2D Substrates for Mosaic and Beads with Karla Duterloo

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Have you been looking to expand your mosaic substrate horizon? Perhaps you could use new ways to add your mosaic vision to a substrate that undulates and has movement? Mosaic Arts Online is proud to present Karla Duterloo’s online course “2D Substrates with Mosaic and Beads.”

In this online course, Karla shares her inspiration and what led her to create her mixed media mosaic artwork on these special and unique substrates. Karla’s techniques will help you find creativity where no two substrates will ever be the same.

Karla demonstrates in three different ways how to create these undulated substrates where you can add more details and effects. This will give each version its own style and voice.

Through the use of a few tools and materials which you may have right in your studio, Karla shares all of her tips and tricks for creating each substrate. This will ensure that they are sturdy and strong for applying different types of tesserae. She also shares how to make the best choices for installing the hanging mechanisms that will allow the piece to be displayed with the appropriate amount of space from the wall.

If you are a student of Karla’s “Mosaic and Beads on your Underlying Painting” this course is a great compliment for using some of these techniques on a substrate that has movement and flow.

This course comes with a PDF for download with all the tools, materials, and resources to get started.

"Wonderful course. These methods present yet another way to put one's own thumbprint on mosaic expression. Thank you!" Betty H.

"Hi Karla, I just finished taking your course! You have such a calm relaxed teaching style, I loved each session! Thank you for sharing so many wonderful techniques. It will take me some time to be able to try one of these works, but I wanted to tell you thank you so much for an amazing course and I love the beautiful color you put into your pieces. I know nothing about painting so I especially appreciated your comments about painting the substrate. Do you put a sealer over the painted substrate before adding the Tesserae? Your work is amazing and beautiful! Many thanks, you have a new admirer of your work from Texas!" Roxanne T.

Your Instructor

Karla Duterloo
Karla Duterloo

Karla Duterloo is an award winning artist with years of experience in the field of mosaic. Her expertise as a mosaic artist has allowed her to develop a truly authentic and unique style. This is particularly recognisable in her series of Nguni and other wild animal heads (buck, kudu, deer and buffalo). She has sold her animal heads to both local and international art collectors from over 20 different countries. Beyond the obvious beauty of each individual animal head (as not one is the same) there lies a deeper value within the collection as a whole.

Upon moving to South Africa Karla quickly realised the threat to the countries dwindling wildlife numbers. Her collection of animal heads serves as a vehicle to spark dialogue about this issue. Keeping the work connected to the land she incorporates a variety of locally sourced items such as different beads and beadwork seen throughout the collection. This led her to collaborate with local crafts men who shared their insight about traditional colours and the history of beading within African culture and craft.

The driving force behind Karla's work is her love and passion for all things colour.

She has a series of small 20 by 20 (cm) mosaics that play with colour and form.

Beyond mosaic, she is also a skilled abstract painter and as of recently has been experimenting with a body of work that seamlessly merges the artistry of mosaic and abstract painting together as a cohesive whole.

Her latest is a series of beadwork mosaics of bird-eye-view seascapes.

As an artist she is constantly striving for that innovative edge that keeps her art modern, relevant and dynamic whilst always staying true to her own style.

Karla initiated and organised 2 successful global Mosaic Charity Projects, (London 2012 and Nepal 2013) and has been working on a Charity MosaicArt Project in a children hospital in Cape Town.

Karla her work is featured in the various international mosaic books.

Previous exhibitions in the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and South Africa.

Her work is held in private and corporate collections in over 20 countries.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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