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November 2 to November 8  Cape Town 2024

Mosaic Art Retreat 2025 

 Cape Town South Africa.       

2 until 8 November

We cover two mosaic courses in one week and an optional course on the Saturday 

Have you always dreamed of visiting South Africa but didn't know where to begin planning?

Are you searching for a creative holiday destination where you can blend sightseeing with art creation?

If you've been waiting for an opportunity to embark on a solo or friend-filled adventure, desire a bit of excitement in your life, appreciate having everything taken care of, and are eager to explore new experiences while meeting like-minded individuals, learning new mosaic skills and styles, paint a little, work and incorporate different materials like beads in your mosaic, then this creative holiday could be the perfect match for what you've been seeking.

Restricted to a small group of only 8 participants, ensuring that you receive the personalised attention I like to provide and enhancing the overall experience.

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Mosaic and beads
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Course two  Abstract mosaic          Course one Mosaic and beads on your own painting

What to expect during this Creative Mosaic Art holiday:

  • Expect to create two unique mosaic artworks, exploring new styles and working with diverse materials. Learn to incorporate this newfound inspiration into your future mosaic projects.

  • Prepare to be enchanted by breathtaking scenery, picturesque villages, friendly locals, and varied beaches at every turn. Our experienced driver will safely navigate us, allowing us to leisurely soak in the beauty. 

  • Be ready to savour our stunning wines and bubbly occasionally, as we are located next to some renowned Wine Estates. Our local culinary kitchen will be for ever in your thoughts.

  • Anticipate a week filled with exciting activities, from visiting places with stunning mosaics and art galleries and studio's, to laughing, sharing stories, and working together. Experience another culture on another continent, make new friends, unleash your creativity, acquire new skills, rejuvenate, relax, and return inspired.

The best part is, you won't have to worry about a thing, as we have it all covered: airport transfers, excursions, transportation, accommodation, entrance fees, wine tastings, mosaic materials, breakfast, most lunches, some dinners, and welcome and farewell drinks parties—all included and meticulously arranged.

There is even a extra PDF with things to do when to like to stay longer or come earlier.

Where You'll Stay:

On our Atlantic Beach Estate  https://www.thelodgeatatlanticbeach.co.za/ you'll reside at the Lodge, just a 10-minute walk from our home where the studio is located. The Lodge is a mere 15-minute walk from the beach, allowing you to enjoy the soothing sounds of rolling waves throughout the day and night or enjoy a early stroll , a cold water swim or a barista coffee in one of the quaint coffee places.

As our guest, you'll have access to the pool at the Leisure center, next to the Lodge.

On the Estate, you'll witness springboks jumping around daily, as it is the only golf course globally where springboks roam freely over its entire length.

Experiene Africa right at your doorstep.

​​​​​Images : The studio and surroundings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studio
Studio terrace
Lunch space

About the Mosaic Workshops

We are going to explore two different course 

We will delve into two various distinctive mosaic styles, uniquely designed  by me. 

During the course, we will craft a mixed-media mosaic, incorporating beads and tesserae onto our own paintings.

Our second mosaic will be an abstract mosaic, focused on texture, shapes and color choice using different materials in one mosaic . We will use inserts as African beadwork objects or your own Fimo clay made disks.

This mosaic workshop caters to both beginners and more advanced students, allowing everyone to progress at their own pace according to their mosaic experience. While not mandatory, I do recommend having some prior experience in cutting techniques.

For additional details about what we will create, booking T&C'S  please feel free to request the PDF by reaching out to me via email at karladuterloo@gmail.com.

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Various outings and at work lunch at the studio.

Optional  Course on the Saturday, arriving earlier .

I added this  Bonus course for the students that come earlier.

 

I've included a BONUS COURSE MAKING INSERTS for those arriving a day earlier. If you've been captivated by the gorgeous inserts I've frequently shared on Facebook, this course is for you.

For those already on-site, I can arrange a session at my friend's studio in the village. Together, we create these inserts, and you'll leave with most likely over 15 pieces or more ready to integrate into your work.

This additional course is optional and takes place outside the Retreat days/nights.

 

I've also curated a detailed itinerary for those arriving early or extending their stay in Cape Town.

For all the details, check out the comprehensive PDF, which I can send to you upon request or have a look here.

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Inserts polymer clay .

Price of the Mosaic and Art Retreat  2025

 

Price on request and in the PDF

Sent me an email and I will sent you all you need to know . 

 

What's Included:

  • Transport to and from CT International Airport

  • 6 nights of luxurious accommodation in a double room with golf course views at the Atlantic Beach Estate Lodge, including continental breakfast. (Each participant has their own double bedroom)

  • Drinks and tapas on Sunday afternoon at the studio/house.

  • Drinks and a canapé of some sort on Friday afternoon next to the pool at the studio/house.

  • Daily lunches when on studio day

  • Wine tastings and  Entrance fees.

  • All tours and transport mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Mosaic course and materials

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare tickets to and from Cape Tow

  • Dinners in the evening are at your own expense but are reasonably priced. 

  • On Sunday we have drinks and dinner at the house on us 

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Mosaic park

Intinerary

 

Due to organising the Retreat a year ahead, please keep in mind the time schedule in the programme can slightly change.

 

Sunday

Check in from 14.00 

To get into the ‘mosaic vibe’ we’ll start with some drinks and tapas at our home to get to know the other participants in a relaxing atmosphere.

We’ll have an in-house art and mosaic tour and talk, while sipping bubbly from the region and having dinner at home.

 

Monday 

We start our painting and mosaic making. 

Lunch is served at the pool area.

Late afternoon Wine tasting at a Wine Estate nearby. 

Dinner : Venue Fine Dining Restaurant in town

Tuesday 

Mosaic followed by an outing to Stellenbosch 

Lunch at Spier https://www.spier.co.za/ with outdoor Mosaic exhibition and crafts stalls 

Stellenbosch,  Art Galleries, town visit with lots of historic sites and shopping arts and crafts

Sunset and drinks on the lawn of a wine farm

Wednesday

Mosaic in the morning.

Afternoon excursion to former Cape Town Mosaic academy and bead-studio

Waterfront and craft shed . A safe place to walk around, visit the arts and craft shed  https://www.waterfront.co.za/

Dinner at the Waterfront 

Thursday

All day excursion.

Bead art studio / Bisquit Mill and coffee on the go .

We are going to tour around the Cape peninsula.  Famous for its beautiful scenery. and beaches.

Scenic beach road drive and lots of arts and crafts and shopping/ Sculpture park/ Kalkbay

Dinner Seapoint Cape Town 

       

Friday 

Time again to do some mosaic. 

All day mosaic.

Evaluation and Drinks/Canapés around the pool.

Farewell dinner at a nearby restaurant.

 

Saturday

From 10.00  or later on request, sadly we have to say goodbye and we are checking out from the Lodge.

The end of our Mosaic African adventure.

Maybe your journey continuous, making more memories of a live time

Transport to the airport will be arranged if you leave Saturday or Sunday .

If you like to come earlier or stay longer at the Lodge, please contact and book the hotel directly.

If you travel further we wish you a safe journey.

More detailed itinerary in the PDF, for what to do before or after the Retreat if you add days to your trip, with some feedback of previous participants.

You can always email me with your questions and I am happy to assist. 

If you would like to be put on the waiting  or wish list I can sent you the PDF with more detailed information.

I want to emphasise that I'm not a professional tour guide; these outings are typically something I do with friends, so I'm well-acquainted with these places. That's precisely how I plan to show you around, in a friendly and familiar manner. However, I've also included some hidden gems not typically found on tourist itineraries, specifically related to art and mosaics.

I discovered these places through my personal exploration of the town, based on my own preferences. 

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Testimonials

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.

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.

Personally I found your teaching approach was well suited to my learning style.

I was very impressed with your abilities to modify your approach to each of the eight participants when required. That is a very special skill I believe and it appeared to me that each of us was comfortable with and benefitted from your approach. 

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 

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. 

Barb 

I very much loved my experience in CapeTown. You created such a fun and meaningful retreat, sharing so much of yourself, your family, and your art.  Thank you for making it so comfortable. 

Lindy

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I hope to meet you in Cape Town in 2025

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