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Mosaic and Beads on Your Underlying Painting with Karla Duterloo

A two in one course with a mixed media approach

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Mosaic Arts Online is thrilled to introduce Karla Duterloo and her signature work of creating Mosaic and Beads with Underlying Painting. This adds a very unique and achievable course to the MAO library. In this online course, Karla takes you step-by-step through a process starting with a few simple painting lessons. All you need are water soluble crayons, acrylic paints, brush, marking pen, and some paper to start the first part of the creative and freeing course.

Once you have your paintings created and have adhered them to your substrate, Karla demonstrates how to create her unique beads and buttons color stacks in the second half of her course. You will watch and learn how she chooses the materials for each one in order to create a cohesive and complimentary color combination. These materials are then laid on top of the underlying painting.

This contemporary mixed media approach is new to Mosaic Arts Online, and we love the results that Karla achieves through her work. This is a great course for a beginning student who is looking to create without too many challenging rules to follow.

Karla teaches how to create three balanced and vibrant bead and mosaic projects in this course. Once you have learned the skills and techniques Karla teaches in this course, the sky's the limit for the types of bead and underlying painting mosaics you can create.

This course comes with a PDF full of suggested tools, materials, and resources.


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?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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