Mosaic Art Retreat

November 8 until 14

Cape Town 2020

Did you always wanted to travel to South Africa but did not know where to start planning. 

Looking for a creative holiday destination and combine sightseeing with creating art, limited to a group of 8 participants.

If you are looking for a opportunity to travel on your own, want a little adventure in your life and meet like minded people, enjoy being everything taken care of  and explore new experiences than this might be what you were looking for.

The estate
Beach derde steen

What to expect from this creative holiday

  • Be prepared for three wonderful mosaic art works to be made, learn new techniques and working with different materials.

  • Be prepared to sip our stunning wines or bubbles from time to time, we live literally next to some famous vineyards. 

  • Be also prepared to experience breath taking sceneries, picturesque little villages, friendly people, and different beaches on every corner. Our minivan with experience driver will drive us safely around, so we can soak up the beauty on our leisure.

  • Be prepared to be extremely busy this week with only great things to do, laugh, share stories and work, while experiencing another culture, making new friends, being creative and learn new skills, rejuvenate,relax and come back inspired.

  • Best thing however is you do not have to think about anything as we have it all covered: Airport transfer, excursions, further transports, entrance fees, wine tastings, mosaic materials, breakfast, most lunches and dinners, welcome and farewell drinks parties are all included and arranged for.


Where you stay

On our Atlantic Beach Estate will stay at the Lodge, a 5 min walk to our home where the studio is. The Lodge is 10 min walk away from the beach so you will hearing the relaxing sounds of rolling waves throughout the day and night.  We have a pool at the Leisure centre, next to the Lodge, for you to use as a guest.

On the Estate you will see on a daily basis springboks jumping around, as it is the only golf course in the world where springboks are freely roaming over the full length of the golf course. Africa on your doorstep.


On the estate
Studio terrace
Lunch space

 The studio and surroundings

About the Mosaic Workshops

There will be over 20 hours of mosaic for us to cover, if you think you run out of time I can offer extended opening hours of the studio.

Mosaic materials and tools are all included in the price.


We will cover 3 different and unique style mosaic techniques designed by me. You can use these techniques to find your own voice in this medium.

The mosaic course is designed for beginners as well as more advanced students, as we all work on our own pace based on your mosaic experience. I do recommend having some experience in cutting techniques.

•   We will make a 20 x 20 original abstract mosaic incorporating African Beadwork (You have now made your own souvenir from Africa.

•   We will explore a 20 x 20 mosaic with paint and stacked beads only. The theme will be the inspiration from our surroundings, translating in an abstract landscape or a bird eye view scene. I teach you how to get to your design. …

     Another Cape Town souvenir in the pocket.

•   The last 20 x 20  mosaic we make is the one in which we combine all 3 techniques on a board. We start painting and add a combined mixture of beads and various mosaic materials on top of that.

Mosaic with taditional African Beadwork
Ocean themed mosaic
Mosaic, beads, tessera and smalti

Sunday November 8

17.00 - .....        Welcome drinks, snacks and tapas (which will be our dinner) at the studio/house on the Estate

                         To get into the ‘mosaic vibe’ we’ll start on the Sunday afternoon 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 bubbles from the region.


Monday November 9

09.00-   12.30   Today we will be making an Abstract Mosaic with a beaded African Artefact/ornament incorporated.

12.30 -  13.00   Lunch is served at the pool area.

13.00-   15.00   Continue making mosaic.

15.00-   17.00   We will have a wine tasting Wine Estate De Grendel is nearby. 

Evening free.

Tuesday November 10

09.00 - 13.30    Bead mosaic  “Ocean bird view scene”

13.30 - 14.00    Quick Lunch.

14.00 - 20.00    Excursion to Cape Town 


Wednesday November 11

09.00 -11.00    Mosaic course. We might start earlier as we have a full day ahead of us. We continue where we left of yesterday. 

11.00               Departure for our excursion 

12.30 -14.00    Lunch at Spier

14.30- 16.30    Stellenbosch Galleries at Church street and visit town

16.30               Sunset and drinks on the lawn of a wine farm

18.30               Back at the hotel


Thursday November 12

09.00 - 11.00   Mosaic in the studio. We would like to start our third  project.

11.00 -  21.00   Lunch will be packed to eat in the bus as we are going to tour around the Cape peninsula. Famous for its beautiful scenery and beaches we will stop frequently for the many photo opportunities.

                         We stop at  farmers market which takes place every Thursday night at Noordhoek vineyards.

                         Having locally made food and drinks. Sit back and relax and watch the sunset from the hill on the lawn, no rush..

 19.30               Around 19. 30, after rush hour, we are heading back to the hotel where we will arrive around 21.00.


Friday November 13 

09.00 - 12.30    Mosaic…  Time to do some mosaic, we almost forgot 

                         We will finish all the works and pack the art work for transport home.

12.30 - 13.30    Lunch/relax at the house.

13.30 - 16.00    Continuing with final touches on your mosaic art work(s)/packaging

17.00 - 18.00    Evaluation and Drinks/canapés around the pool

                         We have some drinks at the pool or on the sunset deck, watch the sky changing colors.

                         We evaluate the week before we have our farewell dinner at a seaside restaurant.

18.00                Fare-well Dinner at a seaside restaurant.


Saturday November 14

From 10.00

Sadly checking out from our African adventure at the Lodge. Maybe your journey continuous.

Transport to the airport will be arranged.

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

If you travel further we wish you a safe journey.


Terms  & Conditions 


Price of the Mosaic and Art Retreat 2020 

€1600 Euro per participant.

Included in this price is the following:


What is included

  •  Transport from and to CT International Airport

  •  6 nights luxury accommodation in double room with golf course views at the Atlantic Beach Estate Lodge including continental breakfast.

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

  •  Drinks and canapés on Friday afternoon next to the pool at the studio/house

  •  Lunches at the studio, take away lunches and wine tastings. Entrance fees.

  •  All Tours mentioned in the itinerary.

  •  Mosaic course and most materials.


What is not included

  • Airfare tickets  to and from Cape Town

  • Dinners in the evening. (except from Sunday)  Dinners in the evening are for your own account but are mostly inexpensive.

  • Food costs between R100 and 200. Wine is around R40 for a generous glass.

Noordhoek vineyards                                                 De Grendel wine estate                                                             Spier wine estate                                    Waterfront

Noordhoek vinyards
Noordhoek vineyards