Mosaic and paint courses :  local SA or world wide 

Read all about the various courses on offer available for late 2019 and 2020.

Locations in and outside South Africa will be announced soon.

My Mosaic Art Retreat is scheduled for October 2020

If you have a studio available and you want to book me as a guest mosaic artist with a specific course just write to me for more details.

I travel world wide with a preference for Europe.

I am also available for collaborations.

All courses can be re written or combined depending the location and days on offer.

All courses can be taught in English or Dutch.

Abstract Intuitive painting workshop for mosaic making design

or collage transformation.

by Karla Duterloo

 

Suitable for mosaic and non mosaic artists

No painting skills needed.

Course description

Intuitive painting using acrylic paint, crayons and various markers.

A hands on course were we make a few abstract paintings 

 

Non mosaic making students This workshop is about creating your own abstract intuitive painting or collage. You can frame your intuitive painting as it appears without making the mosaic on top. Or transform the painting in a collage by cutting a few paintings up and mix them together in another composition.

Mosaic makers This workshop is for you if like to create your own abstract design for mosaic application by making an intuitive painting.(see above) 

 

Intuitive painting using acrylic paint, crayons and various markers.

A hands on course were we make a few abstract paintings

 

Students will learn and understand 

I teach you at least 3 different techniques of intuitive abstract painting.

I will share many secrets to find your own voice in intuitive painting.

Using your own painting in an unique way

Learn not to be afraid of color.

I will help you to “ 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.

Doodle with various markers in ink and paint.

Find various designs for mosaic application in your own paintings we create, using a small frame.

Decorate with mosaic or make a collage combining your cut up paintings in a different order.

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     February 21  2020  From 09.00 until 13.00

Price           R 550    (50% deposit to secure your place. Message me for bank details.)

Materials    Inclusive tools and painting materials ( bring apron) 

Venue         Piet-my-Vrou Mosaics studio ( in collaboration with Heidi Ansley) 

                    Rust en Vrede gallery Durbanville

Info             karladuterloo@gmail.com

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 learn and understand

  • How to design, find inspiration and create a colourful abstract mosaic.

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

  • Incorporate beads and raised objects.

  • We work on a 20 x 20 cm board

  • Grouting demo (this has te be done at home due to drying time) 

  • Discover the therapeutic side of making mosaic, how you feel relaxed, forget the world around you and feel inspired

 

Price             t.b.c

Duration     one day course , 4 to 5 hour course

Materials    t.b.c.  I will bring glass beads and  African beaded ornaments.

Location     t.b.c

Mosaic with beads 1 

All levels welcome.  No drawing or painting skills needed

 

Course description

Basic abstract bird-eye-view beaches or other arial-view landscapes of your choice.

In this course we learn how to paint sea- or landscapes from above using stacked beads for mosaic. 

 

Students will learn and understand

  • How to find inspiration for the design and creating awareness of the world around you. 

  • Painting arial view landscapes and sea scenes.

  • Using stacked beads in an unique way

  • Working on 20 x 20 cm board

  • Discover the therapeutic site of working with beads and feel inspired. It might be a new field to explore or an addition to the work you already create.

 

Duration                 5 hours to full day

Price                         t.b.c

Materials               Inclusive materials

Location              t.b.c.

Mosaic with beads 2 

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 then in "Mosaic with beads 1"

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 

Price            t.b.c

Materials    Materials are provided and inclusive in the course 

Location     t.b.c

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     3 to 4 hours 

Price            t.b.c.

Materials    Inclusive tools and materials ( bring apron) 

Mosaic-making with beads, glass and tessera on your own painting,

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 top of 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.

 

Duration    1 Full day or 2 or more days 

Price            t.b.c.

Materials   Inclusive tools and bead materials ( bring apron) 

                      Bring your own Mosaic material or provided at the mosaic studio.

Abstract Bas-relief 2D course for mosaic application

 

Making a mixed media bas relief mosaic

 

Level: Students need some mosaic experience.

 

Course description

This will be hands-on courses where students learn through a combination of lecture, slideshow demonstration, experimenting, samples and product information different methods of creating a relief construction on a board for mosaic application.

 

Students will learn and understand

  • To construct a 2D bas relief substrate.

  • Students will gain an understanding of creating an interesting and challenging substrate, applying texture, levels and layers with various materials on a board.

  • We also explore the option of using styrofoam as another 2 D method. 

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

Duration     2 or 3 days 

Price            t.b.c 

Materials   All inclusive. Please bring own mosaic materials ( smalti or other) or buy at the studio.

Introduction to Barrel Art

 

All levels mosaic artist and artisans welcome.

Talk about the mosaic symposium 2017

Course description

 

This will be a hands-on course where students learn through a combination of lecture, slideshow, demonstration, samples and product information, creating a mosaic and or painted barrel art piece in 2D or 3D.

 

I will tell you all about my adventure at the Italian Mosaic Summer Symposium 2017.

We where challenged to make a mosaic art piece from a deconstructed wine barrel in collaboration with Guilo Menossi and invited artist from around the globe.

Yulia Hanansen, Lilian Sizemore, Marian Shapiro, Aida Valencia, Sybel Akkaba, Ana Foncerrada, Catia Usevicius and Dianne Sonneberg.

It took us two weeks to finish the piece.

 

I will show you through images how we deconstructed the wine barrel into staves or tondos to assemble these parts into a piece of art, our progression and finally a glimpse of the exhibition.

 

After coming home from the Symposium I studied the medium and its options further for about 2 years. I share with you this journey and the new barrel art collection that came from it.

Students will learn and understand

  • I introduce you to what we can do today with these staves.

  • How you find a design and start making the construction.

  • We will then execute our findings into an artwork. 

  • You can either make it into a 2D or a 3D piece

  • We have a choice of painting or mosaic the completed barrel art construction work or combine both techniques. 

  • We will try to finish the work on this day or alternatively you can finish the project at home at your own pace.

 

Duration      Full day 

Price             t.b.c.

Materials    Inclusive tools and enough materials to make an art piece. ( if you  need some additional  staves there is an option to buy more.

Making a mixed media art work 

 

All levels Mosaic artist welcome.

 

Course description

Intuitive painting using acrylic paint, crayons and various markers.

A hands on course were we create an abstract paintings on a board, make some doodle marking and decorate with mosaic and beads.

 

Students will learn and understand 

  • Intuitive abstract painting keeping it simple as the painting serves as a background.

  • Using your own painting in an unique way.

  • Doodle with various markers in ink and paint.

  • Decorate with mosaic and beads.

  • 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     4 hours 

Price             t.b.c.

Materials    Inclusive tools and materials ( bring apron)

A few pictures from the various course

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