Mosaic Art Holiday

Mosaic courses in Cape Town, South Africa

Arrival Sunday 23 October departure Saturday 29 October (6 nights) 2015

Creative holiday

Cape Town creative capital of the world

Be part of this unique South African experience!

Mosaic "African Beadwork" reinvented

Come and enjoy a mosaic holiday in Cape Town (South Africa). A combination of a week full of mosaic and some sightseeing in one of the most beautiful cities of the world.

During the course we make a mosaic disk . We will incorporate beaded African elements into the designs.

You will stay at the Lodge in the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate. Beautiful rooms, continental breakfast included, with a view over the golf course and 50 meter from the Golf Clubhouse which includes a restaurant. The Lodge is very close to the studio.

The estate is about a 10 min walk from a stunning beach and some great restaurants: after a hard days work you can enjoy sundowners at the beach and fine dinning in these restaurants.

There is a beautiful 18 hole golf course at the Estate - the only golf course in the world where the springboks are freely roaming around while you play. There is also a leisure centre , pool, driving range, gym, 2 floodlit tennis courts , and a 5 km walking/running track.

A shopping centre is located just outside the Estate.

Included in the course are 2,5 days of excursions: A Stellenbosch Town and Wine lands tour, a Cape Peninsula Scenic tour and a half a day Greenmarket/Watershed Market at the Waterfront tour.

In the Cape Peninsula Scenic tour, which will take approx. 10 hours, we visit some of the most stunning places in and around Cape Town : we'll drive along the beautiful beaches of Clifton, Bantry Bay ,Camps Bay to Hout Bay and than drive over the impressive Chapman's Peak to Cape Point National Park, where you can walk to the most southern part of Africa.

We visit the sculptors at work at the sculpture park.

On the way back we visit Kalk Bay and have sundowners at the famous 12 Apostle Hotel overlooking the ocean.

On the Stellenbosch Town and Wine lands tour we will see beautiful wine farms and taste delicious wines , visit the quaint town of Stellenbosch, South Africa's 2nd oldest town. We visit the weavers at work.

On the Greenmarket and Watershed market at the Waterfront front we'll go to local art markets where you can buy additional African beadwork to personalise your mosaic artwork even more. At the Waterfront, South Africa's most visited venue, you can also do additional shopping in the many beautiful shops and boutiques.

During the course we will offer coffee/tea, biscuits at the break and a very nice lunch for all course- participants.

We promise a creative week with lots of entertainment!

about the artist

I am a Dutch award winning mosaic artist and making mosaic on all kind of surfaces : garden sculptures, functional and decorative mosaics, 2D/ 3D mosaics, fine art and bathroom floors.

I work with all sorts of different materials which gives my work a unique design and colour application.

My work is hold in more than 17 different countries around the world.

Exhibitions of my work have taking place in various countries: e.g UK, Europe and South Africa.

My work has been chosen for the Western Cape Handmade Collection and exhibited at the Design Indaba 2013 in Cape Town and received a Certificate of Excellence at the Global Arts Crafts and Design Award 2015

I am the author of a Dutch Arts and Craftsbook “Wereldhandvaardigheid” and my mosaic work is featured in several books such as: Mastering Mosaics , The Mosaic yearbook and Mosaic Madness and High Impact the Art of Visual Volume NY @ Art Basel Miami.

Mosaic projects for charity are also part of my activities and I have initiated some very successful projects in London (2010) and 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 very creative and inspire-ing. 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 will leave the course with new skills, ideas and inspiration , and with lots of newfound or fired up passion for this beautiful Art.

About the courses ( All Levels)

No mosaic experience is required. The designs are abstract and non figurative .

We will work on a bamboo wooden disk, on which you can work with various mosaic materials from the African Continent, we incorporate Traditional Beadwork from Africa, handmade glass fusions, glass beads and various mosaic tiles. This will be an unique experience working with so many special different elements. And off course lots of colour!

I will provide the disks and all basic mosaic materials, but glass fusions and beadwork will be on offer to purchase from me or you can buy your own during our excursion to the market where they sell some of the beadwork.

I will 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 and some of my own mosaics disks can give you also the necessary guidelines.

I will 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.

Booking and Payment

Booking and payment

Price 1600 euro per person

Payment: 1st 50% (800 Euro) before July 1, 2nd 50% (800 Euro) before September 1.

Cancelation policy:

Minimum participation is 4 people. If by the first of July there are less than 4 participants the course will be canceled and any payments made will be transferred back to your account (minus any bank charges).

If you cancel your participation the following cancelation policy will be applied:

Cancelation: July 1 - September 1: restitution: 400 Euro.

Cancelation: After September 1: no restitution.The course price is 1600 Euro per participant


To run the course we need a minimum of 4 participants.

To guarantee optimal personal attention the course can have max. 5 participants.

Do not book tickets to Cape Town before I confirm I have 4/5 Participants. I will inform before July 1 2016

Included in the price are :

  • 6 nights accommodation at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate Lodge including breakfast
  • Welcome drinks and tapas on Sunday afternoon (Oct 23) at 16.00.
  • 2,5 days mosaic course incl. all basic materials and the disk.
  • Lunches on workdays
  • 2,5 day excursions ( lunch and beverages not incl.)
  • Transport to and from nearby restaurants for evening dinners.

Not included:

  • Transport from and to Cape Town International Airport to the Atlantic Beach Lodge can be pre -arranged but are for your own costs.
  • Airfare tickets to and from Cape Town.
  • Dinners in the evening.
  • Beverages and lunches on excursion days.

For more information and a detailed course programme, please email me at


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 to 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)

The Mosaic Venue