditional abstract mosaics incorporating African Beadwork

All mosaic levels are invited and welcome


Course Description

In this course we learn how to incorporate traditional African beadwork/or your own unique ornaments and glass beads. We work with an endless color palette, in a non figurative way adding texture to make this abstract mosaic absolutely unique.

Students will gain knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:

  1. Design and Inspiration: They will learn the art of designing, finding inspiration, and crafting vibrant abstract mosaics.

  2. Material Variety: Students will explore the use of diverse materials within a single mosaic, enabling them to create textures and depth in their artwork.

  3. Beads and Raised Elements: The course will teach them how to effectively incorporate beads and raised objects into their mosaic designs for added visual interest.

  4. Project Scale: Throughout the course, students will work on a 20 x 20 cm mosaic board, allowing them to apply their newfound skills on a practical scale.

  5. Grouting Techniques: They will also receive a comprehensive demonstration on grouting, an essential step in completing a mosaic project.

  6. Therapeutic Benefits: Beyond the technical aspects, students will discover the therapeutic aspects of mosaic-making. They will learn how this creative process can induce a sense of relaxation, help them disconnect from the world around them, and inspire their artistic expression.


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Mosaic with beads only and moderate raised elements and textures 

Mixed materials, beads, texture and moderate relief.

All levels mosaic artists, artisans, as-well as painters welcome on the course

No drawing skills necessary.


Course description

In depth bead mosaic course where we go a step further and adding texture to the substrate

Theme: abstract bird-eye-view beaches, underwater world scenes, seascapes, landscapes and other arial view scenes.


This workshop will be a hands-on course where students learn through a combination of lecture, slideshow demonstration, experimenting, samples and product information.


Students will learn and understand​​

  • How to find a design for a bead mosaic inspired by arial - or satellite views.

  • Learn how to see your surroundings with different eyes and translate what you see in abstract patterns and shapes. 

  • Learn how to paint arial view land- or seascapes.

  • Using materials to raise specific parts  creating a bas relief for mosaic application.

  • Using texture and paint to add to the interest. 

  • Understand not to be afraid to mix different techniques and materials in one mosaic. 

  • Using beads in a unique way making it a contemporary bead mosaic art piece

  • Discover the therapeutic site of working with beads, enjoy the relaxing site of creating and forget the world around you. Feel inspired and excited again.


Duration     2 or 3 days 

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Collage in color or black&white

All levels welcome. No drawing or painting skills needed. Advanced painters welcome.


Course description

Making a collage from your own abstract paintings in acrylics

Intuitive painting and let go of rules using acrylic paint, crayons and various markers.

A hands on course were we make a few abstract paintings and cut these up making collages.


Students will learn and understand 

  • Intuitive abstract painting

  • Using your own painting in an unique way

  • Learn not to be afraid of color.

  • “ Let go ”  and find your joy in the process and journey of painting.

  • Appreciate the experience of making art and do not worry about failure.

  • Arrange painted strips and coloured paper, to create a new artwork

  • Let go of stress and discover the therapeutic site of intuitive painting, how you feel relaxed, connect with yourself, embrace “me-time’ and feel inspired.


Duration     Day course

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Abstract Bas-relief 2D course for mosaic application


Making a mixed media 2D and bas relief mosaic


Level: Students need some mosaic experience.


Course description

In these courses, students will engage in a hands-on learning experience. Through a dynamic blend of lectures, engaging slideshows, practical experimentation, sample projects, and comprehensive product information, you'll explore various techniques for constructing relief structures on boards, all with the intent of preparing them for mosaic application.


Students will learn and understand

  • To construct a 2D bas relief substrate

  • Enjoy making mosaic on non flat substrates and be adventures.

  • Learn the art of constructing a 2D bas relief substrate.

  • Explore the intricacies of crafting an engaging and challenging substrate.

  • Gain hands-on experience in applying texture, creating various levels, and building layers on a board.

  • Discover the creative potential of using styrofoam, yesso and cement adhesive as an 2D method.

  • Embrace the opportunity to create mosaics on non-flat substrates, adding an adventurous dimension to your artistic journey.

Duration    This course is customizable, spanning either 2 or 5 days. The duration can be tailored to your specific preferences and the number of 2D substrates you'd like to experiment with. Feel free to reach out for more details and to discuss your unique requirements

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2D Mosaic substrates  for mosaic and beads

ONLINE VIDEO TUTORIAL also available at createartsonline.

All levels welcome, some mosaic skills are a preference.


In this course you will make 3 different types of 2D substrates for mosaic application. Samples that could easily end up as interesting artworks on its own. 

There will be a demo by me in this tutorial of how to then mosaic one of the 3 elements.


Course description

In this course I teach you, in Part 1, step by step how to make 2D substrates out of cement adhesive on different supporting materials.

We focus on making samples in these different techniques.

You can either paint the substrate, mosaic or do both. Part 2 


Students will learn and understand 

Students learn by experimenting and playing with the cement.

Students will be able to understand the process involved for making the substrate and will get the feeling of how the material works for them. 

Students can apply this technique then easily in future mosaic projects.

Students will move seamlessly into working on a bigger scale project.

Furthermore students will work with various mosaic and non mosaic materials. 

Students find out how to incorporate and attache these materials into the cement adhesive. 


This course is for you if:

If you like to explore new substrates options for your mosaic.

If you are keen to experiment with different materials in this case cement adhesive.

When you find joy in learning new skills.

When you occasionally would like to move away from traditional flat surface.

Course impressions

Video's of the courses on YouTube Karladuterlooart

Collage Course  at Rust en Vrede Gallery Cape Town, Gouda the Netherlands ( Collage and first Beads course ) 

Studio Heidi Ansly Rust en Vrede Gallery 2 D course 

@ my Studio in Cape Town Mosaic Art Retreat 

Results Beads course
Workshop Durbanville CT
Workshop Bas relief
Domo Eclectica Workshop
Domo Eclectica The Hague

Course at espritmosaique Valerie Nicoladze in Avignon France 2022


Course in Gouda the Netherlands 2022

Course @Kirsten Kramer  Germany Koln 2023

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Course @ Caroline Jung in Munchen Germany 2023

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Click here for the YouTube video of the Mosaic Art Retreat 2023 


I loved the art holiday and thought it was very well organised 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 in Cape Town also helped me to get into the colour/art mood. Luis and Karla shared with us their love of South Africa by showing us some marvellous places. I went home with a pretty work of art and a desire to come back to South Africa. Herma

Note : Herma visited 2 years later SA again with her husband

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!

P.S.: both Matilde and I really appreciated all the details you took care of, like the welcome card and the bottle of wine in the room, the folder and the beautiful apron. They all proved you cared for us. 

Big hug and lots of love.   Paola

For me, the highlight was all of us working together under your tutelage in your lovely workshop. You are a lovely hostess and the coffee breaks, lunches and dinner were all works of art too! Seeing your home and your artwork added to the experience. Such a lovely home you have created.

I had a lovely time, Karla. The workshop exceeded my expectations. I would like to study with you again - maybe in Europe next time?  Nari 

The workshop content exceeded any expectations I held. In my personal instance I have always had difficulties with layering and building up my works and am feeling very satisfied that these were particularly addressed with your style of work.

Initially I was concerned that there was not going to be enough time to complete the project because we were touring around all of Wednesday and Thursday.

However I completed two projects and was finished by midday on Friday so… once again I bow to your knowledge and expert scheduling skills.  Sandra 

The amazing mosaic retreat was truly a wonderful experience of art, food, scenic and creative adventures. I thoroughly enjoyed all the little and unexpected things and your welcoming us all into your home with your entire family. I will cherish all the fabulous memories.    Michelle 

Keep doing what you do, I had a great time


Enchanted by the work of mosaic artist Karla Duterloo, I jumped at the chance to learn from her in a place I’ve always wanted to visit: Cape Town. (No, I’m not a mosaic artist, just a wannabe.) From beginning to end, Karla has thoughtfully curated a world-class art and travel experience for eight lucky participants.


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