Die Letterhuis is situated on the farm Aswater on the R407 in the Karoo.
The farm is a place of retreat. The house itself is a beautiful, cosy calligraphic gallery and guest house surrounded by art walks. At night it is enveloped by spectacular starry skies Die Letterhuis is one of three accommodation options on the farm.
For the more adventurous, we offer catch and release fishing, bird watching' easy hiking and swimming in the dam
‘n Huis vol letters, ‘n omgewing gesaai met letterkuns uitgekap in klip, gebedsroetes en landkuns installasies, kort staproetes, 'n menigte voëlspesies, 'n dam om in te swem en vis te vang en 'n pragtige kampterrein. Kom kyk!
Studio & Workshops
Hand carved Stone Route
Calligraphic Route in Poplar Wood
Land Art Installations along river route
Tour of Die Letterhuis
Tour of the use of letters in interior decorating
Shows and Demos on traditional and contemporary calligraphy
Pop up coffee shop & tea room on open days
Prince Albert Open Studios
6-9 January 2021
Summertime tours and demonstration start at 9:00 and 15:00 every day
2020 workshops DV:
Workshops prior to October will commence as soon as Covid 19 regulations allow
Pointed Brush Lettering
The dancing brush-including writing on glass
Suitable for non calligraphers
'When you write, you must gather the free flowing of your heart'
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
This is not a workshop on learning a specific alphabet or style, but learning how to dance with a pointed brush to the
song of what or Whom your heart delights in and in the process design your own alphabet.This workshop is suitable
for both calligraphers and non-calligraphers
R1400 (Course and lunch fee for students not staying on the farm)
Accommodation & meals
R1680 (student rate accommodation for three night stay on Saturday, Sunday and Monday & meals)
Venue: Letterhuis Studio, Aswater farm, Prince Albert
Students are welcome to browse around the beautiful town of Prince Albert and arrive on the farm anytime after 14:00